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Newsmakers 1/23/2015: Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien

This week on Newsmakers: Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien talks about the future of the Pawtucket Red Sox amid rumors of an ownership change, how the city turned around its finances, a possible commuter rail station, and whether he’ll seek a fourth term.


Pawtucket Sunoco robbed at gunpoint

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The Sunoco on School Street was held up on Friday, Pawtucket police confirmed.

A male suspect robbed the convenience store at gunpoint around 5 am on Friday morning. 77 more words


Teen arrested in armed home invasion

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – A teenager is arrested in connection with an armed home invasion and robbery in Pawtucket.

Jordan Wilcox, 18, is one of three suspects allegedly involved in the incident on Cole Street last Friday. 38 more words


Local brewery adds tank for increase in production capacity

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The careful job of installing a huge new 1,900 gallon fermentation tank is happening at Foolproof Brewing in Pawtucket. The 2,400 pounds of steel, delivered Thursday, is a sign of the two-year-old company’s second expansion of production capacity; it’ll increase beer production by 25 percent. 65 more words


Pawtucket police investigating multi-car accident

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Police in Pawtucket continue to investigate a multi-vehicle accident that happened near the intersection of Benefit Street and Newport Avenue around 8:30 p.m. 43 more words


Reed taking RI Foundation CEO to State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPRI) — U.S. Senator Jack Reed announced Wednesday that he has invited the president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, Neil Steinberg, to be his guest for President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address next week in Washington, DC. 122 more words