High drama punctuates Pawtucket District 8 special election

Three Democrats, two Republicans will square off in party primaries Feb. 27
PAWTUCKET – An unexpected entrant into the Senate District 8 race last week had former allies questioning each other’s motives and raised questions about who is in this campaign to win it. Democrat... more

Collette turns 100, looks toward expanding existing city headquarters

PAWTUCKET – When current Collette CEO Dan Sullivan Jr.’s father, Dan Sullivan Sr., bought Collette Travel from Jack Collette in 1962, there were a grand total of three full-time employees and three... more

Dates for Pawtucket District 8 special election set

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PAWTUCKET – Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea announced Wednesday that there will be a special election in Senate District 8 Pawtucket to fill the seat of former Senator James Doyle II on Tuesday,... more

Bucket Brewery for sale

PAWTUCKET – In one of the first bits of bad news that Pawtucket’s brewing scene has experienced since it took off in 2011, the Bucket Brewery has been put up for sale. One of the city’s two original... more

Shea grad Silva opens Vibe Lounge

PAWTUCKET – Victor Silva, a Pawtucket native and Shea High School graduate, has fulfilled a longtime dream by opening the Vibe Lounge in the old McDevitt Building at 25 Broad St. Vibe’s arrival in... more

City releases design and site plans for Payne Park renovations

PAWTUCKET – City officials are moving forward with the next phase of planning for renovations at Payne Park. Site plans for the park and the renderings of a planned spray park and the playground... more

Pawtucket representatives leading effort to revamp stadium legislation

PAWTUCKET – Four state representatives from Pawtucket, Mary Duffy Messier, Carlos Tobon, Jean Philippe Barros and Raymond Johnston Jr., are pledging to work with their colleagues in the House of... more

Officials tour Cunningham School to talk about upgrades

PAWTUCKET – Gov. Gina Raimondo toured M. Virginia Cunningham Elementary School last Tuesday, Jan. 16, with Mayor Donald Grebien, Supt. Patti DiCenso, Rep. Mary Duffy Messier, Rep. Jean Philippe... more

Three options on table for Silver Top Diner location

CRANSTON – One of three communities could still end up as landing spots for Pawtucket’s former Silver Top Diner, according to its owner. Katie Cerrone, who purchased the old diner in 2016, moving it... more

Cano announces run

PAWTUCKET – At-Large City Councilor Sandra Cano has announced her candidacy for the Senate District 8 seat. First elected to the Pawtucket City Council in 2014, she previously served on the Pawtucket... more

Braman announces run, seeks help with signatures

PAWTUCKET – Pamela Braman, a city resident running as an independent for the Senate District 8 seat, says she needs the public’s help in getting signatures for her nomination papers. “While I realize... more

Fecteau says he’ll provide new leadership

PAWTUCKET – Matt Fecteau, Army veteran and Pawtucket resident, says he’s running for the District 8 Senate seat because Pawtucket needs representation that stands up for working families instead of... more

Luciano announces run for Senate 8 seat

PAWTUCKET – Nathan Luciano, chairman of the Pawtucket Republican City Committee, declared his candidacy for the Senate District 8 seat last week. A lifelong Rhode Island resident and city resident... more

Children invited to Latino authors book club

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., invites children to join the program Celebrating with Latino Authors: A Book Club for Kids. Children who join the book club will receive a... more

OSCIL will host workshop Thursday

PAWTUCKET –The Ocean State Center for Independent Living will host a Lunch & Learn Workshop at its 175 Main St. location on Thursday, Jan. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. The topic will be... more

Golden Agers Book Club meets Thursday

PAWTUCKET – The Golden Agers Book Club meets at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on the fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. New members are welcome. The next meeting will... more

Free college planning services at Shea Friday

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority College Planning Center announces that families will have access to free college planning services at local high schools throughout Rhode Island this... more

Mixed Magic Theatre presents MLK event Saturday, Sunday

PAWTUCKET – Mixed Magic Theatre will present a performance of a dramatized reading of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from the Birmingham City Jail” on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan.... more

Pasta and meatball lunch is Sunday at Assumption Community Center

PAWTUCKET – The St. Barbara Philoptochos Society will hold a pasta and meatball lunch on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Assumption Community Center, 97 Walcott St. The cost is $12... more

Electronic waste collection at farmers market Feb. 3

PAWTUCKET – An electronic waste drop off will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market, 1005 Main St. Indie Cycle LLC will be accepting electronic... more

Free tax preparation available at the Senior Center

PAWTUCKET – AARP-trained volunteer income tax preparers will be at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., to help seniors 60 and older with their 2017 tax form preparation. Volunteers will be... more