Pawtucket

R.I. Textile selling Pawtucket facility, moving to Cumberland

PAWTUCKET – Rhode Island Textile Company, which claims to be the largest and most diverse manufacturer of braided, knitted and woven elastic, cords and webbing in the U.S., is leaving Pawtucket and... more

PawSox unveil another round of improvements at McCoy

PAWTUCKET – The smell of cinnamon, the taste of soft-serve ice cream, and a street fair on Mondor Way top a list of summertime improvements to the fan experience with the PawSox this season. Culinary... more

Pawtucket River Bridge lit blue in memory of fallen officer

PAWTUCKET – On Tuesday evening, the Pawtucket River Bridge was lit in blue to honor Patrolman Ryan Bourque, a Jamestown police officer who was killed in a head-on collision early Monday morning as he... more

76-year-old Pawtucket man guilty of child molestation

PROVIDENCE – Joao Viera, a 76-year-old Pawtucket resident, was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury on Tuesday of two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of... more

Man accused of selling semi-automatic rifle while on home confinement

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Justice Reyes, 19, of Pawtucket, was ordered detained in federal custody on Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted him Tuesday on a charge of possession of a firearm with an... more

Beach-goers warned: No selfies with seals

With seal pupping season now begun, the Greater Atlantic Region of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries is warning beach-goers not to take selfies with seals. "If you are... more

Pawtucket officers about more than enforcing the law

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Two Pawtucket police officers are being hailed for their kindness during a hot Thursday evening. An 84-year-old woman called police saying she needed help to install her air conditioners. She said it... more

RIDOH approves application to move Memorial's birthing services

Union questions timing on 'short-sighted' decision
PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Health on Friday approved Care New England’s proposal to transfer obstetrics services from Memorial Hospital to Kent Hospital and Women & Infants... more

Police seek man for armed robbery of laundromat

PAWTUCKET – Police are looking for a man they say robbed the Laundromax laundromat at 479 Mineral Spring Ave. around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday. A female employee was in the back room when a male suspect... more

Attendance down, but optimism high at McCoy

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PAWTUCKET – Attendance at McCoy Stadium is down dramatically through the first 18 home games of 2016, but Pawtucket Red Sox officials are chalking it up almost entirely to unprecedented bad weather... more

DiGregorio Corp. wins bid to develop synthetic Max Read Field

Construction starts next Tuesday
PAWTUCKET – DiGregorio Corp. of Smithfield has been chosen to build a new synthetic athletic field and complex at Max Read Field off Pleasant Street. Construction is set to start next Tuesday, May 31... more

Doyle finally makes payment, attorney lashes out at creditor

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WARWICK – An attorney for State Sen. Jamie Doyle delivered a check for $600 to Scituate business owner Melissa Bruno last Thursday, leading Bruno to pass on further legal action for now. Attorney... more

Congregation Ohawe Sholam gets support after swastika painted on sign

PAWTUCKET – City officials and residents gathered Monday morning to show support for Congregation Ohawe Sholam after a red swastika was painted on the synagogue’s sign late Saturday or early Sunday... more

Grebien: ‘Closest we’ve ever been’ to having a train station

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PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien said this week that Pawtucket is on the precipice of finally landing a new train station after more than a decade of talk. “This is the closest we’ve ever been” since... more

Fecteau seeking permission from Army to run against Doyle

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PAWTUCKET – City resident Matt Fecteau, who ran against U.S. Rep. David Cicilline in 2014, says he’s seeking permission from the U.S. Army to run against Pawtucket Sen. Jamie Doyle in the September... more

Grebien confident as he announces re-election bid

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PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien will seek his fourth term in the city’s top government seat this fall, and, for now, it appears no viable candidates will stand in his way. Grebien was set to... more

R.I. Housing program helps recent college grads buy their first home

PROVIDENCE – While some college graduates move back home with family or rent an apartment with friends after graduation, state officials want them to consider another option: buying their first home... more

School board’s Dube announces re-election bid

PAWTUCKET – Erin Dube has announced that she will run for a second term on the Pawtucket School Committee in the upcoming election. In the 2014 election, Dube ran a campaign with the slogan “... more

Pawtucket resident is new HR director at Providence College

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket resident Malin Marin-Bean has been promoted to director of employment and employee relations/associate director for human resources at Providence College. She previously served... more

Parade, ceremony on tap for Memorial Day

PAWTUCKET – A parade of all students and organizations that helped put flags on veterans’ graves will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The parade, which will precede a ceremony at the... more

Help city retirees, students bring new grave markers to honor war veterans

PAWTUCKET – Members of the Pawtucket Public Safety Retirees Association will meet up with students from Slater Middle School this Friday, May 27, to place new markers on graves of war veterans in the... more

Local students slam tobacco through poetry

PAWTUCKET – Fifth-graders in Pawtucket have united against tobacco, according to a release. With the support of schools Supt. Patti DiCenso, all students submitted a poem with an anti-tobacco theme... more

New Slater Park Pavilion officially opens

PAWTUCKET – The new Slater Park Pavilion officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month. The new pavilion replaces an old recreation building, which burned down in 2012. The... more

Thursday’s community meeting will be rescheduled

PAWTUCKET – Due to a conflict in schedules, the community meeting scheduled for this Thursday, May 26, at Baldwin Elementary School has been canceled. The meeting, as well as a community meeting to... more

Governor signs Coughlin bill to pay victims of domestic terrorism

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo last week signed Rep. David Coughlin Jr.’s bill that would make Rhode Island residents who are victims of a domestic terrorist attack outside of Rhode Island, but... more

Help put flags in Notre Dame Cemetery

PAWTUCKET – Residents are invited to help Chris Caramela flag Notre Dame Cemetery on Daggett Avenue this Saturday, May 28, starting at 9:30 a.m. Come help place American flags at the graves of those... more

BCSB promotes Chaves to Vice President of Commercial Lending in Pawtucket office

PAWTUCKET – Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), headquartered in Taunton, Mass., has promoted Timothy A. Chaves to the position of vice president, Commercial Lending in the Pawtucket office. Chaves... more

Library’s yearbook collection available online

PAWTUCKET – The staff at the Pawtucket Public Library is now offering the library’s print collection of yearbooks through an online database. The library’s yearbook collection, dating back to 1918,... more

BankRI drive gathers more than 2,300 items for Books Are Wings

PAWTUCKET – Customers and staff of Bank Rhode Island’s 19 branches donated more than 2,300 books in support of Books Are Wings, a Pawtucket-based nonprofit that distributes books to children in some... more

Library closed for Memorial Day weekend

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library will be closed Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. The library’s passport acceptance office will also be closed on those... more

Table rentals available at church yard sale

PAWTUCKET - St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church, 690 Newport Ave., is seeking participants for its all-church yard sale on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Table rentals are available for $... more

International Charter will host digital photo exhibit

PAWTUCKET – International Charter School, at 334 Pleasant St., will host an opening celebration for “Documenting Cultural Communities: A Digital Photography Project,” this Thursday, May 26, from 6 to... more

Rhode Island Walk for Lupus set for June 4

PAWTUCKET – The 5th annual Rhode Island Walk for Lupus will be held Saturday, June 4, starting at the Slater Park pavilion, 883 Armistice Blvd. Registration is at 9 a.m, and the walk begins at 10 a.m... more

Invenergy’s Niland will discuss Burrillville power plant at Chamber’s Eggs & Issues Breakfast

LINCOLN – Invenergy’s development director John Niland will detail the company’s proposal for the 900-megawatt Clear River Energy Center, planned for the Town of Burrillville, at the Northern Rhode... more

Coloring club meets Thursday at the Pawtucket library

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library is hosting the monthly coloring club, Color Me Calm, this Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Color Me Calm examines the benefits of putting pencil to... more

Man who used storage facility for drug trafficking sentenced

PROVIDENCE – Kwame Davis, a 42-year-old Pawtucket resident and former manager of a storage facility business in the city , was sentenced Friday to six years and five months in federal prison for... more

Senate approves bills aimed at addressing opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Senate on Thursday approved a package of bills meant to address the ongoing opioid overdose crisis. The package, which includes 10 bills designed to take a comprehensive... more

Coughlin throws support behind lawsuit against Memorial

PROVIDENCE – Rep. David Coughlin, of House District 60 Pawtucket, said in a release Thursday that he's "in full support" of a lawsuit from Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Central Falls Mayor James... more