Federal shutdown impacts new distillery, breweries

PAWTUCKET – City residents Cathy Plourde and Kara Larson are busy putting the finishing touches on their distillery and tasting room Rhode Island Spirits at 65 Blackstone Ave., behind Tolman High School, but say they can’t say for sure when they’ll be able to produce and sell their gins, vodkas and... more

Safety complex more than halfway done, still on budget

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Construction of a new public safety complex at 1825 Mineral Spring Ave. is about 60 percent complete, says Chief of Police David Tikoian, and is also on pace to be on or under budget when completed this summer. “Construction is on schedule and within budget with an estimated date... more

Third rescue added - Officials hope to reduce 
wait times, cut outside help

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town and fire officials will put a third rescue vehicle into service starting Feb. 15, a move intended to realign... more

Pawtucket’s sewer pipes have hit old age

Hints of trouble in backups; city looks to get a jump on the issue
PAWTUCKET – Sewer pipes are typically known to have a lifetime of 75 to 100 years. In Pawtucket, the city’s 265 miles of main lines... more