Community Asks Superintendent’s Resignation for Failing to Notify on Broken Fire Alarms

By: Rob Borkowski on April 5, 2017 in Schools

Parents, members of the general public and School Committeewoman Karen Bachus called for the resignation of Superintendent Phil Thornton at Tuesday night’s School Committee meeting over the administration’s failure to alert the community to failed fire alarms at Norwood and Holliman Elementary Schools, with some also calling for School Committee Chairwoman Bethany Furtado and Director of Buildings and Grounds Steven Gothberg to resign.

[CREDIT: File Photo] Warwick Veterans Jr. High School at 2401 W Shore Road.

Thornton: Warwick Veterans Jr. High Septic System Clog Cleared

[CREDIT: File Photo] Warwick Veterans Jr. High School at 2401 W Shore Road. By: Rob Borkowski on March 27, 2017 in Schools

Warwick Public Schools Superintendent Phil Thornton reported this afternoon that a high-pressure “jetting” cleaning of the Warwick Veterans Jr. High septic system by Diffley Septic, Sewer & Drains, Inc. has cleared a clog believed responsible for septic problems and a backup into a physical therapy room last week.