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Dr. Lisa Menard-Manlove adresses Community Conversation audience

A big thanks to Dr. Lisa Menard-Manlove, MD who joined us for a Community Conversation last weekend.

One of the main points of discussion were the differences between a private practice and a Community Health Center like Wood River Health Services.

Community-oriented centers like Wood River Health help increase access to crucial primary care by reducing barriers such as cost, lack of insurance, and distance. Wood River Health Services has a van available to transport patients to their appointments at the Center but there are still barriers if that patients needs to see a specialist in another town.

Another benefit is the wide array of services available from dental to lab to behavioral health.

Learn more at their website:

Megan Cotter Interview on RI Capitol TV

Learn more about our new State Rep. Megan Cotter in this interview. It's so encouraging to finally have a representative who is eloquent, enthusiastic, invested in the community, and dedicated to working on the issues that are of concern to constituents.

Rhode Island House of Representatives Rep. Megan Cotter has deep roots in Rhode Island and is consistently cheered on by her family, friends and neighbors.

As a Representative, she's looking to make changes this Session that will benefit RIers starting with legislation that protects jobs in grocery stores. In her other profession, she sells squid...the State's official appetizer. Cotter explains her story in this RI Capitol TV Capitol Spotlight interview.

canoe filled with 50ml plastic liquor bottles

RDTC has been proud to work alongside with the Friends of the Saugatucket and concerned community members as we care for our town by collecting 50-ml plastic alcohol bottles, or 'nips'. Thank you to Bill McCusker for being a leader in the effort to pass a bottle bill in RI, #H5502.

Rep. Megan Cotter speaking to Eath Day gathering

We had great turnout at our Earth Day celebration yesterday at Higher Grounds! While the rain kept us indoors for coffee, we heard from Representative Megan Cotter from District 39 on her new Green Bond initiative, and Liz Beretta Perik, the chair for the Rhode Island Democratic party. Check out our Earth Day picture gallery!

While Senator Whitehouse had planned to join us, he had to remain in DC today to vote for a number of key bills, including the critical foreign aid legislation that has been in the spotlight this past week. We’ll look for another opportunity to bring him out to Richmond.

Yesterday, we were also joined by Representative Victoria Gu from District 38, Councilmember Wilcox from Richmond, Chariho Committee members Jessica Purcell and Karen Reynolds, and a number of folks from the Richmond, Hopkinton, and Charlestown communities.

For those looking for a sunnier day to help with clean-up, the Richmond Conservation Commission is still hosting their Earth Day clean-up today – sign up with your group and pick up your clean-up kit at the Richmond Town Hall.

Scott Barber at Community Conversations

We had a wonderful Community Conversation with Scott Barber, Richmond-Carolina Fire Chief and Director of Public Works. Mr. Barber brought along Junior Lieutenant of the junior fire members, Ava.

We were delighted to hear about the multi-generational learning and experience that is building the current and future fire force in Richmond.

Mr. Barber shared his in-depth knowledge and perspective about Richmond Public Works, an aspect of our town that often flies under the radar given the importance of the work.

Big thanks to Mr. Barber, Ava, the Clark Memorial Library -- Richmond, RI and all who participated!

Representative Megan Cotter receives award from Speaker Joseph Shekarchi

Megan Cotter for State Representative District 39 honored by R.I. Health Center Association

"Representative Cotter (D-Dist. 39, Exeter, Richmond, Hopkinton) was honored for her work to increase rural access to health care by facilitating the purchase of a van for Wood River Health through the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, with 80 percent of the cost covered by federal grants."

Samantha Wilcox Councilor Updates

Samantha created this opportunity to share updates about the Richmond Town Council and to provide an opportunity for residents to share thoughts, ideas, and concerns.

Sam for Richmond Councilor Updates

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