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Need to Know Basics Oct. 27: Question 5, Voter ID, Teen Halloween

Need to know basics

need to know2Happy Monday, Warwick – have a look at a few important notes for today, mark your calendars and update your smartphones – there’re some things you need to know:

Question 5 meeting – Question 5 would authorize the state to borrow $35 million to support improvements and construction at arts facilities and historic sites throughout the state.

In addition to  nine performing arts organizations named in Question 5,  it’s the competitive grant program that could significantly impact Warwick’s Ocean State Theatre Company.

The grant will use $6,887,960 for 1:1 matching grants to be allocated by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts to 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organizations which lease or own their performance space, and for RISCA’s expenses in administering the program.

An information session on Question 5 will be held at Ocean State Theatre  today, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. and is open to the general public. The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information about the information session, call Karen at (401) 921-1777 x112. For additional information about this ballot question, visit

Voter ID – During the election Nov.4, ooll workers will ask you to show a current and valid photo ID when you vote at your polling place.  The RI Secretary of State will provide a free Voter ID to voters who don’t already have a current and valid Photo ID.

No eligible voter will be turned away at the polls. Voters who do not bring an acceptable ID to their polling place can vote using a standard Provisional Ballot. The ballot will be counted if the signature they give at their polling place matches the signature on their voter registration

Mail ballots do not require ID.

Teen Halloween – The Warwick Public Library is hosting a  Nightmare Before Christmas themed Halloween party for teens Tuesday at the main branch, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Come dressed in your Halloween costume. The teen with the best costume will win a prize.  There will be refreshments, crafts, and music.

Space is limited, so sign up in advance.


Rob Borkowski
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