Pawtucket man will serve 15 years in crash that killed three

PAWTUCKET – James Belanger, 23, of Pawtucket, pleaded no contest Friday to three counts of DUI death resulting and three counts of leaving the scene of an accident death resulting for the April 6,... more

Council labels Apex ‘blight,’ says yes to new downtown zoning

Also gives nod to Newport Avenue commercial development
PAWTUCKET – Agreeing that the time has come to send a clear message on the future of the downtown, the City Council last week approved a “blight” designation for the centerpiece riverfront Apex... more

Beer hall instant hit at The Guild

Duffy: Time for cohesive plan to market city’s breweries, distilleries
PAWTUCKET – The rapid expansion of The Guild’s footprint within its 131,000-square-foot facility on Main Street reached a crescendo with the opening of the facility’s new beer hall a month ago, and... more

New Y director: I’m ready to serve Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – As Reginald “Reggie” Jean takes on his new role as executive director of the Pawtucket Family YMCA, he says he will focus on building the Y’s programming and working with local... more

Riders Alliance questions lack of shelter at new transit hub

RIDOT says one could be in the works
PAWTUCKET – Thanks to an agreement with Pet Food Experts, bus riders who use the existing bus hub outside the Slater Mill and Blackstone Valley Visitor Center on Roosevelt Avenue have access to... more

Mixed Magic Theatre seeks to recover after water damage

‘Miracle’ event planned for this weekend
PAWTUCKET – Mixed Magic Theatre, closed for two months after extensive water damage, is set to make its comeback of sorts starting with a pair of events planned for this weekend, says Ricardo Pitts-... more

Officials: Blighted old railroad depot sees some interest

PAWTUCKET – As anticipation revs up surrounding a future new commuter rail station in the area of Pine Street on the Pawtucket/Central Falls line, a previously proposed site for the station, the old... more

Lifetime Medical delivers tiny Christmas trees to all of its patients

PAWTUCKET – The staff at Lifetime Medical on Lonsdale Avenue wanted to show their care for their patients with something tangible and heartfelt this holiday season. Each of the company’s more than... more

RIDOT: We finished Pine Street Bridge seven months early

PAWTUCKET – Representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation say the completion of the Pine Street bridge over I-95 last month came seven months ahead of schedule. Asked how the... more

Nearly 200 residents come to Mayor’s Holiday Dinner

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien and numerous volunteers served nearly 200 residents at the annual Mayor’s Holiday Dinner on Dec. 4. Volunteers included representatives in the City Council, state... more

Gomes to head Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

PAWTUCKET – The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center (BVAC) has named Toni Marie Gomes its executive director. Gomes will “use her years of nonprofit experience in grant writing, team building and... more

Holiday fairs and bazaars

Weekend of Dec. 14-16 Christmas in the Country Bazaar at Laurel Grange, 351 Snake Hill Road, North Scituate, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Vendors, handmade crafts. Santa’s Chimney... more

Holiday party at Leon Mathieu Senior Center

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will hold its annual Holiday Party along with their Basket raffles on Friday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m. There will be DJ entertainment provided... more

Have breakfast with Santa at St. Cecilia Church Sunday

PAWTUCKET – A Breakfast with Santa event will be held at on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at St. Cecilia Church Hall, 760 Central Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12... more