Reports show proposed Worcester stadium site has extensive contamination

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Potentially serious environmental concerns have arisen about the proposed site of a new stadium in Worcester, prompting questions about additional time and money needed to develop... more

New lofts proposed at N.E. Paper Tube site

PAWTUCKET – A requested zone change would allow the owner of the New England Paper Tube property off Barton Street to develop a mix of residential loft-style apartments and a restaurant, with the... more

Administration: Red light cameras still on the table

PAWTUCKET – The city is still looking at the possibility of adding red light cameras to capture local traffic violations, according to members of Mayor Donald Grebien’s administration. “It’s... more

Tavares appointed to empty school board seat

PAWTUCKET – As anticipated, City Council members have appointed their fiscal adviser, Alan Tavares, as an interim member of the Pawtucket School Committee. The council made the vote at last Wednesday... more

Council signs off on school employee contract with wage increases

PAWTUCKET – A newly approved three-year contract between the Pawtucket School Committee and the Local 1352 of Council 94 AFSCME, AFL-CIO will cost the district about $140,000 over three years,... more

Barry to DPW: Give new street trees a chance

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PAWTUCKET – If new street trees are to be planted in the city’s challenging urban landscape, they should be given a chance of survival, says District 4 City Councilor John Barry III. Barry, at a... more

Pawtucket Restaurant Week offers cultural flavors

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket, the Pawtucket Foundation, and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council are hosting the second annual Pawtucket Restaurant Week Sept. 3-9. Participating restaurants... more

Rhode Island Foundation awards grants to Shea, Mixed Magic Theatre

PAWTUCKET – Shea High School and the Mixed Magic Theatre are set to grow the arts scene in Pawtucket, thanks to grants from the Rhode Island Foundation through its Community Grant program. Two local... more

Pawtucket council designates September as Deaf Awareness Month

PAWTUCKET – September is officially Deaf Awareness Month in Pawtucket, after the City Council unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the designation on Aug. 8. It is part of National Deaf... more

Classmates sought for Tolman reunion

PAWTUCKET – The Tolman Class of 1958 reunion committee is seeking fellow classmates for a reunion to be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Hampton Inn Pawtucket at noon. For details, contact Bob... more

Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces inductees

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces this year’s list of 2018 Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees. The public is invited to the annual Pawtucket Hall of Fame Banquet and... more

Tolman students climb to top of Mount Washington

PAWTUCKET – Cadets from the Tolman High School Marine Corps Junior Officers’ Training Corps hiked to the top of Mount Washington, the highest mountain in the Eastern United States, from Wednesday,... more

Back to School Bash at Smithfield Congregational Church

PAWTUCKET – Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church will hold a Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 3 to 6 p.m., in the parking lot next to Lindh Hall at the church, 514 Smithfield Ave. In... more

St. Patrick Church offering ASL interpreted Masses

PROVIDENCE – ASL interpreted Masses will begin at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the 9 a.m. English Mass. The goal is to have an ASL interpreter available every Sunday;... more