North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Jones, Johannis appointed to School Committee

Beauregard and Lombardi will head town boards
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Two candidates who failed to secure elected positions in the Nov. 8 municipal election will serve the town nonetheless for the next two years following their appointment to the... more

Someone is shooting paintballs at cars in N. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Police Department has received several reports of vehicles being struck by paintballs. The incidents have taken place primarily in the Black Plain Road area.... more

New restaurant opens in former Bob and Timmy’s location

NORTH SMITHFIELD – After decades in the restaurant industry, Monica and James Rodrigues have decided it is time to branch out on their own, and they seem to have some solid ideas on how to be... more

Casa Burrito serves up fresh, authentic Mexican food

BLACKSTONE – Olga Garza was raised in a little house on a farm in Mexico. In the long field beside her childhood home, Garza’s father would pick corn and carrots, which he would grind into fresh... more

North Smithfield man injured in Uxbridge hit and run

A North Smithfield man was severely injured after he was struck by a black car going southbound on Quaker Highway on Friday, Dec. 2. Zach Sparadeo, 19, was walking on the road around 8:55 p.m. when... more

Malcolm elevated to Eagle Scout in Troop 1139 Slatersville

NORTH SMITHFIELD – James Malcolm is the newest Eagle Scout from Troop 1139 Slatersville, and the 61st in troop history. His Court of Honor was held Oct. 23 at the Slatersville Congregational Church... more

Dedication of highway garage to be held Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – On Sunday, Dec. 11, a dedication ceremony at the Public Works Department will honor former long-time Town Administrator Arthur Denomme. The ceremony is open to the public and... more

Holiday programs for children announced for the Blackstone Library

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library announces the following holiday events. On Thursday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., the library will be holding a drop-in holiday craft event. Make one of the... more

Carol by candlelight at Meeting House Friday

BLACKSTONE – East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House, 197 Elm St., will hold its Caroling By Candlelight service on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. The candles will be lit, boughs hung, and the wood in the... more

NSHS to destroy Class of 2011 records

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School is in the process of clearing student’s cumulative record files for the Class of 2011. Anyone who graduated in June of 2011 and would like to obtain... more

Weecare to hold student art fundraiser Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – WeeCare Day Care will host an art show on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Scouter’s Hall, 13 Main St., from 10 a.m. to noon with the students’ creations based on the theories of famous... more

Blackstone Public Library hosts Cookie Walk fundraiser

BLACKSTONE – On Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Blackstone Public Library will host its second annual Cookie Walk Fundraiser. A wide variety of homemade cookies will be available for $... more

Holiday Craft for teens at Blackstone Public Library

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library invites all young adult ages 11 and up to make a holiday gift ornament on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. All attendees should bring up to three wallet sized... more