Pawtucket considering automated trash collection

A decision could impact the city’s policy on street sweeping and ticketing
PAWTUCKET – City officials say they’re actively exploring the possibility of adding automated trash service to pair with the existing automated recycling already in place. Wilder Arboleda, spokesman... more

Pawtucket firefighters deliver baby on I-95

PAWTUCKET – Five firefighters from the Pawtucket Fire Department delivered a baby last Friday, Sept. 14, while responding to a 911 call on I-95. The call came in at 3:36 p.m. from a driver on 95... more

Station 1 staying closed pending new safety complex

PAWTUCKET – The West Avenue Fire Station 1, shut down last year due to numerous complaints about mold and its impact on the health of firefighters, remains closed with no prospects of a reopening. “... more

RJP Packaging continues growth after move to Pawtucket

Retail store open at 1 Campbell St.
PAWTUCKET – After moving from Providence in the spring, RJP Packaging is continuing its growth and now running a full retail store offering packaging, safety, janitorial and food service products, as... more

Easy wins for incumbents in Pawtucket primaries

PAWTUCKET – The favorites all coasted to victory in the Sept. 12 primaries, with nothing even resembling an upset. In the at-large City Council race, Michael Araujo followed up his special election... more

DeCelles: Chlorine levels in local water consistent

PAWTUCKET – The head of the Pawtucket Water Supply Board says chlorine levels in the local water supply remain consistent despite City Councilor Albert Vitali Jr. bringing up complaints about an “... more

Rocktucket reborn in all-day Downtown Rising Fest

Come for music, beer and fun
PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Arts Festival’s centerpiece event, Downtown Rising Fest, revives a former fan favorite of the festival, Rocktucket, in a whole new way, say organizers. Organizer Rich... more

Pawtucket students learning violin, progressing into youth orchestra

PAWTUCKET – Thanks to a youth orchestra program made possible through a collaboration between the school district’s Child Opportunity Zone initiative and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School,... more

BankRI awards $500 to Pawtucket soup kitchen

PAWTUCKET – The nonprofit Pawtucket Soup Kitchen has been awarded a $500 charitable grant by Bank Rhode Island for the purchase of additional food to help keep up with the community’s needs. In the... more

Woodlawn Catholic alumni will meet Thursday

PAWTUCKET – A get-together for Woodlawn Catholic Regional School Alumni will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m., at Woodlawn Catholic Regional School, 61 Hope St. Refreshments will be served... more

JMW Curriculum Night Open House Sept. 27

PAWTUCKET – The Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Arts, 350 Division St., will hold a “Curriculum Night Open House” on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. At the event, students and their family... more

Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold pasta dinner

PAWTUCKET – The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 and its auxiliary will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the post home, 171 Fountain St. The cost... more

Fall into Fiber art classes at Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET – The second floor of the Old Slater Mill plays host to a variety of fiber art classes, beginning on Sept. 29 with handweaving, continuing Oct. 3 with the start of chair caning and sock... more

The German American Cultural Society to hold annual Oktoberfest

PAWTUCKET – On Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, the German American Cultural Society will hold its annual Oktoberfest at the club, 78 Carter Ave. On Saturday, the Oktoberfest will start at... more