North Smithfield, Blackstone area

VIDEO: Candidates for N. Smithfield town administrator debate

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

Nicholson: North Smithfield abatements the result of 'negligence'

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Early findings of a forensic audit investigating the town's mass of tax abatements in 2013 were revealed this week, painting a jaw-dropping image of missing documents, negligent... more

VIDEO: Blackstone house of horrors comes down

BLACKSTONE, Mass. - The last remnants of a condemned house at 23 St. Paul St. disappeared under the wrecking machine Tuesday. Police discovered three dead babies in the house last month. Other... more

Town Council hopeful flaunts candidacy in attempt to secure early kindergarten admission

Roseanne Nadeau to School Committee: You need an ally
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A candidate for the Town Council told members of the School Committee in an email this summer that if they let her 4-year-old daughter attend kindergarten this year, she would be... more

Town Republican debate plan would have used Class of 2014 grads

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Republican Town Committee had a plan to push their candidate for town administrator - Anthony Guertin - "over the top" on Nov. 4 by holding a "public debate"... more

Candidates face off in race for town administrator

Guertin, Hamilton debate local issues at Valley Breeze offices
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Incumbent Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton and challenger Anthony Guertin went head to head on everything from the upcoming bond referendum to employment practices at Town Hall... more

Spooky characters serve up the treats this month at Chevy's Ice Cream

Bellingham shop offers free ice cream to guests in costume this week
BELLINGHAM, Mass. - Zombies, ghosts, ghouls and goblins have been waving in the traffic from Pulaski Boulevard, and guests to Chevy's Ice Cream this month are enjoying more than just a cone. Every... more

Nadeau vows to demand transparency, cooperation from school officials

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Merredythe (Merrie) Nadeau, candidate for School Committee, pledges her commitment to ensuring that North Smithfield's students continue to receive the same excellent education her... more

Newberry advocates for small business relief

NORTH SMITHFIELD - House Minority Leader Brian C. Newberry promises to continue pursuit of regulatory relief for small businesses. "Lack of private sector employment is the number one problem in... more

Bassett promises transparency and a fresh perspective

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Art Bassett, candidate for North Smithfield School Committee, said he fully understands the breadth required to ensure a quality education for our children. Bassett said he stands... more

Boucher points to need for discipline, honest debate

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Robert Paul Boucher, candidate for North Smithfield Town Council, states that there must be a balanced approach in spending to address the budgetary requirements of the School... more

Casey says he went to bat for Landmark Medical Center

WOONSOCKET - State Rep. Stephen Casey, a Democratic candidate seeking re-election for the District 50 seat, pointed to his successful efforts in assisting Landmark Medical Center as one of his... more

Charbonneau to donate Town Council salary

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Craig Anthony Charbonneau, a write-in candidate for Town Council, announced today that should he be elected to the council, he will be donating his salary back to the community for... more

Guertin says residents should be scared of deficit, incompetence

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Tony Guertin, candidate for North Smithfield Town Administrator, recently discussed the deficit the town is facing in relation to the abatement issues in the Tax Assessor's Office... more

Hamilton says town needs experience

NORTH SMITHFIELD - In seeking reelection to her fourth term, Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton said this week that the town needs a proven leader. "Go back to 2008, the year I was first elected to... more

Johannis does not support school and town bond questions

NORTH SMITHFIELD - School Committee candidate Fran Johannis came out against two of the three town bond questions on the ballot Nov. 4. "It goes without question that Halliwell has far exceeded its... more

Questions 8, 9 and 10 will address bond issues

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Residents will be asked to vote on three bond questions in the upcoming November election. Question 8 proposes the demolition of the majority of the Halliwell Elementary School... more

Frehill K of C to meet

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The next meeting of Frehill Council of the Knights of Columbus will be held Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St. The Knights are selling... more

Kids invited to Halloween party

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., will hold a "Spooktacular" Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy... more

Blackstone library announces Halloween events

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library will host its 15th annual Nightmares in the Library Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sign-ups are now being accepted. Children 9 and... more