Pawtucket school heating problems highlight need for improvements

PAWTUCKET – This city has made great strides in improving its schools over the past three years, says Supt. Patti DiCenso, but regular heating issues at multiple schools this winter are calling... more

Decision time in Senate District 8 primary race

PROVIDENCE – The sprint for party nominations in the Senate District 8 race ends next Tuesday, Feb. 27, when district voters decide the top two candidates from three Democrats and two Republicans.... more

Milos: No enabling ordinance needed for red light cameras

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PAWTUCKET – A plan to install red light cameras on some of the city’s traffic signals does not require an enabling ordinance from the City Council, says City Solicitor Frank Milos. On Feb. 7, the... more

Karsulavitch says people’s voice counts

PAWTUCKET – Over the past few weeks, says Republican Senate District 8 candidate Richard Karsulavitch, many residents have been reading or hearing about the candidates running for the seat. “Since... more

Fecteau imagines a Pawtucket for everyone

PAWTUCKET – When Senate District 8 candidate Matt Fecteau returned home to Pawtucket after his military deployments, he says he saw a city “being failed by its political leadership.” “As our schools... more

Norton: Not one penny for stadium

PAWTUCKET – Democrat David Norton said in a release this week that many in the city know about his opposition to taxpayer money being used to fund a new stadium. “I believe that hospitals should come... more

Cano says campaign focused on jobs, prosperity

PAWTUCKET – Senate District 8 candidate Sandra Cano says she’s been running a grassroots campaign focused on jobs, education and bringing change to the Statehouse. Cano, a city councilwoman, said in... more

Grebien calls for public participation in transfer station study

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien this week announced a series of public forums to be held by Bryant University’s non-partisan Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership as part of a facilitated... more

New distillery coming to Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – A city known by some as Rhode Island’s craft beer capital is adding craft spirits to the menu. White Dog Distilling will soon open at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. The micro-distillery is... more

Dr. Baziotis named board president of YMCA of Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – The YMCA of Pawtucket held its 128th Annual Meeting on Jan. 30 at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. This Y includes not only the downtown Pawtucket YMCA, but Woonsocket’s YMCA and... more

Smith elected vice president of IIARI

WARWICK – The Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island elected several insurance veterans to senior officer positions and announced a pair of executives to its 2018 Board of Directors. New senior... more

St. Cecilia School lists second quarter honor roll

PAWTUCKET – The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at the St. Cecilia School. Grade 6 High Honors: Meghan McCann  Honors: Catarina Ferreira, Sadie Lallier, Emma... more

City’s Women’s History Month Celebration planned for March 8

PAWTUCKET – City Councilor Sandra Cano and the Women’s History Month Organizing Committee have announced Pawtucket’s fourth annual Women’s History Month Celebration, to be held Thursday, March 8,... more

Library’s Passport Office celebrates 5th anniversary

PAWTUCKET – The passport acceptance facility at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., is celebrating its five-year anniversary during the month of February. The Passport Office is now... more