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Stephen Bartlett is hoping that one day, one part of East Greenwich will go to the dogs.
The former commissioner of the East Greenwich Fire District has been in discussions with Town officials over the last few weeks regarding his idea of potentially setting aside some land to construct a dog park in East Greenwich, very similar to the Kayla Jean Ricci Dog Park that was recently built in North Kingstown in memory of the young resident who suddenly passed away.
Bartlett, in a letter to the editor that was printed in The Pendulum back on March 20, spoke about how he has brought his canine pet to various dog parks in Warwick, West Warwick, Coventry, Westerly and Wakefield and feels that East Greenwich should strongly consider building a park of its own in town.
In a brief phone interview last Friday, Bartlett said he has been in regular contact with Town Council President Michael Isaacs via email to see if the Town will consider allocating land for a dog park, or maybe budgeting for it. Bartlett stated that Isaacs made it â€śvery clearâ€ť that Town officials would be â€śvery happyâ€ť to scout potential locations suitable for canines to roam around and exercise. However, Bartlett said in his conversations with Isaacs, the Town would be looking for funds from the public, like residents or businesses to build a park.
For more of this story pick up a copy of The East Greenwich Pendulum.