By Tom Vartabedian
WARWICK, R.I. — He’s not Peter Torigian, at least not yet.
But Scott Avedisian is setting his own example for longevity as a six-term mayor of Warwick — the state’s second-largest city with a population of 85,000 residents.
Torigian, if you recall, held office in Peabody, Mass., for 11 terms or 22 years, prior to his death in 2004 at the age of 68 from cancer. During his venerable tenure starting in the 1980s, he ranked as the longest-reigning mayor in Massachusetts history.
Avedisian is setting his own pace in the Ocean State — one day at a time — and letting the years and terms fall where they may.