No MLB Draft selection? No big deal to PHS slugger Butler

EAST PROVIDENCE – Billy Butler wasn’t angry or disappointed last week when, after 40 rounds of the three-day MLB Draft, his name wasn’t called by any of the 30 Major League ballclubs. Instead, the Ponaganset High senior left fielder turned the page on that experience and quickly shifted his focus... more

Woonsocket skate park on edge

Advocates say city facility, opened last year, needs more space, equipment
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WOONSOCKET – For Susan Kirwan, skating is a labor of love. The city resident and former street skater opened Craft skate and BMX shop in 2013 to fill what she saw as a void in services for the city’s skaters and BMX riders, including her two sons. Since then, the shop has become a hub for the city... more

NP officials place limits on two new drive-throughs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Two new drive-through restaurants planned at 1460 and 1480 Mineral Spring Ave. will be allowed to operate, but... more

Pawtucket identifies nine properties for receivership

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PAWTUCKET – This week, Mayor Donald Grebien announced that the city has identified nine abandoned and problematic properties to be... more