TOM WARD - What’s in your kids’ hands?

I was listening to a news report on the radio Friday that told of Pawtucket’s own Hasbro, the nation’s largest toy company, considering an offer to buy Mattel Inc., the maker of the iconic Barbie.... more

ARLENE VIOLET - Mattiello displays some leadership

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Here. I will just say it. Rhode Island Speaker of the House Nick Mattiello has shown some guts! I have not often given kudos to the speaker, but he deserves the accolades now for his careful vetting... more

Letters to the Editor

Billington: Opportunity knocks for Pawtucket (again!)

When opportunity knocks – open the door! The Pawtucket Falls at the base of the Blackstone River has opened the door to opportunity many times over the past 400 years. It continues to be the place of... more

Why I signed the petition for Home Rule in Scituate

I signed a petition a few weeks ago for a Home Rule Charter in Scituate. How exciting, I thought. How quintessentially American – that we have power to choose for ourselves how we will be governed, a... more

Scituate police station: Do it right first time

The voters in Scituate face yet another referendum, this time for a new police station. Increasingly, there’s little debate in town regarding the need for a new station as many residents accept that... more

Cumberland’s traffic woes require deep thought, study

As a 19-year-resident of Cumberland, I’ve watched our town develop from a moderately agrarian community into a fairly typical suburban town with widespread low-density housing. And with a growing... more

Northern Lincoln PTA thankful for ‘Walk’ aid

Northern Lincoln Elementary PTA would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all those who helped contribute to this year’s Walk for Healthy Hearts (“the Walk”). Each year, Northern Lincoln... more

Pawtucket welcomes new Hall of Famers

On Friday evening, Oct. 27, the Pawtucket Hall of Fame (PHOF) Committee welcomed six new members, and also celebrated two individuals given our “Person(s) of the Year” award at the historic Pawtucket... more