Pawtucket

Pit bull attacks on the rise since ban overturned

PAWTUCKET – Local attacks by pit bulls have trended sharply upward since a judge tossed out the city’s ban on the breed back in 2013. During the 10 years the city had the ban in place, starting in... more

Fill-a-truck spots will help make Holiday Basket Drive the biggest ever

PAWTUCKET – Laureen Grebien and her team are switching things up as they attempt to make her ninth Holiday Basket Drive the biggest one yet, planning a fill-a-truck initiative at certain spots on... more

Old Hose Company No. 6 building likely to be leveled

PAWTUCKET – A six-month demolition moratorium has long since expired, and the owner of the former Hose Company No. 6 restaurant on Central Avenue is now seeking a permit to level the building. City... more

Affordable housing district nixed for the time being

PAWTUCKET – Facing overwhelming opposition to a plan to boost affordable housing in the area of a coming new commuter rail station, the City Council last week postponed action on the initiative... more

No superintendent search until at least 2020

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket School Committee still has no solid plans to convene a superintendent search subcommittee, and Chairman Jay Charbonneau is now saying it won’t happen before the end of the... more

Peterson looks to inspire as Elementary PE Teacher of the Year

PAWTUCKET – Local physical education teacher Christina Peterson says she loves trying new things. That willingness to try innovations in the field, and desire to impart what she learns so students... more

Slater Mill, National Grid partner up to repair historic dam

PAWTUCKET – National Grid and the Old Slater Mill Association have embarked on a project to help preserve the 1792 Slater Dam. A major component to the history of the Slater Mill grounds and the... more

Tickets for Hall of Fame banquet now on sale

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee will hold its annual banquet on Friday, Nov. 1, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, 172 Exchange St. Tickets are $65 per person... more

Fall craft and vendor fairs

Sarturday, Oct. 19 Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket, will hold a craft and vendor fair on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will include a blend of... more

New senior liaison Hodge signing people up for shoveling program

PAWTUCKET – The youth to senior shoveling program, partnering local senior citizens with youth volunteers for winter snow shoveling services, is accepting requests for assistance. The program was... more

Free to Breathe Walk Oct. 19

PAWTUCKET – The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s Rhode Island Free to Breathe Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Slater Memorial Park/Daggett Farm with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m... more

Free home buyer’s seminar set for Oct. 24

TAUNTON, Mass. – Bristol County Savings Bank will hold a free, educational Home Buyer’s Seminar for those thinking about purchasing, rehabbing or refinancing a house, on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the... more

BVCAP will hold Fall Festival Oct. 25

PAWTUCKET – BVCAP, 210 West Ave., will hold its 4th annual Fall Festival and Haunted House, on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature crafts, games, popcorn, cotton candy, face... more