Animal Control Officer Holmes bids farewell

PAWTUCKET - John Holmes, the city's soft-spoken and respected animal control officer for decades, has retired from the job. In typical Holmes fashion, he asked that his retirement party last week be... more

Cracks appear in Blackstone River wall, Festival Pier projects

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PAWTUCKET - Cracks are appearing in the newly-finished Festival Pier off School Street and the downtown river wall, a pair of projects that came with a combined price tag of nearly $5 million. City... more

Raimondo reminds Rhode Islanders to prepare for severe weather

PROVIDENCE - Governor Gina Raimondo issued a press release Sunday reminding Rhode Islanders to prepare for severe winter weather. "The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for all... more

Pawtucket's Foolproof Brewing Company expands again

Now the biggest in Rhode Island
PAWTUCKET - After two years in business, Foolproof Brewing Company launched its second expansion this week. The brewery, which pairs high-quality, hand-crafted beers with life experiences, installed... more

Man pulls gun as he robs Pawtucket Sunoco

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PAWTUCKET - Police are investigating after a man robbed the Sunoco gas station at 81 School St. on Friday around 5 a.m. The clerk told officers that the man entered the store carrying a silver... more

Pawtucket's One Stop Deli robbed at gunpoint

PAWTUCKET – Police say the One Stop Deli and Convenience Store at 454 Pawtucket Ave. was robbed at gunpoint late Friday night, Jan. 16. At about 10:30 p.m., the Pawtucket Police Department responded... more

Police arrest one of three connected to hatchet attack

Police have arrested one man in connection to a hatchet attack and robbery at a Cole Street home on Jan. 9. Jordan Wilcox, 18, of 46 John St., was taken in without incident at his apartment and... more

Pawtucket finishes with another big surplus

PAWTUCKET - A final audit for Fiscal Year 2014 shows that the city Pawtucket ended the year last June with a total surplus of $4.8 million and the Pawtucket School Department finished with an... more

NFL releases a statement on #DeflateGate

The NFL on Friday afternoon released a statement about the ongoing investigation into the underinflated balls used by the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship game against the... more

Blizzard on its way

Rhode Islanders are bracing for a potentially historic snowstorm this week, with blizzard conditions and the possibility of two feet of snow or more from Monday night through Wednesday morning. The... more

Pawtucket police investigate robbery at D'Angelo's

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating after a man robbed the D'Angelo's Restaurant at 216 Broadway on Friday, Jan. 23. At around 9 p.m., the Pawtucket Police Department was notified of the robbery.... more

Trash collection delayed one day in Pawtucket (starting Tuesday)

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Department of Public Works announced Sunday that trash collection will be delayed one day this week beginning Tuesday, Jan. 27, due to the approach of a possible blizzard... more

Record number of brewers will be at 3rd R.I. Brew Fest

First year for Crooked Current Brewery
PAWTUCKET - The third Rhode Island Brew Fest on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Pawtucket Armory will feature the most vendors yet, with 57 breweries on hand. Event founder Matt Gray told The Breeze that... more

Week that was

Police arrest one man for hatchet attack Police arrested one man in connection to a hatchet attack and robbery at a Cole Street home on Jan. 9. Jordan Wilcox, 18, of 46 John St., was arrested at his... more

Journalists, politicians salute Baron's 'on target' writing

LINCOLN - More than 200 people, many of them colleagues in the cross-over media and political worlds of Jim Baron, gathered last Saturday, Jan. 17 to celebrate the life of this esteemed Rhode Island... more

Pawtucket police carrying Tasers

PAWTUCKET - Officials announced last week that police will start carrying Tasers as a non-lethal weapon option. The Pawtucket Police Department recently purchased 60 "X26P" Tasers that officers will... more

Walsh School's Beauregard honored with Golden Apple

PAWTUCKET - Scott Beauregard, a popular music teacher at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts, was named a recipient of the Golden Apple Award last week. Beauregard said... more

Pawtucket Foundation announces honorees, projects, appointments

PAWTUCKET - Leaders of the Pawtucket Foundation announced this year's honorees, new appointments, and a number of new projects at the organization's 14th annual meeting last Tuesday. Kevin Tracy, co-... more

Meeting on commuter rail to be held Thursday

PAWTUCKET - The public is invited to a meeting on a planned future Pawtucket/Central Falls commuter rail station this Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St. The... more

Collette announces Dan Sullivan IV as VP of sales

PAWTUCKET - Collette, a city-based international tour operator, has announced that Dan Sullivan IV has been named vice president of sales overseeing the North American strategic sales field. He will... more

Billington joins Cicilline in D.C. for State of the Union

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline invited Blackstone Valley Tourism Council President Robert Billington as his guest for President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address on Tuesday.... more

Sen. Crowley named to two Senate committees

PROVIDENCE - State Sen. Elizabeth "Betty" Crowley, of District 16 in Central Falls and Pawtucket, was re-appointed this month as vice chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal... more

Concussion awareness program offered at Memorial

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital's "The Doctor Is In" Wellness Lecture Series will present a free program on concussion awareness in adults, teens and children on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 9 to 10:30 a.m... more

City announces final week for holiday trees collection

PAWTUCKET - The Department of Public Works is reminding residents that the city's Christmas tree collection program ends with the final two collection days on Thursday, Jan. 29, and Friday, Jan. 30.... more

Memorial creates new Follow-Up Clinic

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital has created a Hospital Follow-Up Clinic to ensure that patients discharged from any area hospital can be seen quickly by a primary care physician. The clinic is held... more

Fine to speak at YMCA of Pawtucket's meeting

PROVIDENCE - The YMCA of Pawtucket has announced that Dr. Michael Fine, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, will be the keynote speaker at its 125th annual meeting on Jan. 28, starting... more

Bilingual story class offered at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., will offer a free bilingual story class for families every other Saturday, from Jan. 24 to March 21, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The program is... more

Shea seniors get Silver Awards for art

PAWTUCKET - Two seniors at Shea High School, Chris Tavares and Sienna Silva, won Silver Key Awards for their artwork at the Rhode Island Scholastic competition over the weekend. Their work was... more

St. Teresa Senior Group will meet Feb. 5

PAWTUCKET - St. Teresa Senior Group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 5, at 1 p.m., in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave. A short meeting will be followed by a light luncheon to celebrate Valentine's Day.... more

St. Teresa Seniors meet Jan. 22

PAWTUCKET - St. Teresa Senior Group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m., in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave. The meeting will feature a showing of the film "God's Not Dead." Refreshments will... more

P.E.A.L. Club will meet Feb. 2

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The P.E.A.L. Club will meet Monday, Feb. 2, at noon, at Morin's Restaurant, 16 South Main St. Lunch will follow the meeting. Members are asked to bring in items that are red for... more