‘Wingerz’ to take off in son’s memory

Couple launches product, hopes to fund research for SMA
LINCOLN – When Michael and Michelle Lefrancois’ first child, Michael III, was born, he was completely healthy. “We saw around 2 months that he was skipping milestones; it was kind of a red flag,” Michelle Lefrancois said. At 2 1/2 months old, he was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy 1. Two... more

St. Thomas Church opens new kitchen to public this holiday season

SMITHFIELD – After a couple of years without, St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Greenville, under the leadership of the Rev. Susan Carpenter, once again has a fully functional commercial kitchen, which will help with hosting church dinners and preparing meals for those in need this holiday season. “... more

Woonsocket Council creates new requirements for Homestead Exemption

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WOONSOCKET – Taxpayers who hope to receive a tax break for owner-occupied properties will have to prove they are eligible for the... more

Smithfield proposes $107M capital improvement projects for next 6 years

SMITHFIELD – Over the next six years, the town of Smithfield could see an expanded Greenville Public Library, more sidewalks,... more

Health Equity Zone evens the field for disadvantaged youth

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Local school officials say they’re taking steps toward making this town a place where every child is treated... more