Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Town cracks down on residents’ out-of-state plates

Enforcement set to begin Jan. 1
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – An effort by Councilors Paul Zwolenski and Claire O’Hara to ensure that all North Smithfield residents are paying their fair share of taxes to the town will lead to potential fines... more

Locals welcome CVS purchase of Aetna

Deal could mean growth in area jobs
WOONSOCKET – The city’s largest employer may soon also be one of the largest companies in the country, following news this week that CVS Health aims to purchase insurance giant Aetna for $69 billion... more

Woonsocket man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child porn

PROVIDENCE – A registered sex offender previously convicted in Rhode Island state court of being in possession of child pornography was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Thursday, Nov. 3 for... more

No. Smithfied police identify robbery suspect

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department had issued an arrest warrant for the suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of CT Gas on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Cristian Medeiros, age... more

The Pines in N. Smithfield abruptly closes

NORTH SMITHFIELD — The Pines Restaurant closed its doors permanently this week after weeks of cutting back hours. The restaurant and banquet hall, first opened in 1965, changed ownership in 2012... more

Woonsocket woman arrested for intentionally dropping toddler

WOONSOCKET — A city woman who allegedly told her incarcerated boyfriend that she intentionally dropped their five-year-old child "to teach her a lesson" and broke the girl's arm was arrested this... more

RISPCA offering $1,000 reward in animal cruelty case

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the... more

Cookie Walk at North Smithfield High School Wednesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Athletic Association is hosting a Cookie Walk Fundraiser at North Smithfield High School, Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 5-8pm. Patrons can purchase an empty bakery... more

Woonsocket Planner Bouley resigns over health concerns

WOONSOCKET – The city's director of planning and development will be leaving the position by the end of this month and has given his resignation citing health concerns. N. David Bouley's resignation... more

Former School Committee member files lawsuit against Woonsocket over tax burden

WOONSOCKET – Christopher Roberts says his great-great-grandmother purchased the home he now owns at 507 Rhodes Ave. in the 1880s. Three generations of the family currently live there, with his... more

Water pipe leak leads to shutoff on Golden Blvd.

Ten homes left without water Saturday
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – In a part of town where residents say low water pressure makes simple acts like washing dishes or showering a challenge, even the trickle from faucets stopped over the weekend... more

Mount to lower tuition, add programs for middle schoolers

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WOONSOCKET – In an effort that Mount St. Charles Academy President Alan Tenreiro says is motivated by the desire to make the school accessible to more students, the school will lower the cost of... more

Bartomioli named to North Smithfield council

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – After no one supported an effort by one Town Council member to enforce the will of 2016 voters, the council unanimously voted on Monday to appoint Teresa Bartomioli to the Town... more

NSHS’s Schmidt performs at All National Honor Ensemble

NORTH SMITHFIELD – During the 2016-2017 school year, along with other talented music students from around the country and overseas in military-based schools, Jamie Schmidt practiced and auditioned to... more

Service is the name of the game at new Murphy’s gas station

WOONSOCKET – Ken Murphy, owner of the new Murphy’s gas station on Social Street, has worked in the gasoline business for most of his life. Murphy’s father, Donald Murphy, worked for Atlantic... more

Banneker takes part in ‘Holiday Cheer’ event

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Banneker Industries Inc. sent a team of volunteers to the 15th Annual Operation Holiday Cheer event. Held in Warwick, contributions are collected from across the state and dozens... more

DEM: Time to identify potential snow disposal sites

PROVIDENCE – With winter approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations... more

French-Canadian cookbook available for the holidays

WOONSOCKET – The American-French Genealogical Society is again offering its cookbook “Je Me Souviens La Cuisine de la Grandmère” – I Remember Grandmother’s Kitchen.  The title is in French, however... more

North Smithfield Food Pantry needs tissues

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that tissues are the “flavor of the month” for December. Any donations or monetary gifts for the food pantry can be dropped off at... more

Kids invited to drop-in craft Saturday

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Harris Public Library 303 Clinton St., will hold a drop-in craft program for children on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Children and their parents are invited to... more

Holiday Fair at Market Square this Sunday

WOONSOCKET – A Holiday Fair at Market Square will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. at 40 South Main St. The event will feature local crafters and artisans, food from the Millrace... more

Quaker Meetinghouse will host Caroling by Candlelight Friday

BLACKSTONE, Mass. – The East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House and Cemetery Association will host its Caroling by Candlelight service on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., at the East Blackstone Quaker Meeting... more

Blackstone Library hosts Cookie Walk Saturday

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library will host its 3rd annual Cookie Walk fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the library, 86 Main St. A wide variety of homemade cookies... more

Library hosts Monday Meme Madness

WOONSOCKET – The Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., will host a Monday Meme Madness program on Mondays, Dec. 11 and 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. The program is open to students in grades 3-5. Space is... more

St. Joseph Seniors meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. A trip to Foxwoods Casino will be held Dec. 29. For more... more

Christ Community Church presents John Polce

BLACKSTONE, Mass. – Christ Community Church, 31 Church St., will host a concert featuring John Polce on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. The concert is free. An offering will be received and a fellowship... more

Ethier to perform at International Saxophone Symposium

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School sophomore Michael Ethier has been selected to perform in the High School Honors Recital at the 40th International Saxophone Symposium Jan. 12-13 at the... more

Jewelry sale will benefit Cat Sanctuary

WOONSOCKET – A jewelry sale to benefit the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary will be held Wednesday-Friday, Dec 13-15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cornerstone Building, 191 Social St. The sale will feature... more

WHS Music Department presents holiday concert Dec. 14

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket High School Music Department will hold its annual holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium, 777 Cass Ave. Concert attendees will be... more

Christmas church services

To be included in this listing of Christmas church services that are open to the public, email the information to news@valleybreeze.com or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Unit... more