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RI Welcome Center closes

October 17, 2011

HOPKINTON - The Rhode Island Welcome Center, which sits on the northbound side of Route 95 in between Exits 2 and 3, was officially closed on Thursday, Sept. 29.

According to a letter from Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. (RIEDC) Executive Director Keith Stokes to both the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives, the Welcome Center was closed because of funding shortages and a decreasing number of visitors

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Historic Exeter church restored to divine original

October 17, 2011

By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard

EXETER – Drivers traveling on Ten Rod Road last Thursday were treated to an amazing site: the entire exterior of the historic Chestnut Hill Baptist Church’s belfry had been taken down, leaving behind a skeleton made of tree trunks surrounding an ancient bell.
As contractors from Keach Framing removed the last remnants – dealt a death blow by Tropical Storm Irene – church members working on the ground put the finishing touches on the new louvers they’d built to create a crown for the venerable meeting house.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

 

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