Skip to main content

Park makeover nears reality thanks to state budget plan

June 23, 2014

WOONSOCKET – In addition to beefed-up school aid, the $8.7 billion state budget signed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee a couple of days ago has something that Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has been lobbying for a long time: money to bring the makeover of World War II Veterans Memorial State Park to the starting line.

The spending plan includes $1.25 million over five years for park upkeep and staffing, a previously missing piece of the funding puzzle that had waylaid the project.

The cash also paves the way for the city to take possession of the 15-acre park from the state Department of Environmental Management, a move the agency has been advocating for at least six years.

“I’m excited about it,” Baldelli-Hunt told The Call Monday. “There are a lot of positives for us in getting that park back.”

Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Call and page A2 of Tuesday's Times.

PROVIDENCE – There were still two seconds on the Meehan Auditorium scoreboard clock when...
PROVIDENCE – Wherever Riley Tupper goes, championships seem to follow. In the fall,...
PROVIDENCE – Earlier in the week, even Burrillville High head coach Bill Robinson indicated...
WOONSOCKET – As the youngsters take their seats at computer stations in an office-like cubicle on Main Street, Arwa...
WOONSOCKET – Running enthusiast and Woonsocket police Capt. Michael Lemoine counted his father-in-law as one of the...
The Blackstone Valley towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville and Uxbridge will get more than a quarter of a million...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes