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BURRILLVILLE - As a child, Burrillville Town Councilman Stephen N. Rawson spent many a morning exploring the natural beauty of Mill Pond and the gushing waterfall at the Harrisville dam on East Avenue.
"I spent most of my life on and around that pond," he says. "I caught my first trout below the falls when I was four or five years old. I spent so many hours down there I can't tell you."
At a recent meeting of the Town Council, Rawson voiced concern that today's children are missing out on the same experience because the area below the falls, which for years has been a favorite spot for local anglers, has been closed off by the town with a fence and no-trespassing sign because of public safety and liability concerns.
Rawson wants the council to reconsider re-opening the area.
SEE COMPLETE STORY in Friday's edition.