North Smithfield, Blackstone area

No. Smithfield will be first in the state to pilot solar program

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield will soon be first in the state to pilot a program aimed at increasing the number of rooftop solar devices on residential homes and small businesses. The program... more

Town reminds owners of E-One grinder pumps of outage procedures

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town officials are reminding residents of North Smithfield who own E-One grinder pumps that they should follow certain procedures during power outages. The pumps require... more

State creates new license plates for electric vehicles

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rhode Island has created a new license plate for electric-powered vehicles thanks to the coordinated effort of several local officials, and their work just might save lives. A... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Happy Birthday Tom "Daddy" Ward! From the loves of his life ... his kids and his wife Happy Birthday Tom Ward! From all of us at The Valley Breeze Sept. 4 Happy 13th Birthday Elijah! Love,... more

Members needed for School Improvement Teams

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Members of the business community are needed for the School Improvement Teams of North Smithfield High School and North Smithfield Middle School. School Improvement Teams are... more

Town hosts 'Farewell to Summer' concert this Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town's 2014 Summer Concert Series will come to a close Sunday, Aug. 31, with a with a "Farewell to Summer" concert on the Slatersville Common. The evening will include a raffle... more

Kids invited to Lego Club at the Blackstone library

BLACKSTONE - Children 6 and older are invited to participate in the Blackstone Public Library's Lego Club. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, Sept. 2, for Blackstone residents and Monday,... more

Firefighters holding drive for MDA this weekend

NORTH SMITHFIELD- The firefighters of North Smithfield IAFF Local #3984 will stand on the corner of Great Road and St. Paul Street on Friday, Aug. 29, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 30, from... more

6th annual PolkaFest is Sunday in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE - The 6th annual PolkaFest featuring Polka Paul will be held Sunday, Aug. 31, at Roosevelt Park on St. Paul Street. The event starts off with a live broadcast of the Polka Paul Show from... more

Get crafty at the library Friday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will hold a Craft Afternoon on Friday, Aug. 29. Children are invited to visit the library any time between 1 to 3 p.m. to make some crafts. The... more

Register for storytimes at Blackstone Library

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library will begin accepting sign-ups for the fall session of storytimes. Registration for Blackstone residents begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Registration for all... more

Library offers craft programs

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library's CrAfternoons program will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Registration will begin on Tuesday, Sept... more

Lake Hiawatha yard sale set for Sept. 27

BLACKSTONE - The Lake Hiawatha Association will hold a "Yard to Yard" sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a multi-home sale on Lakeshore Drive surrounding Lake Hiawatha in... more

Register for storytimes at the North Smithfield Library

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will hold open registration for the September-October Storytime session on Tuesday, Sept. 2. This session will run for seven weeks, beginning... more

Alzheimer's program at Villa at St. Antoine

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Alzheimer's Association will present the program "Understanding Challenging Behaviors" on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Villa at St. Antoine, 10 Rhodes Ave. Breakfast will be... more

M.E.A.N.S. will meet Sept. 2

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Music Education Association of North Smithfield will hold the first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the North Smithfield High School cafeteria at 6 p.m. All... more