Rogers loves that red hobbit door has become such an attraction

PAWTUCKET – Back in June, The Breeze shared the story of how Tom Rogers had used his chainsaw to clean out stumps in Slater Park to plant flowers in them. Rogers soon found another creative endeavor... more

Grebien ready to get back at it after win

PAWTUCKET – Don Grebien remembers being the outsider progressive, or “change agent” running against Mayor James Doyle in 2008. Two years later, he’d build on the results to win higher office.... more

Mail ballots show it ain’t over until it’s over

PAWTUCKET – Alexis Schuette said her time on the campaign trail had given her clues on how the mail balloting would turn out. As she walked, those who were giving her the most positive reception were... more

Candidates reflect on Statehouse races that upended status quo

PAWTUCKET – It was a primary election that saw every established incumbent with an opponent ousted in Pawtucket, and the candidates this week are reflecting on how it all went down. In Senate... more

Barry on killing rats: Just do it

PAWTUCKET – The rats need to go, and by any means possible, says City Councilor John Barry III. The council last week went back and forth over the process for hiring pest control companies to address... more

Pawtucket Police Department now hiring

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department, through the city’s Division of Personnel, has announced an open, competitive examination for police officer recruitment. Applications will be accepted... more

Community helps double award to Boys & Girls Club

PAWTUCKET – With help from the community the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club has received a $10,000 award that will give local children with financial hardship the opportunity to participate in Club... more

City establishes payment plan for licenses

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket, Mayor Donald Grebien, and the City Council have announced that, working closely with the Rhode Island Hospitality Association, a payment plan will be established... more

Slater Park will host Paws in the Park Halloween event

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee is proud to present “an autumn distraction to all the COVID cancellations and madness.” Join in Oct. 3 at Slater Park as the group holds its Paws In The... more

Vitali thanks supporters

PAWTUCKET – After mail ballots were counted in the at-large race last week, Albert Vitali Jr. thanked all of his supporters and congratulated the three council at-large winners on their victories. “... more

Photo contest entries available online

PAWTUCKET – It’s that time of year for the annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest exhibit, where all submitted photos this year are being displayed in a virtual exhibit on the city website, www.... more

Epworth United Methodist Church thrift store open Wednesdays

PAWTUCKET – The thrift store at Epworth United Methodist Church, 915 Newport Ave., is now open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Items include clothes, shoes, jewelry, and miscellaneous items... more

Cox donates masks to local community agencies

WEST WARWICK – Recognizing that many community organizations are eager to welcome children back into their facilities, Cox Communications has donated 700 face masks to four organizations that serve... more

United Way of R.I. launches 2-1-1 Voter Information Hotline

PROVIDENCE – With Rhode Island’s Nov. 3 general election fast approaching, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has announced a partnership with United Way of Rhode Island to launch the state’s first... more

Norton denies involvement in pre-election email

Note: A phrase has been added to make it more clear that Norton does not have direct evidence that Bento sent the email. PAWTUCKET – Two-time mayoral candidate David Norton is blaming one of his... more