Crowded field shaping up for special election in Pawtucket

Declarations for Doyle’s District 8 Senate seat due this week; primary Feb. 27
PAWTUCKET – Election season is getting a surprisingly early start in Pawtucket, where a race for a Senate District 8 seat long held by veteran city lawmaker Jamie Doyle is drawing plenty of interest... more

On tap at The Guild: New breweries and more amenities in 2018

PAWTUCKET – The opening year for The Guild, at 461 Main St., was a success by every measure, say its owners, and they’re set for aggressive expansion in 2018. Jeremy Duffy, founder and co-owner of... more

Dates for Pawtucket District 8 special election set

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PAWTUCKET – Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea announced Wednesday that there will be a special election in Senate District 8 Pawtucket to fill the seat of former Senator James Doyle II on Tuesday,... more

Man arrested in attack at Royal Fried Chicken

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted someone at Royal Fried Chicken on Dexter Street. Richard Lee King, 33, faces multiple charges. On Dec. 29, at around 7 p.m.,... more

Police ID woman killed on I-95 in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Police have identified the pedestrian killed on I-95 in Pawtucket Thursday night. State Police identified the woman as Ebony Evans, 37, who has no permanent address. She was last known to... more

Police find cocaine in baby formula container, arrest couple

PAWTUCKET – On Jan. 10, the Pawtucket Police Department's Narcotics Unit searched the first floor apartment at 67 Baldwin St. on warrant issued after an ongoing investigation into the illegal... more

Will legislators approve stadium bill?

PAWTUCKET – A high-stakes, behind-the-scenes battle is playing out at the state level, as Pawtucket and its minor league baseball team wait to learn whether a new downtown stadium will become a... more

Council approves tax stabilization agreement at 211 Columbus Ave.

Also gives nod to expanded limits at kennels
PAWTUCKET – The City Council last week unanimously approved a 10-year tax stabilization agreement with the owners of a residential mill redevelopment project at 211 Columbus Ave., the former home of... more

Cities push for update on Memorial plans from Department of Health

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa have requested that the Rhode Island Department of Health continue to move forward with the conditions that the agency... more

Pawtucket Lions donate four benches to Slater Park

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Lions Club has successfully completed its Lions Clubs International 100th Anniversary Legacy Project. Four benches have been installed at the Daggett Farm family area in... more

Hardy named a director at Women & Infants Hospital

PAWTUCKET – Dr. Erica Hardy, of Pawtucket, has been named director of the Women’s Infectious Disease Consult Service at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital.... more

Grebien seeks residents to serve on boards and commissions

PAWTUCKET – The city is again seeking letters of interest and availability from Pawtucket residents who wish to serve on one of the city’s numerous boards and commissions. “Serving on a board or... more

United Way of R.I. offers free tax prep

PROVIDENCE – The United Way of Rhode Island will offer its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance in Pawtucket at Blackstone Valley Community Action, 32 Goff Ave., and Woodlawn Community Development... more

Learning Lounge open on Thursdays

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., will offer free one-on-one help with computer skills, job searching, online ESL tools, math, reading, and writing skills in its Learning... more

Teens invited to cooking program

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., will host the program Mug Cooking for Teens on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m., in Campbell Auditorium. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited... more

Pasta dinner planned at Gatchell Post

PAWTUCKET – The Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post and its auxiliary will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner at the post home, 171 Fountain St., on Thursday, Jan. 25. Dinner will be served from 4 to 7... more

Make a snow globe Jan. 26 at the Senior Center

PAWTUCKET – Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will hold a winter craft program on Friday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. Seniors, ages 55 and older, are invited to make a snow globe with Oakhill... more

Open house at Woodlawn Catholic Regional School

PAWTUCKET – Woodlawn Catholic Regional School, 61 Hope St., will hold an open house on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about the school’s academic, faith-based program for grades pre-K... more