Pawtucket

City students will return to improved facilities, expanded programs

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PAWTUCKET – Students returning for the 2017-2018 school year next week will find numerous facility upgrades, new academic initiatives, and expanded programs. Pawtucket students head back to school... more

Pawtucket police hunt for bank robbery suspect

PAWTUCKET – Police are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in a robbery at a TD Bank store Wednesday morning. At around 11:50 a.m., the TD bank at 430 Central Ave. in Pawtucket was... more

While out on bail, Pawtucket man arrested again for child porn

PAWTUCKET – A city man was arrested on child pornography charges Wednesday while he was free on bail for previous child porn charges. The Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Internet... more

Pawtucket man indicted on heroin trafficking, gun charges

PROVIDENCE – A federal grand jury in Providence returned a 15-count indictment charging Leoner Leonardo, 21, of Pawtucket, with conspiracy, trafficking heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance... more

Pawtucket police take down drug dealer

PAWTUCKET – On Aug. 18, members of the Pawtucket Police Departments Narcotics Unit and Patrol Division executed a court-ordered search warrant at 63 Waltham St. and uncovered an alleged drug... more

Gamm Theatre considering move to Warwick

PAWTUCKET – Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian’s office is confirming this week that representatives from the Gamm Theatre are looking at a possible move from downtown Pawtucket to a vacant building in... more

Owner: Heritage Tap will reopen

PAWTUCKET – The Heritage Tap Bar & Grill is not following Doherty’s East Avenue Irish Pub into restaurant oblivion, says its owner. The popular eatery on Grand Avenue set off a wave of worry on... more

Council may take mayor to court over safety director post

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PAWTUCKET – Members of the Pawtucket City Council are considering taking Mayor Donald Grebien to court over his appointment of a new public safety director. Grebien, in a letter to the council Aug.... more

Grebien gathers experts to support economic development

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PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien is bringing together members of the financial sector to create a financial advisory team. The experts will support and advise on public/private economic development... more

Public invited to give input on future of Broad Street with new survey

Organizers of the Broad Street Regeneration Initiative have launched a survey to gather public input for the $11.5 million Broad Street Road Improvement Project, with hopes of setting the right... more

Tourism Council will present awards to business, community leaders

PAWTUCKET – Celebrating “Our Blackstone Valley Story” is the featured theme of the 32nd annual awards celebration for the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. This year’s event will be held Thursday,... more

Marot Humanitarian Awards coming Sept. 29

PAWTUCKET – This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, and to commemorate the occasion, the facility will host its fifth annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards and... more

Learn about animal shelters at the Pawtucket library

PAWTUCKET – Animal enthusiast Matthew Gabriel from Animal World Experience will visit the Pawtucket Public Library on Friday, Aug. 25, at 10:30 a.m. From lizard lounges to millipede mansions, there... more

Congregation Agudas Achim hosting Open House Sunday

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Congregation Agudas Achim, 901 North Main St., is hosting its annual Open House on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can meet Rabbi Leora Abelson and education... more

Final outdoor film screening tonight at Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET – Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., will screen “The Secret of the Grain” tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 23, as the last installment of its Reel America outdoor film series. The French and Arabic... more