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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Breathing easier in Berlin

BERLIN

The Berlin Fire Department will use more $120,000 in federal grant money won this month to buy state-of-the-art protective equipment and breathing apparatuses, officials say.

The department received the $122,925 award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Oct. 6, officials say. The town must contribute a five percent matching grant in order to accept it.

The Board of Selectmen last Tuesday requested that the matching funds, to the tune of $6,469, be transferred from the town's reserve fund. The request is pending approval from the town's Finance Committee.

-- Jennifer Rosinski

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