Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Relief: Senior Services reaches two-year agreement with city of Woonsocket

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WOONSOCKET - Senior Services Inc. has reached an agreement with the city of Woonsocket that will allow the organization to lease the building at 84 Social St. for $1 a year until July of 2016. The... more

Abutters say Holliston has intruded on property, blocked access, devalued land

Superior Court suit blames horse farm, sand company for obstructing road
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - In 1999, the North Smithfield Town Council granted Lyn Spinella, owner of Brookside Equestrian Center, permission to remove a hill on her property to improve erosion. Fourteen... more

Lombardi: We'll live and learn from bad DPW hire

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi is taking the blame for last week's controversial hiring of a man with a laundry list of past accusations against him, saying town officials must make better... more

Robot brings hope to stroke victims at RHRI

NORTH SMITHFIELD - New technology at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island is showing victims of strokes and other brain injuries that there is hope for regaining movement in their upper... more

The week that was

Two men arrested following break-in, assault at Woonsocket plant Two men were arrested following a break in and attack on an employee at the Synagro Water Plant on Cumberland Hill Road on Tuesday,... more

Woonsocket crack dealer given nine years

WOONSOCKET – A Woonsocket man who East Providence Police said sold $2,500 in firearms and crack cocaine has been sentenced to 110 months in federal prison. Aaron Kwandranc, 29, of Woonsocket, was... more

Man killed in Woonsocket accident identified

WOONSOCKET – A 70-year-old man was struck and killed in front of Landmark Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18. John Brann of Orchard Street had reportedly just left the hospital around 6:40 p.m., and... more

NSHS students busy with holiday prep, applying to college, dodgeball and open mic night

Well, it's that time of the year again. Not only do I use this cliché in regard to the holiday season, but also to the college-applying stress that comes around the same time as these below freezing... more

Public can offer comment on No. Smithfield police accreditation

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A team of Assessors from the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission will arrive at the North Smithfield Police Department on Dec. 4 to examine all aspects of the agency's... more

Two men arrested following break-in, assault at Woonsocket plant

WOONSOCKET – Two men were arrested following a break in and attack on an employee at the Synagro Water Plant on Cumberland Hill Road on Tuesday, Nov. 17, with one leading police on a chase behind... more

Woonsocket man sentenced to 60 years for child molestation and sexual assault

WOONSOCKET – A city man accused of molesting a young girl repeatedly for more than six years pleaded no contest in Superior Court on Nov. 20 and was sentenced to 60 years. Daniel Lane, 47, was... more

College news

Anthony and Christopher Aiudi, twin sons of Michael and Janet Aiudi of Woonsocket, graduated summa cum laude with doctor of pharmacy degrees from the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.... more

Woonsocket man arrested a third time for possession of child pornography

WOONSOCKET – A city man twice arrested for possession of child pornography and with a long criminal record was again picked up last week for the same charge by members of the Rhode Island Internet... more

Woonsocket man sentenced for Fairmount Bridge shooting

WOONSOCKET – A city man has been sentenced to 35 years with 20 to serve for firing a semi-automatic weapon and injuring a man on the Fairmount Bridge last year. Christian “Chay” Rosado, 27, was found... more

Tsonos joins United Way board of directors

WOONSOCKET - William Tsonos, a member of Bank Rhode Island's executive team as senior vice president and director of commercial banking, has been appointed to the board of directors of United Way of... more

Slatersville Post Office changes window hours

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Slatersville Post Office, 42 Main St., has changed its retail window hours. The window will now be open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with no lunchtime closure.... more

Youth summer jobs program taking applications

WOONSOCKET - Community Care Alliance's Youth Works411 Center, pending funding from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, is opening up the application process for the Greater Woonsocket... more

Blackstone Valley Tech open house set for Dec. 3

UPTON, MASS. - The annual Open House/Parent Applicant Night for parents, guardians and prospective students will be held at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School on Wednesday,... more

Sign up for winter programs at the YWCA

WOONSOCKET - YWCA Rhode Island is accepting registration for its winter session. Youth programs include socialization activities, gymnastics, vacation camps and more. The following is a sampling of... more

Christmas Tree Jamboree to benefit Cory's Crusaders

NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Kris and Deb Kieon, owners of Attleboro Farms, are hosting the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Jamboree on Saturday, Dec. 6, with a portion of the days Christmas tree sales to be... more

Flu and Tdap vaccines at Woonsocket High School

WOONSOCKET - A public vaccination event hosted by the Woonsocket Emergency Management Agency, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health, will be held at Woonsocket High School, 777... more

No. Smithfield police fundraiser underway

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Police union is currently conducting a fundraiser through All Pro Productions, a telemarketing company, raising money for IBPO 410. This fund raising event... more

K of C Council 113 hosts toy drive

WOONSOCKET - The Knights of Columbus Woonsocket Council 113 is hosting a toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon to 3 p.m., at All Saints Church hall on Rathbun Street. This drive is in cooperation... more

Local artist's paintings donated to library

BLACKSTONE - Five paintings by the artist William Heffernan have been donated to the Blackstone Public Library by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pedorella and family. Joseph Pedorella, of Blackstone, had been... more

Yard waste collection ends this week in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - Residents are reminded that curbside pick-up of yard waste - grass clippings, small branches, weeds, etc. - will end on the trash/recycling curbside collection week of Dec. 1 to Dec. 5.... more

P.E.A.L. Club to hold Christmas party Dec. 8

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The P.E.A.L. Club will be holding its Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 8, at noon, at Morin's Restaurant, 16 South Main. The event is open to members and guests only. Entertainment... more

Kennedy Manor Social Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET - The J. F. Kennedy Manor Social Club met on Nov. 10. Door prize winners were Lorette Auger, Debbie Ducharme, Frog Peloquin, Denise Leveillee, Claire Neveu. Split-the-pot winners were... more