Woonsocket

Good Shepherd announces second trimester honor roll

WOONSOCKET – Good Shepherd Catholic School names the following students to the Second Trimester honor roll. Grade 8High Honors with Distinction: Avery Brazenor, Sophia Castiglia, Olivia Dias, Ashley... more

Two men plead guilty to gun theft from Woonsocket store

WOONSOCKET – Two Boston area men pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, May 15, after a police investigation linked them to the theft of a firearm from a Woonsocket store in August 2018.... more

Teacher contract standoff ends in Woonsocket

School Committee approves pay increase; work-to-rule ends Thursday
WOONSOCKET – Applause sounded in the Hamlet Middle School cafeteria Wednesday evening as the Woonsocket School Committee unanimously approved a three-year contract for city teachers and... more

Teacher contract takes center stage in city budget discussions

Landmark shortfall, pension costs also loom large in 2020 budget
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WOONSOCKET – Nearly a year after negotiations between the city and the Woonsocket Teachers Guild failed to yield a contract for teachers and paraprofessionals, city officials say they’re willing to... more

City looks to ease up on liquor licenses on Main Street

WOONSOCKET – A controversial request aimed at loosening restrictions on downtown liquor licenses passed the City Council by a 5-1 vote on Monday despite the protests of one councilor who said the... more

Niedzwiadek, Melo-Severino named top students at Beacon

WOONSOCKET – Lydia Niedzwiadek has been announced valedictorian and Mary Melo-Severino has been announced salutatorian of the Beacon Charter High School for the Arts class of 2019. Niedzwiadek, of... more

Citywide cleanup will target historic Oak Hill Cemetery

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket is seeking volunteers to participate in the annual citywide cleanup on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to noon. This year’s cleanup will target the historic Oak Hill... more

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Bernon Heights students revive school store with 3D-printed creativity
WOONSOCKET – Early on a Thursday morning, a group of students crowd around the 3D printer in Kristine Letellier’s 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade classroom at Bernon Heights Elementary School. The students... more

City rubbish and recycling on holiday schedule

WOONSOCKET – In observance of Memorial Day, the Woonsocket Recycle Facility will be closed on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27. Residents are reminded that curbside pick-up of trash, recycling and... more

Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition seeks proposals

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Prevention Coalition, doing business as the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition, a non-profit organization with a mission, “to develop, implement and advocate for... more

St. Joseph Seniors will meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will meet Tuesday, May 28, and will feature a ham dinner at noon in St. Joseph hall, 1200 Mendon Road. For tickets, contact Pat Palardy at 401-766-6902.... more