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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-12-2018

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18 GLOCESTER JULY 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION well-developed shrub and ground cover, and headwater streams are the filtering system for the Narragansett Bay Watershed that are crucial to native species of trout and other aquatic wildlife, Hamblett said. "Rhode Island must not sacrifice these scarce, undeveloped areas that are so critical to a healthy Narragansett Bay, which is the heart of our state, and beloved by resi- dents and visitors alike," Hamblett said. Dolan on Tuesday pointed to many markers on the tour as well. "You can see and hear species that make this area special. This is yours and your children's forest. Once it's gone, it's gone," Dolan said. Energy Facility Siting Board hear- ings will begin again on Thursday, July 19. According to the Energy Facility Siting Act, the EFSB, and not the town or state, has the decision-making power regarding whether the plant will be built in Burrillville. Though the meetings are open to the public, there will be not public testimony heard during the meeting. Interested parties can contact the EFSB at www.ripuc.org/efsb . Invenergy plans to build The Clear River Energy Center, a $1 billion fracked-gas and oil burning power plant located at the end of Algonquin Lane off Wallum Lake Road in Pascoag. A map of the continuous forest nearby the location of the proposed Invenergy power plant. BREEZE PHOTO BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD The water traveled through 3,000 acres to get to this point, Paul Dolan said of the brook flowing into PECKS POND. Brooks and streams serve as filters and add to the water quality, plant and animal life, and watershed. FOREST From Page 5 Antique Mall 109 Main Street, Route 44, Putnam, CT Open 6 Days 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Closed Tuesdays Over 200 Dealers in 25,000 sq. ft.! Antiques • Collectibles Jewelry • Glassware • Pottery Oriental Rugs • Primitives Toys • Coins • Comics Records • Ephemera Furniture • Militaria Post Cards and More! Located in the Quaint Village of Putnam, CT A great trip for antiquing and dining in wonderful eateries. Antiques Marketplace 860-928-0442 Jeremiah's Antiques 860-928-0666 Visit Us Today! Fun for All!

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