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VIDEO: Should college football playoffs include 64 teams?

July 31, 2015

July 30th

Caregivers make the case for $15

July 30, 2015

PAWTUCKET — As Donna Athaide held her $15-an-hour minimum wage sign, “Yes We Can,” along Newport Avenue Thursday afternoon, she was encouraged by the number of passing motorists who honked their horns in support.

Athaide, a Pawtucket resident and dietary aide working in the kitchen for Genesis Health Care, was among the 1199 New England (1199NE) Health Care Employees Union members found demonstrating for higher pay in front of the Bill Costigan Memorial Baseball Field on Newport Avenue Thursday afternoon.

July 29th

Pawtucket’s finest doing just fine

July 29, 2015

PAWTUCKET — City residents, small business owners, and representatives from local and state agencies were among those Wednesday morning who gave the Pawtucket Police Department rave reviews as a city-ordered audit on the department is ongoing.

The meeting of those with local ties was held in the Council Chambers at City Hall Wednesday morning, and was the third such community conversation on the subject in as many days.

July 28th

Think tank releases report on steps needed to turn around city center

July 28, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A report from a Washington, D.C.-based professional development organization has suggested recommendations to the city for progress in reshaping and reinvigorating Pawtucket's downtown area, setting the stage for what city officials are calling a potential downtown revival.

July 27th

Murray won’t give up on Monastery site

July 27, 2015

CUMBERLAND — Although the Town Council voted against using the Monastery grounds to build the new public safety complex, Mayor Bill Murray is not backing down one bit.

“I will build this police station,” he said.

July 26th

Ballpark foodies get a big taste of McCoy

July 26, 2015

PAWTUCKET — A group of curious patrons on Saturday afternoon toured McCoy Stadium, learning about the history of the Pawtucket Red Sox franchise and the ballpark, before dining on fare that went well above and beyond the standard peanuts and Cracker Jack you would typically see at a ballgame.

July 24th

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

July 23rd

Pawtucket couple charged with desecration of grave

July 23, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Police on Wednesday arrested a local man and his girlfriend and charged each with a felony count of desecration of a grave after they allegedly stole a headstone from St. Francis Cemetery, authorities said.

The incident was reported on Tuesday, when an 89-year-old woman told police that her husband’s headstone had been stolen from the cemetery on Smithfield Avenue, police said.

July 22nd

‘Ess’ leaving Y with straight A’s

July 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Esselton “Ess” McNulty says the most gratifying accomplishment of his 36-year career as the general director of the YMCA of Pawtucket, and the one he cherishes the most, was his work in the late 1970s to turn around the financially troubled Pawtucket YMCA, which at the time was on the brink of collapse.

“When I came here the YMCA was in trouble financially and it didn’t have a very positive image,” says McNulty. “It took three or four years, but we managed to get the Y out of the doldrums and bring it back to profitability.”

July 21st

Interim Warden Daniel Martin to take over as Wyatt's permanent administrator

July 21, 2015


CENTRAL FALLS – The Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation removed Daniel W. Martin’s interim status, selecting the 27-year corrections industry veteran as the new full-time warden at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility.

Martin had recently served as Wyatt’s interim warden. Additionally, he had previously served as a correctional major at the facility since November 2013.

For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Times.



July 20th

A tale of two cities’ road improvements

July 20, 2015

CENTRAL FALLS — Gov. Gina Raimondo and members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation joined city officials from Central Falls and Pawtucket Monday to break ground on a $3.9 million federally-funded roadway improvement project along Dexter Street in Central Falls and Pawtucket.

July 19th

Pawtucket officers react, rescue family from burning house

July 19, 2015

PAWTUCKET — The city’s public safety director praised the courage and quick thinking on display by a trio of Pawtucket Police officers who last week assisted in evacuating several residents from a fire at a property on Central Avenue.

Public Safety Director Tony Pires on Saturday told The Times that the efforts of the three officers — Gregory Malo, John Donley, and Paul Trout — “certainly speaks for itself.”

“The three officers could have prevented what would have been a disaster,” Pires said.

July 18th

RI Air Force vets memorial takes flight

July 18, 2015

EXETER — Retired Air Force and Korean War veteran Antero “Ted” Martins, of Pawtucket, points to a patch of grass along the main roadway that meanders through the hallowed grounds of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, a military cemetery on 265 acres in Exeter that serves as a final resting place for Rhode Island veterans who have served their country honorably during wartime.

“That’s the spot right there. That’s where it will go,” he says.

July 17th

I-295 crash leaves one dead

July 17, 2015

CUMBERLAND –  An early-afternoon crash, that involved two trucks on Interstate 295 south Friday afternoon, claimed the life of a Woonsocket man.

July 16th

EP man conducts training with Narcan to save others from opioid overdoses

July 16, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Jonathan Goyer recalls the day his life almost ended. He had overdosed on opioids in June 2013 and was found unconscious, ghostly pale, and barely breathing.

This overdose, which came after six months of being clean, was the wake-up call that has since changed his life.

“There was no more using for me. Just this realization that I don't want to die,” he said. Had it not been for life-saving Narcan that day, Goyer may not be here to tell his story.

July 15th

Stadium foe charges intimidation

July 15, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The head of a grassroots campaign to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Pawtucket said that he felt intimidated by a letter from Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea’s office that sought to remind him of the state’s lobbyist regulations.

However, a communications director with the Secretary of State’s office said that the purpose of the letter was to make its recipient aware of the lobbying statute “so they can make the determination if their activity falls under the definition,” adding that the letter was “purely informational.”

July 14th

Twin River completes purchase of Newport Grand, consolidating ownership of R.I.’s two casinos

July 14, 2015


LINCOLN – Rhode Island’s biggest player in the casino industry is about to double down. 

Twin River Management Group announced recently that it has completed the acquisition of Newport Grand Slots following approval from the state Department of Business Regulation and the Division of Lotteries.

VIDEO: Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal

July 14, 2015

July 13th

EP crew snuffs out gas station blaze

July 13, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – Local firefighters battled a fire at a 69 Taunton Ave. gas station Sunday that was started by flames erupting from a car driving to the business with an engine problem.

Battalion Chief David Rave said firefighters found the vehicle fully involved upon their arrival at the Exxon station at about 1:50 p.m.

July 12th

K-9 rescue team adopts a new headquarters

July 12, 2015

PAWTUCKET – After starting its operations several years ago in a small office on Main Street, New England Search and Rescue began looking for a larger headquarters to accommodate its future growth.

The organization unveiled that new home on Sunday, with the help of Mayor Donald Grebien, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and cookout at 27 Summer St., next door to the Pawtucket Public Library.

On hand were also representatives of Rhode Island Canine Search and Rescue, who handle specially-trained dogs that help searchers locate victims either on land or below the water.

 

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