Building upgrades, culture top priorities for school year

PAWTUCKET – Students returning for the 2019-2020 school year next week will notice facility upgrades “touching every school,” including bathroom upgrades in some schools, said interim Supt. Cheryl... more

City, public safety retirees reach deal on pension case

PAWTUCKET – City officials and retired public safety employees announced this week a settlement in a five-year lawsuit over cuts in retiree pension payments. Last Thursday, Aug. 15, District Court... more

Neronha provides update on Wyatt investigation

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Attorney Gen. Peter Neronha, joined by Col. James Manni of the Rhode Island State Police and Colonel Daniel Barzykowski of the Central Falls Police Department, provided an update on the status of the... more

Total city employee count climbs back from 2015 low

Mostly due to new fire personnel, say officials
PAWTUCKET – After a steady decline in the city’s employee ranks during the first five years of Mayor Donald Grebien’s administration, overall numbers are approaching what they were when the mayor... more

Council allows alcohol at some Arts Fest events

PAWTUCKET – The City Council has approved an ordinance effectively allowing consumption of alcohol at the Pawtucket Arts Festival in September. Instead of exempting private organizations having a... more

Camera tickets 
won’t impact insurance

PAWTUCKET – Motorists caught violating traffic laws by a new camera system set to go on at the end of the month will not face repercussions with their auto insurance companies, according to officials... more

Pawtucket watching Providence 
on ‘jailbreaking’ of rental bikes

PAWTUCKET – Following a story in Providence last week on a mob of youths on rental bicycles blocking traffic and assaulting people, City Councilor Tim Rudd said officials in Pawtucket have to be... more

Pawtucket Family YMCA names Millett as health and wellness director

PAWTUCKET – Shelly Millett has been named the health and wellness director at the Family Pawtucket YMCA, where she will be responsible for the development and success of healthy living programs. Her... more

Ten years for The Breeze in Pawtucket

Ten years ago this past Monday, The Valley Breeze Pawtucket edition delivered its first newspapers to local stands. The front page stories that day were about a giant statue of Jesus being taken down... more

21st Pawtucket Arts Festival 
promises nine action-packed days

PAWTUCKET – Join the city of Pawtucket Sept. 6-15 to celebrate the 21st year of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, with nine packed days of fun planned. Opening weekend, Sept. 6-8, is promising something... more

Pawtucket police recruiting candidates

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket, through its Division of Personnel, has announced an open, competitive examination for police officer recruitment. Applications will be accepted through Friday,... more

Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces 2019 inductees

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces this year’s 2019 Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees. The public is invited to its annual Pawtucket Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction... more

RIPAC to visit the Pawtucket Police Dept. Tuesday

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission Assessment Team will arrive at the Pawtucket Police Department on Tuesday, Aug. 27, to examine all aspects of the department’s policies... more