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October 12, 2012

From left: Blackstone Selectman Vice-Chair Margo Bik, Ranger Barbara Dixson, Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation's Ed Lambert, Mass. State Sen. Richard Moore, Mass. Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan Jr., U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Mass. State Rep. George Peterson, and Donna Williams, chairwoman of the John Chafee Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor Coalition, break ground Thursday on Segment 1 of the Blackstone River Greenway Project in Blackstone. The $20 million project will create a greenway corridor from Worcester to Providence, connecting historic and cultural sites, natural resources, recreation facilities, and commercial and residential areas. Currently, 10 miles of bike path are open to the public in Central Falls, Lincoln and Cumberland. An additional 2.5 miles of bikeway are complete in Worcester and Millbury, Mass.


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