Doyle makes first payment on debt to Bruno

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UPDATE PAWTUCKET – A representative for State Sen. Jamie Doyle delivered a check for $600 to an attorney for Scituate business owner Melissa Bruno Thursday morning, prompting Bruno to pass on further... more

Pawtucket, C.F. sue over plan to cut services at Memorial

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PAWTUCKET – Officials gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island Statehouse Wednesday afternoon to announce that Pawtucket and Central Falls have filed a lawsuit over planned cuts at Memorial Hospital... more

Police seek man for armed robbery of laundromat

PAWTUCKET – Police are looking for a man they say robbed the Laundromax laundromat at 479 Mineral Spring Ave. around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday. A female employee was in the back room when a male suspect... more

Coughlin throws support behind lawsuit against Memorial

PROVIDENCE – Rep. David Coughlin, of House District 60 Pawtucket, said in a release Thursday that he's "in full support" of a lawsuit from Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Central Falls Mayor James... more

Man who used storage facility for drug trafficking sentenced

PROVIDENCE – Kwame Davis, a 42-year-old Pawtucket resident and former manager of a storage facility business in the city , was sentenced Friday to six years and five months in federal prison for... more

Senate approves bills aimed at addressing opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Senate on Thursday approved a package of bills meant to address the ongoing opioid overdose crisis. The package, which includes 10 bills designed to take a comprehensive... more

Congregation Ohawe Sholam gets support after hate crime

PAWTUCKET – City officials and residents gathered Monday morning to show support for Congregation Ohawe Sholam after a red swastika was painted on the synagogue's sign late Saturday or early Sunday... more

Man pleads to stealing rare and valuable jewelry from elderly couple

PROVIDENCE – Attorney Gen. Peter Kilmartin announced Wednesday that Richard Bailey, age 38, of Providence, pleaded no contest to larceny charges Monday before Superior Court Justice Kristin Rodgers... more

Magnan, Wyllie lead Class of 2016 at Tolman

PAWTUCKET – Jeremy Magnan is the valedictorian and Zachary Wyllie the salutatorian for the Class of 2016 at Tolman High School. The graduating seniors, both 17, will lead their classmates across the... more

Moran: Officials should keep Station 3 open for now

Pires says ‘tough decisions’ lead to zero percent increases
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PAWTUCKET – Council President David Moran is pushing for the 2016-2017 city budget to fund the operation of Fire Station 3 “at least for now” until the issue of whether it will be kept open “can be... more

Family seeks votes to win adaptive van (video)

PAWTUCKET – Those who take care of Brennan and Brody Smith every day know how much these two boys love life. They also know that activities for the 7-year-old identical twins can be very hard.... more

Grebien hopes to open disc golf course next month

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PAWTUCKET – A scaled-back version of a planned disc golf course at Slater Park will hopefully be open by the middle of June, said Mayor Donald Grebien this week. Grebien said he’s been meeting with... more

Officials finalize list of prospective members to serve on Resource Officer Commission

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien and School Supt. Patti DiCenso have finalized a list of people who would serve on a new Pawtucket School Resource Officer Commission. The next step in hammering out... more

Conley will represent Pawtucket, CF in fight to save Memorial

PAWTUCKET – City officials will retain an attorney in their fight to keep Memorial Hospital open. In a letter to the City Council, Mayor Donald Grebien said a pending move to retain attorney William... more

Ink for ALS patient a memorable act for local tattoo artist (video)

This was easily the most rewarding ink job of Joshua Perry’s career. When he got the call from Coventry Center Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation that a patient had asked for another tattoo as one of... more

Smith embraces role as Woodlawn Baptist Church’s new pastor

PAWTUCKET – The Rev. Lawrence Leroy Smith, who was installed as the pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church on April 24, says his first few weeks in the city have been busy but profitable ones, as he... more

Pawtucket Fire Department promotes three members

PAWTUCKET – At a ceremony last Friday, three members of the Pawtucket Fire Department were officially sworn in to their new roles in the department, as Public Safety Director Tony Pires presided over... more

Renovated Explorer riverboat takes to the Blackstone with Mystic Aquarium scientists onboard

PAWTUCKET – Extensive renovations to the 24-year-old riverboat Explorer prompted a rechristening earlier this month that was attended by more than 60 4th-graders from the Blackstone Valley Prep... more

Get fired up for Breeze Grilling Recipe Contest

New Weber grills will go to the grand prize winners
Anyone can throw a hunk of meat on the grill for a fast meal, but what makes it great is the preparation done ahead of time. In celebration of our 20th anniversary, The Valley Breeze is asking our... more

City expands recycling program for businesses

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien has announced that the city will be expanding its recycling program to the business community through a new pilot program beginning June 6. Pawtucket’s recycling rate... more

‘Pawtucket’s Color Palette’ is theme for 19th annual photo contest

PAWTUCKET – The City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence are accepting photos for the 18th annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, Aug. 2. The 12 winning... more

Meeting Street’s McMullen honored with C-Suite Award

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket resident and Chief Operating Officer of Meeting Street Amanda McMullen is a recipient of the Providence Business News inaugural C-Suite Awards. McMullen joined Meeting Street... more

Nominees wanted for 2016 Pawtucket Hall of Fame

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 Pawtucket Hall of Fame. The event is a celebration to recognize individuals whose efforts have made a lasting... more

Local students are National Merit Scholarship winners

LINCOLN – Seven Rhode Island students, including one from Lincoln and one from Pawtucket, are 2016 National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, the organization announced this week. Jonathan W.... more

Local students awarded R.I. Civic Leadership Award

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea last week honored local high school students with the 2016 Rhode Island Civic Leadership Award. The award is given annually at a Statehouse ceremony... more

Slater Park summer camp to run July 5 to Aug. 12

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Parks & Recreation Division will be conducting a summer camp program, for Pawtucket residents only, at Slater Memorial Park from Tuesday, July 5, to Friday, Aug. 12, for... more