Pawtucket

Event portion of Winter Wonderland off, but lights will go on

PAWTUCKET – After some early doubts and significant behind-the-scenes legwork, organizers of Pawtucket Winter Wonderland say they are happy and excited to announce that the 22nd version of the event... more

City properties being leveled to make way for stormwater tunnel

PAWTUCKET – The Narragansett Bay Commission has now purchased at least 10 properties on or near the Pawtucket riverfront to help facilitate construction of a massive new tunnel to help capture... more

Council set to hear request on Apex acquisition

Dexter Commons, Paper Tube projects also up for consideration
PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket City Council’s finance subcommittee, at its meeting Nov. 24, is set to consider approval of a resolution requesting that the Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency acquire the... more

Blackstone Distribution Center planned at old Microfibres property

PAWTUCKET – A portion of the old Microfibres Inc. property at 1 Moshassuck St. is proposed to be converted into a new 165,000-square-foot distribution and warehouse center called the Blackstone... more

Winters student provides meals for local families

Another student wins $5,000 grant for school, donation to Animal Shelter
PAWTUCKET – Wanting to provide Thanksgiving meals for people who have had an especially difficult year, 7-year-old Eliza Quinn set a goal of helping two local families but ended up raising enough... more

Minuteman Press collecting items for Pawtucket Soup Kitchen

PAWTUCKET – Jeanne Salisbury, of the Minuteman Press, says the company is hosting a food and clothing drive for the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen. Salisbury said she made a donation to the organization... more

City looks to create Armando’s Corner

PAWTUCKET – The city is looking to rename the corner of Goff Avenue and Pine Street as Armando’s Corner in honor of Armando Nieves, the late owner of Armando & Sons Meat Market there. In a letter... more

City Hall closing during state’s pause

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket, in accordance with the state’s two-week pause shutdown, has announced that City Hall will be closed to the public from Nov. 30 to Dec. 13. “As coronavirus cases... more

Sen. Cano will lead Education Committee

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Sandra Cano, D-District 8, Pawtucket, will be appointed chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education for the 2021-2022 session, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio announced at a... more

Pawtucket Library hosts virtual story classes

PAWTUCKET – Children ages 5 and under, along with an adult caregiver, are invited to the Pawtucket Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel for short stories, songs and a fun activity. During... more

Library announces free outdoor Wi-Fi

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Public Library is now providing high-speed internet to its front walkway, bench, front steps and adjacent library parking lot. It is available 24/7. External “parking lot” Wi-Fi... more

St. Ray’s hosting high school placement test

PAWTUCKET – Saint Raphael Academy invites prospective students to take the Catholic High School Entrance Test on Dec. 5 or 12 at the academy. The test will be administered in Alumni Hall from 8 a.m.... more