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Fire Department board to decide whether to accept union concessions

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Mark Curtis

There are major developments tonight that could determine the fate of the Central Coventry Fire Department.

The Department Board of Directors meets at 7 p.m. and must vote on whether or not to accept concessions from the firefighters union.

The union has agreed to eliminate five firefighter positions give up pay raises and accept a higher–cost medical plan.

All told the firefighters have agreed to $1.1 million dollars in cuts.

If the fire board rejects the concessions it is under court order to vote tonight, on whether the fire department should be closed down.

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