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The Federal Railroad Administration’s new rail line proposal known as the “Old Saybrook to Kenyon Bypass” would bisect The Nature Conservancy’s 1,112 acre Carter Preserve and leave half of its land trapped between the existing and new rail lines. We can’t understand even contemplating such a thing. We challenge our Governor, the Rhode Island Congressional […]
What can you do to help?
- Get your friends and family to the State House Rally on Wednesday, January 25
- Remember times for Rally
- 2:00 pm if you are taking bus from Charlestown Town Hall
- 4:00 pm last bus arrives at State House
- 4:30 pm Rally starts
- 6:00 pm board buses to return to Charlestown Town Hall
- If you are going to the Rally, send an email to MVoislow@charlestownri.org or phone at (401) 364-1210 and reserve a seat for the bus or please just let the Town know you will meet them at the Rally if you are driving yourself.
- Join our Facebook event set up for the Rally. If you have a Facebook account, go to the event link, say you are going (that is a pull down under “interested”) then go to the “share” tab and click on “invite friends” and then either select all your friends or click on any friends who are driving distance to Providence or Charlestown and then click on “send invites”
- Tell your environmental, agricultural, and other organizations about the Rally. Ask them to share the Rally information with their members.
- Write the FRA and every politician whose support we need and tell them to “Drop the Bypass”
- Sign and share the petition against the Bypass.
Maps, photos, and descriptive text by Cliff Vanover. Information in this post from NEC Future Tier 1 Final EIS – Chapter 7.12 Noise and Vibration. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has estimated the noise and vibration impacts in South County if the bypass were constructed. They’ve established a zone of 5000 feet centered on the […]
Our team is working literally day and night to get the message out about the negative impacts the Federal Railroad Administration plan will have on homes, farms, and resources of state wide importance. We are working making maps and content for the website and other publications, on Facebook, sending emails, calling all the press and […]
Going to the January 25 4:30 pm State House Rally against the Bypass and for all the wonderful things we might lose?
You can bring signs that state your objection to the Bypass, but please note that Capitol Police do not allow any handles on the placards, so they should be sturdy enough to hold up and not flex too much.
Need ideas for signs? Here are some slogans that have been proposed.
Really?! Missing from the Westerly Sun’s Monday, Jan. 16, “Highs and Lows” was any mention of a meeting in Charlestown that was attended by well over 400 people!
I urge the editor to give “Highs and Lows” ink to the hearing that brought overwhelming opposition to the proposed new tracks through Charlestown. I also urge your readers to look closely at the issue and to email their comments to the Federal Railroad Administration at email@example.com by the Tuesday, Jan. 31, deadline. Anyone, not just someone from Charlestown, can send a comment to the Federal Railroad Administration at this address.
What: Attend a Rally to protect and support our Parks and Hiking Trails, Narragansett Tribal land, Historic Neighborhoods, Active Farms, your home, and more
Where: Inside the Rotunda of the State House in Providence
When: 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25
How: Get on the bus with us! – Meet at Charlestown Town hall at 2:00 p.m.
RSVP: Please read the whole post, you have to reserve a seat on bus. Even if you drive yourself, there are rules for signs at statehouse, and more in this post that you will need to know.
Yes: It’s more important to attend the Rally than traveling to Springfield for FRA “open house”!
Note from CCA: This Press Release from Senator Reed’s Office does not give a specific date for the extension except it would be at “least several weeks”. That would put the deadline to at least February 21. We encourage everyone to keep sending comments now and not wait until February because your comments are having […]