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September 3rd, 2015

RISD students lend a brush to beautify Resources for Human Development HQ

September 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The outside of the Resources for Human Development building on Commerce Street was a rather drab site, a dreary facade of brick devoid of much character.

However, that changed starting Thursday, as students from the Rhode Island School of Design joined artists and staff from RHD-RI to paint murals that will hang from the building’s outside walls, providing the area with a much-needed dose of vibrant color.

September 2nd

Historic promotion day for Pawtucket police

September 2, 2015

PAWTUCKET — In one of the largest promotional ceremonies held in recent memory, the Pawtucket Police Department swore in new Major Tina Goncalves, the first woman to hold that position on the force; and newly promoted Capt. Kevin Santurri and Lt. Manny Maciel, as seven officers advanced in the ranks.

Also promoted were David Holden to detective sergeant, Robert Pickett to sergeant, and Carl Barovier and Trevor Lefebvre to detective.

September 1st

Pawtucket police to promote first woman to major

September 1, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Seven members of the Pawtucket Police Department — including the first female member to ascend to the rank of major in the department’s history — will be celebrated at a ceremony today at the Pawtucket Veterans’ Amphitheater on Roosevelt Avenue.

August 31st

Pawtucket Red Sox | PawSox will be pieces on Dombrowski’s chess board

August 31, 2015

PAWTUCKET – In the interest of accuracy, the conversation with PawSox manager Kevin Boles started out about the working relationship his father John had with Dave Dombrowski when the pair formed a manager-general manager tandem with the Florida Marlins.

For the purpose of this exercise, the original topic hardly seemed to matter, as it resulted in traveling down several roads that helped to shed light on Dombrowski’s relationship with the minors. 

Protest and picnic at proposed stadium site

August 31, 2015

PROVIDENCE — Talks may be continuing on a plan to build a new $85 million stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox on vacant I-195 land in the city’s downtown, but that didn’t stop a group of opponents to that plan from holding an anti-stadium picnic at the site Monday night.

A crowd of about 100 people showed up at the weedy gravel lot along the Providence River to fly kites, listen to The What Cheer? Brigade band perform, and munch their picnic dinners while supporting the grassroots effort to stop the stadium project.

August 30th

New CF school leader ready for opening bell

August 30, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — Just as students are readying themselves to return to school for the first day of classes on Tuesday, School Superintendent Victor Capellan is readying himself and the district for a new year of educational opportunities for Central Falls’ children.

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES: Wheelchair Tennis Program at Slater Park is proof that anything is possible

August 30, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Now 22, Graham Watkins of Woodlawn has been relegated to a wheelchair since his toddler days, that due to a congenital spinal cord injury.

Still, he never allowed his physical disability to interfere with his love for sports. Over the years, he has taken part in a variety of wheelchair and like activities, among them skiing, hockey and track.

August 28th

Kindergarten classes to learn in English and Spanish

August 28, 2015

PAWTUCKET – When kindergarten students arrive at Nathanael Greene Elementary School for the first day of classes next week, they will be greeted by teachers with a “hello” as well as an “hola” as part of a brand-new dual language learning program.

Two classes of incoming kindergarteners at Greene Elementary School will be the first collection of students to participate in the dual language program, in which half of their education will be in English and half will be taught in Spanish.

K-ROB has plenty of post-retirement plans

August 28, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE — If anyone was wondering what Townie extraordinaire Kevin Robinson has been up to since retiring from the professional BMX circuit in the summer of 2013, even he has problems answering.

The 40-something Robinson last competed at the X Games in Los Angeles that season, but has remained busy – swamped, actually – in a variety of professions and programs.

PawSox staying at McCoy through 2017

August 28, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Pawtucket Red Sox fans will be rooting for the home team — at McCoy Stadium — at least a year longer than expected, as a spokeswoman for the team’s ownership group confirmed that the PawSox will play their home games at the ballpark through at least the 2017 season.

August 27th

Lincoln schools face teacher shortage thanks to enrollment bump

August 27, 2015

LINCOLN — Due to an unexpected increase in student enrollment, two elementary schools are adding classrooms merely a week before the school year is set to begin.

August 26th

Mayors team up with Colombian city

August 26, 2015

The mayors of Pawtucket and Central Falls are hopeful to establish an educational exchange with Arjona, Colombia, after making the nearly 2,200-mile journey south, and officials say they are coming back to the states having learned plenty from their South American colleagues.

August 25th

Bartending conference-goers volunteer for bike donation project at Twin River Casino

August 25, 2015

LINCOLN – A group of about 125 bartenders from around the country took a break from their participation in the US Bartender’s Guild National Leadership Conference in Providence Tuesday to do some community work at Twin River intended to get bicycles to children and adults in need. 

The bartenders, many of them USBG officers in their home states, visited the former Twin River dog kennel to work on bicycles stored there by Project Broken Wheel. 

August 24th

Former school building's developer gets $3M in tax credits

August 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The state Division of Taxation has approved a Providence developer’s application for $3 million in tax credits to bring the historic Church Hill Grammar School back to life.

Amaral Revite’s application for the credits was approved by the division on Friday. The company plans to restore the Queen Anne-style landmark as a modern office building, according to papers on file with the division.

August 23rd

Canine fans em-bark on a fun-filled weekend

August 23, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The weather hovered between a cloudy day with patches of sunshine, and that made the owners of dogs participating in Dogapalooza Summer Festival 2015 at Slater Park very happy on Sunday.

The work they put into making their pets’ costumes was not wasted as the event’s popular Canine Costume Contest went off without any diminishing downpours, and there were even special visitors on hand like Ariel the mermaid — Johnson & Wales graduate and Pawtucket resident Alyssa Allen — to thrill the kids.

August 22nd

Pawtucket ceremony remembers the Mackinac explosion

August 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Ninety years ago, the ship Mackinac was returning from Newport to Pawtucket with nearly 700 passengers on board, many of whom were city residents on a holiday sponsored by their employer.

As the steamer sailed back to Pawtucket, a defective boiler exploded, unleashing a plume of steam that was responsible for the deaths of 55 people. An additional 150 people were injured, making it one of the deadliest maritime disasters in state history.

Central Falls firefighters receive $544K in federal money

August 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE — U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline on Wednesday announced new federal funding for the Central Falls Fire Department to hire new firefighters and to purchase equipment.

The funding was made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.

The Central Falls Fire Department will receive $544,264 from the SAFER program to hire four new firefighters, as well as $28,572 for fire hose replacement.

August 21st

Suspect's dive into river fails to avert arrest

August 21, 2015

PAWTUCKET — A Providence man allegedly broke into separate Marbury Avenue residences, led police on a foot pursuit, and leaped into the Blackstone River before being apprehended Wednesday morning, authorities told The Times Friday.

Around 9:45 a.m., officers were dispatched for a report of an interrupted breaking-and-entering at 56 Marbury Ave., Det. Sgt. Paul Brandley said.

A suspect had attempted to enter through a door, but the residents were home at the time and heard a noise.

August 20th

Cumberland mayor proposes alternate site for public safety complex

August 20, 2015

CUMBERLAND — Mayor William S. Murray has proposed an alternative site for the town’s new police station, and it’s not far from the current station on Diamond Hill Road and North Garden Street.

In fact, it is right behind the existing two-story police station at the corner of Diamond Hill and North Garden.

August 19th

Woman pleads no contest to molestation charges

August 19, 2015

PAWTUCKET — A woman with a last known address in Pawtucket on Tuesday was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with 18 to serve and the remainder suspended with probation, after she pleaded no contest to four counts of first-degree child molestation, the Attorney General’s Office announced.

Under the terms of a plea agreement, Kimberly Shaw, 41, with a last known address of 60 Olive St., was ordered to have no contact with the two male victims, undergo sex offender counseling, and must comply with sex offender registration and notification statutes.


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