Traffic cameras going live in Pawtucket Aug. 28

PAWTUCKET – The city’s new speed zone and red light camera system, operated by private contractor Sensys Gatso, is set to go live by the end of the month. “The cameras will be fully operational for... more

School leaders: We’re not Providence

PAWTUCKET – After State Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green last week put the wheels in motion to assume control of Providence Public Schools, leaders in Pawtucket say they are fairly... more

City’s famed artist Simeonov recalls greatest works

Work will be on display at City Hall next month
PAWTUCKET – Sitting in their converted mill loft tucked behind Lorraine Fabrics, 90-year-old artist Mihail Simeonov and his wife Lily share the story of how they came to Rhode Island. It was one of... more

Wildenhain wants review of animal shelter’s deteriorating roof

PAWTUCKET – City Councilor Mark Wildenhain says he wants an investigation into why the roof on the city’s animal shelter at Slater Park has deteriorated so badly just 11 years after the shelter was... more

‘Soupman’ Kelleher wants to bring showers to Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – An out-of-state philanthropist with a heart for the homeless says he’s prepared to bring his mobile shower unit to serve Pawtucket’s homeless residents on a weekly basis. Peter Kelleher... more

Council allows longer tax stabilization agreements

PAWTUCKET – The City Council voted unanimously last week, at the recommendation of its finance subcommittee, to approve new 15-year and 20-year tax stabilization agreements intended to promote larger... more

Dine and dance at annual Greek Fest

PAWTUCKET – Year after year, it’s the smell of lamb roasting on the spit and the taste of traditional Greek cuisine that keeps visitors coming back to the annual Grecian Festival in Pawtucket, say... more

Moreno, Vasquez will host hygiene product drive

PAWTUCKET – School Committee member Roberto Moreno and City Councilor Elena Vasquez, responding to The Breeze story last week on homeless residents not having access to a shower for more than a month... more

Abundance of gnats creates summertime headache

Can’t go outside without the pesky little flies also known as gnats surrounding your head and flying into your eyes? The Valley Breeze spoke with insect specialists to find out why there seems to be... more

Councilors ask for heightened police patrols

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department’s bike patrols are in high demand, with several City Council members asking last week for specific targeted enforcement efforts. Councilor Mark Wildenhain... more

BHC offering adaptive kayaking events

WHITINSVILLE, Mass. – Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is partnering with All Out Adventures to bring a series of four free and adaptive kayaking events to Wallum Lake at Douglas... more

R.I. Blood Center announces pint for a pint program

PROVIDENCE – During the month of August, all presenting donors at Rhode Island Blood Center’s six blood and platelet donation centers who are 21 or older can choose to receive a coupon for a free... more

Trash or Treasure Shop reopens

PAWTUCKET – The Trash or Treasure Shop, 490 Broadway, will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 17. The shop has fall clothing, shoes and handbags, books, home goods and more. It’s open every Wednesday and... more

Woodlawn Baptist Church announces vacation Bible School

PAWTUCKET – Woodlawn Baptist Church, 337 Lonsdale Ave., will sponsor a children’s event called Roar Vacation Bible School Aug. 19-23, from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. At the event, children in grades K-6 will... more

Pawtucket High School Class of 1954 will reunite Sept. 21

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket East High School Class of 1954 will hold its 65-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m., at Davenport’s Restaurant, 1925 Pawtucket Ave. For more information,... more

PAC accepting entries for fall show

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is accepting entries for its juried fall show titled “Texture.” The deadline for entries is Saturday, Aug. 24. In the visual arts, texture is the... more

Senior Center will host a farmers market Aug. 26

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Blackstone Health Inc. announce that there will be a farmers market at the center, 420 Main St., on Monday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. The market... more

BankRI hosting food drive for area food banks

PROVIDENCE – As summer enters its final weeks, food pantries across the state are preparing for the high demand they experience during September. In an effort to help emergency food programs re-... more

Pawtucket Credit Union announces 3rd annual Community Investment Fund Allocations

PAWTUCKET – George J. Charette, president and chief executive officer of Pawtucket Credit Union, announces the 2019 recipients of PCU’s Community Investment Fund. Through Pawtucket Credit Union’s... more