Councilor Vitali slams Grebien for lack of support

Hints at possible run for mayor in 2016
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PAWTUCKET - City Councilor Albert Vitali Jr. is pulling no punches over his 28-vote loss in the at-large race for Pawtucket City Council, calling out Mayor Donald Grebien for what he says were "... more

Pawtucket downtown on the docket for Tuesday

PAWTUCKET - Residents and business owners in the city’s downtown district are invited to meet with city planners on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m., at 175 Main St., as part of an ongoing series of... more

Police still have no proof that Pawtucket coach had child porn

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket police last week arrested David Vecchiarino, a wrestling and football coach at Tolman High School, after searching his phone and allegedly finding files that "featured what... more

Grebien seeks votes for Pawtucket River Bridge

PAWTUCKET - Mayor Donald Grebien is urging residents to go online to vote for the newly reconstructed Pawtucket River Bridge as one of the top transportation projects in the U.S. “Already the... more

Police seek suspect in I-95 shooting

PAWTUCKET – Police are searching for suspects after a woman who was traveling along I-95 in Pawtucket was shot early Sunday morning. The Rhode Island State Police say the woman was shot at about 3:30... more

Pawtucket council members: High time to tear down the City Hall tower

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PAWTUCKET - A majority of members on the Pawtucket City Council now favor demolishing the tower on top of Pawtucket City Hall instead of spending more taxpayer money to fix it. Councilor Larry... more

School Committee puts off decision on food contract

RIDE gives extension to end of October
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PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket School Committee last week tabled a decision on whether to reverse their new food service contract with Sodexo until after they get more legal advice on the potential impact... more

State seeing big increase in contaminated recycling loads

But local communities largely avoiding new $250 fine
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JOHNSTON - Representatives from Rhode Island Resource Recovery say they've seen a significant increase in the number of recycling loads that are contaminated with garbage, leading them to institute a... more

Alix: I'm 'pretty sure' dog lawsuit killed campaign

PAWTUCKET - Al Alix, the candidate who came in last in the Sept. 9 primary for School Committee, said after the loss that he may never have had a chance at winning. Alix, who was already talking... more

Workers have repaved more than nine miles of city roadway

PAWTUCKET - Nearly half of the 20.5 miles being repaved as part of phase one of a long-term city repaving initiative have now been done, say city officials. Dylan Zelazo, spokesman for Mayor Donald... more

Week that was

Man sentenced for robberies and invasion Brendon LeBlanc, 38, of 23 Byron St. in Pawtucket, pleaded no contest to six counts of first-degree robbery last week and was sentenced to 40 years with 18... more

Nurses throughout country gather for 50th reunion

PAWTUCKET - While many things have changed since the class of 1964 graduated from Roger Williams General Hospital Nursing School, Elaine (Turgeon) Masse says the memories made within those walls will... more


A story last week incorrectly stated that Sandra Cano will be the only woman on the City Council after her Sept. 9 primary win. Mary Bray, who is running unopposed in District 5, will be the second... more

Exchange Street Open Studios returns to Pawtucket this weekend

PAWTUCKET - Exchange Street Open Studios returns to the Pawtucket Armory Arts District in the downtown this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit more than 35... more

Pawtucket Backpackers looking for support in new year

PAWTUCKET - Organizers of the Pawtucket Backpackers, a nonprofit group organized to provide food to local needy students on the weekends, is seeking renewed financial help from the public during the... more

Wiley Center to host fifth Quiz Bowl

PAWTUCKET - The George Wiley Center will host an evening of "some serious fun and games" with the 5th annual "Quiz Bowl" fundraiser, to be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at McCoy Stadium... more

BVTC annual dinner and awards at Twin River Oct. 2

Breeze editor Green, local historian Bacon among those to be honored
PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council holds its 29th annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln. The event features a reception and... more

R.I. Medical Imaging installs third scanner at Pawtucket site

PAWTUCKET - Rhode Island Medical Imaging's third 3T magnetic resonance imaging system has been installed in the Blackstone Valley Medical Building at 333 School St. The 3T MRI system, which has been... more

Arts Marketplace fills Armory Arts Center this weekend

PAWTUCKET - The 3rd annual Arts Marketplace will be held at the Armory Arts Center, 172 Exchange St., on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21. This juried exhibit and sale features one of a kind... more

Gatchell Post 306 plans pasta dinner for Sept. 25

PAWTUCKET - Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306, 171 Fountain St., will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 per person at... more

Families invited to Bilingual Book Club

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will host a Family Bilingual Book Club on Saturdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Caidin Activity Room. Each month,... more

Take the family to a movie at the Pawtucket library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will host a Family Movie Night on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. The movie stars Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Mr. Pricklepants and... more

Watershed Council looking for 'greenway stewards'

The Ten Mile River Watershed Council is looking for "greenway stewards" to help with litter control along the Ten Mile River Greenway in Pawtucket and East Providence. Stewards will adopt a section... more

Goldstein to speak at Woodlawn breakfast

PAWTUCEKT - Ellis Goldstein, director of Ministry Partner Development CRU, the United States Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, will speak at an Encounter Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 20, at... more

Back-to-Church Sunday celebrated on Sept. 21

PAWTUCKET - Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave., will celebrate Back-to-Church Sunday on Sept. 21. The event is part of a national movement of churches across America asking... more

Memorial Hospital program offers help to cancer patients

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital will host its "Look Good ... Feel Better" program on Monday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program is designed to help cancer patients cope with the unpleasant side... more