Woonsocket firefighters down to three platoons, up to 56-hour week

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WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket's firefighters began working an extra 14 hours a week beginning this past Sunday, by order of the Budget Commission. There was no increase in pay. The commission approved the... more

Moody's deems Woonsocket bond rating 'stable'

WOONSOCKET – Moody's Investors Services has revised Woonsocket's bond credit rating from negative to stable, citing the city's recent expenditure cuts and an increase in revenues, adopted as part of... more

New park will give veterans a place to meet, reflect

WOONSOCKET - The United Veterans Council of Woonsocket has plans to make use of a long-ignored plot of city-owned land, and is now in the process of building a permanent park where locals and... more

Summer theater finds new home with RISE, just 'Left of Center Stage'

WOONSOCKET - First, there were "Beacon Summer Knights," a summer youth theater program funded and owned by Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. Then, there was "Shakespeare on the Mount," a... more

The week that was

Man pleads not guilty in death of Woonsocket woman A man accused of killing a Woonsocket woman in her home last April pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Wednesday, July 16. Brian Audette, 45, is... more

Casey cites achievements in seeking re-election

WOONSOCKET - State Rep. Stephen M. Casey announced this week that he is officially certified as a candidate for re-election in House District 50, citing his achievements over the past term. "Working... more

Fagnant to hold campaign kickoff Aug. 5

WOONSOCKET - Richard Fagnant, candidate for State of Rhode Island House of Representatives District 50, will hold a campaign kickoff fundraising pizza party at Olly's Pizzeria Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 6... more

College news

Alexandra Euglow of North Smithfield was named to the spring dean's list with high honors at Nichols College. Tyler Begnoche of North Smithfield and Robert Gingras of Woonsocket have been named to... more

Woonsocket High School Class of 1989 to reunite Aug. 16

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket High School Class of 1989 will hold its 25-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Woonsocket Elks Lodge, 380 Social St. Tickets are $45 each and must be purchased by Sunday... more

City implements 'Code Red' for mass emergencies

WOONSOCKET - The city of Woonsocket will be using a new mass emergency communications system that allows residents to receive important and vital notifications from their municipal government named... more

Advance America holding school drive

WOONSOCKET - Advance America is holding a back-to-school drive and raffle through Aug. 23. Donations of pencils, paper, pens, paint, notebooks, folders, rulers and box tops are being collected for... more

Junior high students earn honors at Mount St. Charles

WOONSOCKET - The following awards were presented at the Mount St. Charles Academy's Junior High Honors Night. * Excellence in Technology: Benjamin Emerson, Teresa Girard, Jacob Moschetto, Jordan... more

Wounded Warrior Bike Run is Sunday

WOONSOCKET - A Wounded Warrior Bike Run, sponsored by Cercle Laurier and St. Joseph Veterans Association, will be held Sunday, July 27. Riders will leave from Cercle Laurier, 165 East School St., at... more

Wright's Farm named Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Department of Environmental Management announced that Wright's Dairy Farm Inc. of North Smithfield has been named Rhode Island's 2014 Outstanding Dairy Farm of the Year by the... more

Sacred Heart Church sponsors Casino/Bingo trip to Foxwoods

WOONSOCKET - Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St. is sponsoring a Casino/Bingo Bus Trip to Foxwoods Casino on Saturday, Aug. 16. The cost is $30 per person. Coffee and donuts will be served in the... more

KCI's event on Aug. 1 benefits Woonsocket Sanctuary Shelter

PROVIDENCE - KCI Paving and Sealing of Smithfield is hosting a charity event in Providence to benefit the Woonsocket Sanctuary Shelter at the Harvest Community Church. The shelter provides emergency... more

Senior Services announces events

WOONSOCKET - Senior Services Inc., 84 Social St., has announced its schedule of August activities at the Woonsocket Senior Center. The Center will closed Monday, Aug. 11 for Victory Day. Mondays:... more