Pawtucket

No tax hike in Grebien budget

Proposal calls for road repairs, more school funding
PAWTUCKET - Mayor Donald Grebien's proposed budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 calls for no tax increase for residents or business owners, and increases the city's contribution to its schools... more

Mixed Magic Theatre 'right-sizes' at new home

PAWTUCKET - Mixed Magic Theatre, a local theater company with a goal of bringing diverse images and stories to the stage, has found what its founders say is an ideal new home at 560 Mineral Spring... more

School officials hike lunch prices by 10 cents

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket School Committee voted last week to raise school lunch prices by 10 cents, with the understanding that food service workers will monitor the number of lunches sold to see if... more

Luke's Records building sold, signs removed

PAWTUCKET - The building that previously housed one of the last operating record stores in Rhode Island was sold and the signs that once welcomed customers to peruse "olde and new" records and tapes... more

No bites on garage, so officials head in new direction

PAWTUCKET - City officials failed to tempt a single bite on the proposed redevelopment of the municipal parking garage on Main Street, and are now looking to make improvements and add tenants... more

Cherry Blossom Festival returns May 3-4

PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, the cities of Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket, and the Pawtucket Foundation will sponsor the 2014 Rhode Island Cherry Blossom Festival on... more

Slater Mill offering springtime events

PAWTUCKET - The Slater Mill in downtown Pawtucket is hosting a series of events this spring. * Visit on Saturday, May 3, for a free look at a Rhode Island Independence Day Revolutionary War drill by... more

Ticket surge saves Tolman prom

PAWTUCKET - A late rush for tickets has saved Tolman High School's prom. School leaders say they had only sold 14 prom tickets by the beginning of April, putting the prom in jeopardy of being called... more

Candidate School at Rhode Island College Saturday

WARWICK - It's last call for Operation Clean Government's "Candidate School 2014" program. The event is a day-long, non-partisan educational seminar on how to run for political office. It will take... more

Deadline for Arts Marketplace is May 15

PAWTUCKET - Organizers of Arts Marketplace: Pawtucket are seeking artist submissions to be part of the juried event this fall. The deadline is May 15. Arts Marketplace is an exhibition and sale... more

Police host prescription drug take-back event Saturday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Police Department, 121 Roosevelt Ave., will be one of many departments across the state to host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 26. The event, created... more

Learn how to be a trained weather spotter

PAWTUCKET - The city Emergency Management Agency is partnering with the National Weather Service to hold a SkyWarn spotter training session for interested participants next Tuesday, April 29, from 6:... more

Earth Day cleanup throughout city May 3

On Saturday, May 3, organizers are planning the official celebration of Earth Day with a cleanup in Pawtucket and Central Falls. Arthur Plitt from the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket, along with... more

Gatchell Post to hold spaghetti dinner Thursday

PAWTUCKET - The Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner this Thursday, April 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. Salad and pastries will be served. The cost is... more

Senior singing groups sought for sing-off

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Smithfield Senior Center will be hosting a Senior Sing-off Competition on Friday, May 30, at 1 p.m. Senior singing groups from across Rhode Island will compete for a cash prize... more

Memorial opens updated labor-delivery-recovery rooms

PAWTUCKET - Clinical staff and leaders at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island ceremoniously cut the ribbon last week on newly refreshed labor-delivery-recovery rooms in The Birthing Center. Each of the... more

Superheroes at Pawtucket Family Y's Healthy Kids Day

PAWTUCKET - Parents are invited to take a break from spring cleaning this Saturday, April 26, and bring their children to the Pawtucket Family YMCA's annual Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A... more

Holy Family Parish to hold Mass and Healing Service Sunday

PAWTUCKET - Holy Family Parish will hold a Mass and Healing Service on Sunday, April 27, beginning with the rosary at 1:15 p.m., in St. Joseph Church, 195 Walcott St. Call 401-724-9190.

Memorial Hospital offers wellness talks

PAWTUCKET - The following programs are being offered by Memorial Hospital's "The Doctor Is In" Wellness Lecture Series. * Tuesday, April 29, 6-7:30 p.m.: Let's Talk About How to Avoid Foot Pain. Foot... more

May Breakfast this Saturday at Park Place

PAWTUCKET - Park Place Congregational Church, 71 Park Place, holds its 132nd May Breakfast on Saturday, April 26, from 7 to 11 a.m. The menu offers ham, eggs, sausage, French toast, quiche, beans,... more

Kids going to work in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET - Mayor Donald Grebien and the city of Pawtucket, with help from several sponsors, will host "Take our Daughters and Sons and Grandchildren to Work Day" this Thursday. A number of... more

Chamber networking at Elite Physical Therapy

LINCOLN - The Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce presents Networking at Night on Monday, April 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elite Physical Therapy, 618 George Washington Highway. A ribbon-cutting and... more

Seekonk Lions clam boil on Thursday

The Seekonk Lions Club will be holding its next clam boil at the Seekonk Rod & Gun Club, 61 Reed St., in Rehoboth, Mass., on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. The clam boil events are the Seekonk... more

Volunteers sought for Samaritans suicide prevention hotline

PAWTUCKET - Volunteers are needed to staff The Samaritans of Rhode Island Suicide Prevention Hotline/Listening Line. Volunteers, who are mentored by staff and senior volunteers, must be 18 years old... more

Donate to 'Socks for the Needy' through May 30

PROVIDENCE - Podiatrists throughout the state, along with YMCAs, the Pawtucket Red Sox and The Salvation Army, are taking part in Socks for the Needy, an effort to collect new socks for needy... more