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Pawtucket school officials to start negotiations to buy St. Leo's

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PAWTUCKET - Facing an immediate need for "swing space" to accommodate school repairs and a long-term crunch due to rising enrollment figures, school officials have started the process of entering a... more

Woman arrested after striking Pawtucket officer with her car

PAWTUCKET - A city police officer who was monitoring traffic near Curvin McCabe Elementary School Wednesday was struck by a car as he was in the process of giving its driver a ticket. Officer Dave... more

Suspect nabbed after running over man in stolen pizza delivery car

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket police have arrested city resident Angel Delgado, 18, of 80 Ashburne St., after he allegedly stole a pizza delivery car and ran over a man who was out for a walk Sunday evening... more

Gas prices fall another 11 cents

Gas prices have fallen yet again, this time by another 11 cents. AAA Southern New England revealed Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gas is down to $2.75 in Rhode Island. The... more

Pawtucket police arrest man after he tries to swallow heroin, bites officer

PAWTUCKET - Police arrested a man last Friday afternoon after they say he tried to swallow a bag of heroin and bit an officer who tried to stop him. On Dec. 5, Officer Carl Barovier saw a vehicle... more

Geraghtys: Doctors pushed ALS diagnosis, ignored Lyme

Family still holding out hope for a cure
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CUMBERLAND - A year ago, the Geraghty family was preparing for the holidays just like they always did, unaware of the deep, life-altering trouble to come. On Dec. 2, 2013, David Geraghty began... more

Slater Mill restored and ready to go

Leaders cheer new National Historic Park designation
PAWTUCKET - The most recognizable landmark in the Blackstone Valley has been restored to its former glory as those who run it prepare for the next chapter in its storied history. Lori Urso, executive... more

City receives money for old mill pond, surroundings

PAWTUCKET - The city last week won $34,250 in open space grant funding as a first step in finally obtaining an old mill pond and surrounding land for a future recreation area. The money would be... more

Chairman Rotondo leaving Pawtucket GOP for radio gig

PAWTUCKET - Scott Rotondo, the chairman of the Pawtucket GOP for the past two years, will leave the post next month to pursue a part-time career in radio. Rotondo, who campaigned heavily for... more

The week that was

Woman arrested after striking officer with her car A city police officer who was monitoring traffic near Curvin McCabe Elementary School last Wednesday was struck by a car as he was in the process of... more

KR Baseball Academy takes its swings in Lincoln

Former Red Sox reliever Ryan 'couldn't be happier' with new facility
LINCOLN - It's been said that when one door closes, another opens, and in Ken Ryan's case, truer words were never spoken. After more than a decade of using 413 Central Ave. in Pawtucket as his... more

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will host Adopt-a-Family Christmas Party

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will be hosting its annual Ernie Marot Memorial Adopt-a-Family Christmas Party this Saturday, Dec. 20, at noon. Lunch will be provided to all Adopt-a-Family... more

Performance Physical Therapy wins Snyder Practice of the Year Award

PAWTUCKET - Performance Physical Therapy has been honored with the 2014 Jayne L. Snyder Practice of the Year Award. According to a press release, the prestigious award is given annually to... more

Collette employees donate their time in December to local organizations

PAWTUCKET - Collette has announced that more than 160 employees from their Rhode Island offices are donating their time during December to local organizations in need of volunteers and help. "The... more

Police warn residents to protect themselves and their valuables

PAWTUCKET - As Christmas is quickly approaching, the Pawtucket Police Department is warning residents and visitors to protect themselves and their valuables. "We are encouraging residents to take... more

Council meeting moved up to Thursday

PAWTUCKET - Due to the Christmas holiday, the next meetings of the Pawtucket City Council and Board of License Commissioners, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 24, have been moved up six days... more

R.I. Foundation will give grants to encourage innovation

PAWTUCKET - The Rhode Island Foundation announced that teachers from Pawtucket, Woonsocket and Central Falls will receive grants through a program designed to encourage innovation in urban school... more

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen to serve holiday meals

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will be serving a Christmas Eve dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. The kitchen will also be serving a breakfast on Christmas... more

FHR elects two new members to board of directors

LINCOLN - Fellowship Health Resources Inc, a non-profit organization providing services to individuals with mental illness and addiction disorders across seven states, has announced Robert Colucci,... more

New Year's Eve party planned at German American Society

PAWTUCKET - The German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island, 78 Carter St., will host a New Year's Eve party on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Cocktail hour and appetizers start at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be... more

Pawtucket Public library lists holiday hours

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will close at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. The library will resume normal hours on... more

Advice for dealing with grief at the holidays

PROVIDENCE - Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island is offering a series of tips for dealing with grief during the holiday season, especially for those struggling to get through the celebrations... more

Adventist Youth meet in Providence

PROVIDENCE - The Adventist Youth Ministries of the Seventh Day Adventists holds its leadership congress at the Rhode Island Convention Center the weekend of Jan. 23-25. Early registration is... more

Book sale this week at Adams Memorial Library

CENTRAL FALLS - Adams Memorial Library, 205 Central St., is holding its Christmas book sale this week, with 3,000 titles going for low prices, including large coffee table books for $1. A pre-sale... more

Providence post office open on Sunday

PROVIDENCE - To help with Christmas mailings, the U.S. Postal Service will be open extra hours on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., for full retail services, including stamp sales and package... more