Up for re-election this year, Sen. Jack Reed has been meeting Rhode Islanders across the state in recent weeks.
“The great thing about Rhode Island is that the people are thoughtful and willing to talk about how they feel. Meeting them makes the issues we face more real,” Reed said on a tour through Warwick last Thursday.
Reed, along with Sen. William A. Walaska and Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi, were outside Dave’s Marketplace at 2687 West Shore Road Thursday morning before making a noontime stop at the Pilgrim Senior Center. At the center, more than 100 people were on hand to meet with the senator.
Reed visited the Lincoln Senior Center on Aug. 8. He plans to celebrate Restaurant Week in Central Falls this week.
Reed encourages people to attend.
Last Wednesday Reed attended the opening of a new Pick-n-Pull location in Johnston that will help bring new businesses and jobs to Rhode Island. Pick-n-Pull is “an industry-leading chain of self-service auto parts stores providing recycled original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts at incredible prices.”
Last week he also visited Matunuck to set up a meeting of environment officials, restaurant and small business owners, and oyster farmers in order to discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding the rising aquaculture industry and food economy of Rhode Island.
Reed said, “We plan to go cover all