Pawtucket

Moran responds to challenge from Grant

PAWTUCKET – Kim Grant says a quarter-century is too long for anyone to serve in elective office, which is part of the reason she’s challenging City Council President David Moran for his District 1... more

New supports in place for start of school year

Opening day is next Tuesday
PAWTUCKET – Thanks to an additional $500,000 in funding, the Pawtucket School Department will have more supports in place this year than ever before, to continue cutting down on suspensions and... more

Fecteau donates to charity after using free mail service

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PAWTUCKET – A candidate who used a free federal resource to get the word out about his campaign has now made a contribution to charity in an amount greater than the benefit he received. Matthew... more

Paddleboats expected back in the water at Slater Park

PAWTUCKET – Visitors to Slater Park should soon be back to puttering around the park’s pond. The city hired Solitude Lake Management to clean up the pond, and the company applied chemicals last... more

Gingras ready to open Parkinson’s Place this fall

PAWTUCKET – Five years after Richard Gingras opened Fight 2 Fitness behind Tolman High School, the retired pro boxer is ready to make a more meaningful impact in the fitness world. Gingras, of... more

Stanley’s now under new ownership

PAWTUCKET – Stanley’s Famous Hamburgers, a favorite in the Central Falls area since 1932, is now under new ownership. Louie Augusta, the former manager of the famed burger joint at 535 Dexter St. for... more

Vasquez calls for equitable opportunities for every child

PAWTUCKET – School Committee candidate Elena Vasquez says she strongly believes that open communication with every person involved in a child’s education is essential for success. If elected, she... more

Rudd hails passage of ‘body works’ law

PAWTUCKET – Counting it among the accomplishments he is most proud of, District 6 Councilor Timothy Rudd said the passage of state and local laws placing restrictions on “body works” spa services is... more

Dube points to hard work of creating policies

PAWTUCKET – Democrat Erin Dube is seeking re-election to the Pawtucket School Committee to continue the work she began during her first term. “One of my number one goals during my first term was to... more

Theroux slams Doyle on toll vote, lack of concern for voters

PAWTUCKET – Mark Theroux, Democrat running for Senate District 8, criticized incumbent Sen. Jamie Doyle for not seeking input from voters before he voted for the truck toll legislation from Gov. Gina... more

Issa will focus on veteran issues

CENTRAL FALLS – During his previous tenure as state senator, Daniel Issa was a liaison for veterans bills, submitting bills “on behalf of our men and women who served us in the U.S. Military.” In... more

Charbonneau says community partners strengthen schools

PAWTUCKET – School Committee Chairman Gerard Charbonneau said in a release that the Pawtucket School Department will host the first Community Partners Recognition night. Calling it “another sign of... more

Moran says downtown should remain a priority

PAWTUCKET – Council President David Moran, running against Kim Grant in District 1, said in a release that continuing to develop the downtown should be a priority for the administration during the... more

Norton has ‘tough words’ for endorsed candidates

PAWTUCKET – In a news release, House District 60 candidate David Norton said voters have gotten to know him well. “We’ve enjoyed ice cream together, enjoyed a song or two together, witnessed a... more

Fecteau ‘stunned’ by Doyle’s absenteeism

PAWTUCKET – Matt Fecteau, candidate for the Senate District 8 seat, said in a release he was stunned to learn that incumbent Sen. Jamie Doyle missed 93 percent of his finance committee votes in the... more

Coughlin fights for open government

PAWTUCKET – District 60 incumbent Rep. David Coughlin says he’s “fighting for good government transparency” by calling for the attorney general to publicly release documents relating to the 38... more

Doyle touts record on education

PAWTUCKET – In a news release, state Sen. James Doyle II said his “record on education is clear.” “This year, the education funding formula was fully funded,” he said. “We brought $5.5 million in... more

Get free school supplies this Sunday

PAWTUCKET – A back to school giveaway will be held at Ten Rocks, 1091 Main St., this Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. Families are encouraged to stop by and say hello to local leaders and get... more

Fit Fam joins fitness hub, serving healthy food on Pawtucket Avenue

PAWTUCKET – Fit Fam, “Your Healthy Kitchen,” is now open at 542 Pawtucket Ave. The store serves healthy food in an area of the city that’s seen significant growth in the fitness industry. Owner... more

City teen gets life experience through Student Leaders summer program

PAWTUCKET – Patience Adegboyega, a Pawtucket resident and valedictorian at Shea High School this past year, was one of five Rhode Island students selected by Bank of America to be involved in its... more

Pawtucket Arts Festival joins Hunger Down to collect food donations

PAWTUCKET – As part of the Hunger Down initiative, the Pawtucket Arts Festival will be collecting food to donate to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank at several of its events: Friday, Aug. 26:... more

City celebrates fire promotions

PAWTUCKET – Thirteen members of the Pawtucket Fire Department were promoted last Friday. Mayor Donald Grebien, Public Safety Director Tony Pires and Fire Chief William Sisson gathered at the Le Foyer... more

18th Pawtucket Arts Festival a more hands-on experience

It all gets started with Taste of the Valley this Friday
PAWTUCKET – Visitors to the 18th Pawtucket Arts Festival, set to start this weekend, can plan on getting their hands a little dirty, say organizers. Chairman John Baxter said patrons have always been... more

Irish music and Jeeps coming to Pawtucket this weekend

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Irish Music Festival will be held this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It will be followed by a sampling of New England’s finest Jeeps at the Off-Rhode Jeep Show... more

Grant pledges to hold constituent forums

PAWTUCKET – School Committee member and City Council District 1 candidate Kimberly Dwyer Grant announced that she will hold bi-monthly district wide constituent forums if elected. “As I’ve walked the... more

Smithfield Ave. Congregational seeks vendors for fair

PAWTUCKET – Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave., is seeking vendors and crafters to rent tables for its fair on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To rent a table, call... more