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After vote, Rhode Island to begin inventory of all state buildings that display word ‘Plantations’PROVIDENCE, R.I. — So what now for the smallest state with the longest name no more?Well, a concrete facial, of sorts.A day after voters chose to strike from the state’s official name “and Providence Plantations,” the state Department of Administration said work would begin on an inventory of all places “where ‘and Providence Plantations’ is inscribed or otherwise permanently placed on state property.”For starters, the centuries-old moniker appears on the marble facade of the State House, the outs…

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