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Berlin, Vt., board cool to public safety merger

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BERLIN, Vt. (AP) - Select board members in the central Vermont town of Berlin appear to be cool to the idea of a regional public safety system serving it and three neighboring communities.

Board members did not take a formal vote at this week's meeting, but The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports that a majority of board members appeared skeptical.

The question is being put to community leaders in Berlin, Barre, Barre Town and Montpelier whether they should ask voters on Town Meeting Day to approve a plan for combining police, emergency medical and fire services in the four communities.

The idea has been the subject of a four-year study by a committee made up of representatives from each community.

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