receivership http://ripr.org en Wyatt Detention Center Enters Receivership http://ripr.org/post/wyatt-detention-center-enters-receivership <p>The troubled Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls has entered receivership. The facility has been losing money for a while and contributed to the city’s financial woes.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:26:29 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 35150 at http://ripr.org West Warwick Residents Approve Critical Budget http://ripr.org/post/west-warwick-residents-approve-critical-budget <p>Residents of West Warwick have passed a town budget that scales back services and raises taxes as part of an effort to avoid a financial crisis.&nbsp; The move is a early step for the town's path to fiscal stability.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The $86.3 million budget comes with plenty of concessions, including cuts in town programs, a 2.9 percent increase in property taxes, and reductions to public employee pensions. But town manager Frederick Presley said the concessions are necessary if West Warwick wants to avoid bankruptcy.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:29:41 +0000 John Bender 34042 at http://ripr.org West Warwick Residents Approve Critical Budget Central Falls city councilor sees no reason to meet with receiver http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-city-councilor-sees-no-reason-meet-receiver <p>Once again the Central Falls receiver will try and meet with the full city council. It’s a chance for the receiver’s office to walk elected officials through a five-year plan guiding the city back to financial solvency.</p><p>Three city council members have skipped a handful of earlier meetings. Council president William Benson Jr. is one of them. He says there’s no legal reason why he should meet and go over the plan, so don’t expect him there Monday night.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 9252 at http://ripr.org Central Falls city councilor sees no reason to meet with receiver Central Falls mayor working on ending receivership http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-mayor-working-ending-receivership <p>The mayor of Central Falls says he’s working with the city council president to bring receivership to and end. Council President William Benson Jr. is one of three council members who refuse to meet with the receiver’s office to go over a five-year plan guiding the city out of bankruptcy.&nbsp; The councilors and receiver’s office are in a legal battle over when the receiver should leave.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:02:57 +0000 Catherine Welch 8979 at http://ripr.org Central Falls mayor working on ending receivership Wrangling over who controls Central Falls heads to court http://ripr.org/post/wrangling-over-who-controls-central-falls-heads-court <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) A Superior Court judge will meet Wednesday with the two sides wrangling over control of Central Falls. Attorneys for the state-appointed receiver say by state law it’s up to the receiver to decide when it’s time to step away. But a lawyer representing some city council members says the time limit on receivership is up.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:08:52 +0000 Catherine Welch 8443 at http://ripr.org Wrangling over who controls Central Falls heads to court