North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Trucks proving too big for Slatersville

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – On Sept. 9, a tractor trailer truck traveling up Railroad Street from the direction of the Stone Arch Bridge failed to make the right turn onto Main Street, taking out a utility... more

13th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival is this weekend

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield’s favorite fall festival returns this weekend, with plenty of food, games, and, of course, pumpkins for the whole family. The 13th annual North Smithfield Great... more

Park improvements start at Pacheco, Bushee

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Upgrades that some residents say are long overdue have begun at two town parks, with new equipment already visible on the sites. At Pacheco Park, two new basketball hoops were... more

Council will take up solar moratorium

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town councilors have agreed to consider a moratorium on new solar developments that could lead to changes in the way the town handles solar applications in the future. On Monday,... more

NSHA tote bags on sale at PumpkinFest

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Heritage Association will be selling 2019 canvas tote bags at PumpkinFest this Saturday, Sept. 21. The kelly green bag is made of earth-friendly, non-woven... more

Troop 438 to hold scout recruitment night Friday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Troop 438 North Smithfield will hold a scout recruitment night on Friday, Sept. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Scouters Hall. Girls ages 11 to 17 are welcome to attend to speak with... more

Blackstone to host wellness fair Saturday

BLACKSTONE – The town Board of Health and Council on Aging will hold the first “Building a Healthy Community” wellness fair this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blackstone-Millville... more

Heritage Association calendar will be available at Great Pumpkin Festival Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Heritage Association will release its 2020 calendar at the town’s Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21. The calendar features images of local historic... more

Cultural Council to host informational meeting

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Cultural Council is welcoming new members. An informational meeting will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served. The council meets four times... more

N.S. Parks and Rec will host gardening workshop

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield Parks and Recreation will host the gardening workshop Putting the Garden to Bed on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m., at Scouter’s Hall, 32 North Main St. The... more

Race for Matt and Grace 5K fundraiser is Saturday

PROVIDENCE – The 10th annual Race for Matt and Grace, a 5K run, walk, or roll event, will be held at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 21. Registration will be held... more