Pawtucket retirees threaten lawsuit after pay increases shut off

City officials say they had no choice
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PAWTUCKET - Members of the Pawtucket Public Safety Retirees Association are threatening legal action after Mayor Donald Grebien's administration shut off their cost of living pay increases on July 1... more

Obama names Coderre senior adviser in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

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PAWTUCKET - President Barack Obama has named Tom Coderre, a former Pawtucket senator who serves as chief of staff to Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, as a senior adviser to the administrator at... more

McCoy is third most vegetarian-friendly park

PAWTUCKET - A new ranking of the top vegetarian-friendly Triple-A ballparks puts McCoy Stadium at number three. "McCoy Stadium has really stepped up to the plate and made all Pawtucket Red Sox fans... more

Local benefactor kicks off '#HiddenCashPawtucket'

PAWTUCKET - A local man was watching "The Today Show" a few weeks ago when one particular segment caught his attention. Some person out in California had started out hiding cash and tweeting clues on... more

Grant for $5,000 will help restore St. Mary's carriage house

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PAWTUCKET - Tom Rogers and his friends have worked long hours over the past five years to restore the Old St. Mary's Cemetery. Now, thanks to a legislative grant of $5,000 from the Rhode Island... more

Leaders call for fireworks patrols after 203 calls to police

PAWTUCKET - The 2014 Fourth of July season was the worst yet for residents using illegal fireworks, say city officials, who are calling for more resources to combat the explosive activities. City... more

Arcaro: I was pressured not to run for House 59

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PAWTUCKET - John Arcaro says he thinks he's unraveled the mystery behind Rep. J. Patrick O'Neill's last-minute decision not to run for re-election in 2014. The details aren't very pretty, he suggests... more

UPDATE: All but five candidates certified to run

PAWTUCKET - Five declared candidates for elected office in the city failed to get their required signatures in by last Friday's deadline to run, said registrar Ken McGill. Two of those candidates,... more

Au, Meyette are top seniors at JMW

PAWTUCKET - Paula Au was the valedictorian and Allison Meyette was the salutatorian for the Class of 2014 at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Au, daughter of Linh Au... more

Greenman named director of community investment

PAWTUCKET - United Way of Rhode Island has announced the appointment of Pawtucket resident Adam Greenman as director of community investment. Previously, Greenman spent five years with the Rhode... more

Charbonneau announces bid for School Committee

PAWTUCKET - Local businessman Gerard "Jay" Charbonneau, a Democrat, has announced his candidacy for Pawtucket School Committee, vying for one of seven positions in the Sept. 9 primary. Endorsed by... more

Crowley running to put 'children first'

PAWTUCKET - City resident John J. Crowley says he's running for Pawtucket School Committee because he loves his city's schools and wants to put "children first." "If elected, I would like to ensure... more

Dogapalooza coming to Slater Park Aug. 2-3

PAWTUCKET - The Dogapalooza Summer Festival 2014 is coming to the city on Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3. The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee is sponsoring the annual fundraiser at Slater Memorial... more

Meeting at Barton Street playground to focus on master plan

PAWTUCKET - Residents of the Barton and Broad streets neighborhood are invited to meet with city planners next Tuesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at the Barton Street playground at the corner of Barton and... more

Pawtucket 'PaintBox Project' will transform electrical boxes with art

PAWTUCKET - City officials are looking to inspire local artists "to brighten the urban landscape" by transforming "bland" utility boxes into works of art. Approximately 16 city-owned utility boxes,... more

Governor signs off on measure easing controversy over solid waste facilities

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Lincoln Chafee last week signed a bill modifying the definition of a construction and demolition debris processing facility to protect the quality of life in residential areas and... more

F.A.C.T. meets next Thursday

PAWTUCKET - The Fairlawn Against Crime Team will meet Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m. in the Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church Hall, 514 Smithfield Ave. Councilor Tim Rudd will address the group.... more

Pawtucket Parks and Rec offers free summer performances

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Parks and Recreation Division is hosting a number of free summer performances through Aug. 22, weather permitting. All events begin at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Six... more

Pawtucket Family Y offers summer camps

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Family YMCA, 20 Summer St., is offering the following summer camps. Most camps are conducted through Aug. 22 and run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no additional... more

Senior Center announces Coffee Hours

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., announces its July schedule of Coffee Hours, which are held on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The events are free and... more

Spaulding/Johnson House open for summer tours

PAWTUCKET - The Spaulding/Johnson House, former home of longtime city historian Betty Johnson, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, July 28, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18. The house was built by... more

Pawtucket Public Library to host Book Club for Kids Program

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., is hosting a Book Club for Kids program on Saturday, July 26. A free paperback copy of Barbara Park's "Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha,"... more

Children invited to explore crazy concoctions

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will present the program, Fizz Boom Read Fun!: Explore Crazy Concoctions, on Saturday, July 19, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Children will create and explore some wild... more

Tax collections office to be temporarily relocated for renovations

PAWTUCKET - The city tax collections office will be temporarily relocated in City Hall for four to six weeks to allow renovation of the current space that will include basic painting, space... more

American Cancer Society needs resource volunteers

WARWICK - The American Cancer Society is currently seeking individuals interested in volunteering as a Cancer Resource volunteer at area hospitals. Full training is provided to enable volunteers to... more

CHS Class of 1954 to reunite, seek members

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland High School Class of 1954 will hold its 60-year reunion on Friday, Oct. 10, at Twelve Acres Restaurant, 445 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The reunion committee... more