Former Checker Club owner celebrates his 100th birthday

PAWTUCKET – When Raymond Mathieu was born in Boston in 1919 during the influenza pandemic, the doctors predicted he wouldn’t survive. Last week, sitting in the living room of his home in Countryside... more

Officials: Bill won’t push Hasbro departure

PAWTUCKET – Deep in the 57-page Article 12 of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget, in amending the Rhode Island Qualified Jobs Incentive Act, are some paragraphs that could, depending on their... more

Ward will be inducted into R.I. Journalism Hall of Fame

CUMBERLAND – Tom Ward, founder and publisher of The Valley Breeze Newspapers, will be inducted into the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame this spring. Ward’s honor comes two years after the Rhode... more

Police track down suspect in salon robbery

UPDATE On March 15, at around 3 p.m., Dustin French, of 20 Annette Ave., Pawtucket, turned himself in to the Rhode Island State Police Lincoln Barracks and was taken into custody on an active arrest... more

St. Cecilia School announces second quarter honor roll

PAWTUCKET – The following students have been names to the St. Cecilia School's second quarter honor roll. Grade 8High Honors with Distinction: Timothy Breen, Cassidy Lyn Flanagan, Evan Jackson, Ava... more

St. Raphael Academy announces second quarter honor roll

PAWTUCKET – The following students have been named to the St. Raphael Academy second quarter honor roll. Grade 12Highest Honors: Stephanie Amaral, Michelle Ariza, Gina Benevides, Gabriela Castaneda-... more

Pawtucket police investigate killing of lifelong criminal

PAWTUCKET – Napoleon “Nappy” Andrade, a lifelong criminal known for his brutal crimes, was shot dead outside a Quincy Avenue halfway house on Sunday morning. Andrade, age 37, of Central Falls, was... more

Huge payments put dent in Pawtucket's pension problem

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PAWTUCKET – This year, city taxpayers are contributing $14.4 million, or 11 percent of the entire $129 million municipal budget, to funding local police and fire pensions. That number, say city... more

Union unhappy with plan to take Engine 3 off the road

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PAWTUCKET – Members of Pawtucket Firefighters Local 1261 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, embroiled in a long-running contract standoff with Mayor Donald Grebien, say public safety... more

Police raising funds to buy protective gear for K-9 units

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department is hoping to raise $18,000 this spring to purchase protective equipment that will provide added safety for the dogs in its new K-9 units. “We want to... more

Council adds 10 months to transfer station contract

PAWTUCKET – Department of Public Works officials are now working with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management on a schedule of required improvements costs and options at the Grotto... more

Plimoth Investment promotes Misiolek

PAWTUCKET – Plimoth Investment Advisors, a portfolio management firm providing investment management, trust services, retirement plans and estate administration for both private and institutional... more

Pawtucket announces new round of arts grants

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket announces the availability of arts grants to support and expand arts and cultural activities in the city and to help nonprofit art groups pay operational expenses.... more

O’Hearn earns top honors in scholastic art competition

EAST PROVIDENCE – St. Mary Academy – Bay View student Emily O’Hearn, a freshman from Pawtucket, was one of five students from across the state to be selected as an American Visions nominee for her... more

Students part of International Women’s Day Celebration

PAWTUCKET – Local high school students and an advocate for peace and nonviolence were honored during an International Women’s Day Celebration at Slater Mill last Friday, March 8. City resident... more

Tourism Council wins $10,000 grant from Heritage Harbor Foundation for proposed education center

PAWTUCKET – The Heritage Harbor Foundation gave a significant lift to the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council’s efforts to establish an education center with a recent $10,000 grant. The Blackstone... more

New treatment center opens on Pawtucket Avenue

PAWTUCKET – Due to the growing number of people seeking treatment services for substance use disorder, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare has expanded its operations by opening a new location at 600... more

Pawtucket Women in Arts exhibit opens Tuesday

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Advisory Commission on Art and Culture announces the upcoming city hall gallery exhibit, Pawtucket Women in the Arts – Emerging & Established. This exhibit celebrates... more