Pawtucket City Hall tower will be replaced in major project

PAWTUCKET – A top-to-bottom reconstruction of the downtown’s centerpiece architecture is now in the works after officials determined that a facelift for the Pawtucket City Hall tower wouldn’t be... more

McCoy Stadium one of two possible sites for safety complex

PAWTUCKET – McCoy Stadium off Division Street and Columbus Avenue is one of two proposed sites for a new public safety complex, Mayor Donald Grebien is confirming this week. The second and more... more

Pawtucket police seek suspect in shooting

PAWTUCKET – Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect involved in an April 15 shooting incident on Chaplin Street. At around 9:51 a.m. that day, police responded to the area of Mendon... more

Police will bring back revamped fireworks response

PAWTUCKET – The city saw a 530 percent increase in calls related to fireworks last year, says Pawtucket Police Department Capt. David Holden, leading to a revised approach in 2020 that led to more... more

Chopoorian honored as Woman of Distinction in skilled nursing

PAWTUCKET – For her work as administrator at the Mansion Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Central Falls, Teresa Chopoorian will be honored next week as one of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and... more

Year-end events are back for Pawtucket’s high schools

PAWTUCKET – It won’t quite be back to normal for Pawtucket’s high school students this spring, but end-of-year events, some with a twist, have returned. Supt. Cheryl McWilliams said that Tolman High... more

Tolman car wash will help Class of 2021 enjoy prom

PAWTUCKET – Wanting to help the Tolman High School Class of 2021 enjoy the last few weeks of their high school careers, class advisers and members of the class are hosting their first fundraiser in... more

Officials address violence in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – City Council members, expressing concern over a rise in gun violence last week, asked Chief of Police Tina Goncalves what’s being done to try to limit shootings in Pawtucket as the days... more

‘We’re coming back to life’

Residents, families happy as restrictions lift at senior living facilities
In the spring of 2020, nursing homes and assisted living facilities were hotspots for the new coronavirus, forcing them to shut their doors to visitors, cancel all activities, and keep residents... more

City Hall now open without appointments

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien announced that City Hall will be opening to the public, Monday through Thursday, without the need to schedule an appointment beginning Monday, May 17. “As our COVID... more


A story last week stated that Pawtucket’s most recent property revaluation was a full revaluation. It was a statistical revaluation, according to Chief of Staff Dylan Zelazo, who said he initially... more

Senate passes bill making R.I. Promise program permanent

PROVIDENCE – The Senate has passed legislation introduced by President Dominick Ruggerio to permanently enact the Rhode Island Promise program, which provides up to two years of free tuition for... more