Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Trouble costs bar owner thousands

Rick's Bar and Grill hires councilor to handle relations with neighbors
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WOONSOCKET - Richard Dias, owner of Rick's Bar and Grill, says he misunderstood some recent City Council orders regarding weekend security, and thought that someone would send a required police... more

N.S. school board poised to join suit fighting charter school

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - If Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein allows a lawsuit against the Council of Elementary and Secondary Education over approval of the RISE Prep Mayoral Academy to move... more

Woonsocket man indicted for molestation, indecent exposure

WOONSOCKET – A city man has been indicted for three counts of first degree child molestation and one count of indecent exposure by the Providence County Grand Jury Michael Powell, 52, of 182... more

Woonsocket mother, daughters charged with stealing $800K from undocumented immigrants

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WOONSOCKET – A city woman and her two adult daughters are facing federal charges for allegedly defrauding immigrants of some $800,000 over the course of several years. Patria Zuniga, 53, Alba Peña,... more

No. Smithfield students to be featured on ESPN

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School students Allie Gould and Jessie Oliveira will be on ESPN in an hour-long special beginning Thursday, July 22 about the Special Olympic games. An ESPN... more

Woonsocket man dies following crash involving black bear

WOONSOCKET – A car swerving to avoid a black bear on a road in upstate New York struck and killed a motorcyclist from Woonsocket on Friday, July 24. Thomas Poole, 56, of Woonsocket was hit by a Honda... more

No. Smithfield police seek help catching suspect in B & E at Lil General

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who allegedly broke in to Lil General on Great Road around 2:20 a.m. on Friday, July... more

UPDATE: Police in No. Smithfield arrest man for bank robbery

Updated July 28 NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police have arrested Blackstone resident Peter Poirier, 51, of 139 Milk St., for the robbery of the Bank of America branch in Slatersville. Poirier was arrested... more

No. Smithfield police look for suspect in series of break-ins

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For the second time in one week, someone has broken into a North Smithfield business after hours and police believe they are looking for a single suspect. The first break-in... more

Department of Business Regulation to Knight Street resident: remove cars by Sept. 30

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WOONSOCKET - A man who has stored dozens of unregistered and broken down vehicles on his property for more than a decade has been given a deadline by the Department of Business Regulation to remove... more

Building Committee confusion continues

Minutes show council appointed board to spearhead Halliwell project, bond spending
NORTH SMITHFIELD - The idiosyncrasies and accompanying acronyms of the groups are enough to make your head spin. The Public Buildings Improvement Commission - or PBIC - is a group appointed by the... more

Improvements ready Mount for first 6th-grade class

WOONSOCKET - For the fifth consecutive year, Mount Saint Charles Academy, a private Catholic school on Logee Street, has embarked on an ambitious list of summer improvement plans. Over the next month... more

Town Council refuses to pay former building inspector

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Saying Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton entered a contract without their authority, the North Smithfield Town Council refused to pay a former town official who signed documents... more

Call animal shelter before visiting

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Animal Shelter is run by volunteers and the hours fluctuate depending on their availability. Visitors are advised to call 401-766-0377 before visiting the... more

Foxwoods bus trip offered in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - A Casino Bus Trip to Foxwoods will be offered by parishioners of Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, Aug. 8. The cost is $30 which includes a free buffet and $15 in slot play. Bingo cost... more

Local real estate group awards scholarships to two

CUMBERLAND - The Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors has announced the award of scholarships to Jonathan Blanchette of Mount St. Charles Academy and Noelle Sweder of Woonsocket High School. The... more

Town will begin roadway improvements in Park Square

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town of North Smithfield and Lynch Construction will be partnering to assist in the expedited rehabilitation of the Park Square area roadwork. Lynch workers will be temporarily... more

Good Shepherd Catholic School announces year-end honor roll

WOONSOCKET - The following students have been named to the third trimester honor roll at the Good Shepherd Catholic School. Grade 8 Honors With Distinction: Elizabeth Lambert, Hannah Piedmonte High... more

Golden Hearts Senior Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET - The Golden Hearts Senior Club announces the following winners at its last meetings. Door prize winner at the July 15 meeting was Lucille Lavoie. Raffle winners were Ruth Crouteau, Rita... more

Town to host free yoga in the park

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town of North Smithfield will be offering two free yoga classes at the gazebo park on School Street. The classes will be held on Wednesday, July 29 and Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 6... more

CJM Foundation announces scholarship winners, Motorcycle Run

BLACKSTONE - The CJM Memorial Foundation announces this year's scholarship recipients: Cameron Russell and Ryan Baxter members of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School Class of 2015. The CJM... more

Woonsocket residents offered 50/50 sidewalk program

WOONSOCKET - The city has authorized $25,000 for this year's curbing and/or sidewalk installation program. Under a 50/50 payment plan, the city will leverage $50,000 of curbing and sidewalk... more

Forum for people with disabilities set for July 30

WOONSOCKET - Rhode Island Department of Health will be hosting an open forum for all people with disabilities and their families on Thursday, July 30, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Woonsocket Harris... more

CCA now enrolling for occupational skills programs

WOONSOCKET - Community Care Alliance is now enrolling for several occupational skills training programs to prepare individuals for job placement. The healthcare reimbursement specialist and... more