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Providence councilor wants crackdown on theft, sale of manhole covers

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A Providence city councilor wants to crack down on the sale of stolen manhole covers. The Providence Journal reports that David Salvatore introduced an amendment this week placing new restrictions on sales of the covers. The measure would prohibit the purchase of any public property, including manhole covers, street signs, and light poles, unless the seller has a certificate of release from a government agency. Providence has seen hundreds of manhole cover thefts this year. The covers are worth only $20 as scrap but cost hundreds of dollars to replace. (AP)

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