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Warren council candidates make their pitch

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

Warren Town Council president Chris Stanley, standing, address Ray Palmieri at Thursday night's town council forum.

There weren’t many audience members there to listen, but six of the eight candidates running for Warren Town Council spent nearly two hours last Thursday evening giving their take on the issues facing Warren at a public forum sponsored by the Rhode Island Voters Coalition. The forum, held at Warren Town Hall, drew councilors Chris […]

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Chart a new course for Warren on Nov. 6

By   /  October 19, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: I’ve been a Warren resident for just over a year now, and having grown up in the East Bay, I knew Warren was a place I wanted to live. No other town in the state has the unique blend of opportunity, history, character and diversity that Warren offers. Over the past year […]

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Party politics dead in Warren? Council hopefuls sound off

By   /  October 17, 2012  /  News  /  14 Comments

The following are the full texts of e-mail responses to a question on the importance of party politics and political designations in Warren, posed by the Warren Times this week to Warren Town Council candidates. The answers were abridged in print for brevity, and in keeping with the topic of the question. Scott Lial (I) […]

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Warren Town Council candidates’ forum is Thursday

By   /  October 16, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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Six out of the eight candidates for Warren Town Council will face the public this Thursday, Oct. 18, in a forum held at Warren Town Hall. The forum, sponsored by the Rhode Island Voter Coalition, starts at 6:30 p.m. and is the only chance for voters to see all the candidates in one place before […]

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Warren ‘business friendly?’ Council hopefuls offer their take

By   /  October 9, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

“Business friendly.” The term has been knocked about in Warren for years, particularly when officials and business owners talk about what changes Warren needs to make to attract more business, increase the town’s tax base and fill empty storefronts and homes. But what does it mean, and is Warren doing enough to support new and […]

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Stanley: Give Bristol Warren schools power to tax

By   /  October 2, 2012  /  News  /  2 Comments

The president of the Warren Town Council wants to give the public school district the ability to tax people directly. Council president Christopher Stanley proposes a new system where the Bristol Warren Regional School Department taxes property owners in the two towns directly — rather than through each town’s municipal government – to raise the […]

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Warren council hopefuls differ on term limits

By   /  October 2, 2012  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

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How long is long enough on the town council? Seven of the eight candidates for council differ on whether they support term limits. The issue came up several months ago, when councilor Davison Bolster suggested term limits not just for council members, but for all appointed volunteers on town boards. He said at the time […]

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Warren demolition hearing scheduled for November 20

By   /  September 28, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

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A decision on whether or not to allow the demolition of a 152-year-old Main Street home to make way for a parking lot won’t come any time soon. The Warren Town Council voted 4-0 Friday afternoon to hold a required public hearing on the matter of 613 Main St. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. That will […]

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Tattrie will seek opinion on Warren house demolition

By   /  September 28, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

Cathie Tattrie.

Warren Town Councilor Cathie Tattrie has asked the town’s attorney to determine whether she should vote on or recuse herself from an upcoming vote on whether to grant a funeral home’s request to demolish a 152-year-old home on Main Street. Ms. Tattrie, who owns Smith Funeral and Memorial Services on Schoolhouse Road, is a direct […]

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Does Warren councilor have a conflict of interest?

By   /  September 28, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

Note: The following letter was sent to Warren Town Council member Cathie Tattrie by Steve Thompson, a member of the Warren Preservation Society and Voluntary Historic District Commission: Dear Councilwoman Tattrie, Are you planning on participating and voting in the October 15th hearing regarding the demolition waiver request for the JD Tuell House at 613 Main […]

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