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Budget panel considers backup tax

June 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The much ballyhooed $2.5 million supplemental tax bill that’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, they’ll explore the possibility of raising an “administrative tax” of $4.7 million, on top of regular 2014 taxes, in a manner that lawmakers already approved more than a decade ago.

Area cooling centers open due to the heat

June 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET — 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.

C.F. chemical fire draws dozens of responders

June 24, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS — 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.

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