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Tai-O Group: former Woonsocket Middle School should be ‘filled’ in three years

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WOONSOCKET – The City Council has approved a plan by an experienced Central Falls-based developer to create a 170-unit luxury apartment complex geared toward renters in their 20s and 30s in the... more

Winning $50K PowerBall ticket sold in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – A PowerBall ticket worth $50,000 was sold at the Cumberland Farms on Mendon Road, prize money that has yet to be claimed. The ticket matched four numbers and the PowerBall number for... more

Woonsocket's Summer Infant to ring Nasdaq closing bell Feb. 27

WOONSOCKET – City-based Summer Infant, Inc. will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, New York on Monday, Feb. 27, where Mark Messner, president and chief executive officer, will ring the... more

Woonsocket man arrested for sexual assault of teen

PROVIDENCE — A Woonsocket man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Providence girl. Francis Scott, 36, claimed to be an Uber driver to get the girl into... more

Woonsocket could add 36 more properties to Overlay District

WOONSOCKET – The city’s Downtown Overlay District – an area where zoning regulations are loosened with the aim of encouraging economic growth through the development of arts and entertainment – could... more

Seoane a Princess, Nadeau ‘King Jace’ for Woonsocket Mardi Gras

WOONSOCKET – Valley Breeze reporter Sandy Seoane was crowned the Second Princess at Saturday night’s Mardi Gras Coronation at River Falls restaurant. The coronation precedes by one week the city’s... more

Local runners join 121st Boston Marathon

Children’s causes inspire two to compete in April 17 race
It takes focus and determination to survive a 26-mile sprint through the hilly streets of Massachusetts and make it to the finish line at Copley Square in Boston, but two local runners have found... more

Woonsocket K9 to get body armor

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Police Department’s K9 Aspen will receive a bullet- and stab-protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. Aspen’s... more

Renaud elected to JWU board of trustees

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has announced the election of four new members to its board of trustees, including Woonsocket native Philip Renaud. Renaud, now of New Albany, Ohio, is the... more

BCBSRI awards local grants to fight childhood obesity

WOONSOCKET – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is honoring five local organizations with BlueAngel Community Health Grants, including two city-based groups. The BACHG program is BCBSRI’s... more

Local churches to offer Ecumenical Lenten services

The Christian churches of the Woonsocket area will again offer Ecumenical Lenten Services on Thursdays evenings at 7 p.m. throughout March and April. Local residents are invited to gather for song,... more

St. Joseph Seniors announce events

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m., in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. Foxwoods Casino trips will be held on Fridays, Feb.... more

Elks hosting Hamptons trip

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Elks Lodge 850 is hosting a trip to the Hamptons May 21-22 with Conway Tours. The trip includes overnight accommodations, two meals, ferry, wine tasting, guided tour and... more