RI – Bond Package Includes Measure that Supports Parks

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island voters will be asked to approve five bond measures totaling $227.5 million in the Nov. 8 election. The ballot questions ask voters to allow the state to issue general obligation bonds to improve seaports in Providence and at Quonset Point; build affordable housing, university buildings and a new veteran’s home; and expand recreational areas. Question 6 asks for $35 million for environment and recreation, including $10 million to design and construct bikeways such as the Blackstone Bikeway and the South County Bikeway; $5 million to clean up former industrial sites; $5 million to help towns and cities develop recreational facilities; and other initiatives to preserve open space and farmland, improve historic properties such as Fort Adams State Park, and prevent stormwater pollution.

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