Lack of home nurses spells trouble for families

Agencies push for better pay
PAWTUCKET – Every year, the Grant family of Pawtucket applies for the state’s Katie Beckett waiver allowing the reimbursement they need to keep daughter Teagan at home instead of in an institution.... more

Persy's Place offering free meals to military

EAST PROVIDENCE – On Memorial Day, Persy's Place, at 140 Newport Ave. in Rumford, is offering a complimentary meal including drink to all active, retired, and veteran military members to honor those... more

Pawtucket police investigating pair of shootings

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding two shootings in the city on Friday, May 11. At around 9 p.m. the Pawtucket Police Department responded to Kepler St. for a report... more

Gillis, Okele tops at St. Ray’s

PAWTUCKET – Bryce Gillis is the top student and Oluwatoyin Okele a close second for the St. Raphael Academy Class of 2018. Gillis, 18, this year’s valedictorian, finishes his Catholic high school... more

Silva, Brown lead JMW grads

PAWTUCKET – Soraya Silva is the valedictorian and Molly Brown the salutatorian for the 34-member Class of 2018 at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 350 Division St.... more

Council set to tackle Grebien’s proposed budget

PAWTUCKET – No City Council members had complied with Councilor John Barry III’s request that they get proposed budget amendments to him by noon on Monday, May 21, setting up a busy meeting tonight,... more

Trip hazards removed in Pawtucket City Hall beautification project

PAWTUCKET – The area in the immediate vicinity of Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave., is receiving significant upgrades, including brickwork, curbing, lighting, and benches. The cost of the... more

City Council candidates talk transfer station, PawSox

PAWTUCKET – Candidates for Pawtucket’s vacant at-large City Council seat faced off in front of members of the Fairlawn neighborhood during a May 15 meet-and-greet event at the Smithfield Avenue... more

City’s newest home for sweet treats holds grand opening

PAWTUCKET – Lauren Martins cut the ribbon at the grand opening of her new café, Lauren’s Café, at 542 Pawtucket Ave., last Thursday. The ceremony was attended by Lauren’s family, friends, staff,... more

The sweet effects of getting salty

Himalayan salt cave in Lincoln offers hidden escape with halotherapy
LINCOLN – Hidden within a shopping center on Front Street, an ordinary storefront flanked by a nail salon and tax preparation office gives way to a unique experience: a Himalayan salt cave right in... more

Cape Verdean group will hold Memorial Day event

EAST PROVIDENCE – Cape Verdean American Community Development will hold a Memorial Day Remembrance on Sunday, May 27, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Ave. The... more

Rotary Pet Walk returns to Cumberland’s Monastery June 2

CUMBERLAND – After a one-year hiatus created by a weather mess last autumn, the Rotary Club of Cumberland-Lincoln has returned its annual Pet Walk back to spring. This year’s event, the 15th annual,... more

Gatchell Post will hold pasta dinner May 31

PAWTUCKET – The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 and its auxiliary will host a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Thursday, May 31, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the post home, 171 Fountain St. The menu... more

Slater Mill will host Grande Fete June 2

PAWTUCKET – On one evening in June, Old Slater Mill throws opens its industrial doors for the annual candlelit Grande Fete by the River on Saturday, June 2, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The event will offer... more

Grebien thanks Gemma Foundation and donors

PAWTUCKET – Last Saturday, Mayor Donald Grebien participated in the Bras for a Cause fundraiser to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Hosted at Twin River Casino, special... more

Sprint Into Health Fair set for June 2

PAWTUCKET – Blackstone Valley Community Health Care will hold a Sprint Into Health Fair on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 39 East Ave. The event will feature music, children’s... more

Loiselle community donates hundreds of books to Books Are Wings

PAWTUCKET – Joining the call to help improve the literacy rate among Rhode Island children, Loiselle Insurance Agency recently delivered hundreds of books and a $500 donation to the Books Are Wings... more

Library holiday closing

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library will be closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The library’s Passport Acceptance Office will also be closed on those... more

OSCIL will host Lunch & Learn Workshop Thursday

WARWICK – The Ocean State Center for Independent Living will host its free Lunch & Learn Workshop on Thursday, May 24, from noon to 2 p.m., at 175 Main St. The topic will be using assistive... more

Veterans Council will hold Memorial Day ceremony

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Veterans Council will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 28, at 11 a.m., at the memorial next to the Pawtucket City Hall. All veterans, veteran... more

Moody’s affirms city’s bond rating

PAWTUCKET – Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the city’s general obligation bond rating of A3. The agency also assigned an Aa3 enhanced rating with a stable outlook to the Rhode Island Health... more

Ten31 and Revel Factory hosting open house tonight

PAWTUCKET – Ten31 and the Revel Factory will host an open studio tonight, Wednesday, May 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at 249 Roosevelt Ave. The event is free. Registration is required at https://tinyurl... more

YMCA of Pawtucket offers swim scholarships

PAWTUCKET – As part of the YMCA’s commitment to reducing drowning rates and keeping kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Pawtucket will provide scholarships for swim instruction and water... more

CFHS Class of 1958 plans 60-year reunion

CENTRAL FALLS – The Central Falls High School Class of 1958 will be holding its 60-year reunion at the Pawtucket Country Club on Friday, Sept. 21. For more information, contact Armand Frechette at... more

Slater hosts annual basketball fundraiser

PAWTUCKET – The Slater Middle School Physical Education and Health Department will hold its 4th annual student/faculty basketball game fundraiser on Tuesday, May 29, at Jenks Middle School, 350... more

St. Cecilia School lists honor roll

PAWTUCKET – The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll at St. Cecilia School. Grade 6 Honors: Mia Victorino High Honors: Catarina Feireira, Emma Obenchain High Honors... more

Arthritis management workshop launching in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Health is co-sponsoring a chronic pain self-management workshop in Pawtucket to help people manage the symptoms of arthritis. The workshop is free and open... more

Doherty joins Exit Realty Professionals

JOHNSTON – Exit Realty Professionals has announced that real estate professional Robin Doherty has joined the company. “Robin’s market knowledge, reputation and dedication to her clients complement... more

Books are Wings seeks volunteers for book distribution

PAWTUCKET – As part of the Books All Year program, Books Are Wings will distribute books to partner schools at recess in June. Aimed at stopping the summer slide, the more than 5,000 children who... more