City hosting stadium hearing Tuesday

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PAWTUCKET – The city that would play home to a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox if state lawmakers approve a financing deal will host the second in a series of six Senate Finance Committee... more

Three from Central Falls arrested in animal neglect case

CENTRAL FALLS – Three city residents have been arrested and charged for their roles in the alleged neglect of a dog. Last Saturday Sept. 16, at around 3 p.m., Officer Robert Matook responded to... more

Pawtucket police arrest man on drug dealing charges

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested a Montgomery Street resident for allegedly dealing drugs out of his apartment. On Sept. 18, the Pawtucket Police Departments Narcotics Unit, with help from the Patrol... more

Newport Avenue will get $4.9 million reconstruction

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will repave most of the Pawtucket section of Newport Avenue next spring, according to a newly finalized agreement with city officials. The... more

Full-service bookstore set to open in downtown Pawtucket this fall

PAWTUCKET – Steve and Dawn Porter see such a great market for books that they’re ready to open a physical store location. The Porters, of Glocester, are set to expand their home-based Stillwater... more

Pawtucket named state’s first ‘Bookend City’ for childhood literacy program

PAWTUCKET – Reach Out and Read Rhode Island honored the city of Pawtucket for 100 percent participation from pediatric and family medicine practices in the book handout program, naming it the first “... more

Vartanian starts job leading city’s public safety effort

PAWTUCKET – The swearing-in ceremony for Col. James Vartanian last Thursday offered a glimpse at how Pawtucket’s new head of public safety plans to approach his job keeping the public safe. There... more

St. Raphael Academy renames cafeteria in Nassaney’s honor

PAWTUCKET – The newly renovated cafeteria in the basement of Saint Raphael Academy’s West Building changed immensely over the summer, and now bears the name of Shawn Nassaney, Class of 1994. During a... more

Meals on Wheels helping residents find alternatives after loss of weekend service

Since Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island discontinued weekend service Sept. 1, approximately 600 homebound individuals statewide are searching for new solutions, say advocates. In August, the nonprofit... more

Dowie wins AAA’s traffic safety poster contest

PROVIDENCE – Davon Dowie, a homeschooled student from Pawtucket who is now off to college, won the grand prize in AAA Northeast’s Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest. Dowie follows in the... more

Full slate of events for third weekend of Pawtucket Arts Festival

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Arts Festival isn’t showing signs of slowing down heading into weekend three of the month-long arts spectacular. The following events are on the schedule: • The Revel... more

Music event at Park Place Church Sunday

PAWTUCKET – Park Place Church, 71 Park Place, will host a Music & Praise Hour on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. The event will feature an hour of spiritually uplifting music followed by refreshments... more

Get the details on new PawSox stadium at Chamber’s Eggs and Issues breakfast

LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Eggs and Issues breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 27: “The Ball Park at Slater Mill – Know the Score.” Find out the details on the... more

Informational meeting about adopting teens Sept. 28

PROVIDENCE – Adoption Rhode Island, 2 Bradford St., will host a Community Information Meeting, with a focus on older youth, for families considering adoption on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. This... more

Oktoberfest coming Sept. 30, Oct. 1

PAWTUCKET – The German American Cultural Society will host its annual Oktoberfest at the club, 78 Carter Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1. On Sept. 30, Oktoberfest will start at 1 p.m... more

St. Ray’s hosting open house Oct. 1

PAWTUCKET – Saint Raphael Academy invites prospective students and their families to an open house on Sunday, Oct. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. Registration will be in Alumni Hall, located at 194 Walcott... more

Vendors sought for Oct. 6 employment fair

PAWTUCKET – Vendors are being sought for Anchor Recovery Community Center’s third annual Employment/Training/Job Fair being held on Friday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the center, 249 Main St... more