Charlestown Citizens Alliance - July 24, 2015

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Call your senators and help defend critical funding for trails, walking, and biking.

Call your senators and help defend critical funding for trails, walking, and biking.

We received the following from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and it seems timely as Charlestown considers beginning the first phase of a bike path. The full United States Senate is gearing up to vote on its version of a transportation bill—and an attack on funding for trails, walking and biking has surfaced. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has introduced an amendment that …

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Giving credit where credit is due

Giving credit where credit is due

The following letter is shared with us by the author George Tremblay. This was written in response to a letter that appeared in the Westerly Sun that falsely asserted that construction of senior housing was a misuse of disaster relief funding, that senior citizen housing does not belong in a village district, and that the town should have spent the housing money on the Breachway. As the letter below explains, the disaster relief funding exists only because of the housing. One might ask why the Westerly Sun prints such nonsense, but George set the record straight.

I was dumbstruck by the arrogant disregard for reality in the letter from Brandon Cleary on the use of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Funds (Westerly Sun, July 15).

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