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Warren honors Special Olympians

The Warren Town Council honored six Warren residents Tuesday night for their performance at the Rhode Island Special Olympics Summer games, held last month at the University of Rhode Island. Honored were (from left) Lisa Caton: 200-meter walk, shotput, 25 freestyle swim, 25 back stroke swim relay race; Janine Beausoleil: 200-meter walk and softball throw;

Letter: School Committee double faults on students, public

To the Editor, Last year boys’ varsity tennis was taken from the spring sports docket to add boys’ varsity volleyball at Mt. Hope High School. Which sport is more important? No one can determine that. The important theme is that all children should have an opportunity to participate in varsity sports. At the School Committee

Letter: East Bay at risk without second water supply

Recently there has been press attention relative to the Bristol County Water Authority’s interest and activity to secure an additional supply of water and end its total dependence on a 16-year-old pipeline under the Providence River. The Board of Directors of the BCWA thought it was important to again communicate its position on this issue.

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Floating away in Warren

Volunteers from the Baptist Church in Warren figured a good way to celebrate the congregation’s 250th anniversary this year was by building a float for the big day. Clergy and volunteers (including, from left, Joe Cote  Lauren Paquin, Rick Irish, Rev. Esther Irish and Debbie Parker) take a break from their work Friday.

Warren Town Council meets Tuesday night

The big news this week is the Fourth of July, but the Town of Warren gets back to work Tuesday. Among the items on the council’s agenda for Tuesday, July 8, are: Special Olympians Janine Beusoleil, Lisa Caton, Eleanor Ingraham, John Kemp, Cindy O’Donnell and Robbie Strickland will be honored for their excellent showing in

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Why so much interest in Warren charter review?

Why so much interest in charter review? By Ted Hayes thayes@eastbaynewspapers.com Nearly 30 Warren residents are seeking a seat on the Charter Review Commission, a board that attracted so little interest the last time it formed that the Warren Town Council had to appoint residents to fill two of its nine seats. Twenty-nine residents filed

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Warren’s got its own Fourth parade

Residents at the Grace Barker nursing home showed off their patriotism Friday, June 26, holding their annual Independence Day parade to light but enthusiastic spectators along its short route. Afterwards there were refreshments and music back at Grace Barker.

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DEM: Kickemuit safe for swimming, five days after spill

State health officials said Tuesday afternoon that the Kickemuit River is once again safe for casual contact, nearly a week after a cracked sewer pipe in Bristol led to the release of up to 10,000 gallons of raw sewage into the river last Thursday, June 26. DEM and health department officials tested the Kickemuit for

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