North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Contaminated wells in N. Smithfield may be linked to Millville property

Neighbors say hazardous materials are buried
MILLVILLE/NORTH SMITHFIELD – On May 15, 2013, neighbors from seven homes surrounding 171 Central St. in Millville, Mass. signed a petition listing concerns with the property, and asking the town’s... more

Police identify body found in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police have said that the body found behind North Smithfield Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 15 was that of a 50-year-old School Street woman. A man and woman walking their dog... more

‘Yes for NS’ group releases platform, list of supported candidates

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Since last November, a group of concerned residents has been meeting with the objective of encouraging local candidates who share their beliefs to run for political office, and... more

Landmark opens new cancer center

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Thanks to a $3 million investment by parent company Prime Healthcare Services, Landmark Medical Center now has a new center dedicated to the needs of cancer patients on the second... more

Documentary showing will raise funds for food pantry

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Later this month, the feature length documentary “Raising Matty Christian” will be shown at the Slatersville Congregational Church, UCC as a special fundraiser for the North... more

Lindy’s to takeover VFW building

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Lindy’s Tavern will soon expand to include a building just down the road that currently holds VFW Post 6342. The popular establishment transferred the liquor license from its... more

McCarty named Battalion Command Sergeant Major

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Connor McCarty of North Smithfield has recently been named a Battalion Command Sergeant Major at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Connor will be the Senior Cadet... more

Casali to begin surveying drains in N.S.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town of North Smithfield has recently hired Joe Casali Engineering to provide drain surveying around the area and to seek outfalls and drains that are located throughout the... more

Ezovski meets with seniors

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town administrator candidate Gary Ezovski reported that he had engaging conversations in recent meetings with North Smithfield senior citizens. “Questions by attendees focused on... more

Boucher wants to hire human resource director

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Council President Robert Boucher, a candidate for town administrator, proposes the hiring of a professional human resource director for the community. Boucher said his... more

Halloran aims to restore order and respect

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Dan Halloran, a candidate for the North Smithfield Town Council said that he is running because he believes he can help restore order and respect to the board. “A well run town... more

Beauregard notes the need to work together

NORTH SMITHFIELD – John Beauregard, candidate for Town Council pointed to the need for more collaboration and civility between members of the board. “Before we can do anything to move our town... more

Clifford aims to monitor zoning, look out for homeowners

NORTH SMITHFIELD – In that home ownership is the single most important investment for most North Smithfield residents, it is crucial that elected officials constantly monitor the town’s zoning and... more

Benoit wants to welcome new investment

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Lucien Benoit, a candidate for the North Smithfield Town Council, said he believes the town needs to focus on being more business friendly. “The current advocacy to ‘Vote Yes For... more

Lombardi says his upbringing defines him

NORTH SMITHFIELD – James Lombardi, candidate for reelection to the School Committee, said he recalls his mother telling him “you must work hard and go to college.” Lombardi said his parents stressed... more

Meo aims for excellence in education

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Jean Meo, candidate for the North Smithfield School Committee, noted that a good school system is very important to the entire community. “The perception of the schools impacts... more

Jalette aims to be voice of reason

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Liane Jalette, who is seeking re-election to the North Smithfield School Committee, said she aims to represent the entire town. “I am asking for your vote on November 8 because I... more

Connell hopes to continue direction of NS schools

NORTH SMITHFIELD – William Connell, an elected member of the North Smithfield School Committee and candidate for re-election, stated that he is running for re-election because he wants to continue to... more

Paolino calls for ethical, transparent government

LINCOLN – Thomas Paolino, a Republican running for the District 17 Senate seat, said he’d bring new ideas to Rhode Island if elected on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and listed a number of his concerns. Paolino... more

Dean Bank to host Gloria Gemma ‘Hope Bus’ in November

BLACKSTONE – Kevin Goffe, president and CEO of Dean Bank, announced that the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s “Hope Bus” will be visiting two of the bank’s four branches in November.... more

Book sale at the Blackstone Library this Saturday

BLACKSTONE – The Friends of the Blackstone Library will host its fall book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.  The event will feature thousands of adult and children’s books, DVDs and... more

Fall fairs and holiday bazaars

Weekend of Oct. 21-23 Blackstone Fall-Tacular Craft & Vendor Fair, at St. Paul’s Church, 48 St. Paul St., Blackstone, Mass., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local... more

Saint Antoine CNA training is recruiting

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Health Care Training Collaborative CNA Training Program offered by Saint Antoine Residence is actively recruiting for its next Certified Nursing Assistant training class,... more

Caito-Jones named coordinator for Moses Brown

PROVIDENCE – Moses Brown School has named Leslie Caito-Jones, of North Smithfield, as athletic program and office coordinator. Many know Caito-Jones from her 17-year career as MB’s head field hockey... more

NSHS on list of ‘commended’ schools

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School was named this week to a list of 22 “commended schools” statewide by the Rhode Island Department of Education. The designation puts the local school... more

Fundraiser for daughters of ‘Kenny’ Roy will be held at Uncle Ronnie’s Nov. 7

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Kenneth Roy, a graduate of North Smithfield High School and longtime bartender at local establishments including Lindy’s Tavern, Wright’s Farm Restaurant, Gator’s Pub, Uncle... more

Animal Shelter will host dinner fundraiser

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Friends of the North Smithfield Animal Shelter will hold a spaghetti and meatball supper on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Village Haven Restaurant, 90 School St., to benefit the animals... more

Wright’s Farm gift shop raises funds for ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’

BURRILLVILLE – Enjoy the Wright’s Farm gift shop all month long in October to raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of breast cancer fundraising and awareness... more