Cooperation Across State Border In Storm Cleanup

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) _ Connecticut municipal workers are crossing the Rhode Island state line to help neighboring Westerly clean up from Superstorm Sandy.

The Day of New London reports that Stonington, Conn., public works employees volunteered their time on Thursday to collect brush at the Misquamicut Beach. They were due to return on Friday with a dump truck, wood chipper and truck.

Peter Chiaradio, Westerly’s superintendent of public works, says he’s very appreciative. The two towns have worked together before on bridges and other projects.

Stonington Public Works Director Joe Bragaw said the town has responded to numerous requests for mutual aid in the last few years. He says Westerly is a neighbor in need.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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