Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Town’s marijuana ordinance could face legal challenge

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – An ordinance adopted last June limiting how and where marijuana can be grown in North Smithfield may have to be rolled back, or defended in court, following a recent Superior Court... more

117 Woonsocket properties headed to tax sale

WOONSOCKET – One week before the city plans to auction off a lien on their properties, the owners of 117 Woonsocket lots have yet to pay their tax bill, at least according to records from the tax... more

Residents in Oakland section of Burrillville advised not to drink tap water

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Oakland Association water system are warning residents not to use tap water for drinking, food preparation, cooking, brushing teeth, and... more

Woonsocket PD searching for accused child molester

The Woonsocket Police Department is looking for the public's assistance in locating 29-year-old Rodolfo Ortiz Rivera. The police department has an extraditable warrant for first-degree child... more

Autumnfest button winners announced

WOONSOCKET – The Autumnfest Steering Committee has announced that Rita Charpentier of Woonsocket is the winner of the Autumnfest Split the Pot Contest. There committee sold 1,050 Split the Pot... more

Judge orders Knight Street homeowner to remove last 11 cars

WOONSOCKET – A municipal court judge ordered the owner of a property at 472 Knight St. two weeks ago to remove 11 inoperable cars from his property within 15 days, and pay the city $1,135 for... more

From ‘One Voice’ to ‘The Voice’

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Long before her recent appearance on NBC’s hit TV show “The Voice,” a young Emily Luther walked into a studio owned by Slatersville-based voice coach Natalia de Rezendes. The 9-... more

‘Pomodoro’ aims to modernize city’s 80-year-old Italian tradition

WOONSOCKET – Roger Savini, owner of Savini’s Restaurant, was eating Italian food on Rathbun Street before he was even born, at least according to family legend. Grandmother Anna Savini was a cook at... more

10-year-old cancer survivor raises money for Tomorrow Fund

Prospect Hill Farm fundraiser benefits organization
NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 10-year-old cancer survivor is giving back to others battling the disease, and one of her partners in the mission has been her pony, Monarch. Amaya Devine of Warwick, who trains... more

Luther talks about coming home, journey to ‘The Voice’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Emily Luther had been toying with the idea of auditioning for NBC’s “The Voice” for a couple of years, “but I didn’t feel like I was ready,” she said. “I’d had a lot of doors... more

Helm named Eagle Scout

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Alex Helm, a Boy Scout from Troop 1139 Slatersville has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Helm’s project to complete the rank was the rehabilitated of Eagle Point behind the... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 21 Happy 61st Birthday Jani Mullaly/Joni Padula! Lots of Love Happy 61st Birthday Joni Padula! From your loving family and Bootie 2!

Water warning in Oakland section of Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Oakland Association water system are warning residents not to use tap water for drinking, food preparation, cooking, brushing teeth, and... more

Week That Was

North Smithfield police seize drugs, cash in arrest at 
Travelers Motor Lodge An investigation into possible drug activity at Travelers Motor Lodge on Eddie Dowling Highway led to seizure of... more

Annual ShelterWalk Saturday in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Community Care Alliance will host its 29th annual ShelterWalk on Saturday, Oct. 14, at River Island Park. Registration for the three-mile walk begins at 9 a.m., and the walk kicks off at... more

Ceremony at St. Joseph will recall ‘Miracle of the Sun’

WOONSOCKET – On Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the field behind St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, a small ceremony will be held for parishioners and all Catholics who want to pray and recall the... more

Town to conduct hydrant flushing

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Water Department will conduct hydrant flushing in the Slatersville, Forestdale, Great Road, Mendon Road, and Industrial Park areas Monday, Oct. 16, through... more

North Smithfield library lists events

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library announces the following events. • Going to Extremes: Adventure travel journalist and author of 10 books, Peter Mandel, will show slides and... more

Tremblays perform at St. James Church

WOONSOCKET – St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., will host a concert featuring Ryan and Elizabeth Tremblay on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The Tremblays will sing and share the stories of what... more

Mattress fundraiser set for Oct. 21 at NSHS

NORTH SMITHFIELD – We the Program students and North Smithfield High School music students will host their second annual mattress fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the... more

Cicilline will host Senior Resources Fair

WOONSOCKET – U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline will be hosting a Senior Resources Fair on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Woonsocket Senior Center. Seniors, adults with disabilities, and... more

Troop 1 will host pancake breakfast Oct. 22

BLACKSTONE – Blackstone Boy Scout Troop 1, chartered by St. Paul Church, will hold an “all-you-can-eat” pancake breakfast, from 8 a.m. to noon, on Sunday, Oct. 22, in the lower level of the church... more

Women of Achievement awards luncheon is Nov. 14

WOONSOCKET – YWCA Rhode Island will host its 13th annual Women of Achievement awards luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. The public is... more


NORTH SMITHFIELD – An article in our Oct. 4 edition titled "Council considering purchase of 140-acre ‘Gold Forest,'" stated that open space behind Dowling Village purchased in 2014 was owned by the... more

Kennedy Manor Social Club lists events

WOONSOCKET – J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club, 547 Clinton St., announces the following events. Kennedy Manor will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 18. at 5 p.m. The event will include... more