Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Bristol County Water Authority, Warren Recreation Department, and the Bristol Historic District, Burial Grounds, and Harbormaster Search Committees are all scheduled to meet.
Public Meetings for Thursday, Jan. 3: Bristol County Water Authority 6 pm, Warren Town Hall Agenda: Public hearing on rate increase proposal by BCWA. Warren Parks and Recreation 6:30 pm, Mary V. Quirk School, 790 Main St. Agenda: Bristol Harbormaster Search Committee 7 pm, Bristol Statehouse Court House Meeting Room, 240 High St. Agenda: Bristol Historic District Commission 7 pm, Bristol Town Hall Agenda: Friday, Jan. 4: Bristol North and East Burial Ground Commission 2 pm, Bristol Statehouse Court House Meeting Room, 240 High St. Agenda: Note: Information taken from agendas filed with the Rhode Island Secretary of State's office, which are attached to this article.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Despite the weather, hundreds turned out for Warren Fire and Rescue Staion 5's clambake.
In a competition of largest clambake in the Warren Fire Department, Warren Fire and Rescue Station 5 would win time and time again. Despite Sunday's inclement weather, hundreds showed up for the station's clambake at Pete Sepe Pavilion. Torrential downpours and gusty winds rocked the tents, but the spirit of the volunteers and attendees was not deterred. "It doesn't seem that the weather has affected turnout," Captain Scott Little of Engine No. 5 said. According to Little, 37 bushels of clams were ordered for the event, which required hours of washing at the fire station before being baked. The clambake is in its 66th year and serves as a fundraiser to offset the costs of the fire station. In addition to the clams and a tent that served as…
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
New Director Sharon Lombardo gets her toes wet in her relatively new position, amidst comparisons to old director, Al Sweet.
Sharon Lombardo would like to clear the air regarding her appointment as Recreation Department director. "I just applied for the job," she said. For Lombardo, it's important that there's no ill will between her and the previous director, Al Sweet. "I worked with Al, I liked Al" Sharon explained, citing her work on the Recreation Board under Sweet, which lasted about four years. The decision to appoint Sharon Lombardo, made at a March 8, Warren Town Hall meeting, has not been one without discussion -- not because Lombardo is unqualified, but because the man she is succeeding. Sweet is a beloved figure in town who held the position for over 30 years, and had worked with the parks and recreation department since 1967, when he took a job …
Monday, June 13, 2011
New Recreation Department Director embraces new challenges and tasks as summer rapidly approaches.
With summer just around the corner, the Warren Recreation Department and its new director, Sharon Lombardo, are working feverishly to get prepared for summer. "It's a lot...stepping into the thick of it," said Lombardo, who was appointed to the role in March. The busiest time of year? "The next couple of weeks," she replied. "Then it's all camp." Registration begins today for Warren's annual summer camp, which is organized by the Recreation Board. Registration continues on Wednesday, June 15, and Saturday, June 18, as well as from June 21 to 24. Camp officially kicks off on June 27, and runs from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through August 19. This year camp will have a one-time $35 registration fee, which the department has implemented at the …