North Smithfield, Blackstone area

North Smithfield puts a hold on wind turbines

Action could halt plan for 465-foot structure by Dowling Village
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Saying that the town’s current laws do not adequately address the threat posed by the development of wind energy, the North Smithfield Town Council unanimously passed an emergency... more

Hearing scheduled Thursday on power plant bill

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PROVIDENCE – The House Environment and Natural Resources has scheduled a hearing for this Thursday, May 26, on legislation sponsored by Rep. Cale Keable, of District 47, Burrillville and Glocester,... more

Police on the hunt for seat belt violators this week

The Rhode Island State Police are joining with state and local law enforcement agencies in the “Click it or Ticket” nationwide enforcement campaign just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of... more

Revenues force town 
to decrease taxes to stay 
below 4 percent levy cap

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The windfalls from the last year of an infrastructure improvement project started in 2012 by energy supplier National Grid will land – at least partially – back in taxpayers... more

Navigant slated to open Slatersville branch soon

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A growing credit union with a 100-year history in the state is expected to open its 14th branch, the first in North Smithfield, within the next few weeks. Navigant Credit Union has... more

Town Council seeks funds for school signage from School Committee

DOT would pay for $10,000 project
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town Council has asked the School Committee to cover half of a roughly $10,000 cost for installation of new signs along Greenville Road and Providence Pike, following a... more

BMR principal recognized for innovative leadership

BLACKSTONE – Michael Dudek, principal of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, received an award from the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation at the recent business and education forum held... more

Group lobbying to keep veterans in the Ocean State

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Veterans in Rhode Island are too often forgotten and dismissed when it comes to the economy, says Laurie Grimm, of organization Veterans RI, and she and others like her are out to... more

Sewer Commission to host informational workshop

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town of North Smithfield Sewer Commission is holding an informational workshop on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at Kendall Dean auditorium at 83 Green St. to discuss the... more

Town reminds residents not to use wells for spring activities

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Water and Sewer Department would like to remind residents in the Stamina Mills and Forestdale Area to remember that their wells are not to be used for any... more

North Smithfield Adopt-A-Spot looking for sponsors

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Adopt-A-Spot Committee would like to know what local businesses are interested in becoming sponsors for the Adopt-A-Spot locations throughout town. The startup... more