North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Wind turbine rejected in unanimous decision

1 comment(s)
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Three years of fighting against a wind power proposal paid off for neighbors Tuesday night when the Zoning Board of Review voted unanimously to reject a 462.5-foot wind turbine off... more

Richer awarded $20,000 after police kept weapons for six years

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A federal jury on Wednesday awarded $20,000 in damages to Jason Richer, a resident of Douglas Pike, as compensation for the violation of his due process rights after North... more

BVT announces its third trimester commendation list

BLACKSTONE – The following Blackstone students have been named to the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School's third trimester commendation list. Grade 12 Alexandra Patterson,... more

New life for old gravestones

Local volunteers take next steps in cemetery cleanup
NORTH SMITHFIELD – In the 1700s, when a resident of the area that would later become North Smithfield died, their body was likely to be buried in a small, family plot. With any luck, and if the... more

‘Artful Dodger’ studio offers art for all ages

BLACKSTONE – As temperatures soar and school vacation gets into full swing, parents might be glad to know there’s a new local activity that doesn’t involve packing the family into the car and driving... more

Police chief out following agreement with town

BLACKSTONE – A months-long standoff between suspended Blackstone Police Chief Ross Atstupenas and town officials appears to be drawing to a close after the two parties came to an agreement last week... more