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July 17, 2018

Congress mulls Blackstone historical park plan – News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A plan to establish a national historical park in the Blackstone Valley is going before Congress.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has been pushing the plan for a Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park for years. The Rhode Island Democrat’s office said Wednesday the plan was due for votes in the House and Senate by next week as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The plan would put a new national historical park along the river, which includes several old mill towns and buildings including the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, the first successful cotton-spinning factory in the United States.

The area is already home to the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, which links 24 communities along the Blackstone River from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence.

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Congress mulls Blackstone historical park plan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A plan to establish a national historical park in the Blackstone Valley is going before Congress.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has been pushing the plan for a Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park for years. The Rhode Island Democrat’s office said Wednesday the plan was due for votes in the House and Senate by next week as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The plan would put a new national historical park along the river, which includes several old mill towns and buildings including the Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, the first successful cotton-spinning factory in the United States.

The area is already home to the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, which links 24 communities along the Blackstone River from Worcester, Massachusetts, to Providence.

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Lampin Corporation Educates Students with Company Tours on Manufacturing Day

UXBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lampin Corporation is proud to be participating in Manufacturing Day on October 3. This Day, which happens in the autumn of every year, is intended to bring attention to the manufacturing industry. By doing so, it allows local manufacturing companies to showcase their services and educate the public about what they do.

This year the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and the regional high schools have decided to partner with manufacturing companies in the area. With these partnerships, high school students are able to increase their knowledge about careers in the manufacturing industry.

Lampin is one of the area’s most active manufacturing companies, providing engineering and precision machining to manufacture right angle gear drives, and custom precision components. Lampin and other manufacturing companies will use Manufacturing Day to invite students from local high schools to have an inside look at their facility and learn how the manufacturing process works.

“The purpose is to continue offering exposure to manufacturing in the hope that more of our students will learn, see opportunities and want to center their careers in this type of business,” said Bill DiBenedetto, president of Lampin. “This is part of our continuing effort to help develop the workforce of tomorrow.”

Manufacturing Day events help educate local students to be prepared for the workforce and make an independent living for themselves. In today’s society, this is an invaluable resource since many young adults struggle to find lucrative employment. For this reason, the companies participating in this event are dedicated to their community and to helping future generations pave a path for themselves in the manufacturing industry.

About Lampin:
Lampin Corporation, an ITAR-compliant and ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company, delivers critical component manufacturing expertise that goes beyond precision. Located in the historic Blackstone River Valley, Lampin is a 100% employee-owned company. Lampin’s value engineering approach ensures that design, materials and process combine to provide the best value in the industry. Lampin also manufactures MITRPAK, the right angle gearbox and spiral bevel gear drive preferred by OEM and MRO customers desiring reduced risk, lower inventory, and improved asset availability. Learn more about Lampin and MITRPAK and sign up for the e-newsletter at www.Lampin.com.

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Paddlers prepared for 100-mile RI river tour


July 6, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Paddle Across Rhode Island team escaped potential washout impacts from Hurricane Arthur’s close brush with the area and set out on their more that 100-mile journey from the town’s Meadows Recreation Complex on Sunday with perfect weather and perfect river conditions.

“It looks fantastic,” team leader Chuck Horbert, a R.I. Department of Environmental Management freshwater wetlands employee, said as he and three paddling friends got ready to set out on the Blackstone River at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. The group expects to keep paddling and portaging across Rhode Island’s waterways for the next eight days on a journey that Horbert had envisioned completing last July.

Hurricane Andrea arrived in the area last year just in time to raise the flows of Rhode Island rivers to impassable levels, and Horbert’s start of the trip on the Branch River in Burrillville ended before the group got out of Northern Rhode Island.

Full story appears on page A1 of Monday’s Call and Monday’s Times.

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