Machowski leads the team building 17th Winter Wonderland

PAWTUCKET – Bob Machowski is to Winter Wonderland what the steam engine was to the train. Machowski has been there since the beginning, putting in hundreds of hours each year getting the famous... more

Tony the Dancing Cop not returning this holiday season

PAWTUCKET - Tony Lepore, aka Tony the Dancing Cop, will not be bringing back his energetic dance routine to the streets of Providence this holiday season. Lepore, a Pawtucket resident, said in a... more

Central Falls man guilty of molestation

Cesar Vasquez, 39, with a last known address of 114 Perry St., Central Falls, was found guilty Monday by a Providence County Superior Court jury of four counts of first-degree child molestation. The... more

Pawtucket police searching for suspect in domestic violence case

PAWTUCKET – Police say they are trying to locate Jordan Torres, a Branch Street resident, to arrest him on a domestic violence warrant. Anyone who knows Torres is asked to tell him to turn himself in... more

Pawtucket police seek suspect in stabbing with kitchen knife

PAWTUCKET – Police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect in a Black Friday stabbing on Lonsdale Avenue. On Nov. 27, at around 4 p.m., Pawtucket officers responded to 295 Lonsdale... more

Police arrest pregnant woman for DUI, drugs

PAWTUCKET – State Police arrested a pregnant Pawtucket woman for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs and felony drug possession. On Saturday, Nov. 28, at around 11:25 p.... more

Woman accused of driving drunk with 8-year-old in car

CENTRAL FALLS – Police arrested Maria Pena, 51, of Central Falls, and charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test. Pena was driving with an 8-year-old riding in... more

Greene students say why they’re thankful

PAWTUCKET – Kindergarten students in dual language classrooms at Nathanael Greene Elementary School were asked this week what they’re thankful for. The following are their answers. Isaac Ferreira, 6... more

Despite new green street signs, Pawtucket’s future is still black and white

Officials also seeking bids on replacing all traffic signs
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PAWTUCKET – The city now has dozens of new green and white street signs, courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, but officials say black and white is still the color scheme of the... more

DiCenso: Low PARCC scores our ‘starting point’

PAWTUCKET – Thousands of local students struggled mightily on the new state PARCC test, but Supt. Patti DiCenso says this is not the end of the story. DiCenso, in a statement after the results were... more

Newman’s Own Foundation selects Farm Fresh to receive matching donations

PAWTUCKET – Farm Fresh Rhode Island has been selected to participate in the Newman’s Own Foundation Challenge for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the power of individuals,... more

Memorial announces community art installation

PAWTUCKET – In an effort to enhance the patient experience at Memorial Hospital, a hospital employee has partnered with DAWN Southern New England to open a community art space called the “Hospital... more

Grebien announces savings from $24.3 million bond refunding for PWSB

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PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Pawtucket Water Supply Board Chairman William Masuck announced last Friday that the city has sold its $24.3 million Water System Refunding Revenue... more

Man arrested after hitting teen on a bicycle

PAWTUCKET - Police arrested a man after he ran into a local teenager while driving on a suspended driver's license. On Thursday, at around 4:20 p.m., officers responded to Rhode Island Avenue at... more

Woman declines to press charges after purse returned

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PAWTUCKET - An elderly woman who had her purse stolen after mistakenly leaving it in a shopping cart at the Walgreen's Pharmacy on Cottage Street has declined to pursue criminal charges against the... more

CF police arrest trio for robbing teen at gunpoint

CENTRAL FALLS – Police have arrested three people in connection to an incident where they allegedly robbed a teenager at gunpoint. Daryn Davis, 18, was arrested last Friday for first-degree robbery... more

Laureen Grebien, volunteers put together turkey baskets

PAWTUCKET – For 16 years, public workers and volunteers have raised money and food donations to put together turkey baskets for the city’s needy. On Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 600... more

DPW announces road closure at Slater Park

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Department of Public Works will be closing Slater Memorial Park to through traffic Monday, Nov. 30, through Thursday, Dec. 3, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in preparation for the... more

Pawtucket’s Pollard, Meiklejohn inducted into Heritage Hall of Fame

PROVIDENCE – John “Red” Pollard, the longtime Pawtucket resident who rode Seabiscuit, and Alexander Meiklejohn, a former educational reformer from the city, were two of 11 prominent Rhode Islanders... more