Pawtucket

Pawtucket school upgrades: Keyless cards, cameras, bathrooms

PAWTUCKET - Upgrades are now happening in city schools thanks to a $32 million "health and safety" bond approved by voters last November. At the top of the list of improvements are new keyless entry... more

Pawtucket man indicted for arson, assault

PROVIDENCE - Stephan McClain, age 47, of 89 Carpenter St. in Pawtucket, was indicted for first-degree arson and assault with a dangerous weapon. Prosecutors say McClain set fire to the building at... more

Assailant runs from Pawtucket police, drops dead

PAWTUCKET - A man who took off running from Pawtucket police early Sunday morning after beating another man and possibly overdosing on drugs died of an apparent heart attack. The victim of the... more

VIDEO: PawSox supporters rally against moving team to Providence

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PROVIDENCE - David Norton is taking action on his vow to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Pawtucket. On Thursday, June 25, Norton, a 45-year-old Pawtucket resident and leader of the group Organizing for... more

Chief: Call early to help us catch those setting off fireworks

PAWTUCKET - They make dogs run off, scare small children, pose a fire risk, and generally keep people awake at night. It's no riddle to those who live in Pawtucket, where fireworks around the Fourth... more

Officials: Brew hub, bike path will help attract more millennials

PAWTUCKET - A celebration last Friday marking the completion of the new mini bike path and river wall behind Pawtucket City Hall was another step toward city officials' ultimate goal to make the... more

Move to regulate massage parlors will now head to full council

PAWTUCKET - City leaders would be foolish to act like "pay for sex" is not happening in local massage parlors, says City Councilman Tim Rudd, and even more irresponsible to not do something about it... more

Redo of Mineral Spring Ave. ahead of schedule

PAWTUCKET - The reconstruction of Mineral Spring Avenue from Conant Street to Dorman Avenue near the North Providence town line is well ahead of schedule to be completed this fall, according to... more

Both ways lead to McCoy

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PAWTUCKET - Ever since the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox announced plans to move the team to Providence this year, much of the conversation has revolved around how difficult it is to get to... more

Council eases rules on swimming pools

PAWTUCKET - The City Council last week passed Councilor Terry Mercer's ordinance that makes it easier for homeowners with smaller properties to install a swimming pool. Mercer had requested that the... more

School Department launches summer food program

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket School Department this week launched the food service program it sponsors for children during the summer. The program is designed primarily to provide meals to children in... more

Y of Pawtucket partners with C.F. for first Neighborhood Health Station

PAWTUCKET - The YMCA of Pawtucket has joined Blackstone Valley Health Care Inc., Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and the city of Central Falls in an initiative to create the nation's first... more

Crowley announces legislative grants

PAWTUCKET - State Sen. Elizabeth Crowley, who represents District 17 in Pawtucket and Central Falls, announced the awarding of legislative grants to community organizations in her district. This year... more

Storytime for children on autism spectrum

PAWTUCKET - Families with young children on the autism spectrum are invited to participate in a six-week storytime class at the Pawtucket Public Library. This weekly group will meet on Thursday, July... more

Join Book Club in reading 'Alien in My Pocket'

PAWTUCKET - This month's featured book for the Pawtucket Children's Library's Book Club for Kids is "Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!" by Nate Ball. In this story, 4th-grader Zack McGee's life is... more

Birthday Club

July 11 Lauren Elizabeth Henson, Happy Birthday, Princess. Love, Nana July 12 Robert J. Feley, 75, Happy Birthday Bob! From your loving wife, Barbara, and Winston and Guy. July 18 Madison Lee Jenks,... more

Local residents honored at Providence Country Day School

EAST PROVIDENCE - The Providence Country Day School has recognized the following Pawtucket students for third trimester scholarship and achievement. * High Honors: Barry McCoy, Nathan Moles, and... more

Pawtucket Credit Union announces new hires

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket Credit Union announces the following new personnel. Patricia Lynch Carlin has joined the credit union as vice president and comptroller. She has overall responsibility for the... more

Kids invited to Superhero Training Camp July 7

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will offer a Superhero Training Camp on Tuesday, July 7, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., for children and their families in the library's Campbell Auditorium. The... more

Raffle will benefit toddler with cystic fibrosis

PAWTUCKET - A meat and gift basket raffle will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the German Club, 78 Carter Ave. The event will benefit 3-year-old Ethan Holton, who has cystic... more

Pawtucket police searching for car thief who took off running

Pawtucket police are searching for Laquar Harris, a 19-year-old city resident, after he allegedly stole a vehicle and then took off running when they stopped him. Police have a warrant for his arrest... more

Pawtucket man arrested after trying to cash bad $48,000 check

A Pawtucket man faces charges for allegedly trying to cash a fraudulent $48,000 check at a Wells Fargo bank in Connecticut, according to a report in The Journal Inquirer newspaper. Howard Jones, 53,... more