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A “Common Baseline”: Little Compton housing-needs survey is completed

  At the December 8, 2022 meeting of the Little Compton Town Council, Annette Mann Bourne and Bryce Kelley from HousingWorks RI, a non-profit organization affiliated with Roger Williams University, presented results of the town-wide survey of housing needs they had developed and conducted on behalf of the Little Compton Housing Trust (LCHT). The Housing…Continue readingA “Common Baseline”: Little Compton housing-needs survey is completed

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“One big job”: The long reach of Benton MacKaye’s conception of the Appalachian Trail

My book Benton MacKaye: Conservationist, Planner, and Creator of the Appalachian Trail was published exactly twenty years ago this month. MacKaye is best known for his conception of the Appalachian Trail, which he introduced just over a century ago in a 1921 article in the Journal in the American Institute of Architects, “An Appalachian Trail:…Continue reading“One big job”: The long reach of Benton MacKaye’s conception of the Appalachian Trail

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What is “Town Property” in Little Compton? And who makes decisions about the “acquisition, … sale, mortgage, exchange, or lease” of that property? (Part 3)

NOTE: This post is the third in a three-part series titled “What is ‘Town Property’ in Little Compton? And who makes decisions about the ‘acquisition, … sale, mortgage, exchange, or lease’ of that property?” Part 1 is here.¬†Part 2 is here. These three posts may at times seem daunting, dense, and rambling. I post this…Continue readingWhat is “Town Property” in Little Compton? And who makes decisions about the “acquisition, … sale, mortgage, exchange, or lease” of that property? (Part 3)

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What is “Town Property” in Little Compton? And who makes decisions about the “acquisition, … sale, mortgage, exchange, or lease” of that property? (Part 2)

NOTE: This post is the second in a three-part series titled “What is ‘Town Property’ in Little Compton? And who makes decisions about the ‘acquisition, … sale, mortgage, exchange, or lease’ of that property?” Part 1 is here. * * * 4. Counting the ways the LCACT is a legal and political component of the…Continue readingWhat is “Town Property” in Little Compton? And who makes decisions about the “acquisition, … sale, mortgage, exchange, or lease” of that property? (Part 2)

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What is “Town Property” in Little Compton? And who makes decisions about the “acquisition, … sale, mortgage, exchange, or lease” of that property? (Part 1)

At this year’s November 8 General Election (for which early voting began on October 19), Little Compton voters are being asked to vote on fifteen proposed amendments of the town’s Home Rule Charter, as well as a question asking whether the town should issue licenses for cannabis-related business. The Charter Review Commission has prepared and…Continue readingWhat is “Town Property” in Little Compton? And who makes decisions about the “acquisition, … sale, mortgage, exchange, or lease” of that property? (Part 1)