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Spruce Up The Plan Reports To Gain Some Notice, Chester Smolski Oct 1989

Spruce Up The Plan Reports To Gain Some Notice, Chester Smolski

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"It was just a decade ago that the comprehensive plan for the city of Springfield, Mass. was published, and almost immediately, the national news media picked it up and publicized it throughout the country. What was it about this plan for the future of a middle-sized city that would generate this type of attention? After all, most cities produce similar plans, but these usually go unnoticed and unread, even in the communities for which these plans are made.

The imaginative approach used in the Springfield plan was to publish it in the Time magazine format, even to a title that ...


Providence's Biggest Asset Is Its Growing Waterfront, Chester Smolski Sep 1989

Providence's Biggest Asset Is Its Growing Waterfront, Chester Smolski

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"Twenty years ago, the view of the city of Providence from the Washington Bridge was a dismal one. As one looked to the south and toward the water, the most visible signs were that of a scrapyard and metals firm with mountains of scrapmetal everywhere in sight. This veritable junkyard did nothing to enhance the first impression of Rhode Island's capital city."


If Europe Can Team Up, Bristol County Can, Too, Chester Smolski May 1989

If Europe Can Team Up, Bristol County Can, Too, Chester Smolski

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"To regionalize or not? That may be the question facing Rhode Island's Bristol County.

It is the smallest of the five counties in the state, with its 24.9 square miles equalling only 6 percent of Providence County, the state's largest at 437 square miles. The three small towns of Barrington, Warren and Bristol that comprise this East Bay peninsula are usually given just a fleeting glance by visitors as they head south for Newport.

Right now, the three towns are faced with a decision regarding the recycling of waste, which is to take place by September. The ...


Head Counting That Counts, Chester Smolski Apr 1989

Head Counting That Counts, Chester Smolski

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"Next April, the Census Bureau will take on the principal task for which it was created: To count each member of this nation. No small chore, considering that the number will approach one-quarter billion persons. The 21st decennial undertaking will be watched closely because the numbers will help determine where new markets might be sited, where federal dollars may flow, and a host of other conclusions that may be drawn by ascertaining the numbers and locations of people. But the results will be most closely scrutinized by politicians at all levels of government."


Financing Difficulties Stall Linkage In Providence, Chester Smolski Mar 1989

Financing Difficulties Stall Linkage In Providence, Chester Smolski

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"When the India Point Club luxury condominium development, scheduled to be built on the Providence waterfront, was announced in 1987, there were many local skeptics who said it was too expensive for the Providence market. After all, selling penthouse condos overlooking the dirty Providence River for over $1 million was quite ambitious--and some said impossible."