Rhode Island senator calls for merger of Coventry’s fire district

Central Coventry Fire District
Central Coventry fire truck. (WLNE)

COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) — Rhode Island Sen. Leonidas Raptakis is calling for a merger of the Coventry’s fire district.

Currently, Coventry has four fire districts. The Central Coventry Fire District told the state it would run out of money by the end of June.

The district’s financial troubles will be on the agenda of Thursday’s town meeting, as well as layoffs of eight district employees.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.

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