North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Former finance director questions text message firing

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A finance administrator who served the town for eight years says she was fired last week via text message. Now she's questioning if the process is part of the town's new human... more

North Smithfield lawyer, former cop arrested for fraud

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A former North Smithfield police officer was arrested this week for allegedly receiving tuition benefits for his children that were meant for the unemployed while working as a... more

North Smithfield schools to keep February vacation

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Students and staff in the North Smithfield school district will continue to enjoy a vacation every February, at least for the foreseeable future. School Committee members voted... more

North Smithfield Town Council considers zone change for Farm Street property

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The owner of a Farm Street property that abuts a conservation area is seeking a zone change for his land, and has hired Attorney Eric Brainsky to represent him in the petition... more

Serving our country

Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony T. Jackson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Jean and William Jackson Jr. of North... more

Date changed for free technology event

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Schools' Technology Department will be hosting its first ever free technology event on Saturday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m. The event, originally scheduled... more

Food pantry seeks baked beans

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that baked beans are the "flavor of the month" for January. The pantry currently needs unopened cans of beans. Any donations or... more

Genealogy program offered at the library

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield Library will host a genealogy program on Monday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the methods of research and tools of the trade from a local professional... more

Womens' Hall of Fame inducts Snead

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Cheryl W. Snead, founder, president and chief executive officer of Banneker Industries and a leading national advocate for the advancement of women and business, was inducted into... more

DOT approves improvements for Great Road in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD - House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry, a Republican representing District 48 in North Smithfield and Burrillville, announced that his request to improve traffic flow at the... more

Parade Committee seeking floats, booth for Memorial Day celebration

BLACKSTONE - Following a successful 2014 celebration, Blackstone's annual Memorial Day Parade and Field Day will be held on May 24 this year. Tony Catalano will be contacting businesses for possible... more

NSHS students earn first quarter honors

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The following North Smithfield High School students have been named to the first quarter honor roll. Grade 12 High Honors: Brianna Andreoni, Tracy Ayotte, Jessica Blakemore,... more