WOONSOCKET â€“ The much ballyhooed $2.5 million supplemental tax bill thatâ€™s still dangling in limbo as the 2013 session of the General Assembly draws to a close could look unexpectedly palatable compared to what the Budget Commission has in mind as its go-to alternative.
If the supplemental dies, commissioners said Monday, theyâ€™ll explore the possibility of raising an â€śadministrative taxâ€ť of $4.7 million, on top of regular 2014 taxes, in a manner that lawmakers already approved more than a decade ago.
WOONSOCKET â€” It was hot on Monday, up to 93 degrees in northern Rhode Island, and the weather was generating more concern for potential health impacts than a typical summer day due to higher than normal readings of ground level ozone.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Brutally hot outside temperatures and a fire and chemical spill inside a paint factory combined to cause a hazardous and uncomfortable scene for dozens of area firefighters on Monday.
Firefighters responded to the five-alarm blaze at around 11:30 a.m. at General Polymer Inc., an industrial paints and coatings company located at 59 Foundry St. The company occupies a three-story, 75,000-square foot brick mill building located in a densely populated neighborhood off Broad Street.