Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Ezovski to run for administrator job in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A professional engineer and small business owner with experience serving on multiple town and statewide boards declared his intent this week to run for town administrator in North... more

School staff contract at a ‘stalemate’

Union leadership objects to ‘public negotiations’
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Unable to reach an agreement with the 54-member district support staff union, members of the School Committee subcommittee in charge of negotiations took the somewhat unusual... more

City Council approves PILOTS with five more nonprofits

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WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles Academy, Woonsocket Head Start, and Connecting for Children and Families will be on the hook for 35 percent of the assessed 2015 value of properties the organizations... more

Suspect in No. Smithfield home invasion caught in Woonsocket

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The man wanted in connection with a Father's Day home invasion and assault on an elderly man was taken into custody in Woonsocket today and turned over to the North Smithfield... more

Woonsocket sisters charged with Medicaid fraud

WOONSOCKET — Two sisters from Woonsocket were arrested on multiple counts of Medicaid fraud this week as part of a national investigation by the United States Department of Justice, the Federal... more

Woonsocket police arrest Fall River man for bank robbery

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WOONSOCKET – A 24-year-old man from Fall River has been arrested in connection to a robbery of a Social Street bank on Saturday, June 18. Jeremy Lopes of Fall River Mass. was apprehended in Fitchburg... more

Woonsocket man arrested for selling stolen cars in Cranston

CRANSTON – A Woonsocket man was arrested this week by Cranston Police for allegedly running a chop shop and illegal car dealership in a small garage on Field Street. Elie Antoun, 39, is accused of... more

Children's cardiac surgery treasurer admits to stealing $186,000

PROVIDENCE – Robert Lonardo, 67, of Burrillville, treasurer of the Rhode Island Association for Cardiac Children, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he took nearly $186,000 from the charity for... more

Woonsocket man arrested following shooting on East School Street

WOONSOCKET – A 27-year-old man was shot on East School Street on Monday, June 20 and police have a suspect in custody who was caught after allegedly running from the scene. Angel Pascual, 20, of... more

A life well lived

North Smithfield teacher celebrates 50 years in the classroom
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Monica Maroney has survived – and thrived – through 50 years of teaching in the North Smithfield school system with the help of a little bit of wisdom. “Don’t look too far ahead,... more

City will keep appointed School Board

Council rejects proposal to put vote for hybrid committee on ballot
WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket voters will have the chance to weigh in on some potential changes to the City Charter during the election this November, but a proposal to create a hybrid elected/appointed... more

Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre opens new rehab wing

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre, has opened a new rehabilitation wing. The new wing features all-private accommodations and amenities designed for those recovering from... more

Town DPW to install road signs surrounding North Smithfield schools

Final budget vote postponed to next Monday
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town’s Department of Public Works will help the Town Council achieve the goal of installing new signage in the area of Providence Pike and Greenville Road, hopefully before the... more

Halloran to run for North Smithfield Town Council

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Former Town Council President Daniel Halloran has declared that he will be running for a seat on the council in the upcoming election. Halloran is married to Muriel (Romprey) and... more

Joseph receives West Point appointment

BURRILLVILLE – Devon R. Joseph, son of John and Susan Joseph of Harrisville, has received an appointment to the Class of 2020 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received is... more

Newberry announces reelection bid for House District 48 seat

NORTH SMITHFIELD – House Minority Leader and State Representative Brian Newberry, a Republican representing District 48 in North Smithfield and Burrillville, has announced his intention to run for... more

Leo A. Savoie Elementary School student bankers save $5K

WOONSOCKET – On June 6, dozens of kids lined up to build their own ice cream sundae in the balloon-filled cafeteria at the Leo A. Savoie Elementary School. The celebration capped off the 2015-2016... more

Road work continues on Main Street in N.S.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield administration wants to inform Main Street residents that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation has been working on Main Street in Slatersville for the... more

Connecting for Children and Families celebrates accomplishments at annual dinner

WOONSOCKET - Connecting for Children and Families recently held its annual dinner to celebrate the nonprofit’s accomplishments throughout the year as well as approve the 2016 Board of Directors slate... more

Candidate nomination papers available Monday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The form to declare candidacy in North Smithfield will be available at the town Annex at 575 Smithfield Road from Monday, June 27 through Wednesday, June 29 at 4 p.m. Candidates... more

Woonsocket’s Movies in the Park continues Friday

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will offer Movies in the Park throughout the summer on select Friday nights. The movies are shown for free on a large screen at River Island Park beginning at dusk... more

BMR to destroy records from Class of 2009

BLACKSTONE – All student records from the Class of 2009 will be destroyed as of Friday, July 15. Former students who would like to pick up their records are asked to contact the Guidance Department... more

College news

Amanda Rodrigues of North Smithfield, has earned a bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Springfield College for studies completed in 2016. Kristyn Mowry of North Smithfield has earned... more

Town announces summer concert lineup

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town has announced the selected bands of the Summer Concerts on the Common. The family-friendly concerts are one month away, and will begin on Sunday, July 10. The bands will... more

Teens invited to make craft at North Smithfield library

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Library, 20 Main St., will hold a teen craft event on Wednesday, June 29, at 6 p.m. The program is open to ages 10-18. Participants will be making paracord... more

Library announces Summer Session of Book Buddies

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Library is holding the Summer Session of Book Buddies on Wednesdays, July 6-27, from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room. Teens 12-18 will meet with... more

Children invited to events at the library

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., announces the following children’s programs. Animal Olympics will be held Tuesday, June 28, at 6 p.m. The event is open to all ages.... more

Golden Hearts Senior Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET – Golden Hearts Senior Club announces winners from its June 16 at Precious Blood Church. Door prize winner was Jocelyn Ciffo. Money raffle winners were Rita Rousseau, Pat Palardy, Andy... more