Woonsocket, North Smithfield

EPA will conduct more testing on North Smithfield wells

Town orders study on extending water lines
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2016 revealed contaminants beyond the legal limit for drinking at two wells on Old Great Road, results that have led the... more

‘Prince’ to join Woonsocket’s line-up of Mardi Gras royalty

Residents vote for city’s most eligible bachelor
WOONSOCKET – In a city where long-standing traditions make February a festive time of year, with a coronation, a ball, and selection of a king and queen, members of the Downtown Woonsocket... more

Seoane a Princess, Nadeau ‘King Jace’ for Woonsocket Mardi Gras

WOONSOCKET – Valley Breeze reporter Sandy Seoane was crowned the Second Princess at Saturday night’s Mardi Gras Coronation at River Falls restaurant. The coronation precedes by one week the city’s... more

Police identify man killed on Route 146 in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD — North Smithfield police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while walking on Route 146 last week. Raymond Lapierre, 40, of Manville was... more

Woonsocket Council approves Tai-O Group proposal for former middle school

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WOONSOCKET – Members of the Woonsocket City Council approved a proposal by investors from the Tai-O Group for redevelopment of the former city middle school on Park Place. The company, which... more

Tiny houses, historic stone walls on ordinance committee’s agenda

Ezovski: Board should look at harvesting marijuana
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The board that drafts town laws with the aim of adding and modifying ordinances to suit the changing times will look at several issues over the upcoming year, including taxes on... more

Woonsocket will host its first Southeast Asian Water Festival

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and members of the Southeast Asians American United of Rhode Island announced, at an afternoon gathering in Harris Hall, that SEAAURI’s 6th annual Water Festival... more

Slatersville documentary wins $5,000 preservation grant

NORTH SMITHFIELD – SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival was awarded a $5,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. The grant funds will be used for the editing of... more

Woonsocket DHS to hold extended hours

WOONSOCKET – The Department of Human Services has changed lobby hours for its field offices, including the location on Clinton Street. To ensure customers receive timely assistance during peak times... more

Blackstone and Millville Knights of Columbus hold free throw contest

BLACKSTONE – In January, 32 students from Millville Elementary School and the Augustine F. Maloney School in Blackstone participated in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest at the local level... more

Brick House hires chef from Camille’s, opening set for March 31

WOONSOCKET – The Brick House, a new restaurant sharing a name with a prior establishment at the 2120 Diamond Hill Road location, has hired the executive chef from Camille’s in Providence, and has set... more

Clean and Green Committee will meet Wednesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Clean & Green Committee will hold a meeting at Town Hall on Main Street on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The town’s annual Clean and Green Day is... more


In the Feb. 9 edition of The Valley Breeze, the local group, Hearts with Hope, mission was misidentified as benefiting children with congenital heart disease. This local group of Hearts with Hope... more

Library announces school vacation programs

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library announces the following February school vacation week activities. • Monday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.: Mad Science The story of Fire and Ice Show. Geared for... more

Good Shepherd Catholic School lists first trimester honor roll

WOONSOCKET – The following students have been named to the first trimester honor roll at the Good Shepherd Catholic School. GRADE 4 HIGH HONORS: Liliana Abramek, McKenzie Badeau, Lucas Byrne, Dylan... more

CCA enrolling for 2017 Summer Jobs Program

WOONSOCKET – The Harbour Youthworks411 Center at Community Care Alliance is recruiting for 80 – 100 positions available through the 2017 Youth Summer Jobs Program. This six-week summer work program... more

CCA joins others in free tax preparation

WOONSOCKET – Starting Jan. 23, Community Care Alliance is providing free income tax preparation for families with incomes less than $55,000 through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.... more

Chief Finlay: Check for recalled smoke alarms

CUMBERLAND – A manufacturer’s recall of some Kidde combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is prompting Cumberland Fire Chief Kenneth Finlay to urge residents to double-check their detectors and... more

Sales of Kane’s ‘41 Signs of Hope’ to benefit Station Fire Memorial

Feb. 20 will mark the 14th anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire, the fourth-largest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Dave Kane, father of the youngest victim of the fire, 18-year-old Nicholas O... more