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June 18, 2013

Council declines to fund sidewalks near schools

GOSHEN — The Goshen City Council voted 4-3 along party lines Tuesday night to defeat a proposal to spend $62,500 on constructing sidewalks near schools in the city.

The Goshen school board had offered to split the cost of a construction project to add sidewalks as the board has had to trim its transportation budget, meaning more students will walk to school during the next school year.

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