Charlestown Citizens Alliance - January 20, 2017

There is still an ongoing effort to get representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration to Charlestown next week. We will announce that on our website and Facebook as fast as we know for sure that they are coming, and also send out an email like this. Their visit isn't guaranteed, but a tremendous effort is being made to get them here. Keep an eye on our website to get the earliest notice.

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Reed: Deadline Extended for Public Comment on FRA’s Rail Proposal

Reed: Deadline Extended for Public Comment on FRA’s Rail Proposal

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 an effect! Reed: Deadline Extended …

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Coalition Meets With Governor's Chief Of Staff And Others

Coalition Meets With Governor's Chief Of Staff And Others

On Wednesday, Charlestown Council President Virginia Lee and Vice President Julie Carroccia along with Westerly Town Council President Jamie Silvestri and Westerly Councilman Jean Gagnier led a delegation of Charlestown and Westerly residents representing some of the groups impacted by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) plan to a meeting at the State House.

The delegation's goal was to bring these deficiencies to the attention of the Governor so that she could be fully aware of the negative impacts in Charlestown and nearby Westerly and Richmond. Keeping the high speed rail in the current right of way will avoid all of these impacts, save the state of Rhode Island millions of taxpayer dollars and still allow for modern high speed rail transportation to link Providence to Boston and New York.

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Every South County House and Senate Representative Signs Letter in Opposition to Bypass

Every South County House and Senate Representative Signs Letter in Opposition to Bypass

Every State Senator and State Representative that represent the towns of Washington County have signed a letter in opposition to the "Old Saybrook to Kenyon Bypass". The letter was sent to our Congressional Delegation and Governor. They have sent a similar letter to the Federal Railroad Administration. We are most grateful to all our South County Legislators for their support in removing the "Bypass" from the FRA's long term planning. Thank you!!

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Carter Preserve - A Favorite Hiking Spot And Much More

Carter Preserve - A Favorite Hiking Spot And Much More

"This has been one of my family's favorite hiking spots for the last 20 years or more. I've grown up in those woods, on these trails and can't imagine my life without them. Not only has it been educational learning about the ecosystem and wildlife that resides there but it's a place of tranquility. To say that I'm opposed to the proposal set forth by the Federal Railroad Administration is an understatement."

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Tunnel Boring Machine

Federal Railroad Administration Plan

We have created a page dedicated to this issue, where we will keep all the information we have available and up to date. Please check it often and let us know what information we should add. The page contains all the posts we have published on this issue and many (most) which we have not added to our e-mail newsletters.

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