North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Heitke defeats Roselli, De la Cruz wins by 13 votes in Senate 23 race

Kevin Heitke defeated Paul Roselli with 52.3 percent of the vote Wednesday in a hotly contested Democratic primary race for Senate District 23. In the Republican race, newcomer Jessica de la Cruz... more

North Smithfield passes controversial Nike boycott resolution

1 comment(s)
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town Council waded into a national debate Monday night when members voted 3-2 to request the School Department and other municipal departments refrain from purchasing Nike... more

Virtual snow days on hold after state denies recommendation

NORTH SMITHFIELD – School administrators are scrapping a plan to pilot virtual snow days – at least for the time being – after the Rhode Island Department of Education said it would not recommend the... more

270-acre Rankin Estates proposal draws concerns from residents

2 comment(s)
NORTH SMITHFIELD – A proposed 270-acre housing development with a controversial history drew nearly 75 residents to last Thursday’s Planning Board meeting, as board members and concerned parties... more

Town moving forward with Mowry Road intersection changes

1 comment(s)
NORTH SMITHFIELD – A solution to a long and contentious traffic problem on Mowry Road is finally moving forward, and town officials hope the coming changes will ease travel and create safer... more

Green Development solar farm moves to next stage

NORTH SMITHFIELD – While most of the attention at last Thursday’s Planning Board meeting was on a proposed housing development, Green Development, the company behind a massive solar farm proposal,... more

12th annual PumpkinFest returns this weekend

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Visitors to this weekend’s North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival can expect all the autumn staples residents have come to know and love, plus a few new family activities to... more

North Smithfield Christmas ornament will be available at the Great Pumpkin Festival

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The original “Slater Building,” which became the North Smithfield Public Library at 20 Main St., Slatersville, in 1966, is the featured historic site of this year’s gold filigree... more

North Smithfield Library announces children’s programs

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., announces the following children’s programs. • Itsy Bitsy Yoga will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. Learn yoga... more

Meadows Association lists events

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Meadows Senior Housing Association announces the following events. An Italian Night will be held on Tuesday, Sept 18. Dinner will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and... more

Register for fall story time session at the North Smithfield library

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Registration for the fall story time session at the North Smithfield Public Library, 420 Main St., begins Monday, Sept. 17. Sprouts Story Time is held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.... more

North Smithfield Land Trust will hold nature photo contest Sept. 22

NORTH SMITHFIELD – In celebration of Rhode Island Land Trust Days, the North Smithfield Land Trust is hosting a one-day nature trail photo contest on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., along... more