Outcry grows louder over delays on water treatment plant

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WOONSOCKET - Residents, town councilors and former members of city government are speaking out against what they say are unneeded delays in construction of a new water treatment plant, and this week... more

Update: Man in serious condition following Woonsocket hit and run

WOONSOCKET – Witnesses say a driver in Woonsocket intentionally struck a pedestrian around 1 p.m. on Friday before leading police in a chase that ended near the Consumer's Gas Station on Hamlet... more

26-year-old Woonsocket man found guilty in bridge shooting

WOONSOCKET – A jury found a city man guilty of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for shooting a semi-automatic weapon on the Fairmount Bridge during March of last year. Christian “Chay”... more

Brien: Mayor skirted City Council input before taxing civic groups

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WOONSOCKET - Taking issue with the method by which Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt negotiated a tax agreement with the city's social clubs, City Council President and Budget Commission member Albert Brien... more

A year to give back: Woonsocket teacher launches the '40 Project'

WOONSOCKET - On Sept. 1, 2014, longtime Beacon Charter High School for the Arts teacher Jason LeClair embarked on an ambitious personal mission. LeClair turned 40 that day, and marked the occasion by... more

Roast the Chiefs at Autumnfest benefit Oct. 9

WOONSOCKET - Members of the Autumnfest Steering Committee are lucky: These guys know how to take a joke. Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Carey and Fire Chief Paul Shatraw will be the targets of more... more

Historical Society releases McCarthy's T-shirts

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Historical Society has announced the introduction of a new T-shirt featuring the locally-famous McCarthy's clock. McCarthy's Department Store was a well known city... more

Heritage Corridor forms non-profit, hires executive director

WOONSOCKET - The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor has formed a new, nonprofit organization and hired its first executive director, Charlene Perkins Cutler. Donna M.... more

New city initiative looks at needs, potential in Highland Park

WOONSOCKET - Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced a new economic development initiative in conjunction with the Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island. The joint venture between the city... more

Highway Department to begin repaving streets tomorrow

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Highway Department will begin milling several city streets on Friday, Sept. 26. Roads up for improvements include the River Street bridge, portions of South Main Street... more

Grand marshal reception is Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the 2014 Autumnfest Steering Committee and the Woonsocket Rotary Club invite the community to the Autumnfest Grand Marshal Reception honoring the... more

New year filled with new sense of community at Mount

Matthew Donato is this year's high school correspondent from Mount Saint Charles Academy. He is currently a senior, following two older brothers who also attended Mount. He is involved in cross... more

Buy Local 'Meet and Greet' Tuesday at Woonsocket Industrial Complex

WOONSOCKET - If you're a local business person, you're invited to a Buy Local "Meet & Greet" next Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, with networking beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6. On the menu... more

Adopt-A-Family taking applications

WOONSOCKET - Community Care Alliance has begun holding application sessions for the Adopt-A-Family program in Woonsocket three days a week. The sessions are held at Community Care Alliance, 65 Main... more

Woonsocket yard waste collection resumes Sept. 29

WOONSOCKET - Residents are reminded that curbside pick-up of yard waste including grass clippings, small branches and weeds for 1-3 unit properties will resume on Monday, Sept. 29, and continue... more

Yard sale at St. James Episcopal Church on Saturday

WOONSOCKET - St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include estate items, tools, jewelry, small furniture, glassware, new... more

Heritage Association to hold yard sale fundraiser Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Heritage Association is hosting a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Heritage Hall, 101 Greene St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items will include the... more

Animal blessing and pasta dinner Oct. 4

WOONSOCKET - St. Mark Lutheran Church, 871 Harris Ave., announces the following events. * Blessing of the Animals: Bring your pets for the short service on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. All pets... more

WHS Class of 1974 will reunite Oct. 11

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40-year reunion beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at City Side/Riverfalls Restaurant. Invitations have been mailed.... more

Fung fundraiser in Woonsocket Friday

WOONSOCKET - A fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Alan Fung will be held at St. Joseph Veterans Hall, 99 Louise St., on Friday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet the candidate and enjoy a dinner... more

Girl Scouts will hold registration Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - Girl Scout registration will be held at the CYO Center on Clinton Street on Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Troop leaders will be present to meet with girls and their families.... more

Sign up now for 26th annual ShelterWalk

WOONSOCKET - The 26th Annual ShelterWalk, a fundraiser to help homeless families, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at River Island Park. Those looking for a way to make a difference in their... more

Join the knitting circle at the Woonsocket Harris Library

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Harris Public Library's Knitting Circle meets Wednesdays at the library, 303 Clinton St. Kids Knit is held from 6 to 7 p.m. and Adult Knit from 7 to 8 p.m. Knitting and... more

Meat raffle at Our Savior Church Friday

WOONSOCKET - Our Saviour Church, 500 Smithfield Road, will hold a meat raffle on Friday, Sept. 26, in the church hall. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and a free light supper including beverages and... more