Woonsocket

Change to hybrid School Board could be on city ballot

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WOONSOCKET – The city’s five-member appointed School Committee could see an overhaul by the end of the year if the City Council moves forward with a proposal to put the creation of a hybrid elected... more

A place to remember: New wall art at WHS will acknowledge those lost from the school community

WOONSOCKET – Deaths of well-respected members of the administration, students and staff at Woonsocket High School have shaken the community in recent years, and this week, the student body... more

Woonsocket keeps ‘pace’ with resident health care needs

National program invests in new Social Street facility
WOONSOCKET – Northern Rhode Island seniors who want to stay in their homes rather than moving to a nursing facility now have a new resource located nearby. PACE, or Program of All-inclusive Care for... more

New virtual reality system brings next generation learning to WACTC

WOONSOCKET – With the touch of a button a beating heart jumps from its display on a computer monitor and into the forefront of the students’ vision. Guiding a wand over the 3D organ seemingly afloat... more

R.I. Housing program helps recent college grads buy their first home

PROVIDENCE – While some college graduates move back home with family or rent an apartment with friends after graduation, state officials want them to consider another option: buying their first home... more

Fagnant to run for City Council

WOONSOCKET – Richard Fagnant, a local business owner and alternate on the Zoning Board, has announced his run for the Woonsocket City Council Fagnant, who goes by the name “The Lone Ranger,” has been... more

MSC senior named a candidate in the US Presidential Scholars Program

WOONSOCKET – Madeline Charbonneau, a graduating senior at Mount Saint Charles Academy, has been named one of more than 4,000 candidates in the 2016 US Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates... more

Team to walk in honor of Woonsocket boy living with rare genetic disorder

PROVIDENCE – On Sunday, May 22, 125 people, supporting many teams, will participate in the Ocean State NF Walk to raise awareness and money to fund research into neurofibromatosis. Team Charlie’s... more

Fire on South Main Street in Woonsocket displaces residents

A fire at a triple-decker apartment building on Friday, April 29 displaced more than a dozen city residents. The blaze was believed to have started around 7:30 p.m. at 158 South Main St. and was... more

CCA to host ‘Housing Mythbusters’

WOONSOCKET – Community Care Alliance will host a forum in May titled “Housing Myth Busters —Dispelling the Barriers that Get in the Way of Finding Housing,” at the American-French Genealogical... more

New England Institute of Technology announces local graduates

EAST GREENWICH – The following local students were awarded degrees at New England Institute of Technology on May 1 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. From Blackstone: Brianna M. Schuberth,... more

Lanctot will host annual beer and dynamite fundraiser Saturday

WOONSOCKET – Christopher Lanctot will the 6th annual Beer and Dynamite Fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Elk’s, Lodge, Social. The event will benefit a 9K run to support... more

Golden Hearts Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET – The Golden Hearts Senior Club announces the following winners at its recent meetings. April 20: Jocelyn Ciffo, door prize winner; Doris Dupuis, Richard Plath, Rita Rousseau, Lucille... more

St. Joseph Seniors plan dinner and bingo

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Group will hold a dinner and bingo at Wrights Farm on Thursday, May 5. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200... more

Waterview Activity Association lists events

WOONSOCKET – Waterview Activity Association announces the following events. A Spring Tea will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 1 p.m. A chicken pot pie dinner is planned for Thursday, May 19, at 5 p... more

WHS Class of 1951 plans reunion

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School Class of 1951 will hold its reunion on Saturday, Sept. 17. Classmates will be notified by May 12. For more information, call 401-766-0169 or 401-333-3014.

Mended Hearts will meet Wednesday

WOONSOCKET – Mended Hearts, a support group for heart patients and their caretakers, will meet on Wednesday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m., at Landmark Medical Center, 115 Cass Ave. The speaker will be... more

Blessing of the Bikes event is Saturday at La Salette

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The 9th annual Blessing of the Bikes – Ride it Together Benefit will take place this Saturday, May 7, at Our Lady of La Salette Shrine, 947 Park St. (Rte. 118), in Attleboro. There... more

Nonprofits invited to State Arts Council’s grant workshop Monday

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will be holding a workshop on Monday, May 9, to assist nonprofit arts organizations interested in applying for capital improvement grants... more

Lions attempt ‘Sand Angels’ record Saturday; you can help

As Lions Clubs International begins to celebrate its Centennial, 100 years of service, Rhode Island Lions, District 42, are marking it with a bang! This Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,... more

Residents urged to bring cancer stories to State House

PROVIDENCE – The 2016 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Day at the State House will take place on Wednesday, May 11, in the Governor’s State Room. Cancer advocates, survivors and members... more