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State Representative Says Border Dispute Could Be Nearing End
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(Providence-AP) -- A centuries-old border dispute between Rhode Island and Connecticut may be moving toward a resolution that would leave the working boundary in place.

State Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy is a member of the Rhode Island border study commission. He says the state Department of Transportation on Monday will likely recommend approval of the working border. Kennedy says he expects a similar recommendation in Connecticut.

The states both formed commissions charged with agreeing on a line that could be ratified by their legislatures. The states last agreed on a boundary in 1840. Since then, the line has shifted in some spots.

One of the disputed areas lies between Foster and Killingly (Connecticut). Another lies between Hopkinton and North Stonington, (Connecticut).

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