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Need to Know: Warwick Budget, Cars, Food

The FY24 Warwick Budget starts off the week, with a cruise night Tuesday and food Friday.

WARWICK, RI — Warwick’s FY24 budget starts the week off today at 4 p.m. at City Hall with the Warwick City Council, followed by Tuesday Cruise Night, more budget Wednesday, and the usual Friday farmer’s market and food trucks.

TODAY: Warwick budget hearings, $353M  Hearings on Mayor Frank Picozzi’s proposed budget start today at 4 p.m. at Warwick City Hall, in Council Chambers. Hearings will review, and maybe adjust, the proposed budget, which has the city’s first property tax increase in three years, at 2.9 percent.

TUESDAY: Warwick Cruise Night Every Tuesday, visit Oakland Beach cruise nights offer cars, music and food trucks at a  beautiful location overlooking Narragansett and Greenwich Bays. The event features a car of the week award and 50/50 Raffle.  All money raised supports the Greater Warwick Lions Club.

Warwick Budget Hearings, Continued UPDATE: Budget hearings completed review of all departments Monday, and the Council agreed to meet again Thursday night. Budget Hearings will resume today assuming the Council does not complete its business.

THURSDAY: Warwick Budget Hearings, Continued Budget Hearings will resume today assuming the Council does not complete its business.

FRIDAY: Farmer’s Market, Food Truck Fridays  The week ends with delicious and freshly-harvested local foods direct from the farm, including Rhode Island-grown tomatoes, corn, summer squash, lettuce, and blueberries to round out a summertime meal of locally-harvested meat, seafood, or lobster. Or, you could swear off cooking for the night with a visit to Food Truck Fridays at Roger Williams Park with  local food trucks and live entertainment.

SATURDAY: Striped Bass angler’s catch limits change DEM will set a maximum size limit of less than 31 inches for striped bass recreational fisheries, effective Saturday, May 27.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) took emergency action earlier this month imposing the size limit because Atlantic striped bass are overfished and because of “the unprecedented magnitude” of the fishery’s 2022 recreational harvest, which was “nearly double that of 2021,

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