Pawtucket

Winning mural design incorporates iconic Pawtucket architecture

PAWTUCKET – Artist Kit Collins says she wants her new mural at Payne Park in the Woodlawn neighborhood in Pawtucket, which features iconic city buildings and the Blackstone River, to serve as a... more

7-Eleven expected at former church property

PAWTUCKET – The site of a former church rectory and convent on busy Newport Avenue could soon be converted into a new 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station. The vacant site, at 1253 Newport Ave... more

Council will consider resolution seeking fireworks ban

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PAWTUCKET – City Councilor Mark Wildenhain discussed with his colleagues to approve a resolution last Wednesday, July 8, asking the Rhode Island General Assembly to draft legislation to ban all... more

Study will determine feasibility of McCoy site

PAWTUCKET – Following the official cancellation of the final season for the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium last week, city officials have announced that a feasibility study starting this month... more

BankRI book drive helps stock Books Are Wings

PAWTUCKET – After seeing a depleted supply during COVID-19 shutdowns and quarantines, Books Are Wings has finally started to receive books donated to them from the annual BankRI book drive that... more

Anderson out as school attorney

PAWTUCKET – Longtime school attorney Jon Anderson is no longer with the district following a disagreement over the way a failed application seeking to include the schools in the state’s WorkShare... more

Two drop bids for Pawtucket office

PAWTUCKET – Citing a stipulation against city employees holding elective office, Charles “Chachi” Carvalho has withdrawn his at-large bid for Pawtucket City Council. Carvalho’s departure leaves six... more

New trash bins now being distributed

PAWTUCKET – The city is now distributing new trash bins to residents in advance of the start of automated trash collection, set to begin Aug. 11. Carts are being distributed based on residents’ day... more

Len’s is a haven during pandemic

PAWTUCKET – Located in Slater Park near Daggett Farm and owned by Len Rounds, Len’s Seafood Ice Cream & Hot Dog Haven has been a popular spot during the pandemic. Rounds, now 54, has been doing... more

Beardwood’s first novel shines light on education

PAWTUCKET – From her current home in Jeju, South Korea, Marie Beardwood said she hopes her new young adult novel will shed light on failing educational systems and maybe even inspire folks to run for... more

Pawtucket Fire Department adds additional engine

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Fire Department have announced that the sixth engine, Engine 3, is in service. The department will now operate four rescues, six engines, and two... more

New farmers market is open

PAWTUCKET – A new farmers market has opened behind Harvest Kitchen, 374 Main St., on Wednesdays, from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.farmfreshri.org/summer2020 .

Pawtucket library eliminates fines for children’s, teen materials

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library is going fine free on children’s and teen materials as of July 1. The library’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of eliminating future and past... more

B & G Club announces opening of summer programs

PAWTUCKET – The Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket announced the opening of summer programs to be held at the Alfred Elson Jr. Clubhouse. Each year when school closes for the summer, the club offers... more

Infrastructure Bank announces $1.3 million for lights, stormwater fixes

PAWTUCKET – Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank has announced $1.3 million in financing for LED streetlight conversions and stormwater improvements in Pawtucket. By borrowing through the Infrastructure... more

Dragon Boat races and Taiwan Day festival canceled

PAWTUCKET – Due to concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council has reluctantly canceled this year’s Rhode Island Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival. “... more

BankNewport elects Dawson as new corporator

NEWPORT – OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC, the mutual holding company of BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance, announces that Adriana Dawson, of Pawtucket, was elected as one of six new... more

Dube elected president-elect of R.I. Association of School Committees

PAWTUCKET – Erin Dube of the Pawtucket School Committee was elected president-elect of the Rhode Island Association of School Committees at its 2020 annual business meeting. Dube was elected to the... more

Envision’s Mueller recognized as Microsoft certified trainer

PAWTUCKET – Envision Technology Advisors announces that Kyle Mueller, data impact architect, has been officially recognized as a Microsoft Certified Trainer – a technical and instructional expert in... more

Pawtucket Library offers access by appointment

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library is now offering access to the building by appointment for some library services. Appointments may be made for browsing sections of the collection, using a... more