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Marshfield Commons puts town over state housing cap

January 27, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A coalition of non-profit and private developers broke ground Wednesday at Marshfield Commons, a 38-unit housing development that will enable the town to reach its state-mandated threshold for affordable housing.
Called “a model of rural smart growth,” the tract of townhouse style two- and three-bed units preserves three-quarters of its 6.3-acre Mechanic Street construction site as open space.

Mayor pushes for probe of missing evidence

January 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The controversy over a gold necklace that mysteriously vanished from a police evidence locker found its way to City Hall Friday, where Mayor Leo T. Fontaine promised a full-blown investigation into what happened to the missing valuable.
“This is certainly a matter of some concern and we’re going to do everything we can to get to the bottom of it,” said the mayor.

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