North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Town council approves $80K police equipment upgrade

Boucher concerned about ‘two motorcycle gangs in Woonsocket’
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Pointing in part to recent reports of gang violence in the state, members of the North Smithfield Town Council voted unanimously on Monday, Sept. 19 to give the police department... more

Judge puts city’s sewer cutoff plans on hold

No. Smithfield council votes for court mediation in wastewater dispute
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Woonsocket officials can’t just off waste treatment services to North Smithfield, but instead may have to negotiate an agreement with the town over fees to use the city’s... more

Pelletier to celebrate 60 years of ministry in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE – St. Theresa Parish Church will host a special mass on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. with family and friends of the Most Rev. Donald Pelletier to celebrate his 60 years of priestly ministry... more

Lombardi tries to build consensus to deliver new services and resources to students

NORTH SMITHFIELD – James Lombardi, a candidate for the North Smithfield School Committee said that he offers taxpayers a balanced approach to government that focuses on building consensus. “As your... more

Breeze offers free digital marketing seminar

CUMBERLAND – The Valley Breeze is hosting a free digital marketing seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 18, for business owners and managers looking to better understand today’s digital world. Brad Poirier,... more

Blackstone library offers Halloween-themed events

BLACKSTONE – Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main St., announces the following children’s programs. • The 17th annual Nightmares in the Library Halloween Party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 4... more

Vendors sought for Winter Wonderland

NORTH SMITHFIELD – St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St., is seeking crafters for its 31st annual Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Craft Show to be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12 and 13.... more

Blackstone Fall-Tacular seeks vendors

BLACKSTONE – Vendors are sought for a Blackstone Fall-Tacular Craft and Vendor Fair to be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Paul... more

Chicken dinner is Saturday at St. Theresa in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE – St. Theresa Church, 630 Rathbun St., is hosting a chicken dinner on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and free for children younger... more

Auditions for ‘The Nutcracker’ are Oct. 1 in Lincoln

LINCOLN – Auditions by the Heritage Ballet for the 14th season of “The Nutcracker” will be held at the Heritage Ballet Studio, 1947 Old Louisquisset Pike, in Lincoln, on Saturday, Oct. 1. Roles and... more

Seniors invited to Lunch and Learn event

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Senior Services Inc. will present a Lunch and Learn event on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 12:30 p.m., at Scouter’s Hall, 32 North Main St. All senior citizens are invited to receive... more

Register for storytimes in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., is now accepting registration for its Fall Storytime session. Class descriptions are available at www.nspl.info. Registration is... more