- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

COVENTRY, R.I. (AP) - The financially-strapped Coventry Fire District says it could run out of money by mid-July.

The Coventry Fire District Board discussed Monday night the next steps after voters last week dissolved the district rather than pay more taxes.

Frank Palin, chairman of the district’s volunteer board of directors, asked the Town Council for $100,000 to for fire and ambulance service for the next five or six weeks.

The council did not agree. Town Council member Kerry L. McGee said he is “sick and tired” of hearing that town officials are responsible. He said it’s not the Town Council’s job to save the district from what he called “poor management.”

Palin said the district may go into receivership, but it will be to close the district and protect it from creditors.


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