Pawtucket

Big spending on Pawtucket roads, schools has broad base of support

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PAWTUCKET - City residents who head to the polls next Tuesday will have decisions to make on two big spending questions: $32 million for upgrades to local schools and another $15 million for repair... more

Your forecast for Halloween, Pats, Election Day

We have your weather forecast for three big upcoming events, Friday's Halloween festivities, Sunday's duel between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and next Tuesday's election. • Halloween: Expect... more

An apple a day...

Last Friday was Great Rhode Island Apple Crunch Day throughout the state. Students at Curvin McCabe Elementary School, in Pawtucket, ate apples and apple crisp provided by Sodexo as part of Farm... more

School-based health clinic returns to CF

CENTRAL FALLS - State health officials and political leaders welcomed a school-based health center back to Central Falls High School on Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speaking program. The... more

DePina charged with child molestation

PAWTUCKET - John DePina, age 34, of 422 Mineral Spring Ave, was indicted Thursday on one count of first degree child molestation. Police say DePina molested a girl 14 years old or younger earlier... more

Pawtucket police low on the list for giving speeding tickets, but tops for seat belt citations

PAWTUCKET - When local police pull motorists over, they are more likely than most in the state to hand out a violation for not wearing a seat belt, but among the least likely to hand out a speeding... more

Department of Transportation plans to advertise 'Bridge Park,' detention basin this winter

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PAWTUCKET - Officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation say they're nearly done designing a new recreational park and detention basin near the Pawtucket River Bridge, and should be... more

Voters will decide School Committee, General Assembly seats on Tuesday

PAWTUCKET - The big fireworks came in the city's September primary, but voters will still have several races to settle when they head to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 4. For Pawtucket School... more

Nesselbush challenged by Lemois in Senate 15

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PAWTUCKET - The candidates in the race for Senate District 15 are polar opposites, with incumbent liberal Democrat Donna Nesselbush facing off against Republican Steve Lemois, the "Conservative... more

Rally over Sodexo contract called off

PAWTUCKET - Employees from Sodexo were planning a big rally Tuesday with anyone who would listen to their plea to stay on as the Pawtucket School Department's food service provider, but the rally... more

Vallecilla takes on Tobon in House 58

PAWTUCKET - Jonathan Vallecilla, a member of a group of local independents seeking state office, is seeking to beat out Carlos Tobon, the Democrat who won the September primary, for the open House 58... more

Police in Pawtucket catch robber

PAWTUCKET – Police say they have caught a man wanted for a "strong-arm" robbery on Benefit Street last Saturday. Harry Harris, 54, is allegedly one of two masked men accused of breaking into the home... more

Barber seeks Messier's House 62 seat

PAWTUCKET - After handily beating fellow Democrat Travis Auty in the September primary, incumbent House 58 Rep. Mary Duffy Messier faces first-time candidate Rodney Barber, an independent in next... more

House District 46 candidates

PAWTUCKET - State Rep. Jeremiah O'Grady will fight for his District 46 seat against Matthew Guerra in next week's Nov. 4 general election. The following are profiles of each candidate. Jeremiah T. O'... more

Guerra investigated by North Providence police

LINCOLN - Matthew Guerra, candidate for state representative in District 46, is labeling "a distraction" a Channel 12 news story Thursday that he was investigated by the North Providence police for... more

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market returns

PAWTUCKET - This Saturday, Nov. 1, Farm Fresh Rhode Island will celebrate the opening of the eighth season of the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market at the Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St. The... more

Tree marking has some seeing Jesus

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Residents in the area of Lowe's say they've been inspired by yet another image that could be seen as having spiritual qualities, this one appearing to show Jesus on the cross. The... more

Week that was

Fire leaves 21 homeless Twenty-one people were left without a home after a three-alarm fire ripped through a multi-family home at 457 Mineral Spring Ave. overnight Tuesday. More than 30 firefighters... more

Mount's Sunday open house welcomes 5th grader visits

WOONSOCKET - Mount St. Charles Academy will welcome visitors and prospective new students to its campus open house Sunday. For the first time ever, 5th graders and their families are invited to... more

Dube cites experience in run for school board

PAWTUCKET - Erin Dube, Democrat running for Pawtucket School Committee, says she believes that her experience uniquely qualifies her to effectively advocate for city schools. "I am a former teacher... more

RI Taxpayers urges rejection of spending bond questions

WEST WARWICK - The advocacy group RI Taxpayers is urging "reject" votes on all bond questions on Nov. 4. In a press release, the groups says, "Referendum Questions 4 through 7 on the ballot propose $... more

If elected, Guerra aims to reduce gas tax

PAWTUCKET - Matthew Guerra, candidate for the House District 46 seat, stated, "Perhaps one of the most annoying taxes levied on Rhode Islanders is the gas tax." He said the state government taxes... more

Barber asks voters to reflect on his core values

PAWTUCKET - Just days before election day on Nov. 4, independent Rodney Barber is asking the voters of House District 62 to "reflect on the core values of integrity, empowerment, shared vision, and... more

O'Grady's experience in Lincoln served him well at Statehouse

PAWTUCKET - State Rep. Jeremiah O'Grady, who is seeking re-election for the House District 46 seat, said his experience serving in Lincoln's town government has helped him achieve success at the... more

Grant supports improving schools

PAWTUCKET - As election day approaches, Kimberly Grant, Democrat running for Pawtucket School Committee, is hoping for an opportunity to work to bring positive changes to the city's schools,... more

Charbonneau calls for open dialogue and cooperation

PAWTUCKET - City businessman and School Committee candidate Gerard "Jay" Charbonneau says he believes that cooperation and open dialogue represent the best path toward a safer and more successful... more