Councilor calls for ‘rat summit’ as leaders reject ‘dusting’ plan

PAWTUCKET – A local councilman is suggesting a citywide “rat summit” might be in order for residents and leaders to discuss their concerns about the troubling spread of rodents locally. Councilor... more

Officials: Bikes weren’t still evidence; police reviewing

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PAWTUCKET – Officials say bicycles stored at the Capeverdean American Community Development Center on High Street were not still a part of police evidence, as suggested as a possibility by the Rhode... more

Mayor to council: Fire Station 3 not currently a priority

PAWTUCKET – The city has not invested in Columbus Avenue’s Fire Station 3 beyond what is required by code and health and safety standards, says Mayor Donald Grebien, part of an effort to prioritize... more

Broad Street reconstruction expected next spring

PAWTUCKET – The long-awaited Broad Street Regeneration Initiative, a plan headlined by the reconstruction of Broad Street through three communities, is set to get going in earnest next spring,... more

Officials request full accounting on railroad crossing issues

PAWTUCKET – Deficiencies at railroad crossings across the city are causing extensive damage to vehicles, says Councilor Mark Wildenhain, and he and the rest of the council are asking for a complete... more

Winters Walking School Bus keeps students in class

PAWTUCKET – After becoming Pawtucket’s second community school, the Henry J. Winters Elementary School, at 481 Broadway, followed in the footsteps of Agnes Little by kicking off a Walking School Bus... more

Grebien to continue focus on Pawtucket’s economic development

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien is pledging “to continue the real progress and real results that Pawtucket has seen over the last eight years” as he seeks re-election on Nov. 6. After balancing the... more

Norton: ‘Hospitals Before Stadiums’ my conceptual guide for economic, social policy

PAWTUCKET – Mayoral candidate David Norton says his mantra of “Hospitals Before Stadiums” is his “conceptual guide to economic and social policy making.” “We pay the second highest car tax in Rhode... more

Prospective students invited to open houses at several Pawtucket schools

PAWTUCKET – Open houses for prospective students will be held at the following Pawtucket schools, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Goff Middle School, 974 Newport Ave., Wednesday, Oct. 17; Jenks Middle School,... more

Meet the Pawtucket Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtuck-et Hall of Fame Committee will honor its 2018 inductees at its annual Pawtucket Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony this Friday, Oct. 19, at the Pawtucket Armory Arts... more

Hunt ghosts at Old Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET – The Old Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., presents its traditional Paranormal Investigation programming on the last two weekends of October. Two types of investigations are on tap this... more

Mill City Haunts launches this week

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket, Slater Mill, and TEN31 Productions will be hosting a new “frightfully fun” festival starting this week in the downtown. Many events are free as part of this new Halloween... more

See classic horror films through Oct. 27 at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center

PAWTUCKET – As part of Pawtucket’s Mill City Haunts through Oct. 27, the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Theater, 175 Main St., is presenting showings the following classic horror films. • “Night of... more

Fall book sale at Pawtucket Library

PAWTUCKET – Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library will hold a fall book sale and raffle this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Pawtucket Library, 13 Summer St. The sale features... more

Feeling Alright Health Fair, Unity Concert set for Sunday

PAWTUCKET – John Cafferty and Michael “Tunes” Antunes, of the Beaver Brown Band, will be among the featured performers at the Feeling Alright Health Fair & Unity Concert being held Sunday, Oct.... more

BCBSRI will provide free flu shots for uninsured

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is sponsoring free flu clinics for residents who do not have health insurance. During the next two months, BCBSRI will partner with... more

Author Salk will speak at Stillwater Books Sunday

PAWTUCKET – Author Hilary Salk, of Providence and Narragansett, will be at Stillwater Books, 175 Main St., on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m., for an author’s talk and book signing. Salk is the author of... more

PCFD receives grant to further affordable housing initiatives

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Central Falls Development has been named the 2018 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders grant recipient for Rhode Island. PCF Development was selected for their work addressing... more

Fall fairs and holiday bazaars

If your nonprofit organization is planning a fall fair or holiday bazaar, submit the information for inclusion in this listing to or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone... more

Vendors sought for holiday bazaar

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, 70 Gill Ave., is seeking vendors for its Holiday Bazaar to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call... more