The two candidates running for town administrator in North Smithfield participated in a video debate on Friday, Oct. 17, at The Valley Breeze offices in Lincoln. Reporter Sandy Seoane served as... more
But Nicholson stands firm: 'The paper trail tells the story'
By SANDY SEOANE, Valley Breeze Staff Writer
NORTH SMITHFIELD - On Tuesday, Oct. 7, says Finance Clerk Karen Bernardino, she spent hours digging through piles of nine-year-old records in a dusty attic at Town Hall.
Bernardino had been given... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - While the field of candidates for seats in town government is relatively thin in 2014, it has nonetheless been a contentious election season with political newcomers emphasizing... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - The three bond referenda on Tuesday's ballot have undergone nearly two years of adjustments, scrutiny, and at last, promotion by town officials.
But has it been enough to convince... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Should the town create a process by which residents could remove an elected official from office?
Would North Smithfield be better served by a School Committee that included two... more
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Incumbent state Sen. Edward O'Neill must fight for his District 17 seat against former state representative and president of the 1986 Constitutional Convention, Keven McKenna, in... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield town administrator candidate Tony Guertin this week discussed the qualifications he offers if elected.
"Since coming to North Smithfield almost 15 years ago, I... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton is seeking re-election Nov. 4 and said she hopes voters will keep in mind where her opponent's loyalties may lie.
"In less than a week, we'll... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Craig Anthony Charbonneau, a write-in candidate for Town Council, would like to extend a hardy "thank you" to all the residents of North Smithfield for taking the time to let him... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Robert Paul Boucher, candidate for North Smithfield Town Council, said he has met with numerous town residents - many on fixed incomes - who feel enormous financial pressures that... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Thomas P. McGee is running as a write-in candidate for the North Smithfield Town Council and reminds voters that they can cast a ballot for him by filling in his name below the... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Roseanne Nadeau, a candidate for the Town Council, said the email discussed in The Valley Breeze article titled "Town Council hopeful flaunts candidacy in attempt to secure early... more
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Sen. Ed O'Neill, who is seeking re-election for the District 17 seat, stated in a press release that it has been an honor to serve the people of District 17 for six years.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - In seeking election to the North Smithfield School Committee, candidate Fran Johannis was critical this week of how the charter school proposal was handled by town officials.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Merredythe (Merrie) Nadeau today asked North Smithfield voters to take two steps to a more community focused School Committee by electing both her and Art Bassett to the board.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - In seeking election to the North Smithfield Town Council, Ernest Alter said he would treat all town departments equally.
"Some candidates running for elected office this year have... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - In seeking re-election to his District 48 seat in the state House of Representatives, House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry has outlined his platform.
Newberry said the General... more
By AMANDA LEVENSON, North Smithfield High School Correspondent
It is hard to believe that the first quarter at NSHS is already coming to a close, but it certainly was an exceptional way to kick off the year. Out of all the Northmen achievements from the past two... more
BLACKSTONE - The Massachusetts state election will be held on Nov. 4 and polling hours in Blackstone will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
Precinct 1: Municipal Center, lower... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Several of the winners in the Great Pumpkin Festival Raffle have not come forward to claim their prizes, including the grand prize winner of a $1,000 travel voucher. All prizes... more
NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Child Outreach program in the Northwest Region will be offering free screening in vision, hearing, speech and development for all North Smithfield pre-school children 3 and 5.... more
BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main St., will host the family program, Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe, on Monday, Nov. 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Astronomer Kevin... more
BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library will soon begin accepting sign-ups for the fall session of storytimes. Registration for Blackstone residents begins on Monday, Nov. 3. Registration for all... more
BLACKSTONE - Saint Paul's Parish in Blackstone, 48 Saint Paul St., will hold its 32nd annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 8 at St. Joseph's hall.
The doors and kitchen will be open following the 4 p... more