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Need to Know: Rte. 117 Work, School Committee Tuesday

[CREDIT: Google Maps] The RI Department of Transportation is closing the eastbound right lane of Rte. 117 this week for utility work.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that the School Committee agenda had not been posted. A link to the agenda, which was posted in accordance with Open Meeting Law, has been attached to the article.

WARWICK — This week’s need to know items include a new commuting wrinkle along Rte. 117, a special meeting of the Warwick School Committee and artistic pursuits for young and old:

Centerville Road lane closure:

The eastbound right lane of Centerville Road/Rte. 117 will be closed starting Monday, 7 a.m., from Commonwealth Avenue to Orchard Avenue. The closure will remain until Friday, 3:30 p.m. Crews will use the lane closure to conduct utility work along the road, according to the RIDOT.

The road at Rte. 117 East at Rte. 2 remains closed for bridge demolition through mid-Summer. Follow signed detour.  

Special meeting, Warwick School Committee Tuesday:

The Warwick School Committee will hold a special meeting Tuesday, March 26 at Warwick Veterans Middle School, 5:30 p.m. A copy of the agenda is available at:\Notices\4224\2019\328590.pdf

Playwrights read works Thursday

As part of the 2019 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, a staged reading of new works and works in progress by the Playwriting Fellows- Christopher Johnson and Kevin Broccoli will be held at the Warwick Center for the ArtsThursday, March 28, from 6 – 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  

Langevin High School Art Contest

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is seeking applications for his annual Rhode Island Second Congressional District High School Art Competition.   High school students residing in the Second District are eligible to enter the competition. This year’s winner will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., a scholarship offer, and the honor of having their work hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June.   Students interested in participating in the competition are permitted to submit one piece of art, which can fall into any of the following seven categories: painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography.   The entries will be showcased in an awards ceremony on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Warwick Mall. All participating students, their families, teachers and school officials are invited to attend.   Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019. Artwork will be accepted Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the Congressman’s District Office at 300 Centerville Road, Suite 200 South, Warwick. Students or art teachers with questions can contact Ryan Curtis via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 401-732-9400.  

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