Pawtucket

Families invited to ‘Nightmare on Cottage’

PAWTUCKET – The wildly popular “Nightmare on Cottage” display at 97 Cottage St. is put on by the Lachapelle-Millers and Vecchios, families who share the home that has become quite a Halloween... more

Busy ballot in Pawtucket

More than 3,000 people have voted early as of Monday
PAWTUCKET – In addition to a slew of local candidates, voters in Pawtucket will be deciding on six bond referendum questions, from approving funds to repave streets and fix sidewalks to improving... more

Police: Pawtucket father admitted to severe abuse of 2-month-old

PAWTUCKET – Police say a city man, Carlos Melendes Campos, 23, confessed to inflicting extreme injuries on his 2-month-old child. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Pawtucket Police officers were summoned to... more

Still no new push for affordable housing in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – A year after officials called off talks about new affordable housing incentives, citing numerous concerns from residents, there is still no sign of revived talks over the measures.... more

Council approves outdoor expansion for FabCity Cigar

PAWTUCKET – Against the protestations of a neighbor who said he was speaking on behalf of others, the City Council/Board of License Commissioners last week approved a permanent outdoor expansion of... more

Flanagan, Schuette challenge for District 4 seat

PAWTUCKET – The race for the City Council in District 4 is a battle to replace one of the city’s longest-serving councilmen ever, John Barry. Joe Flanagan, a registered Democrat running as an... more

Karsulavitch seeks better outcome in round 2 against Cano

PAWTUCKET – Richard Karsulavitch’s latest campaign finance reports show that he received just $375 over the previous filing period, $300 of which came from the city’s GOP. His listed expenditures... more

Luciano vs. Wildenhain for Council District 2

PAWTUCKET – Nathan Luciano is making another run at a seat in city government, taking on incumbent District 2 Councilor Mark Wildenhain. Luciano, a Republican, is running on a platform that includes... more

Officials walk future Dexter Street Commons

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien and members of the City Council and Pawtucket Redevelopment Agency joined developer Lee Peyser and architect and planner Rebecca Barnes of the Peyser Real Estate... more

Meet the candidates for Pawtucket School Committee

PAWTUCKET – Eight people are running for seven seats on the Pawtucket School Committee on Nov. 3. Going beyond the issues they’ve discussed throughout the campaign, here’s some background on them:... more

Felix, Wheeler seek District 61 seat

PAWTUCKET – The race for House of Representatives in District 61 features primary election victor Leonela Felix, a Democrat who unseated Ray Johnston, against Republican Robert Wheeler III. Wheeler... more

Flanagan renews commitment to voters’ issues

PAWTUCKET – With Election Day less than a week away, District 4 City Council candidate Joe Flanagan asks voters to consider him to represent their voices at City Hall. “Throughout my campaign I’ve... more

Luciano calls for lower taxes

PAWTUCKET – Nathan Luciano, Republican candidate for Pawtucket City Council District 2, says he will fight for lower taxes and budget reform for city residents. “Taxes come from the people and should... more

Wildenhain seeks support

PAWTUCKET – Incumbent District 2 Councilor Mark Wildenhain is asking voters to return him to office so he can continue to work on their behalf. “Growing up in Darlington, my siblings and I were... more

Charbonneau pledges to continue rebuilding school district

PAWTUCKET – School Committee Chairman Gerard Charbonneau is thanking residents for their investments in city schools. “The residents of this great city have stepped up for our children. Because of... more

Barber highlights emphasis on security

PAWTUCKET – School Committee candidate Rodney Barber said he first decided to run for public office when he visited Baldwin Elementary School for his son to attend 4th grade there. He said he rang... more

Moreno seeks another productive term

PAWTUCKET – Freshman School Committee member Roberto Moreno says he is looking for another “extremely productive” term. Moreno, 26, serves as chairman of the facilities subcommittee and serves on the... more

Grant committed to fight for children

PAWTUCKET – School Committee member Kimberly Grant, running for a third term, says she’s committed to continuing the fight for the children of the district. “As a member of the facilities committee... more

Karsulavitch promises to be voice of the people

PAWTUCKET – If elected, says Senate District 8 candidate and Republican Richard Karsulavitch, “I will be a voice for the people, not for the political machine.” “My campaign has consisted of about $... more

Crowley running write-in campaign for District 16

PAWTUCKET – Sen. Elizabeth “Betty” Crowley, of District 16, who lost in the Democratic primary in September, says voters still have a choice for state senator in November. Those who want to support... more

Cullen touts environmental advocacy

John Cullen, candidate for House District 46, said he believes it’s vitally important that a candidate for public office can show to the voters what they have done as a citizen, “not only what that... more

Shallcross Smith: I will work for you

Candidate for House District 46 Mary Ann Shallcross Smith said earning her doctorate in education, leadership and human development helped her “gain experience that will benefit you.” “As your... more

Wheeler makes special appeal to Democrats

PAWTUCKET – Bob Wheeler, the Republican candidate for House District 61, says he’s making a special appeal to area Democrats. “Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, ‘A friend who agrees with me 80... more

Loiselle Insurance Agency included in IIABA’s 2020 Best Practices Study

PAWTUCKET – Loiselle Insurance Agency retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the U.S., according to a release. This... more

Library announces new hours

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., announces that its new hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8:45 p.m., now through Jan. 2. The library will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays.... more

YMCA announces free Strong challenge

PAWTUCKET – The YMCA of Pawtucket, with locations in Pawtucket, Lincoln and Woonsocket, invites all in the community to participate in a free six-week Strong challenge designed to help transform... more

Pawtucket Preservation grants available

PAWTUCKET – Though the Preservation Society of Pawtucket’s in-person programming is on hold for the time being, the group is continuing its Preservation Reward Program this year. The PSP will give... more

St. John Paul II Parish holding virtual bazaar

PAWTUCKET – St. John Paul II Parish is holding a 2020 Virtual Bazaar at www.saintjohnpaulri.com/2020-virtual-bazaar . The bazaar features a wide variety of handmade items, homemade treats, meat and... more