ACLU investigating ban on groups collecting money

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PAWTUCKET - Representatives for the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island are getting involved with the local police department's effort to crack down on groups seeking money from motorists... more

CF, Pawtucket police arrest three in drug raid

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CENTRAL FALLS - Police from Pawtucket and Central Falls arrested three people after raiding an apartment on Summit Street in Central Falls and finding drugs and a weapon this week. On Tuesday,... more

Intoxicated man charged after ramming fire truck

PAWTUCKET - State Police arrested a Providence man for driving under the influence of liquor and/or drugs after striking a Pawtucket fire truck that was rendering aid at a car crash crash on Rte. 95... more

Pawtucket businessman, three others indicted for identity theft, fraud

PROVIDENCE - A Pawtucket businessman and three others, including two employees and the businessman’s sister, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged participation in an extensive... more

Police accuse Pawtucket woman of trading child porn

PAWTUCKET - Members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force have arrested Janice Edouard, age 24, of 190-2B Galego Court in Pawtucket for possession of child pornography and... more

Police seek suspects for $6,000 in fraud at Family Dollar stores

PAWTUCKET – Police say two females "have been very busy" fraudulently charging more than $6,000 at many Family Dollar stores in Pawtucket and surrounding communities. They're looking for the public's... more

Police: Apparent suicide in Slater Park

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PAWTUCKET - Police were on scene in Slater Park Monday evening after a body of a man was found there around 5:15 p.m. Detective Sgt. Paul Brandley said officers responded to investigate an abandoned... more

Pawtucket's Martins succumbs to his injuries

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PROVIDENCE – John Martins, the prominent local businessman who was injured in a Sept. 4 trucking accident, died from his injuries on Sunday. Martins, 52, was said to be steadily improving in the days... more

Pawtucket heroin trafficker sentenced to five years

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PROVIDENCE - Jorge Franco, 37, of Pawtucket, was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for trafficking heroin. At sentencing, U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Smith also ordered... more

One killed in accident on Newport Avenue

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket police on Wednesday responded to the intersection of Newport Avenue and Gill Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. Police say a pickup truck collided with a car, killing the 71-... more

Pawtucket school officials establish reserve fund to accelerate building upgrades

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket School Committee has voted to invest $500,000 of last year's school surplus in a new capital reserve fund, allowing officials to apply for funding from the state's School... more

Committee vote decides whether to extend Supt. DiCenso's contract

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PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket School Committee was set to vote Tuesday on whether to extend the contract with Supt. Patti DiCenso, who signed a three-year deal last summer. Chairman Michael Araujo said... more

PHA gets tax treaty for major rehab of Prospect Heights

PAWTUCKET - The City Council last week approved a 15-year tax treaty for the Pawtucket Housing Authority that will allow the PHA to complete a major renovation of 292 units of its family public... more

Varieur Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

PAWTUCKET - Students and staff at Varieur Elementary School learned on Tuesday that the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School, one of only three in the state to receive that honor. The news... more

Hall of Fame Committee announces inductees, person of the year

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces this year's list of 2015 Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees. This year's inductees are former state Rep. Elaine Coderre, historian and... more

Comics Unleashed will feature Mike Hanley and friends Oct. 24

PAWTUCKET - Comics Unleashed, a night of food and laughs with stand-up comedian Mike Hanley and friends, will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, at Le Foyer Club on Fountain Street in Pawtucket. A buffet... more

City Council endorses Equality Act

PAWTUCKET - In a press release, City Councilor Sandra Cano heralded the Pawtucket City Council's unanimous passage last week of her resolution endorsing the Equality Act. U.S. Rep. David Cicilline... more

Community meeting planned for Thursday at Fallon

PAWTUCKET - This Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m., Mayor Donald Grebien will host a community meeting at Fallon Memorial School, 62 Lincoln Ave. The meeting will take place in the gymnasium and the public... more

Pawtucket Police Department recruitment has begun

PAWTUCKET - In an effort to provide top service in public safety, the Pawtucket Police Department is seeking qualified men and women who have an interest in serving the Pawtucket community through a... more

Learning Lounge opens at Pawtucket Library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library now offers two services for adults who want to improve their computer skills, search for a job, explore new careers or improve their writing, math or typing... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 12 Koral Elizabeth Miniati, Happy 21st Birthday! Love always, Mom, Dad and Dylan Oct. 14 Natashia Landry and her daughter Milara Fernandez (Oct. 16), Happy Birthday! Love, Grandparents Deb and... more

Sign up for Book Club for Kids program

PAWTUCKET - Young readers are invited to sign up for the October Book Club for Kids program at the Pawtucket Children's Library. This month's featured book is "Here's Hank #2: A Short Tale About a... more

Foolproof Brewing launches in Maine, completing New England sweep

PAWTUCKET - City-based Foolproof Brewing Company announced last week that its beers will be distributed in Portland, Maine, by National Distributors. With the addition of Maine, Foolproof has... more

Lions will host winter clothing drive

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Lions Club, the East Providence Lions Club, and the Rumford Lions Club will hold a joint clothing drive on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Newman... more

Council honors Stratis

PAWTUCKET - The City Council last week held a moment of silence for George Stratis, also known as "Mr. Fantastic," who was the owner of local favorite House of Pizza on Division Street for 43 years.... more

Veterans' Council will meet Oct. 9

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Veterans' Council will continue its seasonal meeting program on Friday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Walter Gatchell VFW Post at the intersection of Fountain and Blake streets... more