Pawtucket

Slater Park gets new ‘Airbnb-ee’

Eagle Scout Schwab creates pollinator boxes for endangered bees
PAWTUCKET – In an effort to help endangered bee populations, 18-year-old Abby Schwab built and installed three “bee hotels” at Slater Park this winter, working with the Pawtucket Parks and Recreation... more

Administration proposes ‘delayed tax increase’

PAWTUCKET – There was plenty of praise to go around when the City Council passed Mayor Donald Grebien’s zero-increase budget last May, with councilors hailing the mayor for not raising taxes in a... more

Victim of Pawtucket shooting identified

PAWTUCKET – The victim of a Feb. 18 shooting in Pawtucket has been identified as Jontel Tavares, age 20. It does not appear to have been a random crime, as Tavares was likely specifically targeted,... more

Wildenhain seeks top-to-bottom review of animal shelter

PAWTUCKET – Faced with continued problems with the city’s 13-year-old animal shelter, City Councilor Mark Wildenhain is seeking a full review of the facility as officials try to get the building to a... more

Bucko’s secret to 100 years? Chocolate – any kind

PAWTUCKET – In 1942, 21-year-old Eleanor Bucko would ride a horse from Cottage Street to Walcott Street in Pawtucket, during a time when there weren’t many cars on the road. The animal belonged to... more

Joyful Hearts owners say Question 5 passage would fund needed expansion

PAWTUCKET – Demand for child care is through the roof, say Jennifer and Dennis DeLoach, owners of Joyful Hearts Childcare Center in Pawtucket, but space constraints at their current location, in... more

New Pilates studio opens in Pawtucket Armory

Pilates Palestra will host grand opening next month
PAWTUCKET – In early 2020, Josephine McErlean was getting ready to open her new Pilates studio in the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center when the pandemic hit. Fast forward a year and after a tough... more

Birthday Club

March 2 Happy Birthday, Nicole Dotzenrod! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze! March 6 Gloria Tanguay, Happy Birthday from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! March 20 Happy Birthday,... more

Pawtucket holds first of four vaccination clinics

PAWTUCKET – Last Saturday, Feb. 20, the city of Pawtucket held its first of four municipal vaccination clinics at St. Anthony’s Parish Center in Pawtucket. The clinic served more than 480 elderly... more

Lions Club gives to city residents

PAWTUCKET – The Lions Club of Pawtucket, Inc., a member organization of Lions Club International’s District 42 Rhode Island, announced this month that it had mailed the last of 54 pandemic relief... more

City finds partners in waste reduction effort

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket, through its Department of Public Works, continues to focus on quality of life by partnering with organizations on programs and initiatives to help reduce the amount... more