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Pawtucket Hall of Fame to induct all-female class

September 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The first executive director of the Pawtucket Arts Council; a retired senior center director and advocate for the aged; a pioneer for women in Pawtucket politics; and an advocate for impoverished women are all slated to be inducted into the 22nd Pawtucket Hall of Fame, the Hall’s nomination committee announced Monday.

Established in 1992, the Pawtucket Hall of fame honors people who have made a real difference in the community and have had a significant impact on the city as a whole.

The joys of 'positive play' at Day for Kids

September 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET – On a day that could have been one of summer’s last bastions before the leaves change color and cooler temperatures inevitably descend upon the area, hundreds of children participated in the annual “Day for Kids” at the Boys & Girls Club Saturday, celebrating with games, arts and crafts, and inflatables.

Amy Gravell, development officer with the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, said that Saturday’s outdoor festivities were “all about encouraging positive play.”

Driver wields machete against woman, son

September 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET – After growing impatient with the amount of time a woman was taking to park her car at a grocery store on Mineral Spring Avenue Wednesday, a local man brandished a machete, threatening the woman and her teenage son, police said.

Adam D. Picard, 41, was involved in a dispute over the parking space at the Pawtucket Food Mart around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police Maj. Arthur Martins said. The man was impatient that “she wasn't moving as quickly enough into a spot,” and was beeping his horn before exiting his truck to confront her, Martins said.

Roommates fight, shot fired

September 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Three roommates were arrested after they were engaged in a melee Monday night that culminated in one of the trio firing a rifle into the ceiling of their third-floor apartment on Meadow Street, police said.

Valley sites closer to National Park status

September 22, 2014

PAWTUCKET – A new national park in the Blackstone River Valley moved a bit closer to reality late last week when the House Committee on Natural Resources approved the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) announced Monday.

Cicilline, who introduced the legislation in the House, says the bill will preserve and protect nationally significant resources throughout the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, promote economic development, and improve historic and natural resources in the Blackstone Valley.

 

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