Mayor: Fireworks still in the plan for the future

PAWTUCKET – With the city’s biggest fireworks displays of the year last week came plenty of sorrowful emojis from residents worried about what will happen to these summer night extravaganzas when the... more

‘Step in the right direction’ as city’s rodent complaints lessen

PAWTUCKET – To this point in the year, the Pawtucket Zoning Department has received about half the number of new rodent cases at its desk compared to a year ago at this same time, says Director Bill... more

Pawtucket man charged after enticing 13-year-old

PROVIDENCE – A Pawtucket man was arrested Thursday on charges he allegedly traveled to Canada to engage in illicit sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl he enticed online during a series of... more

St. Raphael Academy names fourth quarter honor roll

PAWTUCKET – The following students have been named to the 2019 fourth quarter honor roll at St. Raphael Academy. Grade 12 Highest Honors: Beatriz Almeida, Michelle Ariza, Xiaozi (Yvonne) Chen,... more

No immediate superintendent search planned

PAWTUCKET – Interim Superintendent of Schools Cheryl McWilliams will remain in the role through the summer and into the new year, say school officials, who do not see any urgency in running a search... more

Cotto receives national recognition for her work with Latino community

PAWTUCKET – For her work promoting Latino literature to children in Pawtucket and across the state of Rhode Island, Maria Cotto was recognized at the American Library Association’s annual conference... more

Workers remove trees posing safety risk at Slater Park

PAWTUCKET – Some 20 trees have been removed from high-traffic areas at Slater Park, most of them due to being invaded by moths or rot. Trees were taken down in areas near the playground, animal... more

Lifeguards in place, community pool reopens

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket and the Parks and Recreation Division last week announced that the city would be opening the Fairlawn Veterans Memorial Park Pool last Saturday, July 6, after the... more

Farm Fresh RI announces Healthy Foods, Healthy Family program

PAWTUCKET – Farm Fresh RI announces its Healthy Foods, Healthy Families program offering interactive food and nutrition workshops at summer farmers markets in July and August for families with... more

Pawtucket Y raises more than $40,000 at most successful All-Star Outing

PAWTUCKET – Through the charitable contributions of local businesses and the fundraising efforts of committee members, the YMCA of Pawtucket in partnership with the Pawtucket Red Sox helped raise... more

BankRI promotes Boi to manager of Pawtucket branch

PAWTUCKET – The Bank Rhode Island branch in Pawtucket has a new manager after Christina Boi was promoted to lead the location at 499 Smithfield Ave., which is among the company’s busiest locations.... more