Scott Avedisian http://ripr.org en Warwick Mayor Puts the Brakes on New Mayoral Academy http://ripr.org/post/warwick-mayor-puts-brakes-new-mayoral-academy <p>Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian has halted public hearings on a proposed Mayoral Academy Charter School.</p><p>Avedisian, who is the mayor sponsoring the proposal, says numerous issues including West Warwick's potential to pull out of the proposal,&nbsp; preceded the request.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:28:14 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 35122 at http://ripr.org Avedisian Not Considering A Run For Governor http://ripr.org/post/avedisian-not-considering-run-governor <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee’s decision not to seek re-election hasn’t changed the political plans of one prominent Republican. Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian still plans to choose between seeking re-election and running for lieutenant governor.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Avedisian won a special election to become mayor of Warwick in 2000 and he’s gone on to become the longest-serving mayor in that city’s history. The moderate Republican hasn’t been in any rush to seek a different office, and he said Chafee’s move doesn’t alter his plans.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:09:49 +0000 Ian Donnis 21241 at http://ripr.org Avedisian Not Considering A Run For Governor Avedisian Says He's Not Considering Gov's Office Following Chafee's Stunner http://ripr.org/post/avedisian-says-hes-not-considering-govs-office-following-chafees-stunner <p></p><p>Warwick Mayor<a href="http://scottavedisian.com/"> Scott Avedisian</a> says he's not mulling a run for governor following <a href="http://ripr.org/post/chafee-drops-out-ris-2014-race-governor">Governor Lincoln Chafee's decision not to seek re-election</a>.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:23:37 +0000 Ian Donnis 21187 at http://ripr.org Avedisian Says He's Not Considering Gov's Office Following Chafee's Stunner Josh Miller Decides Against 2014 Run for Lieutenant Governor http://ripr.org/post/josh-miller-decides-against-2014-run-lieutenant-governor <p>State Senator<a href="http://www.joshuamiller.org/"> Joshua Miller</a> (D-Cranston) says he won't be a candidate for lieutenant governor next year.</p><p>"After careful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2014," Miller tells RIPR. "I wanted to make my decision early, allowing individuals who encouraged me to have sufficient time to identify and support other candidates."</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:48:40 +0000 Ian Donnis 18834 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Rolls Out Big Changes for a Faster Ride http://ripr.org/post/ripta-rolls-out-big-changes-faster-ride <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is planning some big changes.&nbsp; RIPTA board chair Scott Avedisian outlined them at a press conference Monday morning.</p><p>Starting this summer, Rhode Island will have fewer bus stops. RIPTA chairman and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian said some bus stops will be removed to make service faster.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:37:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 16662 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Rolls Out Big Changes for a Faster Ride Governor's Move to Dem. Party Costs Support of Lifelong Friend http://ripr.org/post/governors-move-dem-party-costs-support-lifelong-friend <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s switch to the Democratic Party has cost him one key supporter. Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, a longtime Chafee friend and backer, said he will not support the governor in his re-election bid.</p><p>“He’s been a lifelong friend so I’ll still be his friend but we’ll have to see what happens politically as we move forward,” said Avedisian. &nbsp;“I’m a Republican and I would expect to be supporting the Republican candidate.”</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:17:24 +0000 Flo Jonic 16661 at http://ripr.org Governor's Move to Dem. Party Costs Support of Lifelong Friend Avedisian Says He "Can't Vote" for Chafee as a Democrat http://ripr.org/post/avedisian-says-he-cant-vote-chafee-democrat <p>Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, who <a href="http://thephoenix.com/boston/news/35183-last-republican-standing/">once described</a> Governor Lincoln Chafee as his political soul-mate, says he "can't vote" for his close friend <a href="http://ripr.org/post/its-official-gov-lincoln-chafee-democrat">now that Chafee is a Democrat</a>.</p><p>"I'm a Republican and I would expect to be supporting the Republican candidate," Avedisian told reporters, including RIPR's Flo Jonic, before a news conference Monday morning.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:13:02 +0000 Ian Donnis 16660 at http://ripr.org Avedisian: Turn old Potowomut School into a Fire station http://ripr.org/post/avedisian-turn-old-potowomut-school-fire-station <p>Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian today announced that he is moving ahead with plans to renovate the closed Potowomut Elementary School into a fire station to serve the neighborhood.</p><p>Avedisian said in a news release that he will ask the city council to use $2 million in bonds for the renovation. The mayor said putting a fire facility in the old school would allow Warwick to end its fire service agreement with the East Greenwich Fire District, which would save Warwick the annual $350,000 payment to East Greenwich.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:37:14 +0000 Scott MacKay 13002 at http://ripr.org Avedisian and Fung Paint the Town for Gaspee Days Fundraiser http://ripr.org/post/avedisian-and-fung-paint-town-gaspee-days-fundraiser <p>Gaspee Days, is a time honored tradition for the towns of Cranston and Warwick each summer, but fundraising has begun early for the mayors of the respective towns.</p><p>In order to raise the $5000 needed to paint the parade stripe, mayors Scott Avedisian of Warwick and Allan Fung of Cranston, will be racing each other to paint a ten foot strip of the roadway.</p><p>Avedisian is happy to be in a race other than political.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:24:05 +0000 John Bender 12281 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Shekarchi eyeing possible mayoral run in Warwick http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-shekarchi-eyeing-possible-mayoral-run-warwick <p>State Representative Joe Shekarchi joins us on Bonus Q+A to talk about why he ran for the General Assembly, his political future, and his car tax proposal, among other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 10389 at http://ripr.org