Pawtucket

Pawtucket Sen. Doyle leans toward not running for 8th term

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PAWTUCKET – Sen. Jamie Doyle, who’s about to enter his 14th year serving the people of District 8 in the Rhode Island Senate, says he’s “50-50” on whether he’ll run for the seat again in 2018. If... more

Officials expecting redevelopment of Narragansett Park Plaza

PAWTUCKET – The long-vacant Stop & Shop store at 675 Beverage Hill Ave., on the Pawtucket/East Providence line, appears to be drawing interest as part of a larger planned redevelopment project.... more

UNAP files lawsuit to preserve health services and jobs at Memorial Hospital

PROVIDECNE – United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) Local 5082 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court Thursday in an effort to preserve healthcare services and jobs at Pawtucket's Memorial Hospital... more

Pawtucket police nab suspect in shoplifting

PAWTUCKET – Police say they've arrested the man they were seeking in connection to a shoplifting incident at Walgreens at 100 Broad St. On Dec. 7, Det. Nathan Gallison was operating his cruiser on... more

Pawtucket police seek man for felony assault

PAWTUCKET – A warrant has been signed for the arrest of Rosivelte Lopes, 27, wanted for domestic felony assault. Lopes also has a bench warrant for a probation violation stemming from a first-degree... more

Men sought in liquor store robberies, stabbing

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating after two men robbed liquor stores in Pawtucket and East Providence Saturday evening, threatening the clerk at one store and stabbing the clerk at the other. On... more

Senate Finance announces changes to PawSox stadium bill

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PAWTUCKET – After hearing from the public and experts in the field, members of the Senate Finance Committee have announced a revised proposal for financing of a new baseball stadium in downtown... more

Help Pawtucket Adopt-a-Family program buy shoes for children

PAWTUCKET – Faced with continued strong demand but dwindling donations, the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen’s Ernie Marot Memorial Adopt-a-Family Program is seeking cash contributions to help defray the cost... more

Finance Committee will report on stadium Thursday, but no vote yet

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PAWTUCKET – The Senate Finance Committee will convene this Thursday, Dec. 7, to issue its final report and bring forward revised legislation on a proposed new baseball stadium in downtown Pawtucket... more

City: Memorial Hospital application should be for changes, not closure

PAWTUCKET – Representatives from the city are arguing that Care New England’s application with the state to close Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island should instead be an application to make changes at... more

Film series pulls back the curtain, reveals how Pawtucket’s TEN31 Productions ‘Makes Pretend’

PAWTUCKET – Inside the fun-house factory of TEN31 Productions, the players have spent nearly two decades flaying the bounds of what art can convey. And now, through the lens of a Rhode Island-born... more

Thanks to nonprofit group, families move into new homes for the holidays

CENTRAL FALLS – Carmen Catalan says she couldn’t be happier to be home for the holidays this year. She and her family settled into a newly renovated affordable housing unit at 39-41 Knight St. in... more

Birthday Club

Dec. 5 The Midgley Twins, Happy Birthday! Have a great day! Love, Mom

Kids invited to sign up for book club

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library’s Book Club for Kids invites young readers to sign up for the December program at the library, 13 Summer St. This month’s title is a nominee for the 2018... more

NAMI Rhode Island offers free, drop-in Connection group

PAWTUCKET – NAMI Rhode Island, the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, offers a free Connection group at Anchor Recovery, 249 Main St., on Thursdays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.... more

Trip added to Polar Express Train Ride

PAWTUCKET – Due to the high demand for tickets for the Blackstone Valley’s Polar Express Train Ride, a additional trip has been added on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. For ticket availability, call... more

Pawtucket Vocational High reunion is Dec. 29

PAWTUCKET – A class reunion for those who attended Pawtucket Vocational High School from 1968 to 1971 will be held on Friday, Dec. 29, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at the Lefoyer Club, 151 Fountain St. The... more