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Town of Pence gets over $600,000 in USDA funds


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WASHINGTON — The town of Pence is in line to receive over $600,000 in federal funds to help with a sewer project, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development announced recently.

“It's great (to hear about the funding),” said Pence town chairman Michael Paternoster. “It's been a longtime coming — a lot of paperwork, a lot of work.”

The total award of $638,000 in federal money is split between $398,000 in grant funds and $240,000 in loans, according to the announcement, and is part of a $635 million investment in 122 projects around the cou...