Pawtucket

Councilor Rudd was suspended for personal use of police car

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PAWTUCKET - City Councilor Tim Rudd, the main proponent of a move to add GPS monitoring devices to all city vehicles, was suspended last year for driving the car he uses for his job as a Providence... more

Missing CF teen found

CENTRAL FALLS - Charles Engley, the 16-year-old reported missing since last Tuesday morning, has been located by authorities. Engley had traveled to New York City sometime last Wednesday morning and... more

Fox pleads guilty to bribery, other charges

Former speaker headed to jail
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Former House Speaker Gordon Fox pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of bribery, wire fraud, and filing a false tax return. U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha and others held a news conference Tuesday... more

Director Fine stepping down from Department of Health

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced the resignation of Dr. Michael Fine, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. Fine delivered a letter of resignation to Raimondo Tuesday... more

Pawtucket police arrest Samuel Avenue residents for drugs

PAWTUCKET - Members of the Pawtucket Police Special Squad on Wednesday arrested two people after finding drugs and other materials in their home at 140 Samuel Ave. Bryan Osorio, age 25, and Cheilene... more

Chafee portrait installed at the State House

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PROVIDENCE – The official portrait of former Gov. Lincoln Chafee, painted by Providence artist Julie Gearan of Providence, installed on the third floor of the Rhode Island State House on Friday. The... more

Local businesses would suffer hit with PawSox departure

But staff at Pawtucket's lone hotel expect minimal impact
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PAWTUCKET - Local businesspeople say they beg to differ with those who are downplaying the financial hit they'll take if and when the Pawtucket Red Sox leave the city. The PawSox may "only" play 72... more

Pawtucket not giving up on PawSox, as leaders seek 'united front'

Mayor wants state to pay up; Messier asks for study
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PAWTUCKET - In the words of old Red Sox rival great Yogi Berra, "it ain't over 'til it's over." With two outs, two strikes and the number nine batter at the plate, down by seven or so runs,... more

State leaders react to news of planned PawSox move

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PROVIDENCE - The following statements were issued by General Assembly leaders Monday on the sale and proposed move of the Pawtucket Red Sox: • Speaker of the House of Representatives Nicholas... more

A city bridge designed to inspire

Public will have say on transformation of George St. overpass
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PAWTUCKET - Organizers of a project designed to transform a city bridge into an art masterpiece say they're looking for all the help they can get from the public to get it right. The Department of... more

Community leaders want to move forward with study to regionalize emergency services

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Local town and city officials have been talking about regionalizing emergency dispatch services for communities in northern Rhode Island for the past five or six years, but Mayors... more

Grebien says city will fight to keep PawSox

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Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien wrote the following letter to Pawtucket residents Monday: While we respect the private business interests of the parties involved, the news of the sale and subsequent... more

Officials will not release the State Police report on Moreau

PAWTUCKET - City officials have rejected a request by The Breeze for a State Police report on an investigation into the actions of Maj. Bruce Moreau, saying doing so would violate Moreau's privacy. "... more

Pawtucket's Turner indicted for molestation

PROVIDENCE - The Providence County Grand Jury has indicted Willie Turner, 46, of 160 High St. in Pawtucket for six counts of first-degree child molestation, two counts of second-degree child... more

Pawtucket announces parking ban

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Department of Public Works has announced that a city parking ban will start at 6 p.m. Sunday. Residents and visitors to the city are asked to park somewhere off the street... more

Last two defendants sentenced in killing of George Holland

Superior Court Justice Robert Krause sentenced two men to prison for their roles in the killing of George Holland II in February of last year. Seydina Ndoye, 20, of Providence and Alain Bedame, 19,... more

Week that was

Police search for hit-and-run drivers Police are searching for suspects after two people were struck by hit-and-run drivers last week. One driver struck and seriously injured a man who was walking... more

Officials rethinking parking ban policies after eighth snow day

PAWTUCKET - City officials will reconsider their policies on parking bans after yet another snow day on Monday. School Supt. Patti DiCenso declared the Pawtucket School Department's eighth snow day... more

33rd St. Patrick's Parade should enjoy sunny skies

PAWTUCKET - By this winter's standards, Saturday should be an absolutely gorgeous day in Pawtucket. Residents who are looking to shake off their winter and PawSox doldrums are expected out in force... more

Breeze State Spelling Bee Saturday at Lincoln Middle

Wickford's Landry will try for 3rd consecutive win
LINCOLN - Can he do it? Can young Stephen Landry, now a 7th-grader from Wickford Middle School in North Kingstown, win the Rhode Island Spelling Bee for the third year in a row? Amazingly, he's won... more

Face behind @PawtucketLife comes forward to rally for PawSox

PAWTUCKET - The mystery behind who runs the popular @PawtucketLife Twitter account was "solved" last week when a man named "Sean" came forward to claim responsibility for the #KeepthePawinPawSox... more

City leaders will meet with residents starting Thursday

PAWTUCKET - To promote more open dialogue between Pawtucket City Hall and the residents of Pawtucket, Mayor Grebien and other officials from City Hall are prepared to meet with constituents and... more

Davies NIMS accreditation is renewed

LINCOLN - William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School announces that the National Institute for Metalworking Skills has renewed its accreditation for the Machine Technology Program... more

Goff announces 2015 Science Fair winners

PAWTUCKET - Goff Jr. High School held its 2015 Science Fair last Thursday. The following are this year's winners: 1st Place Aiden Blanchette - "Which Roofing Material Takes Damage from an Interior... more

Register for 'Pups at Play K-9 Games'

PAWTUCKET - People and their dogs are invited to participate in the first "Pups at Play K-9 Games" at the Pawtucket Dog Park in Slater Memorial Park on Sunday, May 17. There will be relay games,... more

Hi Lo Jack players wanted

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Senior Center is looking for card players to join in Hi Lo Jack games on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Center membership is required. Call 401-753-7000 for more information.