Council seeks crackdown on street begging

Members have concerns about safety, traffic backup
PAWTUCKET - Members of the Pawtucket City Council want local police to crack down on illegal panhandling at some of the city's busiest intersections. Members of various groups are "begging for money... more

Meat prices surge, but butchers, eateries hold the line

Sellers are reluctant to pass on the costs, hopeful for grilling season
The cost of meat is hitting record highs, with little or no relief expected by the summer grilling season. Experts say there are a variety of factors for the unusually high prices, from bad weather... more

Flooding renews concerns about health in City Hall

PAWTUCKET - A new round of flooding through the leaky tower atop Pawtucket City Hall is leading to renewed concerns about potentially unhealthy mold in the building. Heavy rains over the last... more

For Kowalski, opening night of Slaterettes will be special

PAWTUCKET - Opening night of the 2014 Pawtucket Slaterettes baseball season on April 25 will be one to remember for Janet Kowalski, as this will be the first season three generations of her family... more

Fallon student a regional winner of Future Chef competition

PAWTUCKET - Gianna Casto, a 9-year-old student at Fallon Elementary School and the winner of the Pawtucket Future Chefs competition, is one of 35 regional winners selected by judges for their recipes... more

Grebien notes achievements as he announces re-election bid

PAWTUCKET - Mayor Donald Grebien formally announced his candidacy for re-election at a campaign kickoff event Monday at the Portuguese Social Club, 131 School St. Grebien said that after inheriting... more

Week that was

Police make arrests in killing of Almeida Officers from the Pawtucket Police Department arrested three individuals in connection to the killing of Ryan Almeida at the Galego Court housing complex on... more

URI debate asks: What policies best for failing state?

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity is inviting the public to a state policy debate on Saturday, April 26 at the University of Rhode Island's Swan Hall, 60 Upper College... more

Easter services

First Baptist Church, 91 Cottage St., Pawtucket, 401-725-7225. Thursday, April 17 - Maundy Thursday Seder meal and Tenebrae service, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 20 - Special praise and worship 10:30; Easter... more

Library offers Saturday passport hours

PAWTUCKET - The passport acceptance facility at the Pawtucket Public Library is expanding its hours of operation due to high demand for its services. As of April 19, the office will accept U.S.... more

Library announces Easter weekend hours

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will be closed this Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. The Bookmobile will be off the road for the day. On Saturday, April 19, the library will... more

Pawtucket man wins $100,000

PAWTUCKET - City resident Jordan White "had a stroke of beginner's luck and is $100,000 richer," said officials from the Rhode Island Lottery last week. White said he won on only his second time... more

Expect normal trash schedule this week

PAWTUCKET - Members of the Department of Public Works are reminding residents that trash and recycling pickup will be conducted on the normal schedule throughout this week, even on Good Friday, April... more

City recycling numbers continue to rise

PAWTUCKET - Under a new city program launched last summer, Pawtucket's recycling tonnage continues to rise sharply while the amount of overall trash tonnage going to the state landfill continues on a... more

Students invited to 'Say Yes to the Prom Dress' event

PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center will host a "Say Yes to the Prom Dress" event on Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Woodlawn Community Center, 210... more

Volunteers needed at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center

PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is seeking volunteers for the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, located at 175 Main St. The Visitor Center serves 70,000 people annually, offering up... more

Ceremony set today to dedicate new Agnes Little playground

PAWTUCKET - A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for a new playground at Agnes Little Elementary School will be held today, Wednesday, April 16, at 1:30 p.m. at the school, 60 South Bend St. The... more

Sacred Heart Class of 1954 seeks classmates

CENTRAL FALLS - Sacred Heart Academy of Central Falls Class of 1954 is planning its 60-year reunion. The committee is seeking information on the following classmates: Robert Caron, Richard Gendron,... more

Senior Center to host driver safety program

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Program at its facility, 420 Main St., on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The course will be taught in the center's 2nd... more

St. Teresa Seniors will meet April 24

PAWTUCKET - St. Teresa Church Senior Group will meet Thursday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave. Chair aerobics with Charlotte Becher will follow the meeting. Membership... more

Composting workshops for city residents starts tonight

PAWTUCKET - Courtesy of the Department of Public Works and the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, free workshops for Pawtucket residents who want to learn about composting at home will be... more

Earth Day cleanup planned for May 3

PAWTUCKET - Arthur Plitt, who heads the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket, is inviting residents for the organization's annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, May 3. The Pawtucket Housing Authority... more

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen Easter brunch Saturday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will host its annual Easter brunch this Saturday, April 19, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the soup kitchen, located in the basement of St. Joseph Church, 195 Walcott... more

Baby-sitting class offered at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will present a free baby-sitting class on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn tips and techniques to use when caring for... more

Peace Education Program at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Prem Rawat Foundation will present the Peace Education Program at the Pawtucket Public Library beginning Tuesday, April 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The free program will run for 10 weeks... more

C.F. police investigating hit-and-run accident

CENTRAL FALLS - Central Falls Police detectives are investigating an incident in which two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in the area of CVS pharmacy at 309 Broad Street. The incident happened... more