Archive - Aug 20, 2012 - News Article
PAWTUCKET â Heâs a city native famous the world over, and now heâs the honored guest at this yearâs installment of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Councilâs annual awards dinner.
Heâs none other than Mr. Potato Head, the Hasbro toy thatâs celebrating its 60th birthday this year.
BVTCâs 27th annual awards dinner takes place at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln on Sept. 27.
PAWTUCKET â A change in the downtown traffic pattern to provide greater accessibility and ease of travel will take effect this morning when the portion of East Avenue from Main Street to Park Place will become a two-way thoroughfare for the first time in decades.
PAWTUCKET (AP) â Rhode Island is closing its career center in Pawtucket because of a decrease in federal funding.
The state Department of Labor and Training said Monday that the netWORKri career center on Main Street will close Sept. 6.
Agency director Charles Fogarty says the decision to close was difficult but reductions in federal funds means there's no longer enough money to operate the center.
SEEKONK â Andrew Randall was chosen from artists around the world to have two of his paintings included in the new book âThe Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptionsâ By Debra Hosseini. The book is a compilation of work from 77 visual artists and poets who are on the Autism Spectrum.