City devastated after 'gut punch' PawSox announcement

Officials not giving up, but will seek best use if team leaves
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PAWTUCKET - It was the news many dreaded and few wanted to believe: The Pawtucket Red Sox, a part of the city's cultural fabric unlike any other organization, are set to leave for what its new owners... more

CF police seek help finding missing teen

CENTRAL FALLS - The Central Falls Police Department is seeking help finding "missing and endangered" teenager Charles Engley, age 16. Engley has been missing since Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. He... more

Director Fine stepping down from Department of Health

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced the resignation of Dr. Michael Fine, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. Fine delivered a letter of resignation to Raimondo Tuesday... more

Pawtucket police arrest Samuel Avenue residents for drugs

PAWTUCKET - Members of the Pawtucket Police Special Squad on Wednesday arrested two people after finding drugs and other materials in their home at 140 Samuel Ave. Bryan Osorio, age 25, and Cheilene... more

Chafee portrait installed at the State House

PROVIDENCE – The official portrait of former Gov. Lincoln Chafee, painted by Providence artist Julie Gearan of Providence, installed on the third floor of the Rhode Island State House on Friday. The... more

Pawtucket police searching for hit-and-run driver

PAWTUCKET - Police are searching for the driver of a car that struck and seriously injured a man who was walking on Newport Avenue near Oakland Avenue. The car was heading south on Newport Avenue at... more

DOT Director Lewis steps down

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday announced that Michael P. Lewis, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, will resign from his post effective Feb. 27. She also... more

Against family's wishes, organs sent around the globe

PAWTUCKET - Bill Greenwood can't get the image out of his head. One minute son David was saying he was just about finished with a political meeting, and the next he was collapsing into his father's... more

Officials release mileage, gas figures for take-home cars

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PAWTUCKET - City officials have released their first report on the use of take-home cars by a group of eight department leaders. The document shows that those top employees drove more than 50,000... more

State leaders react to news of planned PawSox move

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PROVIDENCE - The following statements were issued by General Assembly leaders Monday on the sale and proposed move of the Pawtucket Red Sox: • Speaker of the House of Representatives Nicholas... more

Antonio's offers unique pizza combos by the slice

PAWTUCKET - Antonio's Pizza by the Slice, a local favorite on Thayer Street in Providence and in Amherst, Mass., has opened another location at 727 East Ave. Owner Bill Kitsilis, who also owns Angelo... more

Grebien says city will fight to keep PawSox

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Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien wrote the following letter to Pawtucket residents Monday: While we respect the private business interests of the parties involved, the news of the sale and subsequent... more

Last two defendants sentenced in killing of George Holland

Superior Court Justice Robert Krause sentenced two men to prison for their roles in the killing of George Holland II in February of last year. Seydina Ndoye, 20, of Providence and Alain Bedame, 19,... more

Workers finally get ahead of the snow

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PAWTUCKET - Workers in Pawtucket ran a series of "coordinated snow removal efforts" over the weekend, targeting neighborhoods around schools first as they worked to take down snow piles at the ends... more

At 52, Langley will run Boston Marathon for Fisher House

PAWTUCKET - A 52-year-old city man who hasn't run a marathon since 2009 plans to run the 2015 Boston Marathon on April 20 for a cause that's close to his heart. Mark Langley, a lifelong Pawtucket... more

Pawtucket police arrest second suspect in murder of McKenna

UPDATE - Feb. 23 PAWTUCKET – Police in Pawtucket last week arrested a second suspect connected to the stabbing murder of William McKenna on Feb. 10. After arresting Matthew Marcotte on Feb. 12 for... more

Week that was

Second suspect nabbed in McKenna murder Police in Pawtucket last week arrested a second suspect in connection to the stabbing murder of William McKenna on Feb. 10. After arresting Matthew Marcotte... more

Saint Raphael Academy students earn perfect scores

PAWTUCKET - Saint Raphael Academy has announced that four students from the Class of 2015 attained perfect scores on their SAT and ACT exams. That represents nearly 5 percent of SRA's senior class,... more

Bring the family to a movie at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., will host a Family Movie Night on Wednesday, March 4, at 6 p.m., in Campbell Auditorium. The movie features a young robotics genius Hiro and... more

Teen Movie Night planned at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will host a Teen Movie Night on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., in Campbell Auditorium. This month the library will be screening the recent hit based... more

Epworth Thrift Shop will hold grand-reopening March 4

PAWTUCKET - Epworth United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 915 Newport Ave., will hold a grand-reopening on Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, The event will feature coffee, pastries and... more

Birthday Club

March 5 Brian McDonald, Happy Birthday! You're the best! Love, Mother-in-law March 21 Happy Birthday, Eric Benevides! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze. March 23 Kathy Thorpe, to an awesome... more

Parks and Rec announces bus trips

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Parks and Recreation Division announces its latest listing of bus trips for 2015 with a new "City of Pawtucket Recreation Bus Trip Booklet." There is a variety of trips... more

Schools will host workshop for effective parent advocacy

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket Public Schools, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Parent Information Network, will provide a free workshop for parents of students with disabilities titled "Skills for... more

Pasta dinner at Gatchell Post this Thursday

PAWTUCKET - Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 171 Fountain St. The cost is $8 per person. Tickets will be... more

Tolman High Class of 1994 will reunite March 14

PAWTUCKET - Tolman High School Class of 1994 will hold a reunion on Saturday, March 14, at the Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd. For tickets or more information, contact Alexandra Ocampo... more