Despite state investigation, complaints, DHS maintains service is ‘timely and efficient’

WOONSOCKET – If you need to speak to someone at the Woonsocket Department of Human Services office, you’ll need to arrive between 8 and 8:15 a.m. and you “might” be seen. That was the message given... more

Six arrested in Woonsocket prostitution sting

WOONSOCKET – A prostitution sting on Wednesday, Oct. 9 led to the arrest of five local women and one man accused of procurement of sexual conduct for a fee. The operation was conducted by the... more

Charest to retire from Landmark

WOONSOCKET – Longstanding healthcare leader and hospital CEO Richard "Rick" Charest has announced plans to retire. “It is with a profound sense of accomplishment that I am announcing my retirement... more

Video shows violent altercation with Woonsocket police

WOONSOCKET – A video posted on the internet in which Woonsocket Police officers are seen having a violent confrontation with a group of people garnered more than 30,000 views in a day and prompted... more

Jalette outlines views on leadership

WOONSOCKET – Roger Jalette, candidate for the city’s mayoral office, discussed his views on leadership. “My definition of a leader is when a person sees a need and reacts to fix this need,” Jalette... more

Mancieri renews focus on rebuilding neighborhoods

WOONSOCKET – “Our neighborhood has changed and not for the better” are the words that Councilman Garrett Mancieri says he has heard and acted on in his first term and will continue if the voters re-... more

Finlay say city is poised for revival

WOONSOCKET – Kenneth Finlay, a candidate for the Woonsocket City Council, said he has learned a lot from residents in the course of his campaign. “Some of the issues, I felt, could not wait, and have... more

Jon Brien says leadership is accomplishments not headlines

WOONSOCKET – Jon Brien, candidate for Woonsocket City Council, recently stated that as a councilor, he will focus on accomplishments rather than accolades and credit. “Over the course of this... more

Fagnant pledges to reduce fees and property taxes

WOONSOCKET – Richard Fagnant, a candidate for the Woonsocket City Council, said that as an independent candidate he pledges to simplify and reduce fees and property taxes in the city. “It’s simple:... more

Reminder: No attacks in Nov. 2-3 editions

Keeping with its longstanding policy, The Valley Breeze will not print any last-minute attacks against political candidates, in either advertisements or letters, in the Nov. 2-3 editions. Those ads... more

DiCenso wins Golden Apple Award

WOONSOCKET – Renee DiCenso, a school nurse and teacher at Leo Savoie Elementary School, was given the Golden Apple Award last week from NBC News Channel 10. New Anchor Patrice Wood visited the school... more

Hope Bus to visit Diamond Hill Job Lot

WOONSOCKET – The partnership between Ocean State Job Lot and Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s Hope Bus that began last month has been extended. Throughout November, the signature... more

Baldelli-Hunt team fundraiser to be held Nov 3

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and her “pro-taxpayer, pro-business” slate of City Council candidates will hold a fundraiser at River Falls Restaurant on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. “Over... more

Golden Hearts Club announce winners

WOONSOCKET – The Golden Hearts Senior Club announces winners from its Oct. 12 meeting at Precious Blood. Money raffle winners were Millie Wowk, Vioha Sztabor, Pauline Ledoux, Sandy Detonnancourt, and... more

Kennedy Manor Social Club lists events and winners

WOONSOCKET – J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club will hold a Veterans Day event on Friday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served. A Thanksgiving dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 19,... more

St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group meets Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will host a turkey dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at noon in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. The cost is $10 per person. Trips to... more