Picozzi Posts

Posted 9/14/23

Much of the mayor’s posts last week pertained to the Traveling Vietnam Wall. We selected this post to feature:

Sept. 9 This photo was just sent to me, and it says it all. This man …

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Much of the mayor’s posts last week pertained to the Traveling Vietnam Wall. We selected this post to feature:

Sept. 9

This photo was just sent to me, and it says it all. This man visiting the Vietnam Memorial Wall is Jim Chicoine. He fought in Vietnam in 1968. He lived on Palmer Ave., right up the street from my house on Samuel Gorton, less than a mile away from where the Wall is at Rocky Point. I went to school with his younger sister. He’s about 10 years older than me. We moved in when he was in Nam, but we got to know him when he got home. Everyone called him Big Chick; his younger brother was Little Chick. He’s a retired mailman. He was there yesterday too, and I hadn’t seen him in a long time and we got to talk.
Thank you Jim for your service!!

Sept. 10

There was an accident on West Shore Rd. and the street is closed from Archdale Ave. to Rock Ave. No one was seriously injured; however a utility pole was broken and it needs to be replaced so it’s likely going to be a lengthy process, it would be a good idea to find an alternate route.

Sept 12.

Applications are now being accepted for our 35th Warwick Citizens Police Academy. This 12-week academy will start on September 28th and will be held every Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm. The academy is free and open to residents and employees of Warwick and our surrounding communities. It is a great opportunity to meet your local police officers, get a great first-person look at what we do and how we do it, and make new friends. Instruction includes DUI and drug investigations, patrol operations, use of force, legal proceedings, crash investigation, evidence processing, mental health, SWAT, basic firearms, emergency vehicle operations, K9 demonstrations, Women in Law Enforcement, and more. Please note that some classes will be held on Saturday because there are just some things we can't do in the dark.

To apply follow this link: https://forms.gle/iUrtJ6UyQHDFv2Hu8

Sept. 13

We’re getting a lot of calls from residents concerned about Hurricane Lee. We are constantly monitoring the situation. Below is a message from Fire Chief Peter McMichael who is also out EMA Director:

The City of Warwick is closely monitoring Hurricane Lee. According to the National Weather Service, it remains too soon to know what level of impact Lee might have along the northeastern US coast and Atlantic Canada late this week and this weekend. Wind and rainfall hazards will extend well away from the center as Lee moves farther north. Currently, the biggest impact to our area is hazardous surf and rip current conditions expected at local beaches. Residents should continue to monitor updates from local meteorologists. Use this time to prepare and update your emergency plan and sign up with Warwick’s Code Red notification system by clicking here Community Notification Enrollment (coderedweb.com). The Code Red notification system will send you important emergency announcements such as emergency shelter or evacuation messages if necessary during severe weather events. Go to riema.ri.gov for additional resources on how to prepare for severe weather. Now is the time to prepare and make sure that you have supplies and medications to get through a period of time without power for any weather event.  The City of Warwick Emergency Services are in regular contact with State Emergency Management and Utility companies and will provide more information to residents if conditions warrant.

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