March 29, 2020

To the Reporter - Jan 15, 2020

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On January 14th, East Providence residents were treated to a preview of the Watchemoket Square area project at the Tockwotten Home. For nearly 2 hours, people could stop by and look at maps/ plans and give input, capped by a presentation/ formal discussion. In my 42 years here in the City, I have not attended a more professional, thorough and sensitive launching of a new project and the EP Planning Department, the Waterfront Commission and BETA are to be applauded for bringing together as many different voices as represent interests in the area. As a representative for the preservation end of things, I was especially pleased to see the inclusion of the Native American name for the area :Sowams (the south country) and a number of the Pokanoket tribe in attendance. The area shows such exciting promise and we all left knowing the project is in great hands.

Nancy Moore - EP Historical Society

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