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Warren housing director’s contract under scrutiny

Warren housing director’s contract under scrutiny

The Warren Housing Authority’s board of commissioners will meet next week to decide the fate of their executive director, who was hired just over a year ago. Members voted Tuesday to meet on Thursday, Dec. 4 to discuss a provision in executive director Carol Ann Costa’s contract that allows them to terminate her employment, providing


Warren welcomes the holidays Friday and Saturday

Year in, year out, one constant in Warren remains: The town comes alive the Friday after Thanksgiving — and Marilyn Mathison is at the center of it all. Warren will hold its 26th annual Holiday Festival this Friday and Saturday, welcoming the holiday season with two days of caroling, lights, food and celebration starting Friday

Letter: ‘Lunatic fringe’ to blame for electricity price hike

To the editor: In January, you will receive a painful lesson, which will show you exactly how Rhode Island has become a laughing stock where businesses and retirees are driven away. Your electric bill will sharply increase. That will be caused by a sharp increase in the cost of natural gas, which is the primary


Molestation victims describe Jesse Perry’s alleged abuse

After spending nearly two years behind bars, accused child molester and former Bristol resident Jesse Perry began the first of two Superior Court trials Thursday, Nov. 20. Mr. Perry has been at the ACI since being charged with three counts of first degree child molestation, two counts of second degree child molestation, two counts of

Letter: Shop small this season

This Saturday, Nov. 29, is reserved as Small Business Saturday. It’s an effort to kickoff the holiday shopping season by highlighting the wonderful local small businesses.  Our hope is that you shop local not only on Saturday, but the entire holiday season. When you buy goods and services from local business owners, you’re ensuring the


House of the week: Tiverton cape showcases water views

Look out over the waters of Mount Hope Bay and the Sakonnet River from your wrap-around porch off the back of a well-maintained Cap Cod style home in Tiverton. Built in 1976, the bright and sunny west-facing home at 235 Brackett Ave. has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms within  1,547 square feet of living space. The


Stella Blues evicted in Warren

Stella Blues, one of the mainstays of Warren’s downtown restaurant scene for the past 10-plus years, has closed its doors at 50 Miller St. amid eviction proceedings and the impending loss of its victualing license. Property owner Paul Bullock recently initiated eviction proceedings against Stella Blues Inc. in Sixth Division District Court, complaining that the