Without reversal, schools risk losing nearly $4 million reimbursement
By ETHAN SHOREY, Breeze Online News Editor
This story has been updated to reflect a much higher potential loss if the School Committee does not switch to Chartwells
PAWTUCKET - Officials from the Rhode Island Department of Education say they... more
Members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force on Thursday arrested Hector Mendonza, age 30, of 31 Beecher St. in Pawtucket, for possession of child pornography and... more
PAWTUCKET – Police in Pawtucket are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman on Aug. 3. Police believe they've identified the suspect on surveillance video, and are asking the public for... more
PAWTUCKET - The primary race for the District 58 seat in the House of Representatives features two upstart Democrats seeking to replace the retiring William San Bento.
Joseph Clark, a local baseball... more
PAWTUCKET - Officials from the Pawtucket School Department and the city of Pawtucket announced Tuesday that a series of tests for the gas trichloroethene (TCE) at Varieur Elementary School have... more
PAWTUCKET - The 16th annual Pawtucket Arts Festival presents the Slater Park Fall Festival, a weekend that celebrates the beauty of the park and art, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14, from 11 a.m... more
PAWTUCKET - State Rep. Mary Duffy Messier said she has delivered "significant state assistance" to several nonprofit organizations in Pawtucket and will continue to be a strong advocate for local... more
LINCOLN - John Cullen, a candidate for the House of Representatives District 46 seat, said he encourages Rhode Island voters to vote yes this November to have a Constitutional Convention.
"This is... more
PAWTUCKET - At-large City Council candidate Sandra Cano said she is honored to have the support and endorsement of Mayor Donald Grebien.
"Unfortunately, some have stooped to the politics of the past... more
PAWTUCKET - Incumbent City Councilor Tom Hodge is calling for an end to the delay in releasing the minutes of the Pawtucket School Committee's "inappropriate executive session" of Feb. 11, as ordered... more
PAWTUCKET - Al Alix, candidate for Pawtucket School Committee, has lived in the city his entire life, was educated through the public school system and is proud to call Pawtucket his home, he said in... more
PAWTUCKET - School Committee Chairman Michael Araujo has announced his commitment to continue the progress made over the last year on behalf of students and residents.
Since taking the reins of the... more
PAWTUCKET - Businessman Gerard "Jay" Charbonneau says he is distinguishing himself as a candidate who "offers the vision, experience, and leadership skills" needed on the Pawtucket School Committee... more
PAWTUCKET - Erin Dube, candidate for School Committee in the Sept. 9 primary, said that her priority would be to move away from a "testing culture."
"The error in standardized testing can be found... more
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Knight, endorsed Democrat running for Pawtucket School Committee, has filed a request for the immediate release of records under the Access to Public Records Acts. The School... more
PAWTUCKET - Joseph Clark, Democratic candidate for state representative in House District 58, said that if he's elected he will file legislation to create a study commission to study the effects of... more
PAWTUCKET - Democrat for state representative in House District 58 Carlos Tobon is promising that he will represent every neighborhood in his district at the Statehouse rather than certain groups or... more
PAWTUCKET - John Arcaro, longtime neighborhood volunteer and Democrat running for House District 59, says he has uncovered proof of the secret back-room deal concocted by House Speaker Nicholas... more
PAWTUCKET - Jean Philippe Barros, who is running for an open House District 59 seat, said his top priorities will be to improve the economy and job climate for the city and state, while fighting... more
PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will host a free Movie Night on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m.
Families are invited to see the Muppets head out on a global tour where mayhem follows them... more
Happy Birthday Tom Ward! From all of us at The Valley Breeze
Meredith Walsh, Happy 18th Birthday! Love, Grampa, Grammy Conroy and the whole family
Matthew J. Messier, Happy... more
PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Senior Citizens Council with the assistance of the Tolman and Shea High School track teams is sponsoring a fundraiser, Relay for Healthy Aging, to benefit the Leon Mathieu... more
PROVIDENCE - A new mobile application for Rhode Island voters is now available, announced Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis.
The R.I. VIC app is for anyone looking to learn their voter status, find... more