Pawtucket

Complaints about laundry business piling up

PAWTUCKET – The laundry list of complaints against Angelica Textile Services keeps mounting year after year, and residents who live near it see no end in sight. Eight years ago, the City Council... more

Stachowiak and Rudd compete for Council District 6 seat

PAWTUCKET – As Democrat Marlena Martins Stachowiak challenges incumbent Democrat Timothy Rudd for City Council District 6, whoever garners the most votes during the Sept. 8 primary will win the seat... more

As gyms take COVID hit, some pushing back against cancellations

As gyms struggle with the financial realities of COVID-19, some people are finding it easier to cancel their memberships than others. In North Smithfield, Myles Briggs said he was dumbfounded back in... more

Parents begin grassroots efforts to educate children

With just under three weeks until the first day of school, Rhode Island students and their parents are growing anxious. The state is not expected to announce its exact plans for reopening schools... more

Volunteers help track improving quality of the Blackstone

LINCOLN – Last Saturday morning, Tracey Belliveau put on her waders and headed down to the Albion Dam spillway in Lincoln, which she does on the second Saturday of every month, from April to November... more

Pawtucket police seek driver in hit-and-run

PAWTUCKET – On Monday, Aug. 3, at around 11 p.m., a pedestrian was struck at the intersection of Exchange Street and Roosevelt Avenue. The male victim sustained serious bodily injury and was... more

Pawtucket drug trafficker sentenced to 10 years

PROVIDENCE – An admitted fentanyl and cocaine trafficker arrested one day after he fled members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force during an April 2019 investigation into his drug trafficking... more

Little Sisters after nursing home evacuation: ‘We’re very blessed’

They’re seeking new generator after power failure from storm
PAWTUCKET – One week after the Little Sisters of the Poor were forced to evacuate several residents from their Main Street nursing home during Tropical Storm Isaias, the sisters say they’re “truly... more

Pawtucket receives $400,000 to promote sustainable development in train district

PAWTUCKET – A $400,000 grant from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to combat climate change will be used by the city of Pawtucket within its Transit Oriented Development... more

Pawtucket begins property revaluation process

PAWTUCKET – Three years after a full citywide revaluation saw home values go up by 14 percent for single-family homes and 22 percent for multi-family homes, the city is set to launch a similar... more

Liquor store moving to former Howell Smith space

PAWTUCKET – Owners of a Columbus Avenue liquor store are moving the business to the former Howell Smith Druggist property at 749 Central Ave., filling a space previously occupied by the family... more

Council seeks emergency order on rats

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PAWTUCKET – Citing a worsening rodent problem causing problems for residents in all corners of the city, the City Council last week asked Mayor Donald Grebien to issue a public emergency declaration... more

Work at Winters, other school construction projects moving along

PAWTUCKET – In a special Pawtucket School Committee meeting last week, committee members appointed members to a subcommittee to review bids related to the construction project at Winters Elementary... more

CORRECTION

A story on the District 1 City Council race last week stated that challenger Crisolita Figueiredo has lived in the district for six years based on a summary from the campaign stating that’s when she... more

KBVB invites businesses to help with litter cleanup

PAWTUCKET – Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful is inviting all businesses to take part in a litter cleanup. Cleanups can range from a partnership cleanup with KBVB, a private corporate employee event,... more

Drop off old trash bins through Aug. 16

PAWTUCKET – Old trash bins can be dropped off at the following locations from now through Aug. 16. • Veterans Pool Parking Lot (Legion Drive) • Max Read Field (Pleasant Street) • Warnock Field (... more

Veterans Town Hall Meeting Aug. 19

PROVIDENCE – The VA Providence Healthcare System and Regional Benefits Office are hosting a joint Veterans Virtual Town Hall meeting for Rhode Island, the New Bedford, Mass., area, Cape Cod and the... more