North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Hamilton urged to remove name from charter school application

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Town Council has requested that Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton remove her name from documents related to a charter school scheduled to launch in Woonsocket next fall,... more

ACLU files lawsuit against North Smithfield police over seizure of guns

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The ACLU today filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of a North Smithfield resident, seeking the return of weapons that were seized from him over six years ago by the... more

Man arrested following robbery of No. Smithfield UPS store

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A man who reportedly robbed the Slatersville UPS store at gunpoint on Saturday, April 25 was later arrested in Worcester, Mass. and will soon be extradited back to Rhode Island to... more

Neighbors protest change on Mowry Road

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The creation of a one-way road on an old country byway off Route 7 has residents upset, and may have created a contradiction in laws between two neighboring towns. Around 300... more

Town is paying former inspector to sign documents

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The man hired nearly four months ago as building and zoning official does not have the state certification required for the job, so the town is paying the former official, Bob... more

Growing Route 146 Auto Sales adds modern repair facility

NORTH SMITHFIELD - On a small hill just north of the Rustic Drive-In on Route 146, Joe LaVornia has been selling pick-up trucks since 2006. Like many who entered business just before the Great... more

North Smithfield joins PRISM

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield recently become the first town in Rhode Island to formally join PRISM, the Partnership for Rhode Island Streetlight Management. PRISM has led a reform of the... more

Bourassa publishes second book titled 'Memoirs and Tributes'

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield resident and Woonsocket native Lorraine Bourassa has published her second novel, titled "Memoirs and Tributes." Bourassa's first book, "Four of God's Chosen Ones... more