Pawtucket

At 93, the divine Theresa Landry will retire

Former students invited to drop by studio on Dec. 6
PAWTUCKET - In the Great Depression era of the 1930s, Theresa Landry launched herself as a tap dance teacher by knocking on doors in the Perry, Illinois and Washington streets area of Central Falls,... more

Pawtucket police seek man who lifted dental products

PAWTUCKET – Police in Pawtucket say the man in the above surveillance photos is wanted for shoplifting at a local CVS store. He allegedly stole dental products. Anyone who knows him is asked to call... more

VIDEO: Man attacks Pawtucket store clerk

PAWTUCKET – Police in Pawtucket are searching for a man they say jumped the counter at a local convenience store and assaulted the clerk after the clerk tried to stop him from stealing cigarettes.... more

Lights out on Pawtucket River Bridge

DOT won't accept bridge as complete until problems are resolved
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PAWTUCKET - One drawback about having a bridge with so many lights on it is that there are a whole lot of bulbs that can go out. The lights on the city's new landmark Pawtucket River Bridge keep... more

New group wants cameras to monitor Pawtucket police

Council members support the idea
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PAWTUCKET - A new group designed to promote freedom and push government accountability is urging city officials to place cameras on the dashboards of city police cruisers and on the uniforms of local... more

ACLU compares 'staggering' local arrest disparities to Ferguson

Many police departments across Rhode Island, including those in Pawtucket and North Providence, disproportionately arrest black individuals at rates that eclipse the racial disparity of arrests found... more

Pit bull owners celebrate end of ban; city officials consider appeal

The 'record speaks for itself' says disappointed animal officer John Holmes
PAWTUCKET - Local pit bull owners are finally able to come out of hiding with their much-maligned friends. Dogs and their owners were out in force for a victory parade at Slater Park on Sunday,... more

Former Pawtucket cop gets jail time for attack on girlfriend

PAWTUCKET – Stephen Ricco, a former Pawtucket police officer, pleaded no contest earlier this month in Superior Court to charges that he assaulted and strangled his girlfriend last year. Ricco, 41,... more

National Grid seeks 23.6 percent hike on electricity rate

National Grid is seeking a 23.6 percent hike for electricity supply rates with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission. The company’s electric customers will see a significant increase in their... more

Staff, volunteers feed ever-growing crowds at St. Edward's

PROVIDENCE - What started with little more than an empty building and a vision has turned into a vital community resource for those who are down and out. The Rev. Edward Cardente said it was Jan. 26... more

Van Allsburg to visit Woonsocket Depot for national anniversary of Polar Express movie

WOONSOCKET - An event on Saturday, Dec. 6, will showcase the top-notch holiday entertainment operated at One Depot Square to guests from across the country, when The Polar Express author Chris Van... more

Police nab Pawtucket fugitive for Seekonk bank robbery

Members of the Rhode Island State Police, Pawtucket Police, Seekonk Police and U.S. Marshals have arrested Derik DeCosta, age 39, formerly of 71 Daggett Ave. in Pawtucket, as a fugitive from justice... more

Residents invited to participate in Polar Express house decorating contest

As part of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's 15th anniversary of hosting the popular Polar Express train ride this holiday season, the tourist agency is encouraging area residents who live... more

Polar Express helps the hungry

WOONSOCKET - Donations of non-perishable food will be collected during the annual Polar Express train ride, Nov. 22- Dec. 21. Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will help feed hungry... more

Local resident, sister, start wedding wine business

North Providence resident Sheri Muller and her sister, Kimberly Llewellyn, of Florida, were sitting under a starry sky in Providence last summer, talking about their plans for going into business... more

Local family buys Broadway Tire, plans big improvements, renovations

PAWTUCKET - For Cumberland's Jim Hallenbeck and his family, the decision to buy Broadway Tire in Pawtucket was about as personal as it gets. Jim and Kathy Hallenbeck's daughter, Brianna, died in a... more

Memorial gets award for stroke care

PAWTUCKET - The Stroke Center at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has received the "Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This is the... more

Marchetti is Lions Club 'Person of the Year'

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Lions Club awarded its first Person of the Year award to Adrienne Marchetti at the club's 25th annual Sharing Celebration on Nov. 19. The inaugural award was given to... more

Nathanael Greene tree lighting Sunday

PAWTUCKET -The 29th annual Fairlawn Christmas Tree Lighting is set for this Sunday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. in front of Nathanael Greene Elementary School, 285 Smithfield Ave. Join in for the lighting,... more

Fairlawn community meeting is Dec. 2

PAWTUCKET - The next meeting of the Fairlawn Against Crime Team will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church hall, 514 Smithfield Ave. Mary Lou Moran,... more

Donate toys at Emerald Bay through Dec. 12

CUMBERLAND - Emerald Bay Retirement Living is hosting the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tot holiday drive now through Friday, Dec. 12. Residents are invited to drop a new unwrapped toy into the... more

Library will be closed Thursday and Friday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will be closed for Thanksgiving this Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28. The bookmobile will be off the road. The library will be open this Saturday... more

Dog owners invited for photos with Santa

PAWTUCKET - Stop by Daggett Farm greenhouse in Slater Park this Sunday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and get your dog's photo taken with Santa. Christmas music will be playing throughout this... more

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will serve Thanksgiving dinner Thursday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day dinner this Thursday, Nov. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. The dinner will be held at the soup kitchen, 195 Walcott St. The... more

Tufts Health Plan awards phys ed grant to Tolman

PROVIDENCE - After participating in the sixth annual Tufts Health Plan High School Inspirational 3K, a race day feature of the Annual CVS Health Downtown 5K in September, 33 Rhode Island high school... more

Memorial Hospital offers Glowing Gifts tree

PAWTUCKET - On Sunday, Dec. 7 the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island's auxiliary group will hold its Glowing Gifts Tree lighting ceremony. The event, chaired by Irene Lynch and Barbara Zito, will be... more