Bonollo: New rules would hurt hungry families

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PAWTUCKET - Joanne Bonollo, the veteran School Committee member who founded the Pawtucket Backpackers more than two years ago, says there's a movement afoot to damage the program that feeds local... more

Weather takes a downward turn this week

After a lovely weekend full of sun, the weather will turn cooler and wetter for much of the week. Temperatures in Rhode Island will be in the 50s Monday, with a chance for plenty of rain, especially... more

President declares disaster for Rhode Island

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Rhode Island to supplement recovery efforts in the area... more

Pawtucket police seek help finding shoplifting suspect

The woman pictured above shoplifted from the CVS on Armistice Boulevard at Newport Avenue, according to Pawtucket police. If you know who she is, call Det. Doran at 401-727-9100, ext. 742.

PawSox owners offer specifics on future Providence stadium

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The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox unveiled details of their proposal for a new stadium on the Providence waterfront Wednesday afternoon. President James Skeffington said the owners would... more

Man robbed after meeting Pawtucket woman in person

PAWTUCKET - A man who met a woman online and went to meet her at her apartment on Coleman Street early Friday morning was robbed of his money, two pair of sneakers and a cell phone. The woman at the... more

Pawtucket police seek identities of Walgreens shoplifters

PAWTUCKET – Police are asking the public for help identifying the three suspects pictured above. Each is wanted for shoplifting at the Walgreens on Cottage St. Call Det. David Silva at 401-727-9100... more

Police seek man who robbed D'Angelo's in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET - Police are looking for a man they say robbed the D'Angelo's store on Broadway shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Officers from the second platoon investigated after a suspect demanded money... more

PawSox rally to complete sweep of Rochester

PAWTUCKET - Rochester shortstop Argenis Diaz committed a fielding error with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to allow the winning run to score and cap a two-run rally as the Pawtucket Red Sox... more

Johnston bill stiffens fines for cell phone use by school bus drivers

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PROVIDENCE - A bill by Pawtucket Rep. Raymond Johnston Jr. to stiffen penalties for unauthorized use of cell phones on school buses, passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. The bill from... more

ACLU asks Pawtucket officials to dig deeper on possible racism

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PAWTUCKET - As officers continue an internal investigation into allegations of racism in the Pawtucket Police Department, the ACLU of Rhode Island is calling for a much deeper look at the department'... more

Council after hearing from PawSox on fireworks: Proceed

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PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Red Sox will be allowed to hold all seven planned fireworks displays during the upcoming season after the City Council approved a license for the events last week. Councilor... more

Andrade: I run the CACD the way I'm told to

'The community is very supportive of us'
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PAWTUCKET - As a barrage of criticism continues to rain down on the leaders of the Cape Verdean American Community Development center, Executive Director Joseph Andrade is defending the way he's run... more

The week that was

Man nabbed again for child porn State and local law enforcement officers arrested Christopher Calabro, age 45, of 11 Cleveland St. last Saturday for possession of child pornography. In December of... more

Enthusiasm, optimism abound at Pawtucket Foundation celebration

PAWTUCKET - Organizers of the Pawtucket Foundation's 12th annual Awards Celebration last week say the event was full of enthusiasm and optimism for the city's future. In front of 420 guests, awards... more

Goff Players perform 'High School Musical' this week

PAWTUCKET - The Goff Players will be performing "High School Musical" on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, April 15-16, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults... more

Main Street two-way conversion project set to commence

PAWTUCKET - On Wednesday, city workers will begin the transformation of the section of Main Street adjacent to Mineral Spring Avenue, converting it from a one-way to two-way roadway. The project will... more

Earth Day cleanup in the city April 25

PAWTUCKET - The city of Pawtucket will celebrate Earth Day by cleaning litter from the sidewalks and streets on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Trash bags and some equipment will be provided... more

Fire destroys three-story home in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Ten people were homeless this week after a fire ripped through a triple-decker at 75 Warren Ave. Saturday evening. All 10 people who were home at the time of the 5 p.m. blaze got out... more

Slater Park Carousel open for another season

PAWTUCKET - The city of Pawtucket announces the reopening of the Slater Memorial Park Looff Carousel. The carousel will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only through July 5. Beginning on Monday, July... more

April vacation programs at the Pawtucket library

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket Public Library announces the following April vacation week programs. * Saturday, April 18: Children's Day/Book Day, 2:30-4 p.m. Celebrate the African-American culture with this... more

CACD plans wellness fair

PAWTUCKET - Cape Verdean American Community Development will host a Healthy Community Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 25, from noon to 5 p.m., at CACD, 120 High St. The following free services will... more

Applications available for Boys State Program

BARRINGTON - The American Legion Boys State Program is accepting applications for its Class of 2015. The program is free weeklong event, held June 14-19, designed for high school juniors to gain... more

Teens invited to Dollars and Sense program

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library invites students in grades 6-12 to its Dollars and Sense program on Tuesday, April 21, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The event will include information on credit scores... more

Pawtucket police arrest man for two armed robberies

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested a man they say committed two armed robberies. Tyree Tilson, 19, is being charged with two counts of first-degree armed robbery and will be arraigned Thursday in... more

Job fair for veterans at CCRI on Friday

WARWICK - Operation Stand Down R.I. is holding a job fair for veterans on Friday, April 17, at Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick. Employees from across the... more