Commission open to nixing free health care for city leaders

Final recommendations expected this month
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PAWTUCKET – Members of the Pawtucket Charter Review Commission say they’re open to a proposal that would give city voters the chance to vote on taking away free health care benefits for future new... more

Four years later, cemetery graves still buried

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PAWTUCKET – Four years ago, city officials promised to do whatever they could to haul away years’ worth of debris that municipal workers had piled on old graves. Today, the pile remains and continues... more

PawSox owners recommit to Pawtucket in joint letter with Grebien

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PAWTUCKET – A letter from the Pawtucket Red Sox and Mayor Donald Grebien seeks to reinforce the team’s partnership with the city after a year filled with turmoil over a possible departure. The joint... more

In fourth year, demand for R.I. Brew Fest continues to spike

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PAWTUCKET – Beer enthusiasts are clamoring to get into the annual Rhode Island Brew Fest in ever-increasing numbers. The demand has become so great that organizers say they could accommodate 200 or... more

Greenwood set to post $19 trillion debt sign at Sayles Ave. home

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PAWTUCKET – Twenty years ago, the national debt was at $4.5 trillion and Ross Perot was making a second run at the White House, this time as the candidate for the Reform Party. It was that run by... more

Revamped Main Street Bridge nears completion

PAWTUCKET – The overhaul of the Main Street Bridge near the Slater Mill is nearing completion, another upgrade to a riverfront area that’s seen a significant transformation over the past two years.... more

Northern R.I. Chamber announces award winners to be honored at annual dinner Tuesday

LINCOLN – Larry Lucchino, Pawtucket Red Sox chairman and president/CEO emeritus of the Boston Red Sox, will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber’s 25th annual dinner on Tuesday... more

Reed urges Obama to aggressively combat spread of Zika virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As public health officials continue working to prevent a major outbreak of the Zika virus in the United States, Sen. Jack Reed is urging President Obama's administration to boost... more

Raimondo delivers State of the State address, presents budget

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PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo delivered her State of the State address on Tuesday evening, highlighting the accomplishments and challenges of her first year in office and presenting her $8.96... more

Bordeaux Bandit sentenced for theft of Wii, jewelry

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket resident Scott DeLuca, also known as the Bordeaux Bandit, 25, pleaded no contest Wednesday before Superior Court Magistrate John McBurney III to one count of larceny over $1,... more

Brothers arrested for beating man

CENTRAL FALLS – Police have arrested two brothers on felony assault charges after they allegedly beat a man with their fists and a gun. During the early morning hours on Thursday, Jan. 28, Central... more

Pawtucket man indicted for rape

PAWTUCKET – Harold Paquin 71, of 53 Bloomfield St., was indicted by the Providence County Grand Jury on Friday on one count of first-degree sexual assault (rape) and two counts of second-degree... more

Progressive Democrats endorse Norton in District 60 race

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats voted to endorse David Norton in the race for House of Representatives District 60 at a January meeting. “David has long been a hardworking,... more

Week that was

Bordeaux Bandit 
sentenced for theft 
of Wii, jewelry Pawtucket resident Scott DeLuca, also known as the Bordeaux Bandit, 25, pleaded no contest before Superior Court Magistrate John McBurney III... more

Hall of Fame Committee seeking nominations

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2016 Pawtucket Hall of Fame. The annual event is a celebration recognizing those individuals whose efforts have made a... more

Pawtucket photos on display in Providence

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced last week the opening of “Pawtucket: A Different Perspective” at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill in Providence. The show, a... more

City issues call for 2017 photo contest theme

PAWTUCKET – Leave your creative mark on the 2017 City Calendar. Photo contest organizer Patricia Zacks and city officials are asking for suggestions on next year’s theme. According to Zacks, every... more

Faces of Ireland contest returning for Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Parade

PAWTUCKET – The annual Faces of Ireland competition for the 2016 Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Parade will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21, starting at 1 p.m. at the Celtic Pub on Broadway. The male and female... more

Birthday Club

Feb. 8 Happy Birthday, Nancy J. Messier! From your husband, with all my love, Art J. Messier Feb. 10 Happy Birthday, Rene Beauregard! Love, your family Feb. 14 John Glynn, Happy Birthday! From your... more

St. Matthew Lutheran invites public to Ash Wednesday services

PAWTUCKET – St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church, 690 Newport Ave., invites city residents to its Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 10 at noon and 7 p.m. The theme for Lent will be “The Lenten Shift:... more

Valentine’s Day dance at the German American Cultural Society

PAWTUCKET – The German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Ave., will host a Valentine’s Day Dance on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Food will be available at 1 p.m. when the club opens. Music... more

Open house is Friday at The Learning Community

CENTRAL FALLS – The Learning Community, 21 Lincoln Ave., will hold an open house this Friday, Feb. 5, at 8:30 a.m. The Learning Community is a free, public school serving children from Central Falls... more