Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, after announcing he will not seek re-election, urged his fellow state officials to keep working with the Ocean State’s local governments.

“We’re making a lot of progress with our cities and towns, our distressed communities,” Chafee said at Wednesday’s press conference outside the Department of Motor Vehicles headquarters in Providence. “We have Providence, Pawtucket, East Providence … Central Falls is doing great. But we still have to keep on top of that to keep our cities and towns financially solvent.”

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