North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Town's long-standing 'gentlemen's agreement' on political signs comes to an end in 2014

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - It was an unspoken agreement, but one that has been in place for so many years that some residents seem to have believed it was law. A long-standing town tradition between local... more

No. Smithfield Pumpkin Festival announces button winners

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Pumpkin Festival Committee has announced the raffle winners from the event's button raffle held on Saturday, Sept. 20. Awards will be dropped off at Town Hall... more

No. Smithfield man sentenced for tax evasion

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The owner of a North Smithfield construction company has been sentenced to three years of probation to include 20 weekends of incarceration for concealing the sale of a company... more

Zoning Board shoots down school bus parking plan

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Zoning Board unanimously voted down a School Department plan that would have allowed DATTCO Transportation to park 14 district school buses in a parking lot between the high... more

Guertin agrees but Hamilton turns down former students' debate request

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A request for a public debate between the two candidates running for the office of town administrator that was signed by a dozen members of the Class of 2014 was denied this week... more

No. Smithfield School Committee extends superintendent's contract

NORTH SMITHFIELD - By unanimous vote, the North Smithfield School Committee extended Supt. Stephen Lindberg's employment contract through November of 2016. The contract, which was approved at a... more

NSHS students in full gear both in school and out in community

Well, we did it. We survived our first month of school. Not only did we survive, but we also have made quite a few accomplishments along the way. Our very first school newspaper is in the process of... more

North Smithfield taxes are due Oct. 15

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town is reminding residents that North Smithfield Second Quarter Tax payments are due on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and must be received by Oct. 15 or payments will be considered late... more

See a spooky movie at the library

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will show a spooky movie every Saturday in October. The movies will begin on the big screen at 11 a.m. Participants are invited to bring a snack... more

Crafter space available in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD - There are still a few spaces left for crafters at the annual Fall Craft Fair at Slatersville Congregational Church, on the Common at Green and School streets. Fair dates are... more

No. Smithfield Food Pantry requests soup

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that soup is its "flavor of the month" for October. The pantry currently needs soup and residents are asked to drop off dry goods,... more

Winning buttons from Pumpkin Festival announced

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Pumpkin Festival Committee has announced the raffle winners from the event's button raffle held on Saturday, Sept. 20. Prizes can be claimed at Town Hall, 1... more

Yard waste collection begins Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town of North Smithfield will begin its annual curbside yard waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 4. These Saturday collections will continue throughout October and November.... more

BV Tech Friends of Rachel Club will host fundraising dinners

UPTON, Mass. - Students from the Blackstone Valley Tech Friends of Rachel Club and Culinary Arts program are hosting a series of fundraising dinners to benefit several charitable organizations and... more

Flu clinic set for Wednesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield School Department will sponsor a community seasonal flu clinic for North Smithfield residents on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Kendall-Dean School... more

Carnevale named 2014 R.I. History Teacher of the Year

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Valerie M. Carnevale a teacher at North Smithfield Middle School has been named the 2014 Rhode Island History Teacher of the Year. In 2005, Mrs. Carnevale received her bachelor'... more

Polce presents concert at Christ Community Church

BLACKSTONE - Christ Community Church of Blackstone, corner of Church and School streets, will host a free concert with John Polce on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. A freewill offering will be accepted.... more

Troop 59 will hold fundraiser Saturday

BLACKSTONE - Boy Scout Troop 59 of East Blackstone will be holding a multi-family fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 4, at 383 Harris Ave. in Woonsocket's North End, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds... more

Free hazardous waste collection in North Smithfield Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A free Eco-Depot collection will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at North Smithfield High School, 412 Greenville Road. Residents of North Smithfield and... more

Car show this Sunday at North Smithfield Middle School

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Frehill Council 5702 Knights of Columbus will sponsor a car show on Sunday, Oct. 5, at North Smithfield Middle School, corner of Greenville Road and Providence Pike. Registration... more

Gardening and art program offered in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library announces the following programs. * Winter Container Gardening: Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Master gardener Lee Menard will teach the essentials of... more