Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Wright’s holds Cake Shop grand opening Aug. 26

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery, 200 Woonsocket Hill Road, will hold a grand opening for its Cake Shop on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature gourmet... more

City makes progress on junk car lot

60 inoperable vehicles on Knight Street now down to a dozen
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WOONSOCKET – Lorraine Leclerc can still see many junk vehicles and other debris from the window of her home on Broadway, a mess she’s been staring at for more than 20 years. But the view of the... more

WWII veteran from North Smithfield finally gets bronze star

CRANSTON – More than 70 years after serving the country, James Coppola was presented with the Bronze Star and other medals he earned during World War II this week. U.S. Senator Jack Reed hosted a... more

Woonsocket K9 tracks down alleged burglar

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket police K9 Aspen helped to locate a man suspected of breaking into two Diamond Hill businesses. Shawn Smith, 49, is facing two counts of breaking and entering after incidents... more

Blackstone man arrested in narcotics bust

BLACKSTONE, Mass. - A Blackstone man is facing multiple drug charges this week following an investigation and search of his home by police. Michael Pitler, 38, of Michelle Lane Blackstone has been... more

N.S. man sentenced for using children to bypass breathalyzer test

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A North Smithfield man was sentenced to one year in prison this week after police said he forced his two minor children to blow into his car ignition and override a device meant to... more

Troop 1 Boy Scouts spend week at Camp Yawgoog

BLACKSTONE, Mass. – Troop 1 Blackstone Boy Scouts continued the troop’s yearly tradition of spending a week at Camp Yawgoog in Rockville, R.I., from July 23 to 30. Twenty-four Scouts, accompanied by... more

Ballou Home resident celebrates landmark birthday with family and friends

WOONSOCKET – Drinking Italian wine and wearing a tiara, Dora Collamati appeared to have a happy glow about her as friends, family and city officials helped her celebrate a milestone birthday last... more

City officials slam councilman for personal attacks

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WOONSOCKET – Some local officials are accusing City Councilor Richard Fagnant of targeting them with threatening remarks and foul language, saying his behavior is not appropriate for someone in his... more

Up With People show returning Sept. 11-18; host families needed

CUMBERLAND – Up With People, the performing arts program and show which offers global education and service leadership to teens and young adults, will be coming to Cumberland this fall for two shows... more

Dance, eat and celebrate diversity at city’s first ‘Metta Night’ Friday

WOONSOCKET – A celebration aiming to bring together city residents from a variety of cultural backgrounds is coming to Market Square this Friday, Aug. 18, with activities geared for guests of all... more

BMR announces fourth quarter honor roll

BLACKSTONE – The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Abigail Austin, Amanda Baillie, Colin Bisbee,... more

Autumnfest night with the Pawsox is Aug. 24

WOONSOCKET – For the first time, Autumnfest Night will be held at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket on Thursday, Aug. 24. The Pawtucket Red Sox will host the Buffalo Bisons in a 7:05 p.m. game. Autumnfest... more

Chamber hosting Business Before Hours at Tumblesalts

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host Business Before Hours at Tumblesalts Cafe, 1 Morgan Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Start the day by making... more

Museum of Work & Culture will host story collection event Friday

WOONSOCKET – The Museum of Work & Culture will host an evening of story sharing and collecting on Friday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. The program is held in collaboration with the Harris Library as part... more

St. Joseph Seniors meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will hold a lasagna dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at noon, in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. Tickets are $10 per person. Foxwood... more