Pawtucket

Public forum meant to inform, generate buzz for train station

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PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Foundation and Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce are planning a special community forum to update the public on plans for the Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter Rail... more

Police arrest four after violent evening in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Four people have been charged in connection to a bizarre string of violence in Central Falls and Pawtucket. On Wednesday, July 20 at 6 p.m., Pawtucket police responded to the 94 Japonica... more

Pawtucket man charged after raid uncovers gun, drugs

PAWTUCKET – On Thursday, at around 1:45 p.m., members of Pawtucket Police Special Squad searched a home at 21 Garden St. and found a Glock .40 caliber handgun, narcotics, cash, cell phones and other... more

Pawtucket police need help identifying razor thief

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department is looking for help identifying a person who stole various razors totaling $450 from Rite Aid at 342 Power Road on July 18 around 7 p.m. The department... more

State receives $13 million grant for Pawtucket commuter rail station

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PAWTUCKET –The state has been awarded a $13.1 million federal grant to go toward building a new commuter rail station for Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation... more

Organizer suggests pool or splash pad at Slater Park

Officials have applied to fund a splash pad in Woodlawn
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PAWTUCKET – Some city residents say they like the idea of adding a splash pad or swimming pool at Slater Memorial Park. The city’s popular landmark has an animal farm, dog park, carousel, athletic... more

New voting equipment launches in September

Secretary of state says devices will yield quicker results, ease process
PROVIDENCE – New voting equipment for Rhode Island is expected to ramp up the poll administration process this election season. “We’re going to see a real transformation, a positive transformation,... more

Free, fun S.A.M. Fest coming in late August

PAWTUCKET – Slater Mill will host the annual Slater’s Art & Manufacture Festival (S.A.M. Fest), on Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28, as part of the opening weekend of the Pawtucket Arts... more

Food trucks finding a destination in city’s downtown

PAWTUCKET – Two years after city officials changed local laws to allow food trucks in Pawtucket, the city is finally seeing some regular traffic from the mobile eateries. After a successful food... more

State orders local canvassers to review Bray’s nomination signatures

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PAWTUCKET – An objection filed against the candidacy of long-time City Council member Mary Bray was referred this week to the Pawtucket Board of Canvassers by the state Board of Elections in a ruling... more

City buys new rescue vehicle and a catch basin vacuum

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PAWTUCKET – The city announced this week it has purchased two new vehicles: A brand-new rescue truck for $221,624 that will be located at the Smithfield Avenue station, and a sewer and storm drain... more

The Rev. Beverly Stenmark comes home

Lincoln’s new pastor at Wesley United Methodist Church returns to her roots
LINCOLN – For the Rev. Beverly Stenmark, her new role as pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church during the church’s 50th year feels a lot like “coming home.” Stenmark, a Pawtucket native, said her... more

Register for the 17th annual Dragon Boat races

PAWTUCKET – Organizers of the 2016 Pawtucket Arts Festival are calling all teams, businesses, organizations and others to participate in the fun and excitement of the annual Rhode Island Chinese... more

Assumption Church hosts 89th Greek Festival

PAWTUCKET – The parish center and grounds of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott St., will be transformed into a virtual Greek village on the weekend of Aug. 19-21. Everyone is invited... more

Sons and Daughters of Erin plan meeting for Aug. 4

PAWTUCKET – The Sons and Daughters of Erin Pawtucket will meet on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., at the DIP Club, 35 Memorial Drive. This is a regular monthly meeting for the group, which was... more

Pawtucket Public Library announces Pokémon Go event

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summers St., will host a series of PokeWalks on Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, and 17 for enthusiasts of the new augmented reality game app Pokémon Go. The first... more

Birthday Club

Aug. 3 Happy Birthday, Karen Buckley! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Aug. 11 The Valley Breeze wishes Brittany Ballantyne a very Happy Birthday! Aug. 12 Jennie Mencarini, Happy 100th... more

Learn about storm response at the senior center Friday

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., is hosting a representative from National Grid this Friday, July 29, at 12:30 p.m. to discuss storm response. Learn how National Grid... more

Used book sale is July 30 at the library

PAWTUCKET – Need books to read on vacation? The Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library will hold its Summer Book Sale on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 13 Summer St. Fill a... more

Find help with homework online with the Pawtucket library

PAWTUCKET –The Pawtucket Public Library announces that it will continue to offer free tutoring services for Pawtucket patrons through the Tutor.com website. Tutor.com can help students get homework... more

Book Club for Kids at the library

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Children’s Library, 13 Summers St., invites young readers to sign up for the August Book Club for Kids program. This month’s featured book is “The Lemonade War” by... more

Frontotemporal Degeneration support group will meet Aug. 2

EAST PROVIDENCE – The FTD Support Group invites those suffering from Frontotemporal Degeneration, along with their families and caregivers, to join its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m... more