I think one of the biggest assets that Bridgeton has is its location to the Neuse River with the beautiful sunsets and an under utilized park.
As far as challenges the area needs to bring in some new businesses to the town so the residents can benefit with some local shopping. A nice local sit down restaurant and coffee shop would be great and bring in additional revenue to the town.
As far as my qualifications I have a B.S. degree in Resource Development from the University Of Rhode Island. I have been self employed for the past 40 years of my life and have started and sold 3 businesses and currently running West Shore Blinds here in Bridgeton from my home office. I have also been involved in Rhode Island in my last home town as treasurer for the Conimicut Village association as well as 3 years Treasurer for the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association.
What I would like to accomplish as commissioner in Bridgeton is to help bring awareness to the community through events at the park. Some holiday or fundraising events that I believe can help the town move forward. I thing one big improvement would be to help homeowners that are financially less off in improving their properties especially those that are abandoned right now do to hurricane Florence possibly by some federal or state grant monies?
I would love to see the concrete sidewalks being repaired and or replaced and a clean up of Rt 17 so it’s at least visually improved. Planting of trees and a general clean up of the area would make for a better curb appeal and hopefully others would be inspired to stop by and enjoy the town.
Paul Marc Tremblay
609 North C St.