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Board kills directive to bury power lines at park

A state board has killed a directive for an electric company to bury power lines at a Providence park after more than a decade of fights over the issue.

A National Grid spokesman says burying the lines at India Point Park would be costly and risky. The company has proposed instead rerouting the lines and strapping them to the side of a bridge to carry them across to East Providence.

David Riley, who heads a group that has long supported burying the lines, says doing so would provide a civic and scenic benefit.

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