Mayors look to Assembly for relief

GATHERING FEEDBACK: Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has started holding meetings with local leaders, the business community and public-employee unions on a municipal-pension bill. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
GATHERING FEEDBACK: Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has started holding meetings with local leaders, the business community and public-employee unions on a municipal-pension bill. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
When Central Falls declared bankruptcy last year, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien knew those expecting the fiscal illness to spread to other communities in Rhode Island would be watching his then-ailing city for symptoms. So far, Pawtucket has avoided any new setbacks or complications, but Grebien and other Rhode Island mayors say the financial health…
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