Officials: Pawtucket City Hall tower needs immediate fix

Inspectors called in after warning that bricks might fall
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PAWTUCKET - The tower on top of City Hall needs immediate work to address crumbling of its brick facade, say city officials. Leaders have mostly avoided questions about what to do with Pawtucket's... more

Champs again!

The Pawtucket Red Sox won their second Governors' Cup championship in three years and fourth in franchise history when they beat the Durham Bulls 4-1 Thursday night. Above, members of the league's... more

Cano wins big for Pawtucket Council seat

Vitali is out until mail ballots counted
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PAWTUCKET – Sandra Cano made history Tuesday when she became the first Latina to win election to the Pawtucket City Council, storming to victory as the top vote-getter of the four Democrats running... more

Experience, connections matter in Pawtucket's General Assembly races

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UPDATE - 3:40 p.m., Sept. 10 John Arcaro, the four-time candidate for House District 59, says he's undeterred by his latest loss to Jean Philippe Barros in the Nov. 9 primary. "2016 Campaign Kickoff... more

Pawtucket School Committee incumbents claim victory

All but one of the PTA’s candidates win
PAWTUCKET – The two incumbent leaders of the Pawtucket School Committee got a resounding vote of confidence from city residents Tuesday, as they and five other Democrats won the primary for school... more

O’Grady defeats Cullen in Democratic primary

PAWTUCKET – Incumbent Jeremiah O’Grady will once again face off against Republican Matthew Guerra this November for the District 46 house seat after beating opponent John Cullen in the Democratic... more

Fonseca embraces role of connecting families with their schools

PAWTUCKET - Lisa Fonseca says she knew as soon as she saw the job description that Pawtucket was the perfect fit. Fonseca, the new parent and community coordinator for the Pawtucket School... more

Slater Park Fall Festival returns this weekend

PAWTUCKET - The 16th annual Pawtucket Arts Festival presents the Slater Park Fall Festival, a weekend that celebrates the beauty of the park and art, this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14, from 11 a.... more

Sinn Fein politicians to join the fun at James McNally Wilson Fest

PAWTUCKET - The Sons and Daughters of Erin Pawtucket will host members of Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican Party seeking to end British rule in Northern Ireland, for the 3rd annual James McNally... more

Week that was

Police arrest man for assault, kidnapping Police arrested a 24-year-old security guard for the alleged assault and kidnapping of a 17-year-old girl near Tolman High School. Matthew Barlow, of 19... more

'Coloring Pawtucket' photo contest entries are on display

PAWTUCKET - Entries in the 16th annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest, "A City in Focus," are now on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center. The walls are covered by more than 40 entries... more

Excitement over Mary's image has lasting impact at Presentation Church

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The rush of fervent faithful was unlike anything ever seen in this town, backing up traffic for miles. It's been a year since the claimed sighting of an image of the virgin Mary in... more

Photography exhibition 'remembers love' of late Nathan Luchka

SCITUATE - The latest photography exhibition at The Samaritans of Rhode Island's Forget-Me-Not Gallery in Pawtucket is missing a big component of its creation: the photographer, Nathan Luchka, of... more

Rep. Corvese will seek to ban all fireworks in Rhode Island

NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Rep. Arthur Corvese has announced that he will propose a new law to ban any kind of fireworks in Rhode Island. Corvese, of House District 55 in North Providence, says he is... more

VIDEO: Tolman answers Shea's challenge

Staff at Tolman High School answered the Ice Bucket Challenge from cross-town rival Shea last week. The Tolman family raised more than $700 for former Shea assistant principal Dave Geraghty, who'se... more

Historic carousels featured in presentation Sunday

PAWTUCKET - On Sunday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m., author Eric Pahlke will present highlights of his latest book, "Treasures from the Golden Age, East Coast Carousels" at the Rhode Island Watercolor... more

Autumnfest's huge tug-of-war, kids' races taking applications

WOONSOCKET - Autumnfest 2014 is gearing up for the Columbus Day weekend of Oct. 11-13, and two big events, the "Mega War," New England's largest tug-of-war competition, will be held at the World War... more

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen to host Marot Humanitarian Awards Oct. 17

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will host its second Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards and fundraising dinner on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, 195 Walcott St. Frank Coletta,... more

Birthday Club

The following is a late addition to our September Birthday Club. SEPT. 18 Frank (Skip) Lawson, Happy Birthday! What happened to childhood memories? Love, your sister

Yard sale at Epworth United Methodist

PAWTUCKET - The Epworth United Methodist Church, 915 Newport Ave., will hold a yard and thrift shop sale on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date will be the following Saturday, Sept... more

Book Club for Kids at Pawtucket library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Children's Library is hosting a Book Club for Kids program on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. This session's book is "Ready Freddy! Save the Earth!" by Abby Klein. Join... more

Children invited to get crafty at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library offers Crafty Thursdays with Miss Maria on the second Thursday of every month. The next event will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the... more

Good Shepherd Church yard sale set for this Saturday

PAWTUCKET - The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd on Broadway is kicking off fall with a giant yard sale this Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will feature household goods, toys... more

Christ Church Thrift Shop opens

LINCOLN - Christ Church Thrift Shop, 1643 Lonsdale Ave., will open for a new season Thursday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thrift Shop hours are Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p... more

New Dawn Earth Center hosts 'green spirituality' program

CUMBERLAND - New Dawn Earth Center, 75 Wrentham Road, presents "Imagine a Green Spirituality - Ain't easy bein' green, or is it?" featruing Lee Andrews on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2-5 p.m. Andrews, who... more

Irish step dance classes offered at BRT

CUMBERLAND - As part of its Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will offer an eight-week course in beginner Irish step dance, for both adults and children, with... more