Please support local news coverage –

Donate Here

Warren Town Council to consider flying BLM flag

Move would follow council resolution supporting Black Lives Matter movement

By Ted Hayes
Posted 7/2/20

The Warren Town Council will meet Thursday evening to discuss whether to fly the Black Lives Matter flag over Warren Town Hall.The council’s special meeting was called after a constituent …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Not a subscriber?


Start a Subscription

Sign up to start a subscription today! Click here to see your options.

Purchase a day pass

Purchase 24 hours of website access for $2. Click here to continue

Day pass subscribers

Are you a day pass subscriber who needs to log in? Click here to continue.


Please support local news coverage –

Donate Here

Warren Town Council to consider flying BLM flag

Move would follow council resolution supporting Black Lives Matter movement

Posted

The Warren Town Council will meet Thursday evening to discuss whether to fly the Black Lives Matter flag over Warren Town Hall.
The council’s special meeting was called after a constituent approached council president Keri Cronin and asked for consideration of the flag’s flying. Ms. Cronin said that while she cannot speak for her fellow councilors, she doesn’t believe there will be opposition to the request:
“I have no reason to believe that thee would be any opposition by any of the other council members,” she said. “They all seem very supportive of this movement.”
If the council does vote to fly the flag, it would be the second step the council has taken in recent weeks to lend support to the Black Lives Matter movement. Earlier this month, council members voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting the group. It included not just a philosophical agreement with the movement’s principles, but also directives to plan future budget policy with an eye toward social justice, and directed use of the town’s financial resources toward that end.
Warren would not be the first East Bay town to raise the BLM manner. Bristol has been flying the flag over town hall for more than a week, and Barrington also passed a similar directive.
Thursday’s meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. For a link to the Zoom-based meeting, see www.townofwarren-ri.gov.

Please support your local news coverage

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the local economy - and many of the advertisers who support our work - to a near standstill. During this unprecedented challenge, we continue to make our coronavirus coverage free to everyone at eastbayri.com - we believe it is our mission is to deliver vital information to our communities. If you believe local news is essential, especially during this crisis, please consider a tax-deductible donation. 

https://givebutter.com/helpthewarrentimes-gazette" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Donate Here

Thank you for your support!

Matt Hayes, Warren Times-Gazette Publisher

2020 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike about The Post or to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc. in East Providence, email mrego@eastbaymediagroup.com.