Woonsocket, North Smithfield

VIDEO: Candidates for N. Smithfield town administrator debate

The two candidates running for town administrator in North Smithfield participated in a video debate on Friday, Oct. 17, at The Valley Breeze offices in Lincoln. Reporter Sandy Seoane served as... more

Nicholson: North Smithfield abatements the result of 'negligence'

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Early findings of a forensic audit investigating the town's mass of tax abatements in 2013 were revealed this week, painting a jaw-dropping image of missing documents, negligent... more

Former Mulvey's building springs back to life

WOONSOCKET - For the past decade, the former Mulvey's Hardware - a 14,000 square foot building at the center of Market Square - has sat dormant even as neighboring properties, such as the Museum of... more

Snack Shack opens this weekend

WOONSOCKET – The Snack Shack at the Lil' General, 601 Winter St., opens its doors this weekend with a grand opening celebration. The shack offers doughboys, sandwiches, ice cream and more. It's... more

Woonsocket man found guilty in February murder of football player

WOONSOCKET – One of five Woonsocket men allegedly involved in the February shooting of Central High School football player George Holland Jr. has been found guilty for his role in the 17-year-old's... more

VIDEO: Blackstone house of horrors comes down

BLACKSTONE, Mass. - The last remnants of a condemned house at 23 St. Paul St. disappeared under the wrecking machine Tuesday. Police discovered three dead babies in the house last month. Other... more

Ethics Commission will investigate Woonsocket mayor

WOONSOCKET – The state Ethics Commission voted unanimously to investigate a complaint filed against Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt over the hiring of her son and members of his baseball league for a part-... more

Town Council hopeful flaunts candidacy in attempt to secure early kindergarten admission

Roseanne Nadeau to School Committee: You need an ally
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A candidate for the Town Council told members of the School Committee in an email this summer that if they let her 4-year-old daughter attend kindergarten this year, she would be... more

Town Republican debate plan would have used Class of 2014 grads

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Republican Town Committee had a plan to push their candidate for town administrator - Anthony Guertin - "over the top" on Nov. 4 by holding a "public debate"... more

Candidates face off in race for town administrator

Guertin, Hamilton debate local issues at Valley Breeze offices
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Incumbent Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton and challenger Anthony Guertin went head to head on everything from the upcoming bond referendum to employment practices at Town Hall... more

Spooky characters serve up the treats this month at Chevy's Ice Cream

Bellingham shop offers free ice cream to guests in costume this week
BELLINGHAM, Mass. - Zombies, ghosts, ghouls and goblins have been waving in the traffic from Pulaski Boulevard, and guests to Chevy's Ice Cream this month are enjoying more than just a cone. Every... more

CORRECTION: DiPrete Engineering does design, not building at Dowling Village

NORTH SMITHFIELD - An Oct. 15 article titled "Dowling Village developer responds to criticism, notice from DEM," referred to DiPrete Engineering as the contractor for the Eddie Dowling Highway... more

Beacon Charter to recognize contributions to the arts at annual gala Nov. 1

WOONSOCKET - On Saturday, Nov. 1, Beacon Charter High School for the Arts will hold its second annual Gala and Silent Auction to raise money for and increase awareness of its arts and academic... more

If elected, O'Neill will continue commitment to R.I. students, teachers

NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Sen. Ed O'Neill, seeking re-election in Senate District 17, said during his three terms he has made a significant impact on education for students in Rhode Island. O'Neill... more

Nadeau vows to demand transparency, cooperation from school officials

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Merredythe (Merrie) Nadeau, candidate for School Committee, pledges her commitment to ensuring that North Smithfield's students continue to receive the same excellent education her... more

Newberry advocates for small business relief

NORTH SMITHFIELD - House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry promises to continue pursuit of regulatory relief for small businesses. "Lack of private sector employment is the number one problem in... more

Nadeau congratulates supporters of charter school

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Roseanne Nadeau, a candidate for North Smithfield Town Council, congratulated Head of School Rosalind Murphy and all the supporters of RISE Mayoral Academy on the recent approval... more

Bassett promises transparency and a fresh perspective

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Art Bassett, candidate for North Smithfield School Committee, said he fully understands the breadth required to ensure a quality education for our children. Bassett said he stands... more

Boucher points to need for discipline, honest debate

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Robert Paul Boucher, candidate for North Smithfield Town Council, states that there must be a balanced approach in spending to address the budgetary requirements of the School... more

Casey says he went to bat for Landmark Medical Center

WOONSOCKET - State Rep. Stephen Casey, a Democratic candidate seeking re-election for the District 50 seat, pointed to his successful efforts in assisting Landmark Medical Center as one of his... more

Charbonneau to donate Town Council salary

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Craig Anthony Charbonneau, a write-in candidate for Town Council, announced today that should he be elected to the council, he will be donating his salary back to the community for... more

Fagnant says District 50 deserves better

WOONSOCKET - Richard Fagnant, an independent candidate for the District 50 seat in the state House of Representatives, responded to a recent press release from his opponent, Rep. Stephen Casey. "In a... more

Guertin says residents should be scared of deficit, incompetence

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Tony Guertin, candidate for North Smithfield Town Administrator, recently discussed the deficit the town is facing in relation to the abatement issues in the Tax Assessor's Office... more

Hamilton says town needs experience

NORTH SMITHFIELD - In seeking reelection to her fourth term, Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton said this week that the town needs a proven leader. "Go back to 2008, the year I was first elected to... more

Johannis does not support school and town bond questions

NORTH SMITHFIELD - School Committee candidate Fran Johannis came out against two of the three town bond questions on the ballot Nov. 4. "It goes without question that Halliwell has far exceeded its... more

McKenna demands fiscal accountability

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Keven McKenna, candidate for the state Senate District 17 seat, said the people of District 17 need an informed advocate for fiscal accountability and believes "an effective... more

Mount students busy with Halloween, wrapping up first quarter

With the month of October nearing its end, students at Mount Saint Charles Academy have been working hard before the issuing of report cards. The first quarter comes to an end on Friday, Oct. 24.... more

Is your Autumfest button #2228?

WOONSOCKET - Have you looked at your Autumnfest buttons lately? Perhaps you should. Uncollected is the grand prize trip to Orlando, courtesy of WNRI radio. New winning numbers are picked each Monday... more