North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Officials: Source of well contamination is in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Residents in neighboring Millville, Mass., looking for answers as to why their wells have recently been found to contain pollutants, were told this week by state and federal... more

Residents in Oakland section of Burrillville advised not to drink tap water

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Oakland Association water system are warning residents not to use tap water for drinking, food preparation, cooking, brushing teeth, and... more

At 92, Carroll crosses the bike path off her bucket list

BLACKSTONE – For 27 years, Millville, Mass., resident Margaret Carroll served as a volunteer and advocate for the Blackstone River Greenway through her work with the Blackstone Valley Heritage... more

Savarias join elite group of educators on Parris Island

Savarias join elite group of educators on Parris Island
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Cheryl Savaria arrived at Parris Island, S.C., the home of the Marine Corp Recruit Depot at 4 a.m., wearing her diamond jewelry, full makeup and a bright pink shirt. By the end... more

Food Network names Wright’s Farm among best ‘mom and pop’ restaurants

BURRILLVILLE – Wright’s Farm Restaurant was named among the “best mom and pop restaurants in the country” by the Food Network. “In 1972 Frank and Joyce Galleshaw bought Wright’s Farm, and it has... more

North Smithfield library lists children’s events

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., announces the following programs: • Matchbox Car Racing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. Presented by the Johnny... more

N.S. Food Pantry needs baked beans, Sloppy Joes

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that baked beans and Sloppy Joes are the flavor of the month for October. The pantry currently needs unopened containers of these... more

Town ends yard waste drop-offs

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town of North Smithfield’s fall curbside yard waste pick up season began Tuesday, Oct. 10, with some new program changes aimed at making handling yard waste easier for... more

St. Paul Church to host Italian Night Saturday

BLACKSTONE – St. Paul Church, St. Paul Street, will host an Italian Night on Saturday, Oct. 21, after the 4 p.m. Mass. There will be authentic Italian cuisine by parish chef, Paul, and entertainment... more

Fundraiser for baby Henry to be held Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – On Saturday, Oct. 21, Kenny’s Coalition is hosting a Fall Festival fundraiser for baby Henry Rochon, a North Smithfield boy born with heart problems whose family is facing years of... more

3rd annual Blackstone ‘Falltacular’ is Oct. 28

BLACKSTONE – The third annual Blackstone Falltacular will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, with a “Trick N Shop” edition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul Church Hall, 48 St. Paul St. Guests are... more

Volunteers needed to help with Spooktacular

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library is looking for volunteers between the ages of 13-18 to help with the Halloween Spooktacular event to be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to... more

Vendors and crafters sought

BELLINGHAM, Mass. – Vendors and crafters are sought a vendor craft fair sponsored by Operation Graduation 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Bellingham High School, 60 Blackstone St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m... more