Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Jones, Johannis appointed to School Committee

Beauregard and Lombardi will head town boards
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Two candidates who failed to secure elected positions in the Nov. 8 municipal election will serve the town nonetheless for the next two years following their appointment to the... more

New majority picks Woonsocket council leaders

WOONSOCKET – The decisions were made by a vote of 5-2, and if Tuesday night was any indication, it’s a ratio that could become pretty common at meetings over the next two years. By a 5-2 vote,... more

Woonsocket police seek help catching bank robber

WOONSOCKET – City police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who attempted to rob two banks within ten minutes on Friday, Dec. 2. Woonsocket Police responded to Citizens Bank on... more

Someone is shooting paintballs at cars in N. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Police Department has received several reports of vehicles being struck by paintballs. The incidents have taken place primarily in the Black Plain Road area.... more

New restaurant opens in former Bob and Timmy’s location

NORTH SMITHFIELD – After decades in the restaurant industry, Monica and James Rodrigues have decided it is time to branch out on their own, and they seem to have some solid ideas on how to be... more

Bell ringer remembered for his Christmas spirit

WOONSOCKET – William DeCesare, the famous singing bell ringer whose sound became synonymous with Christmas locally, is being remembered as a selfless man who wanted to bring joy to others. Woonsocket... more

Casa Burrito serves up fresh, authentic Mexican food

BLACKSTONE – Olga Garza was raised in a little house on a farm in Mexico. In the long field beside her childhood home, Garza’s father would pick corn and carrots, which he would grind into fresh... more

Woonsocket Solicitor Marcello let go

Lawyer is among several to depart from city administration
WOONSOCKET – In a change to how Woonsocket handles legal issues that was unanticipated by some members of the City Council, Solicitor Michael Marcello did not receive the needed votes to secure... more

Pop-up Holiday Shop opens across from City Hall

WOONSOCKET – There will be a pop-up holiday shop located at 154 Main St. for the holidays featuring local small businesses and crafters. The grand opening of the shop will be held on today, Thursday... more

North Smithfield man injured in Uxbridge hit and run

A North Smithfield man was severely injured after he was struck by a black car going southbound on Quaker Highway on Friday, Dec. 2. Zach Sparadeo, 19, was walking on the road around 8:55 p.m. when... more

Malcolm elevated to Eagle Scout in Troop 1139 Slatersville

NORTH SMITHFIELD – James Malcolm is the newest Eagle Scout from Troop 1139 Slatersville, and the 61st in troop history. His Court of Honor was held Oct. 23 at the Slatersville Congregational Church... more

Holiday Fairs and Bazaars

Weekend of Dec. 10-11 Holiday Craft Fair at Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Senior Center. Call 401-753-7000 or... more

Dedication of highway garage to be held Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – On Sunday, Dec. 11, a dedication ceremony at the Public Works Department will honor former long-time Town Administrator Arthur Denomme. The ceremony is open to the public and... more

St. James Episcopal Church will host holiday concert with Daryl Sherman

WOONSOCKET – St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet, will hold its 2nd annual Daryl Sherman Holiday Concert and Spaghetti Supper on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Enjoy a holiday music concert and sing-... more

Holiday programs for children announced for the Blackstone Library

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library announces the following holiday events. On Thursday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., the library will be holding a drop-in holiday craft event. Make one of the... more

St. John the Baptist Church will hold annual bake sale Dec. 18

WOONSOCKET – St. John The Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church, 501 East School St., will hold its annual bake sale on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., in the parish hall. The sale features an... more

Woonsocket Even Start now taking registrations for GED and ESL classes

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Even Start is now taking registrations for GED and ESL classes starting in January. Those interested in improving literacy skills, English language skills or working towards... more

Carol by candlelight at Meeting House Friday

BLACKSTONE – East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House, 197 Elm St., will hold its Caroling By Candlelight service on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. The candles will be lit, boughs hung, and the wood in the... more

Holiday concert at Harris Library on Saturday

WOONSOCKET – The Al Testa Band will present a holiday concert at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Join the Library, 303 Clinton St., for an afternoon of holiday... more

NSHS to destroy Class of 2011 records

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School is in the process of clearing student’s cumulative record files for the Class of 2011. Anyone who graduated in June of 2011 and would like to obtain... more

Weecare to hold student art fundraiser Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – WeeCare Day Care will host an art show on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Scouter’s Hall, 13 Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon with the students’ creations based on the theories of famous... more

YWCA Rhode Island collecting mittens, hats and more

WOONSOCKET – The cold weather is upon us and YWCA Rhode Island is again displaying a Mitten Tree now through Jan. 7. The Mitten Tree holds mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and other warm... more

Blackstone Public Library hosts Cookie Walk fundraiser

BLACKSTONE – On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Blackstone Public Library will host its second annual Cookie Walk Fundraiser. A wide variety of homemade cookies will be available for $... more

Santa to visit Woonsocket mini park

WOONSOCKET – Santa Claus will be available for pictures and to hear Christmas wishes at Santa’s house at the Main Street Mini Park next door to City Hall on the following dates and times throughout... more

Waterview Activity Association lists events

WOONSOCKET – The Waterview Activity Association announces the following events. A Christmas party will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15 at noon. Entertainment will be provided by Bud Pistachio. Caroling... more

Holiday Craft for teens at Blackstone Public Library

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library invites all young adult ages 11 and up to make a holiday gift ornament on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. All attendees should bring up to three wallet sized... more