Board votes to close Memorial Hospital

PAWTUCKET - The Care New England hospital group announced Tuesday, Oct. 17 that its Board of Directors authorized the termination of negotiations with Prime Healthcare Foundation regarding their... more

CF police bust man for allegedly selling heroin near school zone

CENTRAL FALLS – Members of the Central Falls Police Department’s Special Investigative Unit executed a narcotics search warrant Tuesday morning at 79 Darling St., third floor, seizing a large amount... more

East Providence and Newport chambers back stadium deal

PAWTUCKET – Eight business and labor organizations have now endorsed a new public ballpark for Pawtucket, “The Ballpark at Slater Mill," after the East Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Newport... more

Pawtucket seeing increase in thefts from vehicles

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department is reporting an increase in the number of reported thefts from autos. Police are warning residents and visitors to protect themselves and their valuables... more

Police: Barber was selling drugs out of salon

CENTRAL FALLS – Police have arrested a local barber for allegedly selling drugs out of a salon. Members of the Central Falls Police Department’s Special Investigative Unit executed search warrants... more

State Police, AG reviewing Rep. Tanzi's allegations of sexual harassment

PROVIDENCE – Attorney Gen. Peter Kilmartin contacted Col Ann Assumpico, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, regarding allegations of sexual harassment at the Rhode Island Statehouse made... more

House Finance Committee hears plan for ‘centerpiece’ stadium

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PAWTUCKET – Minor league stadiums that are thoughtfully designed and carefully integrated as a piece of a larger revitalization effort are proving to be successful, said representatives for the... more

Plan to move waste transfer station draws strong criticism

PAWTUCKET – A renewed plan to move the city’s privately-run waste transfer station is drawing sharp criticism from residents, who worry about a diminished quality of life from noise, truck traffic... more

Council approves licenses for restaurants, bookstore

Craft Burger and Beer set to replace Doherty’s
PAWTUCKET – The City Council, acting as the Board of License Commissioners last Wednesday, Oct. 11, approved licenses for several new businesses, including a new restaurant to replace the former... more

Council considers new restrictions on banquet halls

PAWTUCKET – Citing a lack of existing oversight and potential for serious problems, City Councilor Mark Wildenhain is calling on officials to create new rules for local banquet facilities. Banquet... more

Chugging through the autumn leaves

PAWTUCKET – For train enthusiasts or for those who’d rather ditch the car to hitch a ride out of town on a less common mode of transportation, the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council offers its annual... more

‘Theatrical’ fashion show, performances to benefit youth, victims of abuse

International Fashion Designers & Music Artists Masquerade Ball fundraiser showcases work of young artists
LINCOLN – This isn’t the average fashion show, designer Tina Melo says. Children of The Melo Project Runway for Youth, based in Lincoln, are launching their creations at a show this Saturday that... more

‘Run, don’t walk’ to Rosemond visit Thursday, urges reader

LINCOLN – Some tickets will still be available at the door Thursday night, Oct. 19, as family psychologist and Valley Breeze columnist John Rosemond speaks to parents and grandparents at Lincoln... more

Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces inductees

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee has announced this year’s list of 2017 Hall of Fame inductees. The public is invited to its annual Pawtucket Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction... more

City officials, police teaming up for gun buyback event

PAWTUCKET – This Saturday, Oct. 28, the Pawtucket Police Department will be holding a gun buyback event to get unwanted guns off city streets. The program will be held at the police substation at 270... more

The Samaritans of R.I. seeks volunteers

PAWTUCKET – The Samaritans of Rhode Island is recruiting volunteers to staff the agency’s Crisis Hotline/Listening Line. Volunteers provide a caring listening line to callers who are hopeless, alone... more

Holiday Bazaar seeking vendors

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 70 Gill Ave., is seeking vendors for its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor tables are available... more

Children's fall story classes offered at library

PAWTUCKET – Children ages 5 and younger, along with an adult caregiver, are invited to the Pawtucket Children's Library to share stories, songs and other fun activities during the fall session of... more

Employers invited to participate in Hiring Our Heros Job Fair

WARWICK – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce invites its members to participate in the Hiring Our Heros Job Fair, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The fair is scheduled for... more

The Rhode Island Devised Theatre Festival is underway

PAWTUCKET – First Day Productions, in association with Mixed Magic Theatre, has launched the Rhode Island Devised Theatre Festival. Seven different directors, including Pell Award Winner and Mixed... more

Check out Pawtucket Film Festival this weekend

PAWTUCKET – The 18th Pawtucket Film and Music Festival is set for this weekend, Oct. 20-22, at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St. Films include “Cogito ergo sum,” “The Silent... more

BRT presents a night of Gypsy music featuring The Bohemian Quartet

CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present a night of Romani and Gypsy music featuring The Bohemian Quartet on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The Rhode Island-based ensemble... more

Pork supper at Church of the Holy Cross

CENTRAL FALLS – Church of the Holy Cross, 320 High St., will hold a roast pork supper on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Reservations are required.... more

Good Shepherd Church will host Wine and Beer Tasting Saturday

PAWTUCKET – The Church of the Good Shepherd will host a Wine & Beer Tasting on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Twelve Acres in Smithfield. Tickets are $30 per person and will include... more

Rosen to speak at Pawtucket Library Sunday

PAWTUCKET – Harris “Hershey” Rosen, former CEO of Rhode Island’s School House Candy, will speak at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. The public is invited... more

St. Xavier Academy Class of 1967 meets Sunday

WARWICK – St. Xavier Academy Class of 1967 is seeking classmates to celebrate its 50-year anniversary at the annual Homecoming and Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 22. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St.... more

Card players sought for Senior Center league

PAWTUCKET – Experienced high-low-jack (pitch) players are being sought to play in a league at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Players must become a member of the... more

Stadium holding auditions for ‘West Side Story’

WOONSOCKET – The Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, will hold auditions for “West Side Story” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is required at one night... more

Storied Lives Book Club meets Wednesday

PAWTUCKET – The Storied Lives Book Club will meet at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month, the club will discuss “The Nix,” by Nathan... more

YMCA will host Halloween Spectacular Friday

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Family YMCA, 20 Summer St., will hold a Halloween Spectacular on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Children are invited to wear their costumes and visit the haunted house,... more

Zoo Boo at Capron Park Oct. 27

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Capron Park Zoo, 201 County St., will hold its Zoo Boo event on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. “Ghouls” and “goblins” invited to a night of no-to-scary Halloween fun.... more

Halloween party at the Senior Center Oct. 27

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will hold a Halloween party for its members on Friday, Oct. 27, at 12:30 p.m. There will be a costume contest, refreshments, and... more

Spaghetti dinner at Smithfield Avenue Church Oct. 28

PAWTUCKET – The Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave., will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and penny social/raffle on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m., at Lindh Hall, behind the... more

Oak Hill neighborhood Hootenanny Halloween Parade back for 5th year

PAWTUCKEDT – The 5th annual Oak Hill Neighborhood Hootenanny Halloween Parade will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Marchers will gather beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Hillside Avenue at the intersection... more