Woonsocket, North Smithfield

VIDEO: Candidates for N. Smithfield town administrator debate

The two candidates running for town administrator in North Smithfield participated in a video debate on Friday, Oct. 17, at The Valley Breeze offices in Lincoln. Reporter Sandy Seoane served as... more

Missed application may lead to special election

If school improvement bond passes, voters' job will not be over Nov. 4
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - With $1.8 million on the line, school officials are saying that the Rhode Island Department of Education will not fluctuate on the timetable required for reimbursement of school... more

Deputy majority leader faces 'maverick' in District 50 race

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WOONSOCKET - The race for the District 50 seat in the state House of Representatives will see Deputy Majority Leader and one-term incumbent Rep. Stephen Casey face the independent self-described "... more

After fleeing scene of accident with bus, Woonsocket woman curses at hurt children

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WOONSOCKET – A woman who was arrested Thursday morning after attempting to flee the scene of an accident with a school bus yelled obscenities at injured children when she was taken to Landmark... more

Babies in Blackstone home were found in clothes

BLACKSTONE, Mass. – At least two of the three small bodies found in a Blackstone home last month were infants who had lived for some time outside of the womb, said prosecutors in a pre-trial hearing... more

Woonsocket man found guilty in February murder of football player

WOONSOCKET – One of five Woonsocket men allegedly involved in the February shooting of Central High School football player George Holland Jr. has been found guilty for his role in the 17-year-old's... more

McGee will serve, if write-in campaign on his behalf succeeds

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town Councilor Thomas McGee says he has "kind of" had a change of heart. McGee announced early this year that it would be his last term in office, and did not declare his intent... more

Stadium Theatre looks to rehab newly purchased Stadium Building with $2 million from state bond

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WOONSOCKET - Supporters of the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center are encouraging residents to vote 'yes' on Question 5, addressing Rhode Island Creative and Cultural Economy Bonds - a $35... more

Dowling Village developer responds to criticism, notice from DEM

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The developer behind Dowling Village, a growing commercial plaza off of Route 146A, denied this week claims that he has not done all he can to comply with environmental... more

Board of Education gives first nod to new city charter school

WOONSOCKET - The Council on Elementary and Secondary Education has given preliminary approval to a proposal for a new charter school to serve students in grades K-8 from Woonsocket, North Smithfield... more

Fall is full of music, senior projects and college planning at NSHS

Fall is officially descending upon North Smithfield High School. Students can't walk into school without crunching leaves giving away their every move, forgetting a sweatshirt for gym class outside... more

Merrie Nadeau supports Invest in N.S.

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Merredythe (Merrie) Nadeau, candidate for School Committee, has announced her support for the three Invest in NS bonds voters will be considering on election day. One of the... more

Moniz would raise minimum wage

WOONSOCKET - Michael Moniz, an independent candidate in District 24, said he wants to be the region's next state senator. "People need to make the right choice as to who they want for their next... more

Rep. Newberry seeks elimination of state income tax on retirement income

NORTH SMITHFIELD - House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry, seeking re-election in District 48, said he will push for elimination of state income tax on Social Security and pensions. "Our tax... more

Archambault: Power brokers won't help us

Lauri Archambault, an independent candidate for Senate for District 23 representing Glocester, Burrillville and North Smithfield, said that the power brokers currently in the General Assembly will... more

Casey backs new law protecting children

WOONSOCKET - State Rep. Stephen Casey, a Democrat seeking reelection for District 50, said he was a sponsor of one of the most significant public safety bills to become law this year. The bill he... more

Bassett recommends voters approve three bond questions

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Art Bassett, candidate for School Committee, stands strong supporting "Invest in NS." As the Planning Boards' representative on the Public Advisory Task Force, Bassett participated... more

Charbonneau asks for write-in votes

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Craig Charbonneau, a write-in candidate for Town Council, said voters should understand what their vote means. "Providing for public services and responding to the concerns of... more

Guertin cites business experience in seeking town's top office

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town administrator candidate Tony Guertin spoke to his nearly 30 years of business and financial insight and experience in a recent press release. "Since graduating from the... more

Hamilton says opponent is using scare tactics

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton said that contrary to statements made by her political opponent and his supporters, the town is still financially healthy. "My opponent and his... more

Johannis says it's not just about the arts, music and sports

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Fran Johannis, a candidate for the North Smithfield School Committee, said there is much more to the job than protecting the arts, music and sports. "Is making blanketed promises... more

O'Neill emphasizes track record of support for his district

NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Sen. Ed O'Neill, who is seeking re-election in Senate District 17, stated that during his three terms in the General Assembly, he has been a prime sponsor of a range of bills... more

If elected, McKenna seeks to eliminate automobile taxes

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Keven McKenna, a candidate for the state Senate District 17 seat, stated that, "The freedom to use an automobile is the key to exercising the voter's constitutional rights to... more

Perry to be inducted into EPHS Hall of Fame

EAST PROVIDENCE - Deborah L. Perry, president and CEO of YWCA Rhode Island, will be inducted into the East Providence High School Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Venus de Milo Restaurant in... more

Fowler earns Eagle rank

WOONSOCKET - Andrew Michael Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fowler, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on June 22. His ceremony was celebrated on Sept. 27 at All Saints Church. Fowler began his... more

Car show winners announced

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Frehill Council 5702 Knights of Columbus announces the winners of its car show that was held on Oct. 5. Best truck: Keith Klockers Best bike: Wayne Begnoche Best Hotrod: Rick... more

North Smithfield Land Trust will hold clamcake supper

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Land Trust will hold its annual Chowder and Clamcake Supper this Friday, Oct. 17, at the Primrose Fire Station, 1470 Providence Pike, from 5 to 8 p.m. The... more

O'Connor named Commended Student

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Kaley O'Connor, a senior at North Smithfield High School, has been selected as a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student. Commended students place among the top five percent... more