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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-21-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019 NORTH COUNTY 7 Power plant officially dead after deadline passes with no appeal BURRILLVILLE – The proposed Invenergy power plant that was the subject of years of debate in Burrillville is officially dead after the company declined to appeal a denial of the project. In June, the state Energy Facility Siting Board denied an applica- tion by Chicago-based Invenergy to construct an oil and gas-burning power plant off Wallum Lake Road. On Nov. 5, the board released its official written decision, beginning a 10-day period during which the company could appeal the decision with the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Last Friday, Nov. 15, that deadline passed with no appeal, meaning the proposal is officially dead. Opponents of the project, includ- ing the town of Burrillville and the Conservation Law Foundation, cel- ebrated the lack of an appeal. On Friday, a group of residents gath- ered on the steps of the Supreme Court to mark the official end of the years-long fight over the project. Putnam hired as new Pare team member LINCOLN – Pare Corporation has announced that Collin Putnam, of Chepachet, has been hired in a full- time position as an Engineer I. Putnam previously completed three summer internships and one winter internship with the Civil Division's structural group. He will be working on structural designs for a variety of academic, biotechnology, and indus- trial projects. Putnam graduated with bachelor and master of science in civil and environmental engineering degrees from the University of Rhode Island, and he recently passed his Fundamentals in Engineering exam. PUTNAM Library hosts Paws to Read SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host Paws to Read on Monday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. Children may sign up to read with a therapy dog during this program. Call the library at 401-949-3630 to register. IN BRIEF

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