Pawtucket

Finans’ 1940 Ford Deluxe restored for 60th anniversary

CUMBERLAND – It was the kind of idyllic honeymoon that dreams are made of. After a week in Bermuda, John and Anita (Genest) Finan hopped in their 1940 Ford Deluxe and drove to Canada, meandering... more

Pawtucket man charged after raid uncovers gun, drugs

PAWTUCKET – On Thursday, at around 1:45 p.m., members of Pawtucket Police Special Squad searched a home at 21 Garden St. and found a Glock .40 caliber handgun, narcotics, cash, cell phones and other... more

Police arrest four after violent evening in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Four people have been charged in connection to a bizarre string of violence in Central Falls and Pawtucket. On Wednesday, July 20 at 6 p.m., Pawtucket police responded to the 94 Japonica... more

Watch for local firm’s designs at PGA Championship

When the world’s best golfers put on a show during the upcoming PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., they’ll do it against a backdrop of designs from Pawtucket’s own Judd... more

Downtown’s decorative planters, trash cans take a beating

Temporary plantings go in as officials work on a plan
PAWTUCKET – Four years after new decorative planters and trash cans were installed on Main Street, officials are now trying to figure out how to fix and replace them. The black and red furnishings... more

Filming for ‘The Polka King’ gets started

PAWTUCKET – Filming for “The Polka King,” starring Jack Black as polka legend/con artist Jan Lewan, got going in Pawtucket last Friday. Several homes on Waltham Street and Harvard Street are being... more

Mercer no longer planning push to relax fire pit rules

PAWTUCKET – City Councilor Terry Mercer says he now has no plans to propose a change to the city’s ban on outdoor burning, despite continued frustration about the rules from many residents. Mercer,... more

Plans for nine-hole disc golf course finalized

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PAWTUCKET – City officials have revealed the layout of a nine-hole trial disc golf course planned for the middle of Slater Park. Newly finalized plans to make two holes compliant with the Americans... more

Collette Cares celebrates 100 years with Million Meals initiative

PAWTUCKET – Collette Cares has announced the launch of the 1 Million Meals Campaign, a new global hunger initiative. Through volunteering, global projects and three strategic new partnerships, the... more

Ten Pawtucket organizations receive $33,818 in arts money

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) last week announced its first round of grant awards for the 2016-2017 season, including a total of $33,818 for 10 Pawtucket... more

Daniel Issa seeks return to Senate 16 seat

Daniel Issa, former senator from District 16, has announced he’ll challenge incumbent Sen. Betty Crowley for his former seat, which covers Central Falls and Pawtucket. Issa served 22 years in various... more

Crawley out, but Arcaro staying put in mayor’s race

PAWTUCKET – Kevin Crawley, the retired city detective captain who declared his intention to run for mayor and then collected the required signatures to do so, has withdrawn from the race. The... more

Boy Scouts exploring ways to increase membership

LINCOLN – There may be fewer groups of them in your local woods, but Boy Scouts refuse to end up on the endangered species list. According to the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America,... more

Gatchell Post will host pasta dinner July 28

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, July 28. Dinner will be served from... more

Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee seeks nominations

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 Pawtucket Hall of Fame. This annual event recognizes individuals whose efforts have made a lasting impact on the... more

Veterans may be eligible for peace medal

PAWTUCKET – Veterans who served in Korea between June 25, 1950, and Oct. 25, 1954, may be eligible for the Ambassador for Peace Medal from the Republic of Korea. For more information, call Korean... more

Pawtucket Auto Body expands to Broadway

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Auto Body is now open in an expanded space at the former Courtesy Collision location at 262 Broadway, a site its owner says gives the company easier accessibility and greater... more

Meeting Street open house on July 28

PROVIDENCE – Meeting Street will host an open house at the Early Learning Center, 1000 Eddy St., on Thursday, July 28. It will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Parents and children of all abilities... more

Warwick Vets Class of 1980 will reunite Aug. 6

WARWICK – The Warwick Veterans Memorial High School Class of 1980 will hold its 35-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Francis Farm in Rehoboth, Mass. A traditional clambake... more

Junior League announces Pizzuti Open

PAWTUCKET – The Junior League of Rhode Island will hold the 24th annual Pizzuti Open Golf Tournament on Friday, July 29, at 7 a.m., at the Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd. Golfers will... more

Joan DeCotis Foundation hosts gala Aug. 4 to benefit lung cancer research

CUMBERLAND – The Joan DeCotis Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to raise awareness of lung cancer and raise funds for research, will hold its second annual fundraising gala on Thursday,... more

Davies students place in top 10 at SkillsUSA

LINCOLN – Pawtucket residents Samira Dias and Rebekah Furtado, 2016 graduates of Davies Career and Technical High School, both ranked in the top 10 nationally at the annual SkillsUSA National... more

Roger Williams University offers tailored programming, workforce development to Central Falls, Pawtucket

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies and the cities of Central Falls and Pawtucket announced a pair of unprecedented partnerships to deliver tailored programming to... more

Legislation that eliminates medical records fees for veterans signed into law

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed into law legislation (2016-S 2296 Sub A / 2016-H 8319) that requires healthcare providers to give veterans their medical records at no cost if they are... more

CHS Class of 1981 to reunite Aug. 20

CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High School Class of 1981 will have its 35th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. at Twelve Acres, 445 Douglas Pike, in Smithfield. For more information or to... more

Davies Career and Technical High School announces Class of 2016

LINCOLN – The following students graduated from William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School on June 13 at the Stadium Theater in Woonsocket. Amber Adam Kevin Afonseca Jose Albuquerque... more