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2008-10-08 15:00:20

By Arline A Fleming; George Issa Habitat for Humanity volunteers salvage major household items from one house and sell them to help pay for building another. SOUTH KINGSTOWN -- Kitchen cabinets were flying off the walls of a Snug Harbor house one recent bright October day, along with bathroom fixtures, some windows, and doors. They were flying not due to storm or hurricane, but because volunteers from South County's Habitat for Humanity had made their scheduled landfall at this...

2008-09-30 15:00:31

By Randal Edgar Narragansett, Hopkinton and Richmond benefit from $100,000 DEM grants. Plans to build public parks in three South County towns are moving forward on a surer financial footing this fall, thanks to three $100,000 grants that were recently announced by the state Department of Environmental Management. The money is earmarked for projects in Narragansett, Hopkinton and Richmond, adding to money raised through local contributions. The Narragansett grant is helping to pay...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

RICHMOND -- A public hearing on the proposed conversion of the Knowles Mill site, in Shannock, into a public park will be held tonight at 7 at the H.L. Arnold Fire And Safety Complex on Route 112. The mill, also known as Carmichael Mill, was razed in 2006. Geoffrey A. Marchant, director of the Community Development Consortium, said the group will report on the contaminants found on site and the proposed cleanup plan and present the concept plan for the park, which calls for public...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Donita Naylor, The Providence Journal, R.I. Aug. 6--WESTERLY -- About 35 people gathered in the restored lobby of the Industrial Trust Building, the Westerly Land Trust's headquarters, to talk about water quality in the Pawcatuck watershed, roughly the southern third of the state. The state Department of Environmental Management and Save the Bay wanted to share what they were doing and hear what others were doing. The Wood River and Queen River flow into the Pawcatuck River,...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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