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Learn the Pros and Cons of Recievership

Tonight, Thursday offer opportunities to hear speakers' divergent viewpoints on municipal recievership.

Tonight, the Woonsocket City Council will hear from attorney Michael Kelly on his views about recievership for financially strapped municipalities.

The speaker is the second item on the agenda for tonight's meeting at , which begins at 6:30 p.m. The Woonsocket Call reports Kelly fought the state law that allowed Central Falls to enter into recievership.

On Thursday, the Woonsocket Taxpayer's Coalition will welcome Judge Robert G. Flanders, Jr., a propoent of the recievership option, at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 380 Social St.

Recievership has been discussed as a possible solution to the Woonsocket Education Department's $10 million deficit, an alternative to issuing supplemental tax bills to make up the difference. Supplemental taxes require the support of state legislators, who have expressed ambivalence about the plan.

English first April 23, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Cumberland? Receivership? I think that is incorrect.
Rob Borkowski (Editor) April 23, 2012 at 04:48 PM
You're right - It should have read Central Falls. Thanks for the catch.
Frankie April 23, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I think people should be careful accepting Flanders's ideas....he has benefited tremendously from the receivership of Central Falls. The $2 million pay he has received is paid by the people of Central Falls....their taxes going up greatly is what has been paying for him.

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