Politics & Policies

Cranston and Warwick Considering a Merger of Services

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by Josh Wood Wednesday January 27, 2010

Mayors Allan Fung and Scott Avedisian are looking to consolidate their city’s services. The Herald noted that senior services, transportation, information technology, animal control, fire dispatch and maybe some library operations were under consideration.

So what would you call the merged city? Cranwick? Warston? I floated the question on RIPTA bus 22 and on Twitter (sometimes I forget that I have an account), about what to name a consolidated Warwick and Cranston. Most agreed that Cranwick holds the most promise, and also sounds like a refreshing drink. Rick thought Warston was a better name for a butler.

One tweet suggested the name Mullet, which is preposterous because Cranston hair was known to be bigger on top.

Long term consolidation plans include an initiative to get all the residents of both cities to squeeze into the housing stock on Warwick Neck.

Photo by David Trattnig

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