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NARRAGANSETTâ€”As a strong ocean breeze blew through Narragansett Pier on Monday morning, local and state officials gathered before the Towers to announce more than $2.5 million in grants to fund historic property restoration throughout Rhode Island. The funding was secured by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, alongside representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline, through the national Hurricane Sandy Relief program.
â€śOur coastline is an important part of our history and identity,â€ť said Reed. â€śJust imagine coming to Narragansett and not seeing the Towers. These are living parts of our community.â€ť
When Hurricane Sandy struck Rhode Island in October 2012, many coastal municipalities experienced significant property losses, including archaeological and historical sites. Approximately $58,000 will go towards repairs on roof of the Towers, which will see new, 50-year warrantied cedar shingles installed.
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