Block Island Times

Three groups get their funding

First Warden Ken Lacoste’s decision to “be a little more aggressive” led the Town Council to fully fund the budget requests of three town groups.
The three entities that will receive their full funding requests are the Medical Center ($300,000), Block Island Volunteer Fire Department ($180,400), and the Senior Advisory Committee ($23,100). The Medical Center’s budget will increase $40,000; the Fire Department’s budget will increase $30,400, and the Senior Advisory Committee’s budget will increase $3,000, for a total collective increase of $73,400.
The town council found $54,000 in the budget by moving

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