City loses ‘Guardian of Main Street,’ Mama Ama

PAWTUCKET – The outpouring of grief this week at the death of “Mama Ama” Amponsah, mentor to generations of city youth, was perhaps most profound among those young people whose lives were forever... more

Self-storage facilities proposed in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Self-storage facilities appear to be all the rage in Pawtucket and elsewhere due in part to impacts from the pandemic. One self-storage facility is proposed at 602 Mineral Spring Ave.,... more

Crime down in 2020, but some violence increased

PAWTUCKET – Crime in Pawtucket was down by 8 percent in 2020, though violent crimes were up in a number of categories. Total crimes in the city last year were 3,913, compared to 4,242 crimes in 2019... more

Survival kits ease return to high school

PAWTUCKET – After learning virtually for almost an entire school year, Olivia McNichols, a freshman at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Pawtucket, said it’s been... more

Citing consistent delays, Pawtucket seeks new bus contract minus Davies

PAWTUCKET – While sharing buses with the William M. Davies Career and Technical High School seemed like a good idea on paper, Pawtucket families and officials have grown frustrated with the delays it... more

National Park Service hopes to attract more tourists to Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET – It’s official: The National Park Service is now in control of the Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark District in Pawtucket after a transfer of the property was completed last week... more

Veteran newsman Palange remembered for dedication

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket lost longtime newspaperman Paul Palange, previously publisher of The Times, on Easter Sunday. Palange, 66, of Seekonk, Mass., was most recently the director of fund development... more

Friends of Looff Carousel win award for restoration

PAWTUCKET – The Preservation Society of Pawtucket has awarded the Friends of the Looff Carousel with a $1,000 award for their work on the restoration of the carousel in Pawtucket’s Slater Park. The... more


A March 31 story about Western Oil reported that storage tanks would be used for hazardous waste management services. Western Oil provides environmental and hazardous waste management services,... more