Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Right now, Warwick pays the East Greenwich Fire District $350,000 a year to provide fire and rescue service to Potowomut.
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian wants to get rid of the empty Potowomut elementary school building and build a fire station in its place. Completion of that plan would mean the end of the $350,000 a year Warwick pays the East Greenwich Fire District to provide fire and rescue service to the area. Avedisian said he would ask the Warwick City Council to release $2 million in bonding authority to demolish the school – which was closed in 2008 – and build a fire station to serve the Bay Ridge and Potowomut neighborhoods, according to the Providence Journal. Avedisian said he'd want the building to serve as an outpost for community meetings as well as a fire station since Potowomut is separated from the rest of Warwick by East Greenwich. For …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The action, reported by RINPR, could mean the end of an agreement worth $350,000 to the EG Fire District, which is the first responder for the area.
After years of rumor, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said Wednesday he will push to turn the closed Potowomut Elementary School into a fire station to serve the neighborhood, RINPR reported. Such an action would be a blow to the East Greenwich Fire District, which receives $350,000 yearly payment from Warwick to act as first responder to the Potowomut area. The school is located at 225 Potowomut Road. Avedisian will ask the Warwick City Council to use $2 million in bonds for the renovation, noting the $350,000 savings they could gain. The announcement follows release of a study that recommended the school – which closed in June 2008 – be renovated into a fire station to serve the Bay Ridge and Potowomut neighborhoods.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Cars parked at houses on 10 different streets in Potowomut are broken into the night after Thanksgiving.
A number of residents of Potowomut reported having had their cars broken into overnight between Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, according to reports from the Warwick police. Cars parked at residences on Lucas Road, Longfellow Drive, Ebony Drive, Topaz Court, Ideal Court, Opal Court, Jewel Drive, Weeden Drive, Potowomut Road, and Landis Drive. Among the items missing were GPS devices, iPods, chargers, cash, and cameras. One man reported the theft of his Warwick Police Department badge and id. At least several of the cars had been unlocked, according to reports.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, July 2.
Potowomut Member for a Day: Ok, this is something we should have told you about a few days ago, but if you happen to have the day free, give Potowomut a call and see if there are still tee times available. Make your own tee time. You can make your own foursome or sign up individually. The cost is $49 per person, which includes a cart. Here’s the phone number: 884-9773. Farmers Market: After last week’s rain out, we are all in need of some fresh produce, meats, seafoods and baked goods. The whole gang should be there this afternoon, from 3 to 6 p.m. If you need a recap of the opening market two weeks ago, click here. Bloggers Welcome … always! State Sen. Dawson Hodgson is one of our newest bloggers and he has a great first post on his …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
It took place late Sunday afternoon on Wampanoag Road right across from the main entrance to Goddard Park.
A fire destroyed a cottage at 189 Wampanoag Road in Potowomut Sunday afternoon. No one was injured. The structure, which the owner said was not habitable, was not occupied at the time. “My mother saw the flames,” said Paul Alexander, who owns the cottage as well as a house on the property where he lives with his wife and parents. He estimated his mother saw the fire around 4 or 4:10 p.m. Alexander said he thought it was started by a cigarette butt dropped in dry leaves beside the structure, which was used for recreation. The post-and-beam building had been moved to the site more than 50 years earlier, he said, and it sat up on blocks. Alexander said the cottage used to be his “book barn” but the books were housed in a separate building …
Friday, April 6, 2012
The single-car crash in Potowomut took place between 11 and 11:30 this morning.
A Warwick man, 42, died after the car he was driving struck a tree on Ives Road in the Potowomut section of Warwick late Friday morning, said Warwick police. The man was taken to Kent Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police are withholding the man's name pending notification of his family, said Warwick police Capt. Joseph Coffey. A witness told police that the driver was heading south on Ives Road, then drifted into the northbound lane before crashing into a tree about halfway between the two entrances to Goddard Park. Coffey said the call came in at 11:28 a.m. Traffic was diverted through the park for about 2 1/2 hours while police and rescue officials were at the scene. According to WPRI, the man was driving an tan SUV. If you …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Well into Day Four of life after Tropical Storm Irene, some find very-welcome relief, while others hear that power is still days away
For Sally Miranda, of River Farm Drive, it was all about flushing the toilets. After three-and-a-half days without power - which in her case also meant no way to activate the sewer pump - Miranda learned at about 4 Wednesday afternoon that the power was back on in her neighborhood. “The power is on and we can flush all our toilets,” said Miranda soon after she’d arrived home. “So that’s great. Very exciting. All the toilets are flushed.” Meadowbrook Farms School was also back online by Wednesday afternoon, the last of the six EG public schools to regain power. Power came back on at Meadowbrook less than an hour after Supt. Victor Mercurio sent out an email stating that the first day of school would be delayed again - to Tuesday, Sept. 6. …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Despite the large number of trees down on Ives Road, some in the area, including Fat Belly's on Forge Road, didn't loose power, or didn't for long
People were out Sunday afternoon on Ives Road in Potowomut, walking, biking, driving. Trees that had fallen into the road during the strong winds of the morning had been pushed to the side. According to EG Town Manager Bill Sequino, Sandy Point had no beach at all during high tide Sunday morning, with 4 to 5 foot waves. By 5 p.m. the scene was significantly more benign, with one couple even sitting on the rocks enjoying a quiet moment. While many in Potowomut lost power, some were back on by late afternoon. For a map of power outages, visit the National Grid website.
Friday, July 22, 2011
According to officials, no one was occupying the house at the time of the fire.
A house on Sawyer Avenue in the Potowomut section of Warwick was consumed in flames Friday afternoon in what EG Fire Chief Peter Hendrickson said was a 2-alarm blaze. According to neighbors and officials, no one was occupying the house at the time of the fire, which started around 3 p.m. More than 25 fire fighters from East Greenwich and Warwick battled the fire in 100 degree temperatures. Although the fire was in Warwick, East Greenwich is the first responder to Potowomut. Two engines and one ladder truck responded to the fire from East Greenwich, and three engines, one ladder and one special hazards truck responded from Warwick. “I was just coming out to do some watering and I saw the smoke billowing and I came over,” said Bruce Chorney…