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Grow Smart applauds voters for approving investments to strengthen Rhode Island

Last night, Rhode Island voters made a resounding choice to support three (3) key investments in our state’s economic future. By approving investments in Clean Water Infrastructure (Question 5 – 73% approved), Open Space and Farmland Protection (Question 6 – 69% approved) and Affordable Housing (Question 7 – 61% approved), voters sent a clear message […]

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Legislative Update: Act Now on Bond to Boost Economy and Environment

We encourage you to voice your support for having the General Assembly place the proposed Local Farms, Open Space, & Recreation bond issue on the November ballot. We at Grow Smart believe that this bond issue would be an important investment in our future economic, environmental and social well being – a means of protecting […]

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Register Now – Conducting Effective Land Use Reviews

NEW! REGISTRATION FEE ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE FOR MANY MUNICIPAL STAFF, OFFICIALS. RECOMMENDED FOR ALL PLANNING BOARD AND ZONING BOARD MEMBERS AND MUNICIPAL PLANNERS AND SOLICITORS. Thursday, May 24th, 2012 West Warwick Senior Center 145 Washington Street, West Warwick, RI Register by 5pm 5/22/12 Full Program Description (.pdf) Registration Form (.pdf) Led by experienced land use […]

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Spring 2010 Land Use Training Programs

MAKING GOOD LAND-USE DECISIONS Essential information for board and commission members REGISTRATION FEE REDUCED/SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Realizing that municipalities are facing major budget constraints, we have reduced the 2010 registration fee for Making Good Land Use Decisions from $90 to $60. In addition, we can offer a limited number of scholarships that will further reduce the […]

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Rhode Island’s Ag sector grows: Continued federal incentives announced

Total number of farms, working land and value of production up significantly With the new growing season under way, Rhode Island farmers and consumers are celebrating the first crops of the year and the opening of farmers’ markets around the state, and have also received two welcome pieces of news from the U.S. Department of […]

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