Sunday, October 4, 2015

Blackstone Valley: October News and Events

What may be of interest in this newsletter is the series of training session for community planners and zoning personnel made available by the Citizen Planner Training Collaborative. The seminars cover a broad range of topics and are reasonably priced at about $30.

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For a complete and detailed listing of events, see our event calendar

Thank You GO! Participants

The staff at the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc., sends out a big THANK YOU to all involved in our GO! program this past month! Thank you to the volunteers, the historic venues and community partners for offering more than 100 different events in the Blackstone Valley! 

As soon as all of our data is collected, we will be announcing the results of the first-ever month-long experience program in the Corridor. Thank you also to all who visited, whether to learn something new or have a unique experience!

We're already planning for 2016!  We'd love to hear what you thought of this year's program, and whether you have any ideas for next year.  Email your comments and suggestions to us at 

Thank you!

2016 Calendar Release Party

Come and meet the local photographers featured in the 2016 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor calendar!

Calendars will be available for $10 each. Placed inside one special calendar will be a "golden ticket" offering the winner a "Golden Corridor Experience". The experience includes two tickets for the Blackstone Valley Fall Foliage Train Excursion on October 24 and a gift card to Ciro's Tavern on Cherry in Woonsocket.

Music provided by Volunteers-in-Parks member Matthew Goyette (Music Man Matt).

Location: BHC, Inc.
                One Depot Square
                Woonsocket, RI

For more information, call 401-765-2211

Massachussets Planning & Zoning Training

For those interested in Massachusetts planning and zoning, the Citizen Planner Training Collaborative has announced their fall workshop program!  This season's workshops include:
Roles & Responsibilities I 
Roles & Responsibilities II 
Creating Master Plans 
Site Plan Review 
Small Town Economic Development 
Special Permits & Variances 
Next Chapter of 40B 
Subdivision Control & ANR 
Planning with Community Support 
Writing Reasonable & Defensible Decisions 
Introduction to the Zoning Act 
Introduction to Form Based Codes 
Vested Rights & Nonconforming Uses 
Zoning Exemptions
Visit the CPTC web page for more information and registration:

The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a unique cultural landscape of industrial history and immigration in the interconnected system of the Blackstone River watershed. An energetic nonprofit, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to insure the long term vitality of the Corridor.

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