Three longtime city priests will retire July 1

City’s Catholic churches to share leaders
WOONSOCKET – Three city reverends with more than a half of a century of combined experience in Woonsocket’s Catholic churches will be retiring next month, and due to the rapidly declining number of... more

Woonsocket man caught with stolen car in Mass.

PLAINVILLE — A city man was arrested by Plainville police while allegedly driving a stolen vehicle this week, and was also charged with speeding and driving without a license. Tyson Walker, 20, of... more

Babphavong, Tran lead WHS Class of 2016

WOONSOCKET – Kelley Babphavong is the valedictorian and May Tran is the salutatorian of Woonsocket High School Class of 2016. Babphavong is the daughter of Khamsing Babphavong and Sakounluck... more

Clinton Street DHS, DCYF office to close this August

WOONSOCKET – A state office serving some 18,175 Woonsocket residents in need of help with essential services is looking for a new home, following a decision not to renew a lease at 450 Clinton St.... more

Students and teachers work together to build uplifting walkway

WOONSOCKET -- On April 24 and 25, Woonsocket Middle School students and teachers created an uplifting walkway outside of their schools in a joint project with an educational outreach program at the... more

DWC creates first ‘pocket park’ on Main Street

Group seeks volunteers, donations for green up day May 31
WOONSOCKET – The Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative will be working in conjunction with the city of Woonsocket to create the first pocket park located in Woonsocket. Pocket parks are small outdoor... more

R.I. Wind Ensemble concert at St. Ann to feature Gershwin

WOONSOCKET –The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble returns to the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. with a concert entitled “Classics.” The concert will feature one of the most... more

George Nasuti Novans Pride 5k set for Monday

WOONSOCKET – It is an event focused not only on fitness and health, but also on pride in the community, and acknowledgment of the values left behind by a respected leader. The George Nasuti Novans... more

Ballou Home’s Baker honored by ACHCA

WOONSOCKET – Donald Baker, the administrator of the Ballou Home for the past six years and a North Smithfield resident, has been named a winner of the 2016 American College of Health Care... more

Woonsocket residents receive EITC, benefit could increase

WOONSOCKET – More than 4,624 tax filers in the city of Woonsocket received more than $11,314,000 in federal dollars from the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2013 – providing local residents and... more

City slated to get additional pre-kindergarten classroom

WOONSOCKET – Rhode Island’s Pre-kindergarten Program is set to open more classrooms, and the city of Woonsocket has been approved for an additional site at the YWCA on Blackstone Street. The state is... more

NEA awards Riverzedge $30K

WOONSOCKET – The National Endowment for the Arts announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $30,000 to... more

Woonsocket High School announces third quarter honor roll

WOONSOCKET – The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll at Woonsocket High School. GRADE 12 HIGH HONORS: Sabrina Abramek, Veronica Almeida, Emmanuela Alobwede, Yesica... more

WHS Music Department will hold Collage Concert tonight

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket High School Music Department will hold its annual Collage Concert this Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The concert will feature numerous solo... more

Thundermist named 2015 Hypertension Control Champion

WOONSOCKET -- The Centers for Disease Control Million Hearts Initiative has announced that it has recognized Thundermist Health Center as a Hypertension Control Champion for 2015. One of only 18... more

College news

Andrew Messier of Blackstone was inducted into the Champlain College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success on April 30. Erin Twohey of North Smithfield was named to the spring... more

National Grid issues public safety warning

PROVIDENCE – National Grid is reminding residents that the broad swaths of open ground that high-voltage power lines run through are private property where unauthorized access is against the law and... more

National Guard companies will hold 7th annual reunion

WOONSOCKET – The 118th and 1118th Engineer Reunion Committee has announced that the 118th and 1118th Engineer Companies, formerly stationed at the South Main Street Armory in Woonsocket, will hold... more

Golden Hearts Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET – The Golden Hearts Senior Club announces the following winners at its May 18 meeting. Door prize winner was Helen Ciffo. Mother of the Year was Terry Lambert. Father of the Year was... more

AARP Smart Driver Course offered at Woonsocket Senior Center

WOONSOCKET – An AARP Smart Driver Program course will be offered at the Woonsocket Senior Center, 84 Social St., on Friday, June 3, from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for... more

Elks to host veterans’ cookout May 30

WOONSOCKET – Elks Lodge #850 will host the city’s annual Veteran’s Memorial Day Cookout on Monday, May 30, from noon to 2 p.m. Veterans will receive a free lunch as a “thank you” for their service to... more