Atrium bringing life back to Main Street

Evolving mural outside will pay tribute to Pawtucket
PAWTUCKET – Prior to COVID-19, owners of the Atrium on Main Restaurant and Lounge planned to replace the China Inn with a fairly standard indoor restaurant. With the pandemic changing just about... more

Figueiredo takes on Moran in District 1

PAWTUCKET – Cape Verdean immigrant Crisolita Figueiredo is running for City Council in District 1, seeking to unseat Council President David Moran, a man she says has lost touch with the people he... more

Pawtucket police seek driver in hit-and-run

PAWTUCKET – On Monday, Aug. 3, at around 11 p.m., a pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Exchange Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The male victim sustained serious bodily injury and was... more

Man sentenced in Pawtucket murder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Attorney Gen. Peter Neronha has announced that a Providence man has been sentenced in the murder of Pawtucket resident Jeffrey Lebrun in 2013. Juan Gibson, 49, was sentenced in... more

Felix challenges incumbent Johnston for District 61 seat

PAWTUCKET – Political newcomer Leonela Felix says she’s running for state representative in House District 61 in Pawtucket because she wants to make sure families are represented and protected at the... more

School leaders discuss reopening plans, new virtual academy

PAWTUCKET – In a virtual presentation Monday night, school officials shared five different scenarios for reopening schools later this month along with plans for a new year-long virtual academy. “Our... more

Tax abatement would make way for affordable housing on Middle Street

PAWTUCKET – A tax abatement up for consideration by city officials would eliminate back taxes on five Middle Street properties and allow the transfer to Pawtucket Central Falls Development for... more

Officials: New trash program ready to go next week

PAWTUCKET – The city’s new automated trash collection program, to be paired with an already automated recycling program, is on target for its official start next Tuesday, Aug. 11, say officials. “The... more

Pawtucket and Central Falls join forces on Restaurant Weeks

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Central Falls Restaurant Week Committee, city of Pawtucket, and the city of Central Falls have announced that the two cities will host combined Restaurant Weeks from Aug. 31... more

Farm Fresh farmers markets open through the end of October

PROVIDENCE – Farm Fresh Rhode Island has announced they are continuing to run seven farmers markets this season. Located in neighborhoods at risk for health disparities, Farm Fresh RI markets are... more

COVID-19 testing site moves location

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, CVS Health, the Beat COVID-19 initiative, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Health Equity Zone have... more

The Breeze places in 10 award categories

LINCOLN – The Valley Breeze newspapers have placed among the top three winners in 10 categories for the annual Rhode Island Press Association awards. The 10 different categories is a record for the... more

BankRI gives $5,500 in charitable grants to three Pawtucket organizations

PAWTUCKET – Three Pawtucket-based organizations that work with youth and families on education, healthy living and to provide basic supports have been awarded a total of $5,500 in charitable grants... more

Pawtucket Library will be closed Monday

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket Public Library will be closed Monday, Aug. 10, in observance of Victory Day. Check out the library’s website at to stream movies for free, participate... more

Mixed Magic presents Kim Trusty and Friends

PAWTUCKET – Mixed Magic Theatre, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., will kick off its annual 560 Sizzling Summer Concert Series with Kim Trusty and Friends on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at MMT’s outdoor... more