First class of students begins to RISE at new charter school

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WOONSOCKET - At first glance, it may look like a regular kindergarten classroom, albeit in a very modern school. But it looks far from average once you stick around to witness the instruction. "What... more

Father, son injured in fall from third story porch in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – A man and his son were injured over the weekend after falling three stories from a porch on Ninth Avenue. Police have not yet released the names of the victims, but other media reports... more

No. Smithfield school board member resigns citing 'unethical behavior'

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Saying that her fellow board members are involved with "shady behind the scenes stuff" with members of two other town boards, a 14-year member of the North Smithfield School... more

Now, it's River Island 'Art' Park

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WOONSOCKET - A downtown park has a new name, and with it a new focus on attracting artists to the community, thanks to a 4-2 vote last week by the Woonsocket City Council. River Island Park is now... more

CCF awarded $25,000 Real Jobs planning grant

WOONSOCKET - Connecting for Children and Families announced that it is a recipient of a $25,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island planning grant. Real Jobs RI is a demand-driven workforce and economic... more

Excelsior Drum & Bugle Corps of New York will headline Autumnfest Parade

WOONSOCKET - The 2015 Autumnfest Steering Committee has announced that the headline band for this year's Autumnfest Parade will be the Excelsior Drum & Bugle Corps of Troy, N.Y. The 40-member... more

Woonsocket Fire Station 2 holds open house Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - The week of October 4-10 is Fire Prevention week throughout the country, and October is fire safety month. To help promote this month, the Woonsocket Fire Department will host an open... more

Stadium Theatre Foundation awards Lanctot Award to Rondeau

WOONSOCKET - In recognition of Jean Rondeau's 19 years of Stadium service, his fellow volunteers voted him as the winner of the 2015 Lanctot Award. "My involvement with the Stadium Theatre began the... more

Celebrating the life of Nancy Belisle

Friends pull together fundraiser all about laughs
LINCOLN - Friends of David Belisle want to give back to a man they say gives so much to the community, and after Belisle's wife, Nancy, lost her battle to cancer in February, Neal LaFerriere wanted... more

AT WHS - Mentors offer freshmen a warm welcome at WHS

Veronicka Vega, currently a junior at Woonsocket High School, is a student in the graphic design and printing class at the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center and is a sprinter on the indoor... more

Fall Bazaars and Craft Fairs

If your nonprofit organization is planning a fall fair or holiday bazaar, submit the information for inclusion in this listing, to news@valleybreeze.com, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone... more

Anonymous tip leads to seizure of cocaine, weapons in Woonsocket

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WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket police arrested two men allegedly in the middle of a large drug transaction on Thursday, Sept. 17, following up on an anonymous tip they'd received. Woonsocket Police Vice... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 1 Paige Pessia, Happy 14th Birthday! Love, Mom, Dad, Kara and Rocco Gabriel Cunningham, Happy 8th Birthday! We love you so much! Nana and Pops Oct. 2 Holden Parenteau, Happy 1st Birthday Holden... more

Cicilline to hold office hours in No. Smithfield, Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline plans to hold open office hours in every one of the 19 cities and towns in the First Congressional District. #ReachOut19 is intended to make it more... more

Woonsocket Girl Scouts will hold open registration

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Girl Scouts will hold an open registration for grades K-12 on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the CYO, 53 Federal St., from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is $25 per girl for the year. Also... more

Children invited to Read to Mack at the library

WOONSOCKET - Children 6 and up, along with an adult, are invited to the Woonsocket Harris Public Library's Read to Mack program on Monday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Mack is a specially trained... more

Senior Services to host veterans dinner

WOONSOCKET - Senior Services Inc. will a veterans appreciation dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Woonsocket Senior Center, at 5 p.m. All veterans are welcome free of charge and their guests are... more

Serving our country

Private Frist Class Craig Bradford Cunningham has successfully completed multiple phases of his Military Occupational Specialty and has been assigned to Aviation Ordnance for the United States Marine... more

Spirit of Community Awards honors top youth volunteers

Prudential Financial and National Association of Secondary School Principals begin their search for top middle and high school volunteers. The national Spirit of Community Awards honors students... more

Musicians donate instruments to WMS

WOONSOCKET - On Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Rock the Jock benefit concert, Steve Smith and the Nakeds donated a tuba and French horn to the Woonsocket Middle School band in memory of Thomas "TJ" Schwartz,... more

Golden Hearts Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET - The Golden Hearts Senior Club met Sept. 23. The door prize winner was Rina Maculin. Money raffle winners were Rita Charpentier, Millie Wowk, Marie Disillets, Pauline Ledoux and Richard... more

St. Joseph Seniors will meet Oct. 13

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. The following events are upcoming: Foxwoods, Oct. 30 and Nov. 20;... more

Cell phones and ink cartridges to help raise money for Air Force memorial

PAWTUCKET - A collection of unwanted cell phones and used ink cartridges is being held to raise funds for the proposed Air Force Veterans Memorial monument at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in... more