Araujo, Fecteau considering runs for at-large seat

Officials seek savings through fewer polling sites
PAWTUCKET – School Committee member and former Chairman Michael Araujo says he’s “very seriously considering” a special election run for the at-large City Council seat vacated by Sandra Cano. Araujo... more

Pawtucket police raid home, find fake fentanyl, cocaine

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket police on Wednesday arrested a Prospect Street resident on various drug charges after raiding an apartment and finding counterfeit fentanyl and cocaine. On April 18, the... more

Pawtucket police make arrest in hit-and-run

PAWTUCKET – A suspect wanted in a March 30 hit-and-run incident has been arrested after turning himself in. According to police, Arthur Genest, 58, of 154 Benedict St., turned himself in Monday... more

Police seek to ID man who stole $338 in condoms

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PAWTUCKET – Police are asking for the public's help identifying the man pictured in this surveillance photo. On April 17, the man allegedly shoplifted $338 worth of condoms from the CVS at 835... more

RJP Packaging moving business from Providence to Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Providence-based RJP Packaging will complete its move to Pawtucket within the next month, says the company’s president, and will soon open a cash-and-carry public retail store at 1... more

Cano sworn in as state senator

PROVIDENCE – Sandra Cano was sworn into the Rhode Island Senate last Thursday at a ceremony in the Senate lounge at the Statehouse in Providence.  Cano is the first Colombian-American to be elected... more

Pawtucket’s diversity a strength, say those at TogetherRI event

PAWTUCKET – More than 70 residents of Pawtucket and Central Falls gathered in the second-floor gym of the downtown Pawtucket Family YMCA last Saturday to discuss what makes their city and state great... more

City rescinds 245 parking tickets from winter storm that fizzled

PAWTUCKET – The 245 residents who received $100 parking tickets during a winter storm that mostly missed Rhode Island on March 21 won’t have to pay them. The City Council, at Councilor John Barry III... more

‘Africa’ will be the theme of 2018 Shea Fashion Show

PAWTUCKET – Students at Shea High School are planning on making their biggest and boldest fashion statement yet when they put on the 2018 Shea Fashion Show on Friday, April 27. Will Lopera, who... more

Officials hail potential revival of Memorial Hospital

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PAWTUCKET – Call it a glimmer of hope that this city might get its community hospital back, said officials. Though there were many pronouncements during a news conference last Thursday, April 12,... more

Council seeks bids on renewable energy options at transfer station

PAWTUCKET – What if the future of the city’s waste transfer facility on Grotto Avenue is to produce clean energy instead of accepting residents’ dirty and discarded items? That’s the question City... more

Senior Center to celebrate African-American culture

PAWTUCKET – Celebrate African-American culture at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Friday, April 27, at 12:30 p.m. Onna Moniz-John will present her Mobile Museum of African American... more