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Having a great ‘hare’ day

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PAWTUCKET – Joaquim Fortes was never a pet person. He loved animals, but figured if he ever befriended one, it would be something exotic, like a monkey. Fortes and his bunny, a lionhead rabbit named... more

'Entirely different' stadium proposal from PawSox

State investment in PawSox stadium to be paid back; city also 
putting money up
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PAWTUCKET – Officials from the Pawtucket Red Sox, city of Pawtucket, and Rhode Island Commerce Corp. have announced a deal on a financing plan for a new stadium at the landmark Apex Department Store... more

Pawtucket police seek woman who left store without paying

PAWTUCKET – Police are seeking a woman they say left the Dollar Tree store at 603 Pawtucket Ave. without paying for a full basket of items. The incident happened on May 14. The woman, pictured here... more

Council challenges Grebien on public safety director

Zelazo: It’s ‘ongoing and escalating obstructionism’
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PAWTUCKET – The majority of the Pawtucket City Council remains opposed to Mayor Donald Grebien’s plan to add a new public safety director for $100,000 in salary, plus benefits, saying the city doesn’... more

Grebien appoints Boyle as new director of commerce

PAWTUCKET – Jeanne Boyle, director of planning for East Providence for 27 years, will be Pawtucket’s new director of commerce, Mayor Donald Grebien has announced. Boyle is a “highly experienced and... more

City begins work on new playground at Fallon School

Passive park also planned for Summit Street
PAWTUCKET – City officials have begun to build a new playground at Fallon Memorial Elementary School on Lincoln Avenue. The project includes new playground equipment, new shade canopy, benches, and a... more

Local physician helps refugees in his homeland of Jordan

PAWTUCKET – The nation of Jordan is among those offering support in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, but because the country doesn’t have the capacity to provide medical care to incoming refugees,... more

Pawtucket, Providence police nab three in drug sting

Police have arrested three people for illegal distribution of drugs in Pawtucket and Providence. On May 3, the Pawtucket Police Department's Narcotics Unit, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement... more

Police issue nearly 700 tickets for violations of parking ban

PAWTUCKET – Since May 8, Pawtucket police officers have issued 649 tickets to residents for violating an on-street parking ban on recycling and street sweeping days. Officials used the month of April... more

Fans of Hose Company No. 6 have five months to save it

PAWTUCKET – City residents who want to see the Hose Company No. 6 building on Central Avenue protected from the wrecking ball won a minor victory last week when the Historic District Commission... more

Cooley Group earns Innovation Grant

PAWTUCKET – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced that Cooley Group of Pawtucket has been selected to receive a state Innovation Voucher intended to stimulate innovation, facilitate in-state partnerships... more

Help place 3,300 flags at Notre Dame Cemetery

PAWTUCKET – Organizers of the annual flagging effort at the Notre Dame Cemetery, 359 Daggett Ave., are asking the public for help placing flags for Memorial Day. On Saturday, May 27, at 9:30 a.m.,... more

Library announces Immigrant Story Series

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library announces its Monday Matinee Immigrant Story Series. May 22: The tale of a Palestinian single mother escaping oppression in the West Bank to face prejudice... more

Purchase PawSox tickets, support Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful

PAWTUCKET – Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful is partnering with the Pawtucket Red Sox for a special baseball game on Tuesday, May 23 when the PawSox challenge the Louisville Bats at 6:05 p.m. By... more

Senior Center celebrates Older Americans Month

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center is celebrating May as Older Americans Month by having a special birthday celebration for Pawtucket seniors ages 90 and above. The festivities will take... more

Gatchell Post hosts pasta dinner May 25

PAWTUCKET – The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 and its auxiliary will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner at the post home, 171 Fountain St., on Thursday, May 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is... more

Pawtucket, Providence police nab three in drug sting

Police have arrested three people for illegal distribution of drugs in Pawtucket and Providence. On May 3, the Pawtucket Police Department's Narcotics Unit, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement... more