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Civic groups may have to pay up

December 4, 2013

WOONSOCKET – When a knife attack left 74-year-old Donald Paterson paralyzed in 2010, the Italian Workingmen’s Club was instrumental in raising funds to help his family buy a vehicle equipped with a wheelchair lift.

Raising funds for victims of crime and calamity, the needy, academic scholarships and youth sports have become part of the club’s 85-year legacy.

But if the Budget Commission gets its way the IWC will be lucky if it can afford to keep the lights on, says club Chairman Mike Kind.

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