Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Baldelli-Hunt: We're ready to control our city

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WOONSOCKET - The state-appointed board overseeing Woonsocket finances since May of 2012 has overstayed its welcome, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt told members last week. In an angry rant directed at... more

No. Smithfield will be first in the state to pilot solar program

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield will soon be first in the state to pilot a program aimed at increasing the number of rooftop solar devices on residential homes and small businesses. The program... more

Nasuti named Autumnfest grand marshal

WOONSOCKET – The Autumnfest Steering Committee has named the late George Nasuti grand marshal of the 2014 Autumnfest Parade, with wife Carol Nasuti to walk in his stead. Nasuti, a beloved coach,... more

IWC turns lights on at Woonsocket church

WOONSOCKET – The president of the Italian Workingmen's Club delivered funds to The River United Methodist Church on Friday, Aug. 29 to restore power for the ministry, which feeds and clothes some 1,... more

Woonsocket negotiates tax deals with seven city social clubs

WOONSOCKET - The city has reached tax agreements with all but one of the social clubs within Woonsocket borders, and is near bringing an end to an issue that has been a major source of anxiety over... more

Former city finance director lands job in Westerly, combining school and municipal operations

WOONSOCKET - The city's well-known and respected former finance director has moved on to a new position in the town of Westerly, and his work at attempting to consolidate school and municipal... more

A new life after 60

City woman loses 112 pounds through Senior Services' weight loss program
WOONSOCKET - Evelyn St. George had become desperate. In 2013, St. George was approaching her 62nd birthday, and had tried nearly every diet and weight loss system she could find. Weighing 272 pounds... more

The week that was

McGee hired as new interim Woonsocket superintendent Curriculum Director Patrick McGee has once again been tapped to lead the city's school district, filling the hole left by the departure of former... more

Labor Day open house at Museum of Work & Culture

WOONSOCKET - On Monday Sept. 1, the Museum of Work & Culture will host its annual Labor Day open house celebration. The day will be sponsored by the Rhode Island Labor History Society.¬?Admission... more

Town reminds owners of E-One grinder pumps of outage procedures

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town officials are reminding residents of North Smithfield who own E-One grinder pumps that they should follow certain procedures during power outages. The pumps require... more

BankRI donates $2,500 to Community Care Alliance

WOONSOCKET - On July 1, Family Resources Community Action and NRI Community Services officially joined forces, merging to become Community Care Alliance. To help support the organization's work,... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Happy Birthday Tom "Daddy" Ward! From the loves of his life ... his kids and his wife Happy Birthday Tom Ward! From all of us at The Valley Breeze Sept. 4 Happy 13th Birthday Elijah! Love,... more

Polkabration Celebration this Saturday

WOONSOCKET - St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 188 Harris Ave., will hold its 6th annual Polkabration Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 30. The flea market and Polish Kitchen will open at noon. Polish music... more

Navigant's technology upgrade to bring changes this weekend

SMITHFIELD - A comprehensive technology upgrade will be conducted by Navigant Credit Union this Labor Day weekend, customers are being reminded in a mailing. Branch Banking: All Navigant branches... more

Members needed for School Improvement Teams

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Members of the business community are needed for the School Improvement Teams of North Smithfield High School and North Smithfield Middle School. School Improvement Teams are... more

A celebration of Ukrainian food and culture on Sept. 6

WOONSOCKET - St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Ave., will he host its annual Ukrainian Festival on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public... more

Waterview Association lists events

WOONSOCKET - The Waterview Activity Association will host a Movie Night, Friday, Sept. 12. A soup and sandwich meal catered by Crackleberry will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. Entertainment... more

Town hosts 'Farewell to Summer' concert this Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town's 2014 Summer Concert Series will come to a close Sunday, Aug. 31, with a with a "Farewell to Summer" concert on the Slatersville Common. The evening will include a raffle... more

Antique car and motorcycle show Sept. 6

WOONSOCKET - Trinity Health and Rehabilitation, formerly known as Mount St. Francis, will host an antique car and motorcycle show on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date will be... more

Kids invited to Lego Club at the Blackstone library

BLACKSTONE - Children 6 and older are invited to participate in the Blackstone Public Library's Lego Club. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, Sept. 2, for Blackstone residents and Monday,... more

GED, ESL classes now registering

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Even Start is now taking registration for GED and ESL classes starting in September. To be eligible, one must be in need of improving literacy skills, English skills or... more

Firefighters holding drive for MDA this weekend

NORTH SMITHFIELD- The firefighters of North Smithfield IAFF Local #3984 will stand on the corner of Great Road and St. Paul Street on Friday, Aug. 29, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 30, from... more

6th annual PolkaFest is Sunday in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE - The 6th annual PolkaFest featuring Polka Paul will be held Sunday, Aug. 31, at Roosevelt Park on St. Paul Street. The event starts off with a live broadcast of the Polka Paul Show from... more

Get crafty at the library Friday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will hold a Craft Afternoon on Friday, Aug. 29. Children are invited to visit the library any time between 1 to 3 p.m. to make some crafts. The... more

Register for storytimes at Blackstone Library

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library will begin accepting sign-ups for the fall session of storytimes. Registration for Blackstone residents begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Registration for all... more

Library offers craft programs

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library's CrAfternoons program will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Registration will begin on Tuesday, Sept... more

Lake Hiawatha yard sale set for Sept. 27

BLACKSTONE - The Lake Hiawatha Association will hold a "Yard to Yard" sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a multi-home sale on Lakeshore Drive surrounding Lake Hiawatha in... more