City dismisses car tax case against Chief Sylvester

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PAWTUCKET - City officials have abandoned their bid to get more than $24,545 in back car taxes from Lime Rock Fire Chief Frank Sylvester, choosing not to pursue their case in Superior Court. On... more

Police arrest Pawtucket man for setting house on fire

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested Jeffrey Mooney, 44, of 12 Manchester St., and charged him with intentionally setting a fire at 12 Nickerson St. On Sunday, Oct. 19, at around 11:40 p.m., the the... more

Police say building case against Vecchiarino is proving difficult

PAWTUCKET - Detectives investigating allegations of child pornography against a former football and wrestling coach at Tolman High School say they've been slowed by reluctant witnesses. Detective... more

Barber challenges Messier, wants to restore public service

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PAWTUCKET - Fresh off a convincing primary victory over fellow Democrat Travis Auty, incumbent House District 62 Rep. Mary Duffy Messier is facing a fresh challenge from independent Rodney Barber.... more

There's a pending buyer for Building #19

PAWTUCKET - The owners of the former Building #19 in the Narragansett Business Park have a potential buyer for the property, according to those charged with selling it. Neil Amper, of Capstone... more

Teknor Apex officials are campaigning hard for Question 4

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PAWTUCKET - Representatives for one of the city's biggest employers are pushing hard for voters to approve $125 million for a new engineering building at the University of Rhode Island. Bill Murray... more

Council not happy with answers on Sodexo signing

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PAWTUCKET - City Council members are taking school board leaders to task for not answering their questions on the controversial contract renewal with veteran school food service provider Sodexo.... more

Calado gets dream visit from friends in public safety

PAWTUCKET - Sebastian Calado, a 4-year-old city resident diagnosed with T-cell leukemia in July, got quite the surprise visit last Saturday. The rain stopped just in time for the public safety... more

The week that was

Ringleaders in contraband cigarette ring sentenced Wissam Khalil, 41, of Central Falls, and his brother, Bassam Nazir Khalil, 49, of Pawtucket, were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence... more

Police investigate threat that 'ISIS will destroy' attorney

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket police are investigating after an apparent threat was scrawled on the sign of a local law office. The words "ISIS will destroy you" were penned above an arrow pointing to the... more

Police arrest 18 for defrauding unemployment system

Law enforcement officials announced this week that members from the Rhode Island State Police and Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs arrested 18 people for allegedly obtaining unemployment insurance... more

Police arrest Pawtucket man after he struck pedestrians and took off

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested city resident Jose Crispin for allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident Monday after running a red light at the intersection of East Street and Middle Street and... more

Board of Canvassers to offer free voter IDs

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Board of Canvassers will team up with the Secretary of State's office to offer voters free voter IDs this Thursday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. A representative from Secretary... more

Seniors invited to sign up for shoveling help

PAWTUCKET - Falling temperatures are a reminder that snow season is just around the corner. Officials say that for many seniors, shoveling snow can be a stress on their physical capabilities or not... more

Guerra speaks against 38 Studios bond payback

PAWTUCKET - Matthew Guerra, candidate for the House District 46 seat, stated in a press release that, "Taxpayers should not shoulder the burden for an unconstitutional decision," in regards to paying... more

O'Grady supports master lever elimination

PAWTUCKET - State Rep. Jeremiah O'Grady, who is seeking re-election to the District 46 House seat, stated in a press release that passage of legislation eliminating the so-called master lever voting... more

Barber questions Messier's record

PAWTUCKET - Rodney Barber, independent running for state Rep. Mary Duffy Messier's House 62 seat, said in a news release that he questions his opponent's claims on a number of fronts. In Messier's... more

Dube: Community input is key in our public schools

PAWTUCKET - If elected to the Pawtucket School Committee, Erin Dube says she will work to restore faith in local public schools by embracing "what makes public education unique." "This is going to... more

Messier supports crackdown on food stamp fraud

PAWTUCKET - Should she be re-elected on Nov. 4, state Rep. Mary Duffy Messier says she will re-introduce her bill to reduce fraud in the state's food stamp program. Messier, a Democrat who represents... more

Tobon: Now is the time to invest in our future

PAWTUCKET - Carlos Tobon, a Democrat running for House District 58, is pledging to "invest in the future of Pawtucket and Rhode Island" by focusing on rebuilding roads and schools. These investments... more

Vallecilla announces his platform

PAWTUCKET - Independent candidate for state representative Jonathan Vallecilla announced his platform in a news release this week. His main focus, he said, will be on "good governance" initiatives,... more

Loiselle Insurance Agency named to IIABA's Best Practices study

PAWTUCKET - Loiselle Insurance Agency has retained its status as one of a select group of independent insurance agencies around the U.S. participating in the Independent Insurance Agents &... more

Lukankina joins staff at Memorial Hospital

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has appointed Dr. Natalia Lukankina to its medical staff in the Department of Pediatrics. Lukankina earned her medical degree from Voronez State Medical... more

Diva's to host Big Brother winner Sunday

PAWTUCKET - Diva's Sweet Treats, at 508 Armistice Blvd., will host Central Falls police officer and 2014 Big Brother winner Derrick Levasseur for a meet and greet, photo, and autograph session this... more

Canine costume contest coming to Slater Park Oct. 25

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee's "Paws & More - Canine Costume Contest" returns to the Pawtucket Dog Park on Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 3 p.m. Organizers say last year's event... more

Mathieu Center thanks partners for successful fundraiser

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center's "Relay Walk/ Run for Healthy Aging" fundraiser on Sept. 6 was a great success, according to organizers. The event was sponsored by the Pawtucket Senior... more

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen to participate in Fine Furnishings Show

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will be represented at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center's Fine Furnishings Show Nov. 8-9. Staff will be there to collect non-perishable food donations and cash... more

John Polce will present concert at Bishop Keough

PAWTUCKET - Bishop Keough High School presents a concert of sacred music with Christian singer and composer John Polce, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., at St. Maria Goretti Church, 165 Power Road... more