North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Hamilton is MIA at council meetings

Town Administrator says she’s avoiding politics, not work
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton has stopped attending Town Council meetings in recent months, a decision that has frustrated some members of the board, who charge that her... more

No. Smithfield boards vote to look at environmental testing

Officials show testing is done, question if decision will worry parents
NORTH SMITHFIELD – In the past two years, two young girls who attend North Smithfield schools have been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. The students are among five cases of... more

Connell says he will not support cuts to PE, music

NORTH SMITHFIELD – William J. Connell, an elected member of the North Smithfield School Committee and candidate for re-election, stated that he supports expanding new educational opportunities for... more

Meo aims to focus on excellence in education

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Jean Meo, candidate for the North Smithfield School Committee, said that as a member of the School Committee, she hopes to focus on the important task of educating students. “My... more

Forum on proposed Burrillville power plant is at K of C hall in Lincoln

LINCOLN – The Burrillville Land Trust and the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions will host an interactive public forum on Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., addressing the... more

School anniversary celebration is Sept. 3

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Bella Restaurant, 1992 Victory Highway, Glendale, to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of North Smithfield Junior/Senior High... more

No. Smithfield food pantry needs applesauce

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that applesauce is the “flavor of the month,” for September. The pantry currently needs unopened containers of applesauce, according... more

Blackstone library hosts diabetes program

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library will host the program, Eating to Manage Diabetes, on Monday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. The talk will cover super foods, quick meal ideas, nonstarchy vegetables,... more

Senior exercise program offered in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Bone Builders classes are being offered at St. Paul Community Center, 48 St. Paul St., on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 8:45 to 10 a.m. The Bone Builders exercise program... more

Calendar photo contest entries due Sept. 10

GLOCESTER – Northwest Rhode Island Supporters of Open Space is seeking entries for a calendar photo contest. The 12 winning entries will be featured in the NRISOS 2017 wall calendar, “Celebrating... more

Tap dancing fitness class offered in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville Parks & Recreation is offering a new Tap Dancinig for Fun and Fitness class every Wednesday, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Burrillville Community Recreation Center, 50... more

Llamas to visit Pascoag library

BURRILLVILLE – The Pascoag Public Library, 57 Church St., will host Dandy Acres Llamas on Monday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. Skittles the llama will make his debut appearance at the library. The program is... more