PAWTUCKET â€“ Like a doctor in search of germs, Dianne Mailloux has taken a microscope to the traffic arteries of the Blackstone Valley in search of another kind of infestation.
Accompanied by a team of note-jotting student interns, the coordinator of Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful has traveled from the back roads of Burrillville to the avenues of Pawtucket â€“ nine cities and towns in all â€“ looking for the unsightly scourge or litter, graffiti and grunge.
Letâ€™s just say it could have been a lot worse.
â€śThe patient is doing all right,â€ť she says. â€śMaybe it could use a litter diet.â€ť Read the full story and see how your city faired in Wednesday's newspaper.