Woonsocket, North Smithfield

BMR Band will play at Florida Gator Bowl

Family Fun Day and GoFundMe campaign will help finance trip
BLACKSTONE - It's been more than 30 years since the Chargers have had this kind of opportunity - or have faced this much of a challenge. The 98 students in the Blackstone-Millville Regional... more

Woonsocket reinstating truancy court program

High school has lowest attendance rate in the state
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WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket School Committee voted unanimously last week to request that the district reinstate the once controversial "Truancy Diversion Program," reversing a 2010 decision to... more

DEM: $56K fine for Dowling Village violations

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The state Department of Environmental Management has fined the developers responsible for Dowling Village $56,095 for failure to comply with a list of environmental standards... more

Judge rules RISE Mayoral Academy will open Monday, but litigation continues

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WOONSOCKET - Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein denied an injunction aimed at preventing a new charter school - the RISE Prep Mayoral Academy - from opening its doors in Woonsocket next week,... more

Woonsocket middle school students start year with no gymnasiums

WOONSOCKET - Safety concerns in the gymnasiums of the two city middle schools have led administrators to shut down the facilities, leaving students who return next week without the usual space for... more

Thibault to hand out gift cards to seniors today

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Linda Thibault, representative from Senior Services, will be at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main St., on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m., to visit with North Smithfield seniors. She... more

Week that was

Woonsocket hires new athletic director Smithfield resident and city physical education teacher Nancy Lee Giordano has been hired to serve as the new athletic director at Woonsocket High School.... more

Mechanical bull, Western theme to be featured at 2015 Pumpkinfest

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town of North Smithfield will hold its annual Pumpkinfest on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the high school and middle school fields. This year's festival will have a Western flair... more

M.E.A.N.S. group meets Tuesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Music Education Association of North Smithfield will meet Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m., in the high school cafeteria. All parents of high school and middle school students are... more

Happy 103rd Birthday

Elise “Alice” Lemieux celebrates her 103rd birthday at the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center on Aug. 20 by playing the piano the same way she did when she was a piano player for silent... more

Teachers seek help 'Lighting the Way' for Citizens students

WOONSOCKET - Teachers from Citizens Memorial Elementary School are trying to raise funds to "Light the Way to Learning" and take their 5th grade students on a lighthouse cruise. The educational... more

PolkaFest returns to Blackstone on Sept. 6

BLACKSTONE - The annual PolkaFest is happening on Sunday, Sept. 6, at Roosevelt Park on St. Paul Street, starting with a live radio broadcast of the Polka Paul Show on WNRI at 11 a.m. Food from... more

Phillips calls for investigation of Planned Parenthood

WOONSOCKET - Rep. Robert D. Phillips, a Democrat representing District 51 in Woonsocket and Cumberland, has called on Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to open an investigation to look into the... more

Register for fall programs at the Blackstone library

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library announces the following children's programs. * "Wag and Read - Reading With a Therapy Dog" is open to children ages six and up. Children are given a private... more

City bus stop moved from depot to Cummings Way

WOONSOCKET - As of Friday, Aug. 28, the Woonsocket Depot bus stop will no longer be in service. The RIPTA stop will now be at a new location on the north side of John A. Cummings Way. For a number... more

Correction

In the Aug. 20 edition, we stated that Attleboro resident Frank Durant was the CEO and founder of Rhode Island Comic Con. Durant did a documentary on the event, of which Steven Perry is the founder.

St. Michael Ukrainian Festival set for Sept. 12

WOONSOCKET - St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Ave., will hold its annual Ukrainian Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.... more

Frehill K of C hosting car show Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Frehill Council 5702 Knights of Columbus will sponsor a car show on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the North Smithfield Middle School, corner of Greenville Road and Providence Pike.... more

Donations sought for Operation Stand Down

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Elks Lodge 850 will be collecting hand towels, face cloths, bath towels and men's white socks for Operation Stand Down. There will be a drop box at the back entrance to... more

Chowder dinner will benefit Jimmy Fund Walkathon

WOONSOCKET - Club Lafayette, 289 Aylsworth Ave., will sponsor a clamcake and chowder supper from Mickey G's Clamshack on Friday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will benefit the annual Jimmy... more

Crafters, vendors wanted for fall fair

WOONSOCKET - Crafters and vendors are wanted to display at the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional Schools craft and vendor fair planned for Saturday, Oct. 24. Tables are available for $25 each or $... more