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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.

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