Former Grossman’s has new owner

City pallet business expands to River Street
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WOONSOCKET – Robert Monteiro is growing his business one pallet at a time, but as it turns out, securing even a small chunk of the billion-dollar shipping industry can mean expanding at mind-boggling... more

Correction: Ayo sent information to O'Connor

WOONSOCKET – In the August 11 edition of The Valley Breeze in an article titled "Woonsocket Housing Authority clerk charged with embezzlement," we stated that WHA Accounting Administrator Joanne Ayo... more

Woonsocket hospital eliminates 50 jobs

WOONSOCKET – Some 50 full-time positions were eliminated at Landmark Medical Center on Thursday, Aug. 18. The jobs eliminated from the hospital staff included some employees from the Cass Avenue... more

Woonsocket Council votes to send 
former Middle School out for RFP

Mayor says decision is ‘an insult to taxpayers’
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WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket City Council voted 4-3 on Monday to put out a request for proposals for the city’s long vacant former middle school, despite arguments and objections from an... more

Primary election candidates state their positions

The Valley Breeze is providing local candidates the opportunity to share their views once a week leading up to the primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 13. It will offer candidates the same opportunity... more

Masse announces run for Woonsocket City Council

WOONSOCKET – Richard Masse has announced that he will seek election to the Woonsocket City Council. Masse, a lifelong resident of Woonsocket, is best known for his involvement with the Woonsocket... more

Jon Brien to concentrate on city taxes, spending

WOONSOCKET – Former State Representative Jon Brien recently announced that he is running for a seat on the Woonsocket City Council. Brien cited specific reasons for his desire to return to city... more

Finlay outlines reasons for Woonsocket Council run

WOONSOCKET – City Council candidate Kenneth Finlay introduced himself to the community and announced the reasons for his campaign this week in a communication to Woonsocket voters. “On Tuesday, Sept... more

Moniz outlines plans as mayor

WOONSOCKET – Michael Moniz has announced his run for the mayor’s office and outlined his plans if elected. “If I become the next mayor, no new taxes for the city of Woonsocket,” Moniz said. “I am... more

City’s new website goes active

WOONSOCKET – One year after the City Council voted to redesign the website for the city of Woonsocket, the page has officially gone live and is in use by city administration. The site, which went... more

Cub Scout Pack 2 Woonsocket announces recruitment night

WOONSOCKET – Cub Scout Pack 2 Woonsocket will hold a fall recruitment night on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria of Monsignor Gadoury School, 1371 Park Ave., next door to Our Lady Queen of... more

College news

Michael Hill, of Blackstone, graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in June 5th and received his doctor of medicine degree. He began his three-year residency in emergency... more

WHS Class of 1996 plans Sept. 4 reunion

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School’s 1996 graduating class will hold its 20-year reunion on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Ciro’s Tavern, 42 Cherry St. Tickets are $35 per person and... more

WHS ‘81 will reunite at The Pines Sept. 10

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School Class of 1981 will hold its 35-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m., at The Pines, 1204 Pound Hill Road. The event will feature a family-style chicken... more

St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group announces events

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will host a meatloaf dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at noon in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. The cost is $10 per person. Trips to... more

CCA showcases history with museum exhibit opening and panel

WOONSOCKET – An exhibit, titled “Community Care Alliance: Human Services in Woonsocket: A 125 Year History,” will be on exhibit at the Museum of Work and Culture, 42 South Main St., through Thursday... more

Vendors wanted for 34th annual French Heritage Festival

WOONSOCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts will hold its 34th annual “French Heritage Festival & Soiree” on Saturday, Sept. 10. The festival will be held at River Island Park... more

Register for fall programs at the YWCA

WOONSOCKET – YWCA Rhode Island is now enrolling for the fall session. Classes for youth and adults begin Monday, Aug. 29. To learn more or to schedule a tour, call 401-769-7450 or visit 514... more