Pawtucket

Pires: ‘My conscience is clear’ on hiring Caruolo to investigate mayor

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PAWTUCKET – A city official is defending himself against sharp criticism over the hiring of an outside attorney to investigate the circumstances surrounding the hiring of Mayor Donald Grebien’s... more

Senator wants background checks for church volunteers

PROVIDENCE – Legislation sponsored by Sen. Cynthia Coyne is designed to protect Rhode Island youth by requiring all adults who seek employment or volunteer opportunities in churches or religious... more

Cookies recalled because of potential for undeclared peanuts

The Rhode Island Department of Health advises consumers that Bake Fresh Company of Rhode Island is recalling a certain variety of "7-Eleven Fresh to Go" cookies because they may contain undeclared... more

Accused heroin dealer from Pawtucket indicted, detained

PROVIDENCE – Aaron Philbert, 29, of Pawtucket, was ordered detained in federal custody after appearing in U.S. District Court in Providence Tuesday on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges, and for... more

Library patrons break the rules, bring their dogs

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PAWTUCKET – Local libraries are experiencing an uptick in the number of patrons who are bringing their dogs with them and pretending their canine companions are service dogs or therapy dogs. Eugene... more

Council votes not to support rehab of CACD for LaunchCode

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PAWTUCKET – The City Council last week rejected a resolution supporting Mayor Donald Grebien’s local grant funding proposal due to a controversy over money targeted for the Capeverdean American... more

Residents planning community garden on Taft Street

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PAWTUCKET – A coalition of citizens looking to create a community garden on city-owned property off Taft Street say they’re looking for approvals as soon as possible so the seeds can go in the ground... more

Twin girl, 2, fighting battle with leukemia

Friends and family unite to help the Skillern family of Pawtucket
PAWTUCKET – Margaret and Adeline Skillern, twin sisters, had just celebrated their 2nd birthday last August at Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, Mass., when their parents, Christina and Henry Skillern,... more

Pawtucket Arts Festival hosting annual fundraising event at Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Arts Festival raises the curtain on its 18th annual season with a fundraising event hosted at Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., on Thursday, May 5. A reception will be held... more

Repairs get started at City Hall, public safety departments

PAWTUCKET – Repair crews arrived at 137 Roosevelt Ave. Monday afternoon to begin work on the roof above Pawtucket Fire Station 2, City Hall and the Pawtucket Police Station. The repairs are the... more

Vital records can now be requested online

PAWTUCKET – Prior to Feb. 24, there was no easy way for someone living outside the state to get a vital record from the city. Since that date, if a vital record (birth, death, marriage or civil union... more

Slater Mill gets grant funding for art and poetry initiative

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Foundation will announce Wednesday at Camp Meehan in North Providence that it has awarded $500,000 in grants to fund community-building activities in every city and town... more

The Remains will play at Jenks on May 14

PAWTUCKET – The Remains will appear in concert at the Joseph Jenks Junior High School Auditorium, 350 Division St., on Saturday, May 14. Opening for The Remains will be the seven-piece band 100 PROOF... more

Pride in Pawtucket Earth Day cleanup set for May 7

PAWTUCKET – The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket, Pawtucket Housing Authority and the city will host the Pride in Pawtucket Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, May 7. The headquarters will be at Galego... more

Local students will present at Public Service and Leadership Conference

BRISTOL – Students from Shea and Tolman high schools will make presentations at the seventh annual Public Service and Leadership Conference on Wednesday, May 4, at Roger Williams University, One Old... more

Mother’s Day Tea at Smithfield Ave. Congregational Church

PAWTUCKET – Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church’s Mothers Day Afternoon Tea will be held Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m., in Lindh Hall, 514 Smithfield Ave. Entertainment will be provided by Vicki... more

Free immigration consultations available at the library

PAWTUCKET – Progreso Latino will offer free immigration consultations on the first Monday of each month starting May 2 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., in study... more

Birthday Club

May 13 Mark A. Messier, Happy Birthday! Love, Ma, Dad, Alicia, Damien, Matthew and J.D. May 19 Aaliyah Faith Guerrero, Happy 3rd Birthday! We love you so much! Love, Madrinha, Padrinho and cousins.

Free shredding event in Pawtucket May 7

PAWTUCKET – There will be a free shred-athon on Saturday, May 7, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the Pawtucket City Hall parking lot, 137 Roosevelt Ave. The Office of Attorney General is partnering with Doc... more

Bring the family to a movie at the library May 4

PAWTUCKET – A Family Movie Night will be held at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., on Wednesday, May 4, at 6 p.m. Take a trip back in time with the dinosaurs for this month’s movie night.... more

Make a memory garden craft at the library

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library will host the program Jardín de Recuerdos – A Memory Garden, on Thursday, May 5, and Monday, May 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. Children and their families are invited... more