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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.

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    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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