Pawtucket

'Gansett owner looking at Pawtucket as potential landing spot

PAWTUCKET - The president of Narragansett Beer is adding fuel to the rumors that his company will end up in downtown Pawtucket. Mark Hellendrung told The Breeze that he has had talks with Isle... more

Pawtucket man killed in industrial accident

PAWTUCKET – Nicholas “Nicky” Dumont, a 24-year-old Pawtucket resident, died Friday morning after falling from a warehouse he was helping to build at the Myles Standish Industrial Complex in Taunton.... more

DOT officials struggling to solve bridge lights problems

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PAWTUCKET - The lights on the Pawtucket River Bridge keep going out, and officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation still don't know why. There are five round puck lights currently... more

Some neighbors want Pawtucket officials to start over with disc golf course

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PAWTUCKET - A group of Slater Park neighbors, headlined by former City Council member and mayoral candidate Henry Kinch, are calling for the planned disc golf course in the park to be scrapped.... more

Hasbro funds 'groundbreaking' anti-bullying program in Pawtucket

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PAWTUCKET - City and school officials on Monday announced a partnership with No Bully, a nonprofit organization that trains schools how to "leverage student empathy" to stop bullying. With the... more

New garden adds flavor to history-rich Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET - The Slater Mill has a new attraction for lovers of history, horticulture, or a mix of the two. This year, master gardeners from the University of Rhode Island created a "beautiful and... more

Dragon Boat Races, Taiwan Day Festival on tap for Saturday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Arts Festival returns this Saturday, Sept. 5, with one of its most well known traditions. • On Saturday, the Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival will happen at... more

Toth appointed to Pawtucket Parks Commission

PAWTUCKET - Last Friday night at the Pawtucket Arts Festival, Mayor Donald Grebien officially swore in longtime Tolman High School track coach and teacher John Toth to the Pawtucket Parks Commission... more

Memorial physician gets grant for leukemia research

PAWTUCKET - Dr. Adam Olszewski, of The Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, received a 2015 Medical Research... more

More than 500 submissions for city's photo contest on display

PAWTUCKET - More than 500 submissions have been received for the city's 17th annual photo contest and are on display during in the Visitor Center Gallery, 175 Main St. From the 500 entries, 12... more

Pawtucket woman assaults officers, gets pepper-sprayed

PAWTUCKET – A 19-year-old Pawtucket woman was arrested after allegedly slapping one Pawtucket police officer and punching another one. Domineek Gomes, of Lonsdale Avenue, is due in court Sept. 9 on... more

CF police looking for missing man

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CENTRAL FALLS - Officers from the Central Falls Police Department are searching for a man they say has been missing since Sunday, Aug. 30. Michael O’Shea, 35, of Central Falls, left his mother’s home... more

Sign up for weekly children's story classes

PAWTUCKET - Children age 5 and younger, along with their adult caregivers, are invited to the Pawtucket Children's Library to share stories, songs and other fun activities during the fall session of... more

Volunteers wanted to help with Daggett Farm Haunted Tunnel

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Parks & Recreation Department is seeking volunteers for the Daggett Farm Haunted Tunnel attraction at Fright Night in the Park at Slater Memorial Park. The event runs on... more

Bristol County Savings to host bobblehead night

PAWTUCKET - Bristol County Savings Bank will host Bobblemania Night on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the 6:05 p.m. game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Buffalo Bisons at McCoy Stadium. The first 3,000... more

Correction

Last week's story on Cunningham Elementary School teacher Kerri Gray pleading no contest to a domestic disorderly conduct charge incorrectly stated that Gray teaches kindergarten. She is a 5th-grade... more

Library will be closed Saturday and Monday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will be closed this Saturday, Sept. 5, and on the Labor Day holiday next Monday, Sept. 7. The library's passport acceptance office also will be closed those... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Happy Birthday Tom Ward, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Sept. 21 Happy Birthday Donna Meehan, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Sept. 22 Happy Birthday Kayla Panu, from... more

Pawtucket Central Falls Development celebrates 25th

PAWTUCKET - Join Pawtucket Central Falls Development in celebrating its 25th year of working to revitalize and strengthen neighborhoods in Pawtucket and Central Falls. The Sept. 17 event, which will... more

Watch a family movie tonight at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will host a free family movie night tonight, Sept. 2, starting at 6 p.m. in the Campbell Auditorium, 13 Summer St. Watch the movie version of "Matilda" by... more

St. Joseph Parish hosting its annual Polish Festival

CENTRAL FALLS - St. Joseph Parish will hold its annual Polish Festival Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13, at the church at 391 High St. The three-day event offers Polish and American food, music... more

Veterans Council meets Sept. 11

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Veterans Council meets Friday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Walter Gatchell VFW Post, corner of Fountain and Blake streets. Plans will be discussed for patriotic events to be... more

Mathieu Center hosts nutrition programs

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center and Blackstone Health Inc. co-sponsor free nutrition education programs for adults age 55 and older at the center's 420 Main St. location. Free one-on-one... more

Walk to Defeat ALS steps off Sept. 20

WARWICK - The ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter is having its 14th annual Walk to Defeat ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Confreda Sports... more

Relay for Life volunteers sought locally

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers throughout Rhode Island- walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference - to organize... more