Council set to hire attorney who’s suing the city

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket City Council is set to hire Joel Votolato, an attorney who’s challenging the city on multiple fronts, as its new special legal counsel. Votolato, (pictured right), works... more

Suspect in Central Falls murder found after long manhunt

CENTRAL FALLS – The Central Falls Police department, in partnership with U.S. Marshals and the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force, is announcing the arrest of Percy Lee Abbott, 54, one of Rhode... more

Many of Pawtucket’s signs faded beyond recognition

PAWTUCKET – Hundreds of signs bearing street names and rules of the road for the city are worn out to the point of being unreadable, say city leaders, who are pushing for a more aggressive... more

Officials negotiating new deal with operator of transfer station

PAWTUCKET – Officials are negotiating a contract extension with the operator of the city’s transfer station five years after Link Environmental took it over. The company’s contract with the city... more

Council has concerns with new parking rules for street sweeping

Zelazo says residents won’t be ticketed if sweeper has already passed
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PAWTUCKET – City Council members are asking for a thorough review of a pending new policy that requires residents to move their cars out of the street for two days each month so street sweeping can... more

Grant used to inspire love of reading at Varieur Elementary

PAWTUCKET – This year’s 3rd-graders at Varieur Elementary School are leaving a permanent mark on their school, making sure future classes know how much they love reading. Using $10,000 in Spark... more

Façade improvement grant applications due by Friday

PAWTUCKET – City officials are reminding local business owners that applications for small grants and grant-loan combinations as part of the Façade Improvement Program are due by this Friday, March... more

Fusco earns Brite Lites Award

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Children’s Hospital has named Anthony Fusco, of Pawtucket, a respiratory therapist, as one of this year’s winners of the annual Brite Lites awards. Fusco was among many employees... more

Pawtucket Parks & Rec announces spring classes

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Parks & Recreation Division has announced their lineup of recreational and wellness classes and programs for the upcoming spring season. These classes will be held at... more

Anderson joins Providence law firm

PAWTUCKET – The Providence law firm of Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio and McAllister has announced the addition of Jon M. Anderson. Anderson, a resident of Pawtucket, joins the firm as a... more

Chamber PawSox Luncheon set for April 5

LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce announces that the annual PawSox Luncheon will be Wednesday, April 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Road... more

Lopes gets promotion at Pare

LINCOLN – Pare Corporation, an engineering and planning firm, announces the recent promotion of Samuel Lopes, of Pawtucket, to project engineer in the Transportation Division. Lopes has 16 years of... more

Fiber arts classes return to Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET – Trad Arts Studio at Slater Mill welcomes spring with three classes in the fiber arts. A notable change for 2017 is a new Saturday session. Normally held mid-week, the 10-week course in... more

OSCIL will host Lunch and Learn Workshop

WARWICK – The Ocean State Center for Independent Living will host a Lunch and Learn Workshop on Thursday, March 30, from noon to 2 p.m. at OSCIL’s Pawtucket office, 175 Main St. This month’s topic... more

Health lectures offered in Spanish at Progresso Latino

PAWTUCKET – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England Hospital, will host a “Talks Your Health” lecture series, delivered in Spanish, at Progresso Latino Inc., 626 Broad St., Central... more

Earth Day cleanup planned for April 22

PAWTUCKET – The Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket will hold its annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Headquarters will be at Galego Court, 483 Weeden St., where... more

Hall of Fame Committee seeks nominations

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 Pawtucket Hall of Fame. The annual event recognizes those whose efforts have made a lasting impact on the quality... more

Bilingual story hour begins Saturday at Pawtucket Public Library

PAWTUCKET – Families and their children are invited to a special Bilingual Family Story Hour at the Pawtucket Public Library. This is a free program for children of all ages and their parents/... more

Accreditation team seeks input on CF Police Department

CENTRAL FALLS – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will arrive in Central Falls on Monday, April 3, to examine all aspects of the Central Falls... more

VIDEOS: Seekonk police seek two men for armed robbery

SEEKONK, Mass. – Police are searching for two men they say were caught on video robbing a Subway shop at 142 Central Ave., near the Pawtucket city line, Wednesday. Surveillance videos: Police... more

Library will participate in global e-book club

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library is taking part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global e-book reading club through libraries, connecting millions of readers around the... more