Kallman seeks to replace Nesselbush in District 15

PAWTUCKET – Two hours after Sen. Donna Nesselbush announced last Friday morning that she would not seek re-election this year to the Senate District 15 seat, representing Pawtucket and North... more

Pawtucket riverfront project marches onward

PAWTUCKET – Representatives from Fortuitous Partners thanked the City Council after members last Friday agreed to a ground lease option agreement granting the company site control of riverfront... more

Pitts-Wiley: I don’t feel safe in my own country

Others also weigh in on killings, protests
PAWTUCKET – Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, co-founder of Mixed Magic Theatre, says the protests seen across the U.S. over the past few days after the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis... more

Pawtucket police search for missing man

PAWTUCKET – Police are still searching for a 27-year-old man who was reported missing on April 17 after leaving his home with a friend and never returning home. John Cosme was last seen on April 18... more

City will top 62 percent of local roads repaved in two years

Administration releases list for 2020
PAWTUCKET – Another 6.5 miles of city roads are set to be repaved in 2020, bringing the total to 103.5 miles since 2014, or just over 54 percent of all local roadways. With another 15 miles due to be... more

Pawtucket gives final go-ahead to tech center at old Building #19

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PAWTUCKET – A three-story, 111,000-square-foot mixed-use building with ground-mounted solar canopies around it is coming to 0 Narragansett Park Drive, next to the former Building #19, after the City... more

Davies top two students hail from Pawtucket

LINCOLN – The top two students at William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School in Lincoln say they thank their families, teachers, and friends for supporting and inspiring them during... more

Murphy, Bateman top two students at St. Ray’s

PAWTUCKET – Both Stephanie Murphy, who has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2020 for Saint Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, and Jeanna Bateman, who earned the title of salutatorian, said they... more

ACLU sues over student arrest; school officials respond

PAWTUCKET – ACLU of R.I. cooperating attorneys Shannah Kurland and Lynette Labinger on Monday filed suit in federal court over what they call a Pawtucket school resource officer’s “gratuitous and... more

Winters demolition expected this week

PAWTUCKET – The demolition of Winters Elementary School at 481 Broadway is ready to go when the all-clear is given by National Grid, says School Committee Chairman Gerard “Jay” Charbonneau. The... more

Charbonneau running again for school board

PAWTUCKET – School Committee Chairman Gerard Charbonneau this week announced his re-election bid for the school board. “Since I first ran for office, I have always said, ‘It’s about every child,... more


A May 20 story in The Breeze stated that officials gave 20 citations to the Salvation Army on Central Avenue for illegal dumping of items there. Officials have corrected the initial information they... more

Empowerment Factory launches Creativity Contest

PAWTUCKET – The Empowerment Factory has announced the launch of a statewide Creativity Contest series for Rhode Island youth in grades K-5. Children may enter the contest by submitting a photo of a... more

Cox extends service offer

WEST WARWICK – Recognizing that students will remain home to finish out the school year, Cox has extended free Connect2Compete service, the company’s low-cost internet offer for families with a K-12... more

Program offering $5,000 to innovative young people

MCLEAN, Va. – The nonprofit Hunter Brooks Watson Memorial Fund is offering competitive grants from $500 to $5,000 for those between the ages of 16 and 25. Its focus is on providing financial... more

Rhode Island launches Buprenorphine Hotline

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has launched a 24/7 phone line to help people with opioid use disorder or opioid withdrawal symptoms access providers, medication and outpatient treatment that can help on... more