Woonsocket police prepare for retail marijuana impact

WOONSOCKET – As communities in Massachusetts open their doors to retail marijuana dispensaries, police across the border in Rhode Island are preparing for the potential impact on the Ocean State. In... more

Local public access providers looking into Verizon sound issues

WOONSOCKET – Since at least October, viewers who use their Verizon cable service to watch the City Council’s scheduled Monday evening meetings have run into a bit of a problem. The meetings, which... more

Fazzini’s looking to serve up Italian favorites

Champ’s Diner owners will launch new venture in former Brick House space
WOONSOCKET – Eric and Bethany Marsland have a long history in the restaurant business. The husband-and-wife team who currently operate Champ’s Diner on Front Street have owned several establishments... more

Radio personality Dean saying goodbye to WNRI

WOONSOCKET – A familiar voice in northern Rhode Island is moving on next month, and representatives and listeners of WNRI are wishing him a fond farewell. Last Thursday, Dave Dean, co-host of WNRI’s... more

Veri seeks GOP chairmanship

WOONSOCKET – Michael Veri, the energetic Republican candidate who lost to Democrat Roger Picard in the fall election, is seeking support to become the next chairman of the Rhode Island GOP. In an... more

Five compete for title of 2019 Mardi Gras Queen

WOONSOCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts has announced the names of five contestants for the title of queen of the 2019 Mardi Gras Ball festivities. The Mardi Gras Ball will take... more

AFGS receives grant for restroom renovations

WOONSOCKET – The American-French Genealogical Society (AFGS), 78 Earle St., plans to renovate three restrooms within its building with the help of a $42,000 grant awarded by the Champlin Foundation... more

Can you identify King Jace?

WOONSOCKET – In the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, as queen contestants compete to become the lady monarch, one man in the local area observes the preparations from a unique perspective. That man... more

Landmark hospital staff reach contract deal

WOONSOCKET – Members of the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Local 5067, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield, voted to... more

St. Joseph Senior Group announces events

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m., in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. The group is open to all seniors. A trip to Foxwoods... more

St. Agatha Senior Group lists trips, winners

WOONSOCKET – St. Agatha Senior Group is sponsoring a trip to Resorts Atlantic City on April 14-16, which includes free slot play, two meal vouchers, and a show (if available). Trips are also... more

Parkview Manor Social club elects officers

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Housing Manager Nina Parette installed newly elected officers for 2019 at Parkview Manor Social Club. Officers are: Lorraine Poirier, president; Jeanne Rioux, vice president;... more