Other grocery stores jammed as Stop & Shop strike continues

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PAWTUCKET – Stop & Shop’s pain is other stores’ gain. Grocery markets across the area are seeing a surge in foot traffic and food sales during the ongoing strike by workers at the chain. With... more

Winters School up next for replacement

PAWTUCKET – Students at Winters Elementary School will spend the 2019-2020 school year at the Pawtucket Annex on Central Avenue as officials move forward with a complete demolition and rebuild of the... more

Council puts train zoning on hold amid call for 10 percent affordable units

PAWTUCKET – Creation of a new zoning district around the city’s coming train station is too important to approve it in a “half-baked” form, say City Council members. The council, at its meeting last... more

Court dismisses all claims in Pawtucket sexual assault case

PAWTUCKET – The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island has dismissed all claims against all defendants in a suit arising from the sexual assault of a student in a Pawtucket school. The... more

Tickets for ‘hands-free’ violations see a drop

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket police issued an average of more than 16 tickets per month for violations of the “hands-free driving law” for the first seven months the law was in effect, from June through... more

Pawtucket resident named R.I.’s 2019 Youth of the Year

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket resident Soraia Hazard, a junior at Davies Career & Technical High School, is Rhode Island’s 2019 Youth of the Year. Hazard said she had to keep pinching herself to prevent... more

Among Pawtucket students, study finds 43 percent obese or overweight

PAWTUCKET – School officials in the city say they’re concerned about the results of a first-of-its-kind study showing Pawtucket tied for third in the state for the highest number of students deemed... more

Pawtucket students say ‘yes’ to free prom dresses

PAWTUCKET – School officials and community partners in Pawtucket are helping students say “yes” to the dress, free of charge. This prom season, thanks to donations and partnerships between schools... more

Senior Center offers free elder law legal clinics

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will host free legal clinics on Thursday, April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. The legal clinic regarding elder law topics is designed to provide six... more

Holy Week services

The following churches announce Holy Week and Easter services that are open to all. • Park Place Church, 71 Park Place, Pawtucket. Maundy Thursday, April 18, Shadow of the Cross Cantata - A... more

Good Friday Walk at St. John Baptist Church

PAWTUCKET – The 36th annual Good Friday Walk to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless will be held on Friday, April 19. Walkers are to meet at St. John the Baptist Church, 69 Quincy Ave., at 9 a.m... more

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen Easter brunch Saturday

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will be hosting its annual Easter Brunch on Saturday, April 20, from 10:30 to 11 a.m., at the soup kitchen, located in the basement of St. Joseph’s Church, 195... more

Shea’s 10th annual Fashion Show April 26

PAWTUCKET – Shea High School’s 10th annual Fashion Show takes place on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m. This year’s theme, “Pretty as a Picture,” will highlight four major artists, Frida Kahlo, Andy... more