Police investigating alleged scam at Armory

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating allegations that a former representative for the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center on Exchange Street scammed many clients out of thousands of dollars. One party that... more

Pawtucket man arrested on gun, drug charges

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested a local man on numerous drug and gun charges. On Oct. 25, the Pawtucket Police Department executed a court-ordered search warrant on the second floor of 60 Comstock... more

Pawtucket, National Grid in a standoff on purchase of streetlights

PAWTUCKET – A plan by officials to purchase all city streetlights from National Grid is running into trouble over a disagreement on the terms of a proposed contract. In a letter to National Grid,... more

School officials announce new agreement on resource officers

PAWTUCKET – School Supt. Patti DiCenso and other education officials announced this week that they will finalize a “new and improved” agreement with the Pawtucket Police Department on School Resource... more

Council gives the nod to 12 fireworks nights in 2017

PAWTUCKET – The City Council approved a slate of 12 fireworks events at McCoy Stadium, up from eight events this past season, after hearing no complaints from residents on the expanded schedule.... more

Police, mayor agree to ‘No-Shave November’

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Lodge No. 4 of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Pawtucket Police Department, and Mayor Donald Grebien will be partnering in a “No-Shave November” charitable fundraising effort... more

Man arrested for stabbing in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Police in Pawtucket are investigating a stabbing Tuesday that left a man clinging to life. Police responded to the area of Montgomery Street and Exchange Street for a reported stabbing.... more

Police seeking fresh clues in Wendy Madden cold case

PAWTUCKET – Police are seeking any new clues in a Pawtucket cold case dating back 25 years. On March 13, 1991, 23-year-old Wendy Lee Madden’s body was discovered behind a local Pawtucket bar called... more

Arcaro says he’s uncovered more secrecy

PAWTUCKET – John Arcaro, the sales and marketing professional running for mayor of Pawtucket under the “Sick of Scandals” party, says he has “once again pulled back the curtain on his opponent’s bad... more

Grebien: Let’s continue the momentum

PAWTUCKET – When Mayor Donald Grebien and his team took office in 2011, they faced a budget deficit of more than $12 million, a looming structural deficit, and the threat of bankruptcy, he said in a... more

Vitali will work with police to reinstate gun buybacks

PAWTUCKET – With so much nationwide attention on gun violence, at-large City Council candidate Albert Vitali Jr. says he will work with the Pawtucket Police Department to reinstate the successful gun... more

Cano committed to sustainable future for city

PAWTUCKET – Sandra Cano, an incumbent at-large member of the City Council, says she is committed to advocating for sustainability, energy efficiency, and renewable energy projects for the city “that... more

Barber focuses on safety, taxes, and diversity

PAWTUCKET – Rodney Barber, independent candidate for an at-large seat on the Pawtucket City Council, said this week that if elected he will focus on safety, taxes, and diversity. Barber, a member of... more

Collins says he’ll improve government, health care and education

PAWTUCKET – Bradley Collins, who is running as an independent for the House District 46 spot that serves Pawtucket and Lincoln, said he has a plan to improve government, health care and education.... more

Cullen pushes for voter initiative

LINCOLN – John Cullen, independent candidate for the House District 46 seat, urged residents to vote “yes” on Question 2, which would place all legislators under the Ethics Commission to monitor... more

Barros calls UHIP rollout ‘unacceptable and dangerous fiasco’

PAWTUCKET – Rep. Jean Philippe Barros, the Democrat incumbent in House District 59, is calling the new United Health Infrastructure Project (UHIP) system rollout “an unacceptable and dangerous fiasco... more

Barden calls Barros ineffective legislator

PAWTUCKET – Lori Barden, independent candidate for representative in House District 59, said Monday that incumbent Jean Philippe Barros “talks the talk, but he doesn’t walk the walk.” Barros has the... more

Johnston points to record as advocate for strong, safe schools

PAWTUCKET – Rep. Raymond Johnston, the incumbent Democrat running for House District 61, is pointing to his record as “an advocate for strong and safe schools” since he was first elected in 2010.... more

Obenchain invites residents to meet him at the library

PAWTUCKET – House District 61 candidate Jim Obenchain is inviting all residents of the district to meet with him at the Pawtucket Public Library this Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. “This is a... more

Officials raise awareness of lead paint hazards

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien, along with state officials, will mark National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week by bringing awareness to the problem of lead paint in local homes on Wednesday, Oct.... more

Nicastro teaches owners, and gets dogs to behave at Obedience Tales

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Obedience Tales Dog Training School, which previously operated for many years on Mineral Spring Avenue, has reopened at 987 Charles St. Head instructor Brian Nicastro, who grew up... more

A Work in Progress will perform ‘Mary Poppins’ at Tolman

PAWTUCKET – A Work in Progress Productions, the nonprofit theater group that adopted the Tolman High School auditorium three years ago, will put on one of its most challenging productions yet when it... more

Board of Canvassers urges all voters to prepare

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Board of Canvassers is urging all city voters to be informed and prepared for the presidential election on Nov. 8. “Although everyone is excited to vote for a new president... more

Birthday Club

Nov. 3 Russ Gusetti, Happy Birthday to a piece of work! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze. Nov. 9 Gordon Colomy, Happy 50th Birthday! From your brothers, Jerry and Les, sister, Sharon, and... more

St. Luke Church hosts chicken dinner Nov. 5

PAWTUCKET – St. Luke Church, 670 Weeden St., will hold a chicken dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. The menu includes roasted chicken, pasta, roasted potatoes, salad and dessert. Tickets are $12... more

YWCA R.I. hosts annual tea Thursday

CENTRAL FALLS – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, YWCA Rhode Island will host its 22nd annual Pink Relaxation Tea on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Navigant Credit... more

Event will feature military vendors

PAWTUCKET – The G.I. Bazaar will host its first Maker’s Market at Hope Artiste Village on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market is the first of it’s kind in the New England area and... more

St. Teresa Church Senior Group meets Nov. 3

PAWTUCKET – St. Teresa Church Senior Group will hold a business meeting and Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m., 358 Newport Ave. Refreshments will be served. A harvest dinner for... more

St. Raphael Academy to host open house Nov. 6

PAWTUCKET – Saint Raphael Academy invites prospective students and their families to an open house on Sunday, Nov. 6, from noon to 3 p.m. Registration will be in Alumni Hall, located at 194 Walcott... more

Students invited to apply for Spirit of Community awards

Students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards now through Nov. 8, if they have made contributions to their communities in the past 12 months through... more

Coloring club meets Thursday

PAWTUCKET – The Color Me Calm Coloring Club will meet at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The library provides colored pencils and coloring... more