Owner of burned RI club donates land for memorial

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They will do everything from hold grassroots fundraisers to hit up “deeper pockets” and major corporations for money, she said.

“We know it’s a lofty goal, but it is achievable,” Eagan said.

She said the foundation aims to approve a final design by February. It will be scaled back slightly from a design that was approved a few years ago to make it simpler to maintain. She hopes to hold a groundbreaking on the memorial before the 10th anniversary.

Kane said it was odd to think a memorial would finally be built and was already preparing for it. He said he and his wife would come back soon to take down Nicky’s cross and other items to make way for the new memorial.

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