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Warren artist takes to ‘net to save home

A Water Street artist facing foreclosure is spreading his net far and wide in hopes of saving his beloved home and studio — an Internet-based fund-raising campaign. In the 12 years he has owned “Fort Foreclosure,” his 1800s home at 164 Water St., William Schaff has seen it evolve from modest home into a hub

Eric Lichter (left) plays guitar during Monday's benefit show.

Brown Bird benefit sells out legendary club

Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, bluegrass boy Bill Monroe and countless others have all played the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Mass. Monday night, Warren took over the joint. Dozens of Warren residents and music fans from Maine to Connecticut packed in to watch a two-hour set of Brown Bird songs sung by some of the

Photos by Rich Dionne
William Schaff is an internationally known artist who works mostly on commission and has designed dozens of album and CD covers, prints, posters and other works of art. His name cuts such a wide swath and carries such pull that he's had visitors travel from as far away as Sweden, unannounced, to meet him. But he considers himself as much a Warrenite as an artist of international acclaim.

Meet William Schaff: The man behind the mask

About 12 years ago, William Schaff walked into Jack’s Bar, had a seat, ordered a drink and took out his embroidery — it was a litmus test, he thought at the time, of how small, insular Warren treats newcomers. “A lot of times small neighborhood bars can be intimidating, especially if you’re a little different,”

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