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Pawtucket council votes for GPS in city vehicles, shaves residential tax rate

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PAWTUCKET - The City Council voted Monday to spend $118,000 on GPS systems for all city vehicles, finding the money to do so by revising Mayor Donald Grebien's revenue projections in his proposed... more

Help flag graves Saturday in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET - Local residents are planning a Memorial Day flag placement event on Saturday, May 23, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Notre Dame Cemetery, 359 Daggett Ave. About 3,200 flags will be placed... more

Pawtucket police say frauds are pretending to represent them

PAWTUCKET – Police in Pawtucket started an investigation this week into people fraudulently soliciting donations on their behalf. A city resident contacted police about a telephone call they received... more

Bus study calls for 'super stops' on Exchange Street

PAWTUCKET – A final report from a city consultant calls for establishing a bus “transit corridor” on Exchange Street and Goff Avenue, complete with new “super stops.” The new stops would replace the... more

Gillis, Dos Anjos top students at St. Ray's

PAWTUCKET - Smithfield resident Auston Gillis is the valedictorian and Bristol resident Vanessa Dos Anjos is the salutatorian for the Class of 2015 at St. Raphael Academy. Gillis, the son of public... more

Schools partner with cemetery volunteers

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PAWTUCKET - It has often been a thankless and lonely task for city residents Ken Postle, Bill Greenwood and their friends, but the determined volunteers now have reinforcements in their effort to... more

Officials invest in public safety with 16 new police vehicles

PAWTUCKET - In an effort to enhance public safety for residents, the Pawtucket Police Department, with authorization from the City Council and Mayor Donald Grebien, has purchased a set of new... more

Breggia, musician and veteran, is this year's grand marshal in NP parade

Expanded parade set for May 24
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Tom Breggia, a retired Pawtucket music educator and veteran of the Marine Corps, is the grand marshal for the 2015 North Providence Memorial Day Parade. The parade will step off at... more

Blackstone Valley Health to acquire Notre Dame Center

PAWTUCKET - Officials from Blackstone Valley Community Health Care announced they intend to purchase Notre Dame Ambulatory Center, formerly Notre Dame Hospital, at 1000 Broad St., Central Falls, from... more

Police recognize officers, honor fallen at 2015 Merit Awards

PAWTUCKET - City and state officials last week joined the Pawtucket Police Department to honor officers who have exhibited meritorious and brave service in the community. The event recognized... more

Police seek man for shooting at Galego Court in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET - Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for shooting someone after a heated argument at Galego Court in Pawtucket. Mark Cruz, 20, with a last known address of 288 Broad St... more

Pawtucket Red Sox owner Skeffington dies

Jim Skeffington, the president of the Pawtucket Red Sox, died on Sunday evening of an apparent heart attack. He was 73. The prominent Rhode Island attorney and businessman was the key public face of... more

Bucket brews now available in cans

PAWTUCKET - Bucket Brewery has launched its long-anticipated beer can line, adding a new dimension to the brews that to this point have been available only in 32-ounce "squealers." Co-owner Nate... more

Series of Memorial Day ceremonies planned for Monday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Veterans Council will conduct ceremonies on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at several locations. All ceremonies will include the laying of a wreath. The ceremonies are as... more

'Grande Fete' supports youth education at Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET - Slater Mill will host its 2nd annual fundraiser, "A Grande Fete by the River," to raise money for the historic site's Educational Scholarship Program. On Saturday, May 30, attendees "... more

Memorial Hospital honors Masse as Employee of the Year

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital celebrated National Hospital Week by paying tribute to its dedicated staff at its annual service awards event on May 11. Patricia Masse, a cook in the Department of Food... more

Two fugitives arrested in CF after trying to sell a gun

CENTRAL FALLS - Police in Central Falls arrested fugitives from Colorado on Wednesday on numerous fire firearms charges. Police were led to John Baker, 38, and Jessica Garrett, 32, after being tipped... more

Memorial's Anthony gets Innovative Program Award

PAWTUCKET - Dr. David Anthony was awarded the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Innovative Program Award along with his colleagues on the board of the fmCASES. He was recognized at STFM's annual... more

Art Bridge Pawtucket kicks off with selection of three finalists

PAWTUCKET - City officials announced the juried selection of Brower Hatcher of Providence, Joshua Wiener of Colorado, and Suikang Zhao of New York as the finalists who will propose designs to... more

Brody awarded top prize at Pawtucket Foundation exhibition

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Foundation hosted its 8th annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition on May 7. The event was held in partnership with the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. The top prize of $1... more

Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee seeking nominations

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 Pawtucket Hall of Fame, an annual signature event recognizing those individuals who have made a lasting impact on... more

Memorial Hospital gives nursing awards

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital has announced the winners of this year's nursing awards. * Jeanette Barnes, from the Intensive Care Unit, was named Nurse of the Year. A member of Memorial's team for 33... more

Teen job program offered at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will hold the program "Job Searching 101 for Teens" on Thursday, May 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program is open to teens ages 14 and up. The program is free... more

Dive into cold cases Friday at the Mathieu Center

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center will host Otto Gregory, engineering professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island and director of the Sensors and... more

Bryant University lists local graduates

SMITHFIELD - The following students from Pawtucket graduated with bachelor degrees from Bryant University on May 16. Nicholas Antunes, business administration in finance; Marissa Bisson, applied... more

JMW School presents senior dance show May 27

PAWTUCKET - Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts will present its senior dance show, "Ten Shades of Dance," at the Jenks/JMW Auditorium, 350 Division St., on Wednesday, May... more