RINPR: Chafee unveils plan for state’s distressed communities; legislative outlook uncertain

In Asides, Economy, Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Flanked by mayors and town managers from around the state, Governor Lincoln Chafee unveiled a plan this afternoon for helping Rhode Island’s most fiscally troubled communities. He held up a copy of the Providence Journal - featuring headlines about Woonsocket’s cash crunch and Providence’s bond downgrade - to underscore the gravity of the situation.

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Jef Nickerson


Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  1. considering that RI was a huge manufacturing state in the past and also hosted
    military bases where weapons and chemicals were stored I think we need to look no further than what’s in our soil. I am 63 years old and can remember when people just poured toxic things on the ground, or flushed them into our water as an acceptable way of disposal, not realizing that some of these things stay around us for a very long time and can cause health problems.

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