PAWTUCKET, RI – After years of hard work to establish a new national historical park in the Blackstone River Valley, Senator Jack Reed’s (D-RI) Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act was signed into law last month. Senator Reed says the bill signing was a significant milestone, but more work remains. Today, Senator Reed and National Park Service officials gathered at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, across the street from Slater Mill, to convene a meeting with state officials, community representatives, and interested stakeholders to begin laying the groundwork for determining the scope of the park’s boundaries and developing…
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