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Council relaxes food truck rules, making city more attractive to mobile businesses
PAWTUCKET – The city enhanced its appeal to food truck operators when the City Council last week passed new rules relaxing restrictions and cutting fees for the mobile eateries. Under new rules, the... 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

Doherty's closes its doors

PAWTUCKET – The sign on the door says Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub is closed for renovations until October, but the restaurant isn't expected to open again. The longtime craft beer destination has... more

Grebien announces Col. Vartanian as new public safety director

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PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien has announced that R.I. National Guard Col. James Vartanian will be Pawtucket’s new public safety director, charged with overseeing the city’s emergency management,... more

City car owners will see tax relief when new bills sent out

PAWTUCKET – City car owners can expect changes to their car tax bills when they receive them next month, now that the General Assembly and governor have passed the car tax phaseout. While... more

Conley preparing schedule of PawSox hearings

Public discussions will begin early next month, as Assembly considers stadium financing deal
PAWTUCKET – Sen. William Conley is set to announce a full schedule of hearings on a proposed financing deal for the Pawtucket Red Sox, saying this week he wants to hear from “all four corners of the... more

Continuity is key ingredient for 90th Greek Festival

PAWTUCKET – Fans of Pawtucket’s Greek Festival know exactly what to expect: the same old favorites, no gimmicks, and a commitment to tradition. Elli Panichas, of the Greek Orthodox Church of the... more

Kings and Queens of Rock and Roll release first album

PAWTUCKET – The band members of the Kings and Queens of Rock and Roll live to rock, whether playing their hearts out at their Tuesday afternoon practice sessions or making their first CD, “My Heart... more

Council members slam Trump comments

We express our grave concern at the comments made by President Trump regarding his endorsement of police violence on July 28. We believe that such comments belittle the professionalism of our police... more

SAM’s Mill Fest features music, artisans

PAWTUCKET – Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., will host SAM’s Mill Fest, on Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon to 6 p.m. The event will feature live music under a tent, artisans and makers, food trucks, fiber... more

Gatchell Post pasta dinner

PAWTUCKET – The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post #306 and its auxiliary will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner at the post home, 171 Fountain St., on Thursday, Aug. 31. Dinner will be served from... more

Library hosting sensory friendly movie

PAWTUCKET – Families of children with autistic spectrum disorder and other special needs are invited to view a free movie at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., on Monday, Aug. 28. The... more

Chamber hosting Business Before Hours

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host Business Before Hours at Tumblesalts Cafe, 1 Morgan Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Start the day by making... more

PawSox reschedule Taylor Swift-themed fireworks

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox have rescheduled a Taylor Swift-themed musical fireworks show for Friday, Aug. 25. The post-game display was postponed on May 13. The PawSox have two post-game... more

School Department meet and greet Monday

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket School Department will host a meet and greet event next Monday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Potter Burns Elementary School, 973 Newport Ave. The reception will honor all... more

Greenman named president, CEO of Jewish Alliance

PROVIDENCE – The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island announces the selection of nonprofit leader Adam Greenman, of Pawtucket, as its next president and chief executive officer. Greenman’s... more

OSCIL hosts Lunch and Learn Workshop

WARWICK – The Ocean State Center for Independent Living is hosting a Lunch and Learn Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 31, from noon to 2 p.m. at OSCIL’s Pawtucket office, 175 Main St. In honor of the 27th... more

Davies hosting Freshmen Welcome on Aug. 23

LINCOLN – William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School will host its annual Freshmen Welcome on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the school, 50 Jenckes Hill Road. The event will begin with a... more

Celebrate Colombian culture at the Senior Center

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will celebrate Colombian culture on Friday, Aug. 25, at 12:30 p.m. Gabriel Martinez of the Colombian-American Cultural Society of Rhode... more

Pawtucket Restaurant Week announces participants

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Foundation, and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council are hosting the city’s first restaurant week Sept. 4-10, with more than 30 restaurants expected... more

DAV Mobile Service Office available at Amvets Post 22 today

PROVIDENCE – The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will provide counseling services and claim filing assistance at Amvets Post 22, 140 South Bend St., Pawtucket, today, Wednesday, Aug... more

Flea market at Park Place Church Saturday

PAWTUCKET – Park Place Church, 71 Park Place, will hold a flea market on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 8:30 to noon. For more information, call 401-726-2800.

All students at Baldwin, Cunningham getting free meals this school year

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket School Department is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch Program for the coming school year. Under the provision... more