North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Plastic bag ban receives mixed reactions

BLACKSTONE – Two weeks after a town-wide ban went into effect, shoppers in Blackstone are settling into a routine without plastic bags. Last October, the Board of Health voted unanimously to ban the... more

Victory Highway property up for possible zone change

Request pits commercial opportunities against residents’ concerns
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Neighbors of a Victory Highway property that is currently the subject of a zoning change request before the Town Council had a clear message for councilors at a meeting last Monday... more

Keeping the memory alive

Local scout’s Eagle project will honor service members from all branches
BLACKSTONE – On any given Saturday, you can find Colin Norcross-Joyce, a Blackstone resident and member of Troop 1, braving the cold at Blackstone Common at the intersection of County, Butler and... more

The Meadows Association announces events

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Meadows Association announces the following events: • A visit to the Chinese Buffet will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. • A pizza party will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23. •... more

New girls’ BSA Troop 438 to host informational night

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Scouts BSA Troop 438 North Smithfield, a new BSA troop for girls ages 11 through 17, is launching on Friday, Feb. 1. The historic move means both boys and girls will soon... more