Connecticut company buys P & W lines

Sale comes just as commuter train through Woonsocket wins federal approval
WOONSOCKET – Rail lines running through Woonsocket that for more than a century have been operated by Massachusetts-based Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. will soon have a new owner, and... more

Woonsocket DHS cuts staff from 36 to 14

Clients report long waits, slow processing
WOONSOCKET – The state launched a $364 million project to upgrade the Department of Human Services eligibility system last week, a change in the way it does business that resulted in 70 layoffs... more

Tardy rate drops 30 percent at Woonsocket schools

Administrators take aim at low graduation rate
WOONSOCKET – Brian Bouley has served as assistant principal at Woonsocket High School through some difficult times. Bouley was an administrator in the years both before and after the reign of... more

High schoolers: Can you be Mega War champs, win $1,000?

WOONSOCKET – “MEGA War,” New England’s Largest tug o’ war competition is looking for area high school teams hoping to win prizes of $1,000, $500, or $250 as well as championship shirts and trophies.... more

Michaud drops out of council race in Woonsocket, Cartier back in the running

WOONSOCKET – The candidate who came in 15th in primary election this week used to narrow down the list of City Council hopefuls from 19 to 14 will appear on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Eric... more

Breakfast with the Saints set for Oct. 2

WOONSOCKET – It’s time for the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center’s biggest event of the year, the 6th annual Breakfast with the Saints. Enjoy an elegant breakfast buffet, live music, a free gift,... more

Grand Marshal reception will honor Picard

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the 2016 Autumnfest Steering Committee and the Woonsocket Rotary Club invite the community to the Autumnfest Grand Marshal Reception honoring Roger A... more

Local students earn degrees at URI

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The following area students were awarded degrees at the University of Rhode Island’s spring commencement ceremony. From North Smithfield: Benjamin C. Heroux, bachelor of science in... more

Milford Federal to host Family Fun Day Saturday

WOONSOCKET – Milford Federal is having a Family Fun Day at its Woonsocket location at 1950 Diamond Hill Road on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. The event is free to the public and will... more

Tickets still available for annual St. Jude breakfast

WOONSOCKET – Tickets are still available for Club Par X’s annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the club’s hall on Stanley Avenue. Tickets can be purchased at... more

Students invited to creative writing program

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Public Library, 303 Clinton St., is offering a creative writing program for students in grades 2-4 on Mondays, from 4:15 to 5 p.m. The afterschool program teaches poetry... more

Meat raffle Friday

WOONSOCKET – Club Par-X, 36 Stanly Ave., will hold a meat raffle on Friday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 401-765-1520.

Son Splash event set for Saturday

WOONSOCKET – The 11th annual Christian arts and music festival, Son Splash, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at River Island Park, Bernon Street. The event will feature... more

Pancake breakfast set for Oct. 1

WOONSOCKET – Boy Scouts Troop 2 Woonsocket will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon., at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Ave. The menu will... more

Holy door pilgrimage for people with disabilities planned for Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence invites all people with disabilities and their families, friends and caregivers to join him for a procession through... more

Vendors sought for Quota bazaar

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Quota Club is seeking vendors for its annual holiday bazaar to be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Elks Club, 380 Social St. For more information,... more

Tickets available for annual tourism dinner Oct. 6

PAWTUCKET – The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is celebrating 31 years at its annual dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., in Pawtucket. This year’s... more

St. Joseph Seniors will host dinner Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will host a roast beef dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at noon in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. The cost is $10 per person. Trips... more