Woonsocket

Author Van Allsburg coming to Woonsocket for Polar Express

WOONSOCKET - An event on Saturday, Dec. 6, will showcase the top-notch holiday entertainment operated at One Depot Square to guests from across the country, when The Polar Express author Chris Van... more

Woonsocket mayor responds to new allegations of nepotism

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WOONSOCKET – It's been less than a month since Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt had a complaint filed against her with the state Ethics Commission for hiring her son for a summer jobs program, and the mayor... more

Woonsocket crack dealer given nine years

WOONSOCKET – A Woonsocket man who East Providence Police said sold $2,500 in firearms and crack cocaine has been sentenced to 110 months in federal prison. Aaron Kwandranc, 29, of Woonsocket, was... more

Woonsocket man sentenced to 60 years for child molestation and sexual assault

WOONSOCKET – A city man accused of molesting a young girl repeatedly for more than six years pleaded no contest in Superior Court on Nov. 20 and was sentenced to 60 years. Daniel Lane, 47, was... more

Man killed in Woonsocket accident identified

WOONSOCKET – A 70-year-old man was struck and killed in front of Landmark Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18. John Brann of Orchard Street had reportedly just left the hospital around 6:40 p.m., and... more

Woonsocket man arrested a third time for possession of child pornography

WOONSOCKET – A city man twice arrested for possession of child pornography and with a long criminal record was again picked up last week for the same charge by members of the Rhode Island Internet... more

Two men arrested following break-in, assault at Woonsocket plant

WOONSOCKET – Two men were arrested following a break in and attack on an employee at the Synagro Water Plant on Cumberland Hill Road on Tuesday, Nov. 17, with one leading police on a chase behind... more

Woonsocket man sentenced for Fairmount Bridge shooting

WOONSOCKET – A city man has been sentenced to 35 years with 20 to serve for firing a semi-automatic weapon and injuring a man on the Fairmount Bridge last year. Christian “Chay” Rosado, 27, was found... more

City Council orders mayor to remove her name from charter school application

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Officials at the Rhode Island Department of Education may have been convinced, but the communities affected by the proposed RISE Mayoral Academy are far from sold on the charter school proponents'... more

Polar Express helps the hungry

WOONSOCKET - Donations of non-perishable food will be collected during the annual Polar Express train ride, Nov. 22- Dec. 21. Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will help feed hungry... more

Residents invited to participate in Polar Express house decorating contest

As part of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's 15th anniversary of hosting the popular Polar Express train ride this holiday season, the tourist agency is encouraging area residents who live... more

Mount gears up for the holiday season, plans to give back

As Thanksgiving draws closer, many Mount students are shifting their concerns from their academic troubles to turkey dinners and the always welcome five-day recess that never seems to come soon... more

Fitness Dance to benefit the Milk Fund to be held Nov. 30

WOONSOCKET - Stage Right Studio for Arts and Wellness will sponsor its 5th annual Milk Fund Fitness Dance on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., at City Side at River Falls in Woonsocket.... more

NRICA seeks queen for 2015 Mardi Gras

WOONSOCKET - The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts is in search of their new queen who will reign over the Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 7, 2015. Woonsocket's Mardi Gras celebration is in the... more

St. Joseph Veterans offer bus trip

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Veterans Association will host a bus trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on Sunday, Nov. 30. The bus will leave St. Joseph Veterans Association, 99 Louise St., at 7:30 a.m. and return... more

Winter Farmers Market open in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Winter Farmers Market is now open for the season. The indoor market will be held every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. until the end of June in the lobby of Thundermist Health... more

Banneker Industries promotes Jabbie to executive leadership

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Banneker Industries announced that Junior Jabbie has been named executive manager of business development and customer relationships. He previously held the title of sales and... more

Middle school collects thousands of goods in food drive

WOONSOCKET - Students at the Woonsocket middle schools collected non-perishable foods during October. The Villa Nova Building students collected 1,420 items. The first-place homeroom was Mrs. Cabral'... more

Elks offer scholarships

WOONSOCKET - The Elks National Foundation's Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest was launched on Sept. 1 to help lessen the cost of college tuition for 500 deserving students. The foundation... more

Toy drive in memory of Auger at Stage Right Nov. 29

WOONSOCKET - On Saturday, Nov. 29 the family of the late Ron Auger will hold an event at Stage Right Studio for Arts and Wellness to collect items and funding for the Woonsocket Police Toy Drive, in... more

Tickets available for library's Baskets for Books raffle

WOONSOCKET - Friends of the Woonsocket Harris Public Library will hold a Baskets for Books raffle at the library's open house on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available now at the... more