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Rhode Island Land Trust Acquires Land Bordering Connecticut

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    Rhode Island Land Trust Acquires Land Bordering Connecticut
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    Burrillville High School

    A land trust in the northwest corner of Rhode Island says it has accepted a donation of land that borders Connecticut.

    The Burrillville Land Trust said Friday it accepted 3.6 acres that was owned by a family in the western part of Burrillville, bordering the state line.

    The land trust says the donation adds to the forest that surrounds the property and gives rare species the opportunity to thrive.

    The land trust is fighting a plan to build a power plant in the town. In announcing the donation, the trust said that with all the turmoil going on, at least there's good news about preservation.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The land trust, which started in 1999, says it has acquired more than 200 acres of land so far to protect the town's rural character.

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