Pawtucket

Day care owners say government, former landlord will sink them

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PAWTUCKET - Luis Briceno and Yulissa Junco say they felt completely comfortable signing on the dotted line. They had carefully built up their day care business bit by bit, saving enough money over... more

AG: Pawtucket School Committee violated Open Meetings Act again

Officials must release minutes from 'unlawful' discussion
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PAWTUCKET - The Office of the Attorney General has ruled that the Pawtucket School Committee violated the Open Meetings Act for the second time in six months when members participated in an "unlawful... more

Work will revamp customer experience at Pawtucket City Hall

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PAWTUCKET - A reconstruction project inside Pawtucket City Hall will help officials improve the experience for residents who use the building and make space for a major new business to come into the... more

Police warn of increase in thefts from autos

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Police Department is reporting an increase in the number of reported thefts from autos. Police are warning residents and visitors to protect themselves and their valuables... more

Local school dean one of two arrested for illegal fireworks

PAWTUCKET - After initially saying there were no arrests for setting off illegal fireworks this year, police now say that two people, one an employee of the Pawtucket School Department, were nabbed... more

Learn the art of non-judgmental active listening with Samaritans

PAWTUCKET - The Samaritans of Rhode Island has announced "Listening Beyond Words," a new program designed to promote active and non-judgmental listening. "At the Samaritans, we practice a... more

Two companies merge, create Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corp.

PAWTUCKET - Representatives from Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation and Realty Endeavors for Affordable Community Housing Inc. announced last week that the two companies merged on July 1,... more

Dogapalooza returns Aug. 2-3

PAWTUCKET - The Dogapalooza Summer Festival returns this Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3. The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee is sponsoring the annual fundraiser at Slater Memorial Park. The fun is... more

Sailor from Pawtucket dies after falling off balcony

NORFOLK, Va. - Military personnel confirmed on Friday that Morgan Louis Hayman, a 21-year-old sailor from Pawtucket, died after falling off a sixth-floor balcony at Naval Station Norfolk. Hayman, an... more

Rock the City planned for Aug. 9

PAWTUCKET - Rock the City, a concert put on by TK Ministries, is set for Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Our Lady of Consolation Church, 211 Sabin St. Come for free live... more

New visitor shop debuts in downtown

PAWTUCKET - Residents and visitors looking for keepsakes, unique gifts and items from Rhode Island and the historic Blackstone River Valley have a new location to buy such items. The Blackstone Shop... more

Blood drive in honor of Poulin scheduled for Aug. 11

PAWTUCKET - A blood drive in memory of Specialist Dennis Poulin will be held on Monday, Aug. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 2 George St. Poulin, a former Cumberland resident and... more

McCoy is third most vegetarian-friendly park

PAWTUCKET - A new ranking of the top vegetarian-friendly Triple-A ballparks puts McCoy Stadium at number three. "McCoy Stadium has really stepped up to the plate and made all Pawtucket Red Sox fans... more

Experience animals at the library Monday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Library will present Dave Marchetti's Animal Experiences on Monday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. Children and their families are invited to meet turtles, snakes, lizards, some small... more

Families invited to race marbles Saturday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will host Fizz Boom Read Fun! Marble Races on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Using materials such as ramps, tubes, and pool noodles, kids ages 3 and up... more

Bring the family to movie night Aug. 6

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will host a Family Movie Night on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. The movie features an ordinary Lego construction worker who is recruited to join a quest to... more

Parks and Rec plans trip to Thimble Island

PAWTUCKET - Representatives from the Pawtucket Parks Department have scheduled a Thimble Island cruise bus trip for Aug. 15. A lunch of baked scrod or Italian lemon chicken is included. The cost for... more

Water monitoring volunteers needed

The Blackstone River Coalition is looking for volunteer water-quality monitors in Rhode Island to collect data at two sites in the watershed. In Pawtucket, a volunteer is needed for the Blackstone... more