Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Oops! Senior tax 'break' winds up costing some more

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A law established in 2006 in hopes to save the town's senior population from the burden of rising property taxes has actually, in many cases, cost them more over the years, and Tax... more

Cheever, Ferrenti top WHS Class of 2015

WOON-SOCKET - April Cheever is the valedictorian and Austin Ferrenti is the salutatorian of the Woonsocket High School Class of 2015. Cheever is the daughter of Jeffrey and Lisa Cheever of Orchard... more

Council to hire engineer to review RGB application

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to hire a replacement architectural firm to review the Stage II school construction application submitted to the Rhode Island... more

Woonsocket Masons challenge tax bill

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WOONSOCKET - Saying their property is exempt from taxation under state statute, the Woonsocket Masonic Temple Corp. has mounted a legal challenge against a tax bill that would see the organization... more

Ex-Tax Assessor Boss seeks reinstatement, $100K in possible suit

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Saying that the town terminated her employment in retaliation for her truthful testimony about problems with residents' tax bills, former Tax Assessor Tammy Boss is demanding her... more

Cimmino, Haddad, Eberhardt lead Mount's graduating class

WOONSOCKET - Achieving the top grades out of 153 students, Jeffrey Cimmino is the valedictorian, and Jacob Haddad is the salutatorian of the Mount Saint Charles Academy Class of 2015. Ending her time... more

McNamara, Catarina lead BMR High School Class of 2015

BLACKSTONE - Connor McNamara is valedictorian and Addi Catarina is salutatorian of the Class of 2015 at Blackstone Millville Regional High School. Both students are members of the National Honor... more

Historical society seeks 'Little Rose' memorabilia

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Historical Society has a small collection of material on Marie Rose Ferron, also known as "Little Rose," a stigmatic who died in Woonsocket on May 11, 1936. The society is... more

City letter carriers to pick up old flags

WOONSOCKET - In light of the Memorial Day holiday, the Woonsocket Post Office reminds residents that old and damaged flags can be left in mailboxes and will be picked up for proper disposal. Carriers... more

BMR Theater takes on 'Into the Woods' this weekend

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone-Millville Regional High School Theater Club will perform the Stephen Sondheim Musical "Into the Woods" with shows on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Key... more

CCA offering employment training

WOONSOCKET - Community Care Alliance is now enrolling for several occupational skills training programs to prepare individuals for job placement. The health care reimbursement specialist and... more

No. Smithfield police seek suspects who passed phony bills at CVS

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department and the United States Secret Service are seeking the public's help in identifying and catching four people who allegedly passed counterfeit... more

Maine police arrest man wanted for kidnapping, assault in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A man who met his victim online before allegedly committing crimes including sexual assault and kidnapping at Travelers Motor Lodge in North Smithfield was arrested in Maine this... more


Woonsocket Eagle Scout candidate Taylor Gray recently completed a community cleanup in partnership with the city of Woonsocket. While it took place during Rotary Days and was promoted by the club and... more

Blackstone library seeks pint-sized volunteers for Memorial Day Parade

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library is looking for children ages 5 and up to dress up as their favorite book character and walk in the Memorial Day parade. Adults are also welcome to walk with... more

St. Jude Hospital Radiothon Saturday

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Chapter of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will hold its annual Radiothon at radio station WOON on Saturday, May 23, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Along with radio... more

Blessing of the Bikes Saturday at St. Paul's

BLACKSTONE, Mass. - St. Paul Church, 48 St. Paul St., is holding its 4th annual Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All kinds of bikes will receive blessings. Hamburgers... more

Woonsocket Class of 1975 plans reunion

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket High School Class of 1975 will hold its 40-year class reunion on Saturday, July 18, at Addieville East Farm in Mapleville. The event is casual. Please RSVP with payment by... more

Teens invited to make survival bracelets

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield Public Library will host a Teen Art Lab for ages 10-18 on Wednesday, May 27, at 6 p.m. Participants will make Paracord survival bracelets. To register, call 401-... more

Because He Lives kitchen reopens

WOONSOCKET - After being closed down during the inclement weather of the past winter and for kitchen repairs, the Because He Lives soup kitchen has now reopened. The kitchen is serving meals on... more

Meadows Association lists events

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Meadows Senior Housing Tenant Association will hold a franks and beans dinner on Saturday, May 30. Dinner will include brown bread, chips and cookies. Entertainment will be... more

St. Joe Seniors meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - The next meeting of the St. Joseph Seniors group will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Good Shepherd School, 1200 Mendon Road. A meal of ziti and meatballs will be... more

Woonsocket police seek help catching man from reported sexual assault

WOONSOCKET – A woman who met a man on a social media dating site has told police he sexually assaulted her at gunpoint. Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect, who is... more