Police call for emergency powers after stabbing shuts down bar

WOONSOCKET – A double stabbing in a local bar last month has city officials reassessing their authority over liquor licenses and the businesses that hold them. On Nov. 6, Jaragua Lounge owner... more

Citywide LED streetlight conversion could lead to thousands in savings

WOONSOCKET – By this time next year, residents should begin to notice brighter, more energy-efficient LED streetlights going up around the city. What’s less noticeable but equally important to city... more

Four students charged in shooting threat at Woonsocket High School

WOONSOCKET – Four teenagers are in police custody after they allegedly made an anonymous phone call threatening to shoot up Woonsocket High School Wednesday morning. According to Police Chief Thomas... more

Local after-school programs shine in new statewide report

Advocates: More funding needed
WOONSOCKET – Less than half of Rhode Island families who want to enroll their K-12 students in an afterschool or summer learning program are able to find one, according to new data released last... more

Citizens students send a big thank-you to teachers

WOONSOCKET – Students in Jodi Michienzi’s 5th-grade class at Citizens Memorial Elementary School got a lesson last week in how to make a difference in their school. The students, who were learning... more

City fire stations become a safe environment for those seeking substance misuse treatment

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket is the third community in Rhode Island to launch a Safe Stations program to help people struggling with opioid and other substance misuse issues attain access to treatment.... more

WFD announces CPR classes

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Fire Department will offer monthly Heartsaver CPR classes on the fourth Saturday of each month at Station 2, 5 Cumberland Hill Road, in the third floor conference room,... more

Kennedy Manor Social Club will host dinner Nov. 23

WOONSOCKET – The Kennedy Manor Social Club will hold a Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 23. Entertainment will be provided by Steve Burke. A Christmas party is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7, with... more