A series of appeals for increased funding from various departments and organizations marked the town’s first two budget session hearings on Monday and Tuesday when the proposed fiscal year 2020 operating and capital budgets were unveiled. Among those appeals were impassioned pleas by representatives from Block Island Health Services, the Fire Department, the Island Free Library, and the Senior Advisory Committee. In response, the Town Council said it would be taking the requests into consideration.
During Monday’s hearing, Town Manager Ed Roberge said the recommended budget for the Town of New Shoreham for 2020
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