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Providence Home Rule, Chester Smolski Oct 1980

Providence Home Rule, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The opposition bumper stickers have already appeared. In bright fluorescent colors to catch the unsuspecting eye, the message is loud and clear--'Reject Home Rule Charter.' Why should there be this opposition, and who are the people against this progressive move toward better local government?"


Key Factor To A Better City, Chester Smolski Jul 1980

Key Factor To A Better City, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The Providence Charter Commission is now moving into the homestretch. After a full nine-month period in which more than 60 meetings were held, culminating in three public hearings in late June, the nine-member commission has gone back to the drawing board to review ideas, revise where deemed appropriate, and have a completed document ready in September. Voter acceptance in November, with General Assembly validation of certain provisions in 1981, will allow home rule for the state's capital city to become fully operational in January of 1983.


The Energy-Saving Cities, Chester Smolski Apr 1980

The Energy-Saving Cities, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Can Rhode Island automobile drivers survive on one and one-half gallons of gasoline a day? This is the target set by the federal government for the next quarter in its attempt to make us less dependant on foreign sources of petroleum."


Expert Sees A Revival Of Urban Church And The City, Chester Smolski Mar 1980

Expert Sees A Revival Of Urban Church And The City, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Douglas Walrath, recognized church consultant and author, was at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Pawtucket to address a recent conference of the Urban Ministry Division of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches on the topic of urban churches. At the end of the day, more than 100 who attended from throughout the Providence metropolitan area left the meeting considerably more optimistic about the future of their churches and of the urban centers in which they are located."


Bottle Bill Would Stimulate Sense Of Pride In Ri, Chester Smolski Mar 1980

Bottle Bill Would Stimulate Sense Of Pride In Ri, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Statements being made by Bottle Bill opponents have increasingly become more ludicrous. Most recently the head of the Rhode Island section of the United States Steelworkers of America wrote to members of the General Assembly, in whose hands the fate of the propsed legislation now rests, and offered this reasoning on the bill."


Aquidneck Island: An Exercise In Micro-Regionalism, C.T. H. Pell Jan 1980

Aquidneck Island: An Exercise In Micro-Regionalism, C.T. H. Pell

Theses and Major Papers

Aquidneck Island is an island with a unique set of circumstances contributing to its growth. At present it is poised on the brink of undertaking major development projects in the industrial, commercial, and residential sectors without any cohesive island-wide body coordinating the various activities. This paper briefly describes the evolution of the island historically, geologically, and politically. It explores the process by which a micro-regional approach could take towards the common problems now facing the three island communities. This paper assumes the merits of planning. It concerns itself more with the political problems of developing and marketing a planning movement ...