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PAWTUCKET â Like a doctor in search of germs, Dianne Mailloux has taken a microscope to the traffic arteries of the Blackstone Valley in search of another kind of infestation.
Accompanied by a team of note-jotting student interns, the coordinator of Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful has traveled from the back roads of Burrillville to the avenues of Pawtucket â nine cities and towns in all â looking for the unsightly scourge or litter, graffiti and grunge.
Letâs just say it could have been a lot worse.
âThe patient is doing all right,â she says. âMaybe it could use a litter diet.â Read the full story and see how your city faired in Wednesday's newspaper.