As summer boating season brings more traffic to the Bay, Senator Reed and the Narragansett Fire Department unveiled a new emergency response vessel that will enhance public safety on the water and assist with search and rescue, port security, and marine emergency situations.
Reed, a member of the Appropriations Committee, helped deliver over $380,000 in federal funding to help the Town of Narragansett acquire the new 31-foot fire, rescue, and CBRNE boat (CBRNE stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives; and is pronounced “sea-borne”) and provide training to utilize it.
Reed Helps Celebrate Phase One Completion of Quonochontaug Salt Marsh Restoration & Enhancement Project
Senator Reed joined the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and community partners to celebrate the completion of the first phase of habitat restoration efforts at Quonochontaug Pond. Representatives from federal, state, and local partners, including NOAA Fisheries, the Town of Charlestown, Save the Bay, the Salt Ponds Coalition, and others were also in attendance. In 2017, Senator Reed, a member of the Appropriations Committee, led efforts to secure nearly $1 million through the NOAA coastal resilience grant program to restore thirty acres of degraded marsh in Quonochontaug Pond, which spans Charlestown and Westerly, as well as an adjacent area used for recreational fishing. The project builds on previous restoration efforts in the area, which were funded by a 2014 Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency award, also secured with help from Senator Reed.
Senator Reed visited two manufacturing companies: Goetz Composites in Bristol and a major engineering center for global manufacturer TPI Composites in Warren. From its headquarters in Bristol, Goetz Composites is a world leader in developing and supplying turn-key solutions for high-tech dynamic composite structures. Founded in 1968 and based in Scottsdale Arizona with locations worldwide, TIP Composites has providing composite wind blades since 2001 to advance clean energy initiatives that utilize wind power.
Senator Reed joined the official launch of brewing operations at the IBG’s new 100-barrel brewhouse. Located in the heart of downtown Pawtucket, the facility is the largest American-made craft brewhouse in the United States.
Reed, Educators Outline How Trump Plan to Slash $8.5 billion from Education Would Harm All RI Students
Senator Reed joined with advocates at Meeting Street to outline the negative impact Trump’s education budget would have on Rhode Island students, including those experiencing disabilities, and rallied in support of a budget of inclusion that ensures equal rights and equal access for all.
Senator Reed took a tour of the newly-renoved and improved Cranston public Libray and joined local library officials for a roundtable to discuss best practices and innovations from the libraries across the state.
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