Woonsocket, North Smithfield

North Smithfield hires PRISM for $13K streetlight audit

Company officials say National Grid has been overcharging some communities
NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Partnership for Rhode Island Streetlight Management has plans to take a closer look at the 1,504 lights that National Grid says currently line North Smithfield's roadways.... more

First class of students begins to RISE at new charter school

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WOONSOCKET - At first glance, it may look like a regular kindergarten classroom, albeit in a very modern school. But it looks far from average once you stick around to witness the instruction. "What... more

Longtime No. Smithfield school board member resigns citing 'unethical behavior'

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Saying that her fellow board members are involved with "shady behind the scenes stuff" with members of two other town boards, a 14-year member of the North Smithfield School... more

Father, son injured in fall from third story porch in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – A man and his son were injured over the weekend after falling three stories from a porch on Ninth Avenue. Police have not yet released the names of the victims, but other media reports... more

Now, it's River Island 'Art' Park

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WOONSOCKET - A downtown park has a new name, and with it a new focus on attracting artists to the community, thanks to a 4-2 vote last week by the Woonsocket City Council. River Island Park is now... more

Town reminds residents of procedures for E-one grinder pumps

NORTH SMITHFIELD - With hurricane season upon us, residents of North Smithfield who own E-One grinder pumps should follow certain procedures during power outages. The pump requires electricity to... more

NSEMA receives traffic control certification

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Twenty members of the North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency recently received certifications as emergency traffic control responders. The tri-annual class is taught by the... more

CCF awarded $25,000 Real Jobs planning grant

WOONSOCKET - Connecting for Children and Families announced that it is a recipient of a $25,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island planning grant. Real Jobs RI is a demand-driven workforce and economic... more

Branconnier seeks No. Smithfield Civil Defense records

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency Director Peter Branconnier is seeking information about the history of Civil Defense in North Smithfield. Anyone who might have... more

Excelsior Drum & Bugle Corps of New York will headline Autumnfest Parade

WOONSOCKET - The 2015 Autumnfest Steering Committee has announced that the headline band for this year's Autumnfest Parade will be the Excelsior Drum & Bugle Corps of Troy, N.Y. The 40-member... more

Woonsocket Fire Station 2 holds open house Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - The week of October 4-10 is Fire Prevention week throughout the country, and October is fire safety month. To help promote this month, the Woonsocket Fire Department will host an open... more

M.E.A.N.S. meets Tuesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Music Education Association of North Smithfield will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in the North Smithfield High School cafeteria. All parents of high school and middle... more

Stadium Theatre Foundation awards Lanctot Award to Rondeau

WOONSOCKET - In recognition of Jean Rondeau's 19 years of Stadium service, his fellow volunteers voted him as the winner of the 2015 Lanctot Award. "My involvement with the Stadium Theatre began the... more

Preschool science program offered at the Blackstone library

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library will host the four-week program, Young Scientists: STEM Activities for Preschoolers and Parents, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. The weekly enrichment... more

Slow Flow Yoga class offered in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE - Blackstone Public Library will present the program Slow Flow Yoga with Megan Chen on Thursdays, Oct. 8, 15 and 29, at 6:30 p.m. This class is a slow flowing form of yoga, focusing on... more

Celebrating the life of Nancy Belisle

Friends pull together fundraiser all about laughs
LINCOLN - Friends of David Belisle want to give back to a man they say gives so much to the community, and after Belisle's wife, Nancy, lost her battle to cancer in February, Neal LaFerriere wanted... more

North Smithfield School Department will hold flu clinic Oct. 27

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield School Department will sponsor a community seasonal flu clinic for North Smithfield residents on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Kendall-Dean School... more

AT WHS - Mentors offer freshmen a warm welcome at WHS

Veronicka Vega, currently a junior at Woonsocket High School, is a student in the graphic design and printing class at the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center and is a sprinter on the indoor... more

No. Smithfield food pantry needs canned vegetables

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that canned vegetables are the "flavor of the month" for October. The pantry currently needs unopened cans of vegetables with the... more

Fall Bazaars and Craft Fairs

If your nonprofit organization is planning a fall fair or holiday bazaar, submit the information for inclusion in this listing, to news@valleybreeze.com, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone... more

Anonymous tip leads to seizure of cocaine, weapons in Woonsocket

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WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket police arrested two men allegedly in the middle of a large drug transaction on Thursday, Sept. 17, following up on an anonymous tip they'd received. Woonsocket Police Vice... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 1 Paige Pessia, Happy 14th Birthday! Love, Mom, Dad, Kara and Rocco Gabriel Cunningham, Happy 8th Birthday! We love you so much! Nana and Pops Oct. 2 Holden Parenteau, Happy 1st Birthday Holden... more

Cicilline to hold office hours in No. Smithfield, Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline plans to hold open office hours in every one of the 19 cities and towns in the First Congressional District. #ReachOut19 is intended to make it more... more

Woonsocket Girl Scouts will hold open registration

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Girl Scouts will hold an open registration for grades K-12 on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the CYO, 53 Federal St., from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is $25 per girl for the year. Also... more

Children invited to Read to Mack at the library

WOONSOCKET - Children 6 and up, along with an adult, are invited to the Woonsocket Harris Public Library's Read to Mack program on Monday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Mack is a specially trained... more

Senior Services to host veterans dinner

WOONSOCKET - Senior Services Inc. will a veterans appreciation dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Woonsocket Senior Center, at 5 p.m. All veterans are welcome free of charge and their guests are... more

Serving our country

Private Frist Class Craig Bradford Cunningham has successfully completed multiple phases of his Military Occupational Specialty and has been assigned to Aviation Ordnance for the United States Marine... more