North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Connell named new N.S. School Committee chairman

Contract with teachers put on hold pending meeting with Town Council
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - After a 12-year reign as chairman of the North Smithfield School Committee, Robert Lafleur lost a vote for the seat Tuesday night and handed over the gavel to first-term member... more

Mother from Blackstone 'House of Horrors' indicted for murder

Father also faces charges in the case
BLACKSTONE – The woman who was arrested following discovery of the bodies of three dead infants in a squalid house that once stood at 23 St. Paul St. was indicted on Tuesday, Dec. 16 for two counts... more

North Smithfield man attacked at Providence barbershop

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A North Smithfield man getting a haircut at a barbershop in South Providence was attacked on Friday, Dec. 12 and was taken to Rhode Island hospital. Jordan Jones, 22 was reportedly... more

Driver in stable condition after serious crash in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Douglas man is in stable condition following a major vehicle accident on Quaker Highway on Saturday, Dec. 13. Shawn Root, 24, of Douglas Mass. was extricated from his vehicle... more

All Pro officials clarify percentage 'kept' in fundraiser

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Officials from All Pro Productions, the fundraising firm hired to raise money for the North Smithfield Police IBPO No. 410, asserted this week that most of the proceeds from the... more

Wright's Dairy Farm starts major bakery expansion

New barn beside retail operations will house modern facility
NORTH SMITHFIELD - In the week leading up to Christmas this year, Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery will use an estimated 3,000 pounds of sugar and 900 pounds of butter to create around 600 cookie trays... more

No. Smithfield moms, teens give back with blankets for kids in need

NORTH SMITHFIELD - When a motivated group of North Smithfield moms started looking for a way to give back this holiday season, they knew they didn't have to look much further than their own back yard... more

North Smithfield boy receives Adoption RI's 'Kids Helping Kids' award

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Eight-year-old Taylor Smith could have asked for toys for his birthday this year, but instead of just making his own "wish list," Smith decided to ask each of his party guests to... more

Holiday storytime offered Wednesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will host a holiday storytime on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 11 a.m. The event will feature favorite holiday stories, craft and treats. Registration... more