A Decade Ago This Week

This week in the Beacon in 2002


Pontiac Mill owner plans a $43M project
Texas developer H. Hampton Hodges won approval from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. to speed up regulatory permitting for the redevelopment of the Pontiac Mills.

DEM downplays backyard coyotes
A vicious attack on a caged rabbit kept outside a home on Warwick Neck Avenue, across from Warwick Neck Elementary School, renewed residents’ concerns about coyotes.

Travelers like Green
A poll was taken by a national magazine with nearly 30,000 respondents rates T.F. Green Airport as the third most favored airport in the nation.

Kent Hospital celebrates 7th year of neonatal intensive care unit
When Kent gave a new look to its Women’s Care Center in 1995, it also added a Level-II newborn neonatal intensive care unit. On Feb. 10, the hospital welcomed back the first babies cared for in the facility with a special joint birthday party.

Station garage hinges on many ‘tests’
The station garage project was dependent upon approval of car rental companies, cost estimates, financing and legislative okay. A ground breaking was planned for early 2002 with construction taking over two years, and completion projected for 2004 or 2005.


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