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Happy New Year 2018! What’s Open Today? What’s Up This Week?

Welcome to New Year's Day 2019. You've got the first Tuesday of the year off to adjust.
Welcome to New Year's Day 2018. You've got the first Monday off to adjust.
Welcome to New Year’s Day 2018. You’ve got the first Monday off to adjust.

Warwick, RI – Happy Monday! It’s a New Year, so put a new calendar on your shopping list, remember to write an 18 at the end when you date your checks, and check out this list of services and office schedules during the holiday:

Since, as you may have noticed, the New Year’s Day falls on a Monday, we’re experiencing another short week. In Warwick, city hall and the school department are closed for the holiday, with schools opening tomorrow to end the Christmas break.

Trash and recycling are delayed one day this week.

 Public transit company RIPTA  will operate all fixed-route bus service on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on today in observance of New Year’s Day.
Flex Services, including Rte. 210 Kingston Flex Service, will not be available; Rte. 211 Kingston Connection will not operate; and the statewide RIde Program will operate only ADA trips.  Regularly scheduled Flex and RIde service will resume on Tuesday.
RIPTA offices, including the Photo Identification and Ticket Sales Offices in Kennedy Plaza, are not staffed today.  Also, the Flex Service reservation line (1-877-906-FLEX) and the RIde reservation line (461-9760) will not be staffed on either holiday.  RIPTA offices will be open during regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Check the RIPTA websitefor schedules.

 TF Green State Airport is operating, with arrival and departure schedules online. Banks are closed.

Warwick Council Meets Tuesday

The City Council will hold its first meeting of 2018 Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, Warwick City Hall, 3275 Post Road.

The Council is planning several appointments to local boards  and will also consider resolutions placing the Warwick School Committee on the agenda to discuss the Warwick Teachers Union contract Jan. 17 and an $85 million school improvement bond for Jan. 22.

The council will also consider a resolution authorizing a lease of city land at Rocky Point to the DEM for  access a new fishing pier to be built to replace the dilapidated Rocky Point Pier.

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of Contact him at [email protected] with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.

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