PawSox looking at Apex property for new stadium

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UPDATE: Apex owners say they're in discussions with PawSox and others The owners of Apex Development Company released the following statement Wednesday in response to The Valley Breeze's report on... more

No answers on what happened to eight missing votes

PAWTUCKET – The mystery of the city’s lost mail ballots will likely never be solved, say officials. Registrar Ken McGill said the Pawtucket Board of Canvassers and Board of Elections have completed... more

Officials want to crack down on parking ban violators during snowstorms

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PAWTUCKET – City Council members, declaring that they’ve had enough with residents who continue to park on the street during parking bans, are asking officials to take stronger measures to punish... more

Moran: Grebien jumped the gun on public safety director search

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PAWTUCKET – City Council President David Moran says Mayor Donald Grebien is acting in a “premature” way and “putting the cart before the horse” in forming a search committee for a new public safety... more

None of the city’s body works spas apply for licenses

PAWTUCKET – None of the three “body works” spas required to get a new license from the city to operate did so by a Jan. 13 deadline, and now sources are telling The Breeze that representatives for at... more

Baldwin, Varieur Elementary get $10,000 reading grants to ‘make print come alive’

PAWTUCKET – Two elementary schools in town were awarded $10,000 in reading grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, a move that is said to benefit about 120 students in the district. Pawtucket is... more

Mercer wants city to be backup water source for power plant

PAWTUCKET – City leaders are looking to provide a backup supply of water to a Burrillville power plant if and when the water is needed. The City Council last week approved a request from Councilor... more

Officials targeting violent crime in 2017

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PAWTUCKET – Police and city officials will be ramping up community policing efforts and sending more officers to the streets in hopes of curtailing the gun violence that haunted the city in 2016.... more

Arts grants will be announced Thursday

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is set to announce this year’s round of arts grants at a news conference Thursday morning, Jan. 19. Among the local applicants for grants are... more


Patricia Brown, former owner of the Silver Top Diner, continues to contend she owns the right to the name Silver Top and demands that news reports refer to it as the dining car formerly called the... more


A story in The Breeze last week said that the old Silver Top Diner is being rehabbed in space behind the Honeywell building in Cranston. The building is now owned by Brad Dean and Dean Warehouse, and... more

Officials welcome co-working lounge to city

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien is welcoming the new Red DWG Library, a co-working lounge for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and consultants, to the city. The mayor and representatives for the Northern... more

Tim White hosting talk, book signing Jan. 26

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., will host a talk and book signing by Tim White on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. White, an investigative reporter for WPRI-TV, talks about his... more

Community invited to lend voice to hiring of public safety director

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien and the Public Safety Director Search Committee are seeking input from the community on what they would like to see in the city’s next public safety director. A... more

OSCIL offers Lunch and Learn Workshop

PAWTUCKET – The Ocean State Center for Independent Living will be hosting a Lunch and Learn Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 26, from noon to 2 p.m., at OSCIL’s Pawtucket office, 175 Main St. This month’s... more

Building industry scholarships available

The Rhode Island Building Industry Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications. Any Rhode Island resident who is unable to provide full payment of tuition or other costs for courses related to the... more

St. Teresa Seniors meet Thursday

PAWTUCKET – St. Teresa Church Senior Group will meet Thursday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave. New members, 55 or older, are welcome and may sign up at any meeting. Annual... more

Library offers computer classes in Spanish

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library will offer beginner computer classes in Spanish on Wednesdays, from 2 to 4 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m., beginning Jan. 25. The... more

Gatchell VFW will host pasta dinner Jan. 26

PAWTUCKET – The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner at the post home, 171 Fountain St., on Thursday, Jan. 26. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. The... more

Wyatt escapee indicted

PROVIDENCE – A federal grand jury in Providence on Tuesday indicted James Morales, 35, with escape from the custody of the attorney general, announced U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha. It is alleged in... more