PAUL A. Doughty, right, president of Local 799 International Association of Firefighters in Providence, speaks with a firefighter at the Providence Public Safety Complex. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PAUL A. Doughty, right, president of Local 799 International Association of Firefighters in Providence, speaks with a firefighter at the Providence Public Safety Complex. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
A House-passed bill would eliminate a statewide requirement that police and firefighters live in Rhode Island. Supporters of 2017-H 5351 say changes could improve the pool of qualified candidates, but critics think communities will lose out if the law is changed. “I don’t want to prevent people from living where they want, but we owe…
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