One Square Mile: West Warwick

OSM: West Warwick
8:47 am
Sun May 23, 2010

West Warwick: an old mill town looks for a new way forward

Photo from the Pawtuxet Valley Historical Society via the West Warwick Public Library.

West Warwick, R.I. – Ida Lancelotta probably knows West Warwick better than anyone alive. She was born here 100 years ago - in 1910 - and now lives at the Westview Health Center, an assisted living facility in town.

"I was happy at home," Lancelotta says. "I mean, they made it happy for you. My mother used to make macaroni. She sued to make everything home made, a garden. We had everything we wanted."

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