Woonsocket, North Smithfield

WHS graduates set the tone for the future at 143rd commencement

WOONSOCKET – Cheering families lined the stage at Barry Field as the 276 graduates of Woonsocket High School’s Class of 2018 marched proudly to the sound of “Pomp and Circumstance” during their... more

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Residents, teachers and representatives of the School Department turned out in large numbers at the fiscal year 2019 budget hearing Monday night to ask Town Council members to... more

Soucy announces candidacy for City Council

WOONSOCKET – David Soucy, third-generation owner of Soucy Insurance Agency, has announced his candidacy for Woonsocket City Council. Soucy started with Soucy Insurance Agency in 1983 and has served... more

Blackstone police charge man with driving under the influence following crashes

BLACKSTONE – A Woonsocket man was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol after striking multiple vehicles and crashing his own vehicle on Main Street late Tuesday night.... more

Keith announces City Council bid

WOONSOCKET - Thomas Keith has announced his candidacy for City Council. Keith is a 38-year Woonsocket native and graduate of Woonsocket High School who attended URI and CCRI and spent the next 10... more

Bourget honored as grand marshal of 40th anniversary Autumnfest parade

WOONSOCKET – Paul Bourget thought he would be applauding from the audience as his fellow Rotary Club members were recognized at the club’s annual charter night at St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center on... more

Police ID Pawtucket man killed in power line accident

WOONSOCKET – Police have identified the man who died after being electrocuted by power lines while working on a house at 336 Park Place on Friday as 64-year-old Alejandro Gonzalez of Pawtucket.... more

Mayor Baldelli-Hunt will veto amended Woonsocket budget

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt said Tuesday she plans to veto an amended budget passed by a 4-3 vote of city councilors at Monday’s meeting, returning the ball to the court of the council,... more

N.S. Police Department presents awards

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department held its Awards Ceremony on June 12 at the North Smithfield Middle School. The following awards were presented. • Community Service Award:... more

Air Force veteran opens concrete raising business in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Tripping over an uneven patch of sidewalk might not spark a moment of genius for every entrepreneur, but for Dustin Falke, a former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and recent Woonsocket... more

Blackstone students graduate from BVTech

UPTON, Mass. – The following Blackstone students graduated from Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School on May 30. Zachary Michael Bergeron, Plumbing+* Sean Liam Brady, Culinary Arts Morgan... more

Ham Radio Field Day is Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Northern Rhode Island React Amateur Radio Club will host a Ham Radio Field Day on Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the North Smithfield Municipal Annex parking lot... more

New playground coming to Globe Park

WOONSOCKET – City officials unveiled plans for a new playground at Globe Park that will open to the public by July 15, according to Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who led the groundbreaking ceremony on... more

City Council rescinds zoning appointment; critics question move

WOONSOCKET – The City Council rescinded the appointment of Scott MacLennan as a full member of the Zoning Board by a 4-3 vote on Monday after Councilor Denise Sierra, pictured, claimed she had voted... more

City will celebrate the Feast of St. Jean Baptiste Monday

WOONSOCKET – The Feast of St. Jean Baptiste, a citywide multi-ethnic heritage event, will take place on Monday, June 25, in downtown Woonsocket. The celebration will kick off at 4:15 p.m., when the... more

Woonsocket High School Class of 2018

Valedictorian James Michael Simonini Salutatorian Symon Kato Savatphong National Honor Society Paola Isabelle Almarante Lara Emily Ann Barbosa Joevonna Dawn Barnwell Diana Cabrera Hope Renee Curran... more

Woonsocket High School seniors receive awards

WOONSOCKET – The following students received honors at Woonsocket High School’s Senior Awards Night. • Milford Federal Savings and Loan Scholarship: Diana Cabrera • The Honey Dew Donuts Scholarship... more

Firm Foundation Church to hold free luncheon

WOONSOCKET – Firm Foundation Christian Church, which meets at 84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, will hold a Christian worship followed by a free luncheon on Sunday, June 24, at 10 a.m. All community... more

Beacon presents senior awards

WOONSOCKET – The following awards were presented at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts’ graduation on June 6. • The Founders’ Award - Jackson Gartland and Alyssa Greenlief • Excellence in... more

Woonsocket receives two Targeted Brownfield Assessment Grants

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced that the city of Woonsocket has received two Targeted Brownfield Assessment grants for the Seville Dye Company on First Avenue and the vacant... more

Rep. Casey announces re-election campaign

WOONSOCKET — Rep. Stephen M. Casey has announced his intention to run for re-election to the District 50 seat in the House of Representatives. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people... more

Morin announces re-election bid

WOONSOCKET — Rep. Michael A. Morin has announced his intention to run for re-election to the District 49 seat in the House of Representatives. “It has been a distinct pleasure to serve the people of... more

Soucy announces candidacy for City Council

WOONSOCKET – David Soucy, third-generation owner of Soucy Insurance Agency, has announced his candidacy for Woonsocket City Council. Soucy started with Soucy Insurance Agency in 1983 and has served... more

BVIBA to hold meeting and networking event tonight

WOONSOCKET – The Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance will hold a meeting and networking event on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Savini’s Pomodoro Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St... more

Registration for summer reading programs starts next Monday in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library announces the following events. • Summer Reading Program registration begins on Monday, June 25, at 11 a.m. The event will feature Books Are Wings... more

Kennedy Manor Social Club lists events, winners

WOONSOCKET – J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club announces the following events: Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m., game night and; Sunday, Aug. 19, noon, annual picnic following by bingo; Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a... more

File for primary election declaration of candidacy June 25-27

WOONSOCKET – The statewide and city primary election will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12. Any eligible voter wanting to run in the statewide and city primary election will be able to file a Declaration... more

Autumfest sponsorship opportunities announced

WOONSOCKET – The Autumnfest Steering Committee announces the sponsorship opportunities for Autumnfest 2018. Sponsorships can be done by individuals, companies, and organizations with variety of... more