Woonsocket, North Smithfield

North Smithfield streetlights will soon shine brighter

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A new lighting system coming to the town in May will dramatically change the appearance of North Smithfield at night, increasing safety and saving the town money, according to... more

Breeze letter reunites heirloom rosary with owner

WOONSOCKET – It was an ad in The Valley Breeze that first brought them together, and a letter in same paper that later reunited them, returning a valued heirloom to its rightful home. Tom Tatro... more

Store on Woonsocket border sells third $1 million lottery winner

BELLINGHAM, Mass. – A convenience store just over the Woonsocket border has seen more than its share of lottery winners in recent years – including a man who won $1 million on a $20 scratch ticket on... more

Woonsocket man gets 15 years for 2015 crash that killed young mother

WOONSOCKET— The driver in a car crash that killed his 22-year girlfriend in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Johnny Sak, 24, of Woonsocket, was charged with driving under the influence... more

Potato chips recalled due to potential salmonella

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Frito-Lay is recalling select jalapeño-flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and jalapeño-flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked... more

Anchor, Benoit brothers grow into new Subaru home

Modern sales and service office, showroom opens in North Smithfield
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Imagine, for a moment, that it’s a blustery winter morning in New England, and you’re driving along a recently-plowed Route 146. The inside of your car is warm and dry, despite... more

Woonsocket American Legion experiencing revitalization

WOONSOCKET – Community Care Alliance veterans’ advisor Karim Monica Castillo sees them often: city-based veterans who are homeless and hungry, lacking any kind of support network, or the basic... more

Duguay earns Lumen Gentium Award from diocese

WOONSOCKET — Georgette Duguay, 84, a member of St. Joseph Parish on Mendon Road and a longtime advocate for the pro-life movement, will be given a Lumen Gentium Award in the category of “Respect Life... more

Sunshine Kids share the message: ‘Kindness Rocks’

Local girls learn the importance of giving back
NORTH SMITHFIELD – They’re spreading sunshine across the town, and even the state, with service projects and activities that help and encourage others. And this week, they created a rock garden... more

Woonsocket’s Coderre named Elementary School Principal of the Year

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Association of School Principals has named Donna Coderre, principal of Leo Savoie Elementary School, the 2017 Elementary School Principal of the Year. The award... more

NSHS cancer survivor gives back

For senior project, Sunday bowling night will benefit the Tomorrow Fund
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Jacob DiSpirito was just a year old when his parents got the diagnosis. DiSpirito had an incredibly rare type of cancer known as Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, a disease he had... more

Do you have an amazing backyard?

Do you know someone who does? The Breeze is looking for people with unique, interesting and/or beautiful backyards who would like to show off their private oasis with a photograph in an upcoming... more

Shredding event will benefit the North Smithfield Animal Shelter

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The annual shredding event to benefit the North Smithfield Animal Shelter will be held on Saturday, May 13, at Navigant Credit Union, 925 Victory Highway, from noon to 4 p.m.... more

Woonsocket celebrates Older Americans Month

WOONSOCKET – Since 1963, Older Americans Month has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories, and their contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living, the annual... more

St. Paul Church to hold Craft and Vendor Fair

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Springtime Craft & Vendor Fair will be held in the hall of St. Paul Church at 48 St. Paul St. from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Shop with local artists,... more

Woonsocket Senior Center closed this week for renovations

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Senior Center on Social Street will be closed this week while city-financed improvements are made to the building’s HVAC system. All dance and exercise classes will... more

Folk music and dance show at St. John the Baptist Church

WOONSOCKET – A Folk Music and Dance Show with The Crown of Somes will be held on Saturday, April 29, at St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church, 501 East School St., Woonsocket. The show will... more