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2018 GrowSmartRI Power of Place Summit – March 29, 2018

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In the two years since our last Power of Place Summit, Rhode Island has experienced some very positive developments. Our economy is stronger, cranes are once again on the downtown skyline, our quality of place is the subject of numerous magazine articles and new companies and industries are choosing our state as a place to locate, create jobs and grow.

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Encuentro 2018, a national conference on Latino heritage and historic preservation – April 26-28, 2018

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Registration is open for Encuentro 2018, a national conference on Latino heritage and historic preservation, planned for Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28. This groundbreaking event is organized by Latinos in Heritage Conservation, Rhode Island Latino Arts, and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. Encuentro is the 33rd Annual R.I. Statewide Historic Preservation Conference and LHC’s 3rd National Convening. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the Commission.

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WPRI: Police searching for Acura sedan in Warwick hit-and-run

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Police continue to investigate a hit-and-run in Warwick that landed a man in the hospital Wednesday night. According to city police, the pedestrian was crossing Post Road near the Walmart just before 9 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound, which then drove off. Police said he was not in a crosswalk at the time. The 32-year-old …

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Downtown Transit Connector (DTC) Community Update – March 5, 2018

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The DTC will run from Rhode Island Hospital to the Providence Train Station and will include enhanced bus shelters with attractive passenger amenities such as seating and digital displays showing real time bus arrival data and other information. These new shelters will complement the City’s broader long-term vision for this area and its plan to convert Washington Street into a two-way, bus-only, transit way. The DTC stop at the Providence Train Station will be integrated into the State’s proposal to construct a new intermodal center there in order to better connect MBTA/Amtrak trains with local transit services.