COVENTRY, RI – WPRI Local News: The ongoing dispute between the owners of a Coventry pond and the residents who live around it has made its way to the R.I. State House. Johnson’s Pond has been a point of contention for residents since it was purchased by Soscia Holdings, LLC - last year… In an effort to intervene, Senator Lou Raptakis introduced a bill that would give the town control of the water levels.
Raptakis said Soscia Holdings is “taking drastic actions to manipulate water levels as a means of punishing residents who dare to complain about the company’s actions.”
“They’ve sought to limit residents’ access to the area by putting up gates, called the police to try to stop people from enjoying the pond, filed frivolous suits and even threatened to turn the pond into a solar panel farm,” Raptakis said. “There’s not a wetlands area this company wouldn’t trash if it meant putting money in their pockets.” Read the full article posted by: Sarah Doiron and Anita Baffoni - Click/Tap Here
March 6, 2022: RI State Senator Lou Raptakis with fellow Southern New Englanders are seen showing their support for Ukraine as the war with Russia continues. Ukrainian-American community members gathered in Woonsocket to raise money for Ukraine and call for an end to the violence. The rally took place on the steps of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Article by Gabrielle Caracciolo, NBC 10 NEWS
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