Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Woonsocket Scout looking to add rest stops along bike path

WOONSOCKET – Those who wander along Woonsocket’s section of the Blackstone River Bikeway likely have noticed there is nowhere to rest weary legs or soak up the scenery. The problem could soon be... more

Developer pitches 40-acre solar project near Holliston Sand

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A national company has plans to purchase seven properties in the area of Holliston Sand Company to build a 40-acre solar farm, one of the largest of its kind in the state,... more

Bullets found at Woonsocket school, school briefly put on lockdown

WOONSOCKET — The discovery of bullets in a bathroom at Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet led to a lockdown of the facility for nearly two hours on Friday, Feb. 16. According to a report by WPRI,... more

25 percent of NSHS students ‘obsessed’ with social media

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Editor’s note: As part of her senior project, Maria Munschy completed field work in journalism and wrote the following article for The Breeze on a study she conducted on social media use at North... more

Zoning Board approves housing project for historic North Main Street building

‘Johnston Block’ will hold 17 units
WOONSOCKET – A century-old building, vacant for nearly a decade, will soon spring back to life when a Smithfield-based investor converts the four-story structure into 17 residential “micro units,”... more

After DEM grant, Gold renews calls to purchase his land

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Gary Ezovski says he expects a $400,000 open space grant award announced by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management last Friday will renew... more

Woonsocket area churches to host Lenten services

WOONSOCKET – Seven Christian churches in Woonsocket, Slatersville and Blackstone are scheduling five prayer services on the Wednesdays of Lent, at 7 p.m., offering hymns, prayer, Scripture reading... more


Renee Brien, of Woonsocket, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Sacred Heart University. She is a junior majoring in health science with a minor in geriatrics. Brielle McKenna, a... more

Harris Library announces school vacation programs

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., announces the following school vacation week programs. All programs are free. Tickets and sign-ups are available in the children... more