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Environmentalist who served both town and nonprofit penalized

The state Ethics Commission has fined the president of a Kingston nonprofit for violating the state’s conflict-of-interest law by advocating for funds for her organization while serving on a town committee.

Under an agreement announced on Feb. 28, Pine duBois admitted to violating the law by backing funding for restoration work on Jones River Landing, for which she serves as the unpaid president, while acting as a member of the town’s Community Preservation Committee. The committee ranks and recommends projects for funding through the Community Preservation Act, a property surtax that raises money for land and historic preservation, affordable housing, and recreation.

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