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Kids gather around island to collect litter

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2024
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Eleven days after the town council urged residents to keep the island free of litter, students from the local elementary school heeded that plea. The councilors unanimously approved a resolution April 15 to support Gov. Dan McKee’s pledge for a litter-free Rhode Island. A week later, the governor was on Aquidneck Island for Earth Day to promote his grant program that awarded civic groups $750 to clean their neighborhoods. “Our actions should speak louder than our words,” he said. On April 26, the actions from students at Melrose School spoke...

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