PROVIDENCE â€“ Curt Schillingâ€™s 38 Studios is back in default with the state, Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced at a late Friday afternoon press conference.
Laying off its employees without giving the state 30 days notice is an apparent violation of the companyâ€™s loan and trust agreement with the state, Chafee and other state officials said, although the company could once again get back in good graces if it makes certain disclosures to the state in the next 30 days.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The latest city crime statistics show an overall decline of 8.6 percent in crime from 2010 to 2011, including a sharp drop in juvenile incidents of almost 25 percent, which police officials are attributing to a number of homegrown factors.
â€śWe are very pleased to announce that our overall crime rate has gone down significantly,â€ť Police Chief Paul King said. â€śThatâ€™s also a positive sign that the many educational programs and partnerships we have developed with the community are having the desired effect.â€ť