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Heckert, Thompson top Warren Town Council primary race

Heckert, Thompson top Warren Town Council primary race

Despite being political outsiders in Warren — or maybe because of it — unendorsed Democratic Warren Town Council candidates Brandt Heckert and Steven Thompson won Tuesday’s Democratic primary handily, beating out five endorsed Democrats also vying for a spot on the ballot in November’s election. While 104 absentee and eight provisional ballots still needed to


Warren investigates suspect ballot copies

The head of the Warren Democratic Town Committee told an investigator Tuesday that he does not know how 40 to 50 suspect sample ballots came to be left inside the Kickemuit Village polling station on the morning of Tuesday’s primary election. The sample ballot copies, which had the names of Warren’s five endorsed Democratic Town


Bristol-Warren teachers gets raises with new deal

In an 8 to 1 vote, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee approved a teachers’ contract for the next three years, a contract that will add a little more than $1 million to the district’s personnel expenses, about $350,000 each year. “We knew they worked hard and we knew they deserved a pay raise,” committee member Karen


Voting irregularities alleged in Warren

A Democratic candidate for Warren Town Council has complained after he found dozens of what he calls “doctored” sample ballots at the Libby Lane polling station Tuesday morning. Steve Thompson, one of two candidates for Warren Town Council who was not endorsed by the Warren Democratic Town Committee, said he saw a large pile of ballots

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More than 1,000 rally for Warren’s Swifts

The rain didn’t keep away more than 1,500 Warren and Barrington residents Saturday night, when friends of Warren’s Swift family held a fund-raising concert at Burrs Hill to help the family cope with ever-mounting medical expenses. Natalie Swift, 47, has been battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, for more

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House of the Week: Beach day every day

Summer may be coming to an end on the calendar, but there’s a good chance beach days will extend into fall this year. You could have a beach day every day at this seaside home in Tiverton The three-bedroom, one-bath home located at 3 Rod Way in the Fogland Beach area has a private backyard with marsh views and beach


THERESA C. ( Carraturo) MARTEL

Theresa C. ( Carraturo) Martel, 94 of Warren, died Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014 at the Crestwood Nursing Home, Warren. She was the wife of the late Albert Martel. Theresa was born in Bristol a daughter of the late John and Mary Grace ( Rivera) Carraturo. Mrs. Martel, was a homemaker and previously worked as a