PAWTUCKET â Joanne Palazzo knew she'd see a lot of humorous incidents when the Pawtucket Dog Park opened back on June 11.
She stated she didn't plan on witnessing one so heartrending.
âLast Friday, we saw an older boxer playing around with some other dogs, but all of a sudden he went down; he evidently hurt his hip, I don't know how,â recalled Palazzo, Co-Chair of the Pawtucket Dog Park Committee under Chairwoman Sheryl Rennick. âYou could tell he was in some serious pain, and everyone ran over to help him.
PROVIDENCE â From humble beginnings nearly a century ago, through good times and bad, the Rhode Island Foundation has grown its endowment to a whopping $565 million.
But the state's leading philanthropic organization knows that no matter how much it grows the pot, it's never going to be big enough.
âThere are always more good ideas than we can fund,â says Owen Heleen, RIF's vice president for grant programs. âThat's why we're always challenged to support more and more of the good ideas that come our way.â