North Smithfield, Blackstone area

No. Smithfield council terminates town buildings bond project

Board tells PBIC ‘cease and desist’
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – It will be at least several months, and perhaps much longer, before residents see any bond-financed repair work performed on town facilities after a vote by the Town Council on... more

Blackstone man arrested in connection with murder of 83-year-old father

BLACKSTONE – A 48-year-old Blackstone man was picked up by police in New Jersey this week as a suspect in murder of his 83-year-old father. Glenn Armstrong of 36 Summer St. was arrested in Mount... more

Town Council requests DOT study of Sayles Hill Road

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Plans on the table to widen the intersection of Route 146 and Sayles Hill Road don’t do enough to resolve a growing issue with traffic according to town officials, who voted... more

Plan to decommission Halliwell could address mold, water issues at NSES

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Supt. Michael St. Jean presented his plan to decommission Halliwell Elementary School at a public hearing last Wednesday night, detailing a proposal that could see six new modular... more

Clarification: N.S. schools received last increase in 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – In our Jan. 12 article “No. Smithfield schools look for increase,” we reiterated a statement from the executive summary of the North Smithfield School Department’s proposed budget... more

CORRECTION: Smartphone workshop to take place Jan. 26

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A headline in the Jan. 12 edition erroneously stated “Student-led smartphone workshop to be held at NSHS Jan. 28” The event, in which a group of students and staff will run a “Free... more

Homeschooling seminar in Blackstone tonight

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library will host the program, Getting Started Homeschooling, today, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling,... more

Benefit to support troops set for Jan. 28

UXBRIDGE, Mass. – Uxbridge Supports Our Troops will host a benefit to support troops serving overseas on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Uxbridge VFW Post 1385, 16 Cross Road. A patriotic... more