Federal shutdown impacts new distillery, breweries

PAWTUCKET – City residents Cathy Plourde and Kara Larson are busy putting the finishing touches on their distillery and tasting room Rhode Island Spirits at 65 Blackstone Ave., behind Tolman High... more

Pawtucket’s sewer pipes have hit old age

Hints of trouble in backups; city looks to get a jump on the issue
PAWTUCKET – Sewer pipes are typically known to have a lifetime of 75 to 100 years. In Pawtucket, the city’s 265 miles of main lines and service pipes have an average age of 93 years, creating a... more

Shots fired in Pawtucket, police investigating

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating after reports of shots fired in the area of 39 Lonsdale Ave. on Friday, Jan. 4. At around 1:40 a.m., Pawtucket police responded to a shots fired call. Upon... more

Pawtucket police say man missing and in danger

PAWTUCKET – Steven Baena, a 31-year-old man from Pawtucket, was reported missing to Pawtucket police on Jan. 10 after he failed to return to an assisted living facility. He may appear confused and... more

Pawtucket man faces child porn charges

PAWTUCKET – Peter Medeiros, a 55-year-old resident of 86 Magill St. in Pawtucket, has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of transfer of child pornography... more

City helps 22 businesses open, stay, or expand

PAWTUCKET – Despite some high-profile closures in Pawtucket, city officials say they’ve achieved plenty of success over the past 18 months in helping businesses open and grow here. Since June of 2017... more

Councilors: Don’t blame us if we close transfer station

PAWTUCKET – Members of the City Council claim Mayor Donald Grebien is placing the burden of resolving issues with Pawtucket’s waste transfer station on them, saying they will not be held responsible... more

Local lawmakers petition Gov. Raimondo to work to retain Hasbro

PROVIDENCE – A group of legislators from northern Rhode Island, including the entire Pawtucket delegation, penned a letter to Gov. Gina Raimondo last week asking her to do everything in her power to... more

YMCA announces income-based pricing

PAWTUCKET – More families will be able to adopt healthier lifestyles in 2019 as the YMCA introduces new membership rates, according to staff. The YMCA, serving locations in Lincoln, Woonsocket,... more

Officials: Net metering will save the city millions of dollars

PAWTUCKET – Under Rhode Island’s renewable net metering credit program, the city has awarded a contract to Southern Sky Renewable Energy R.I. for a net metering agreement that will provide discounted... more

FEMA approves Pawtucket-Central Falls hazard mitigation plan

PAWTUCKET – In the culmination of nearly two years of collaboration between the cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved the Pawtucket-Central Falls... more

PAC announces Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative and the Pawtucket Foundation announce the 12th year of the juried art exhibition – the Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition. Entries will be accepted... more

Parkinson’s Association leads monthly support group

PAWTUCKET – The American Parkinson’s Disease Association leads a monthly support group at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. The group is led... more

Senior Center offers line dancing on Tuesdays

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., hosts line dancing weekly on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., on the first floor. Line dancers of all levels are encouraged to attend. Leaders/... more

Library announces Sunday hours, holiday closing

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library is open on the first Sunday of each month through May. The hours of operation are noon to 3:45 p.m. Sunday hours will be paid for with funds from the library’... more

Woodlawn Catholic Regional School will hold open house Jan. 27

PAWTUCKET – Woodlawn Catholic Regional School will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Woodlawn is a learning community that promotes an academic program focused on faith, family... more

Good Neighbor Energy Fund Warm Thy Neighbor campaign underway

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund announces that its 33rd annual Warm Thy Neighbor campaign, which helps Rhode Island households in financial difficulty with the payment of... more