Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Businesses impacted by Stone Arch Bridge closure

Slatersville bridge to remain closed through end of year
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The continued closure of the Stone Arch Bridge in Slatersville is so bad for business that one local business owner has decided to close his doors. Gerald Prifti was the owner of... more

Landmark Maternity Unit bustling with activity

WOONSOCKET – The Landmark Maternity Unit has seen a dramatic increase in the number births over the past three years, a reflection, say doctors and staff, of a collective vision and investment in... more

Pawtucket man charged with felony assault after police officer suffers broken wrist

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A North Smithfield police officer suffered a broken wrist Saturday night after a motor vehicle stop led to a foot pursuit with a suspect who was later taken into custody, according... more

N. Smithfield police nab alleged heroin dealer

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police have arrested a Connecticut man they say was driving a car carrying heroin and cash. Jahrod King, age 19, of Hartford, Conn., is now facing charges. On April 16, at around... more

Gendron: More information needed on Facebook comments by Fagnant

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WOONSOCKET – City Council President Daniel Gendron said Monday that while the City Council has not yet discussed taking any action in response to derogatory comments made on Facebook by Councilor... more

Annual Clean & Green Day is April 28

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield’s annual Clean & Green Day will be held on Saturday, April 28. An article in last week’s Breeze misidentified the event date. Volunteers can pre-register for... more

School board referendum approved for second time by City Council

WOONSOCKET – For the second time in two weeks, the City Council voted to send the decision on an appointed vs. elected Woonsocket School Committee to voters in a special election in June. Audible... more

Councilman, mayor at odds over appointment of lawyer

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WOONSOCKET – Citing a city ordinance mandating City Council approval before the hiring of any outside law firm or attorney, Councilor Jim Cournoyer is questioning the legality of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-... more

Autumnfest Steering Committee wants input on 2018 Grand Marshal

WOONSOCKET – The selection process for the 2018 Autumnfest Grand Marshal has begun and the Steering Committee is planning to announce its selection in early June. Autumnfest celebrates its 40th year... more

St. Joseph Seniors will meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will hold a chicken dinner Tuesday, April 24, at noon, in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. Tickets are $10 per person. Trips to... more

YWCA will host screening of ‘Get Out’ April 26

WOONSOCKET – As part of YWCA Rhode Island’s 2018 Stand Against Racism, the YWCA will be hosting a screening of 2017’s Academy Award winning film “Get Out,” followed by a discussion on the themes in... more