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COVENTRY â Pedro Grondin, during last yearâs annual Town Meeting, lit the flame that sparked the interest for Coventry to start its own fire department. This year, residents will vote if they want to continue with the process or extinguish the idea.
Voters will also be asked if they want to authorize the select board to spend no more than $515,000 for the purpose of building, equipping and establishing the first year's budget. If approved, the department would be part of the townâs operating budget. Since the town doesnât have a municipal budget, property taxes wonât be affected.
For more on this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 13, 2013.