Woonsocket, North Smithfield

No. Smithfield considers townwide ban on turbines

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Power-generating wind turbines will not be allowed anywhere in North Smithfield according to a plan laid out by the town’s ordinance development committee and lawyers working with... more

Former Grossman’s has new owner

City pallet business expands to River Street
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WOONSOCKET – Robert Monteiro is growing his business one pallet at a time, but as it turns out, securing even a small chunk of the billion-dollar shipping industry can mean expanding at mind-boggling... more

Correction: Ayo sent information to O'Connor

WOONSOCKET – In the August 11 edition of The Valley Breeze in an article titled "Woonsocket Housing Authority clerk charged with embezzlement," we stated that WHA Accounting Administrator Joanne Ayo... more

No. Smithfield schools safe, already tested, says facilities manager

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Officials on both the Town Council and School Committee in North Smithfield discussed this week the use of chemicals and the status of environmental testing on town properties,... more

Woonsocket hospital eliminates 50 jobs

WOONSOCKET – Some 50 full-time positions were eliminated at Landmark Medical Center on Thursday, Aug. 18. The jobs eliminated from the hospital staff included some employees from the Cass Avenue... more

Highway garage to be dedicated to former administrator

But officials disagree on plan to fix building
NORTH SMITHFIELD – An effort led by Town Council President Robert Boucher to dedicate a town building to a former town administrator is underway, with money set aside to fund signage acknowledging... more

Woonsocket Council votes to send 
former Middle School out for RFP

Mayor says decision is ‘an insult to taxpayers’
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WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket City Council voted 4-3 on Monday to put out a request for proposals for the city’s long vacant former middle school, despite arguments and objections from an... more

Bob and Timmy’s ‘temporarily’ closed

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A popular pizza shop with locations in North Smithfield, Providence and North Attleboro has temporarily closed it doors with no set date to reopen. Bob & Timmy’s Grilled Pizza... more

Primary election candidates state their positions

The Valley Breeze is providing local candidates the opportunity to share their views once a week leading up to the primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 13. It will offer candidates the same opportunity... more

10th annual PumpkinFest set for Sept. 17

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The 10th Annual North Smithfield PumpkinFest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on the grounds of the North Smithfield Middle School at 1850... more

Masse announces run for Woonsocket City Council

WOONSOCKET – Richard Masse has announced that he will seek election to the Woonsocket City Council. Masse, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, is best known for his involvement with the Woonsocket... more

Laflamme celebrates 100th birthday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Constance Madeleine Laflamme celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at St. Antoine Residence on Aug. 7. Guests came from as far away as Florida, Wisconsin and Texas. Laflamme... more

Jon Brien to concentrate on city taxes, spending

WOONSOCKET – Former State Representative Jon Brien recently announced that he is running for a seat on the Woonsocket City Council. Brien cited specific reasons for his desire to return to city... more

Finlay outlines reasons for Woonsocket Council run

WOONSOCKET – City Council candidate Kenneth Finlay introduced himself to the community and announced the reasons for his campaign this week in a communication to Woonsocket voters. “On Tuesday, Sept... more

Meo seeks return to North Smithfield School Committee

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Former School Committee member Jean Meo has announced that she will be seeking a seat on the committee in the upcoming election. “Twenty seven years ago I ran for a seat on the... more

Moniz outlines plans as mayor

WOONSOCKET – Michael Moniz has announced his run for the mayor’s office and outlined his plans if elected. “If I become the next mayor, no new taxes for the city of Woonsocket,” Moniz said. “I am... more

Read with therapy dog at Blackstone Library

BLACKSTONE – The program “Wag and Read – Reading With a Therapy Dog” gives children ages 5 and up the chance to read to a specially trained and certified therapy dog at the Blackstone Library. Each... more

City’s new website goes active

WOONSOCKET – One year after the City Council voted to redesign the website for the city of Woonsocket, the page has officially gone live and is in use by city administration. The site, which went... more

Scouts to host outdoor movie night Aug. 24

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Cub Scout Pack 7 Slatersville will be hosting their annual movie night on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Scouter’s Hall 13 Main St. Boys entering kindergarten through grade 5,... more

Cub Scout Pack 2 Woonsocket announces recruitment night

WOONSOCKET – Cub Scout Pack 2 Woonsocket will hold a fall recruitment night on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Monsignor Gadoury School, 1371 Park Ave., next door to Our Lady Queen of... more

North Smithfield Junior/Senior High School 50-year celebration is Sept. 3

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Bella Restaurant, 1992 Victory Highway, Glendale, to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of North Smithfield Junior/Senior High... more

College news

Michael Hill, of Blackstone, graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in June 5th and received his doctor of medicine degree. He began his three-year residency in emergency... more

Save the Bay seeking volunteers to pitch in and clean up shoreline

PROVIDENCE – Save The Bay is looking for volunteers for the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17. The group is also looking for help cleaning up the coastline throughout... more

WHS Class of 1996 plans Sept. 4 reunion

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School’s 1996 graduating class will hold its 20-year reunion on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Ciro’s Tavern, 42 Cherry St. Tickets are $35 per person and... more

WHS ‘81 will reunite at The Pines Sept. 10

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School Class of 1981 will hold its 35-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m., at The Pines, 1204 Pound Hill Road. The event will feature a family-style chicken... more

Lego Club meets monthly at the Blackstone Library

BLACKSTONE – The Lego Club meets once a month at the Blackstone Library on Thursday evenings and is strictly for ages 6 and up. Participants are given a monthly challenge with a general theme: They... more

St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group announces events

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will host a meatloaf dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at noon in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. The cost is $10 per person. Trips to... more