Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Residents dripping mad over water pressure

Town funds study out of Slatersville water fund
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Life on Golden Boulevard requires strategic use of limited water, and 92-year-old Theresa Munroe has a routine. Munroe begins each day by filling a tub with soapy water to soak... more

Sapphire Estates coming to Woonsocket next spring

Board approves 28-house neighborhood in Diamond Hill
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WOONSOCKET – A plan to build a new residential neighborhood with 28 high-end homes received the green light from the Planning Board last week and construction is slated to begin soon, with the first... more

Woonsocket K9 tracks down alleged burglar

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket police K9 Aspen helped to locate a man suspected of breaking into two Diamond Hill businesses. Shawn Smith, 49, is facing two counts of breaking and entering after incidents... more

Blackstone man arrested in narcotics bust

BLACKSTONE, Mass. - A Blackstone man is facing multiple drug charges this week following an investigation and search of his home by police. Michael Pitler, 38, of Michelle Lane Blackstone has been... more

N.S. man sentenced for using children to bypass breathalyzer test

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A North Smithfield man was sentenced to one year in prison this week after police said he forced his two minor children to blow into his car ignition and override a device meant to... more

Ezovski ‘pursuing options’ for safety on Mowry Road

Administrator says wider road would cause more speeding
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Gary Ezovski says he’s exploring options for changes to a roadway where disputes over safety and land rights have put neighbors on edge. Ezovski says he’s... more

City collaborates with growing volunteer group

More help sought for bridge/business painting Aug. 18
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WOONSOCKET – A group of volunteers is taking on their next project on Saturday, Aug. 19, and with a little help from city administration, their work promises to transform a somewhat blighted area... more

Woonsocket family finds life purpose through camp

WOONSOCKET – Lifelong Woonsocket residents Melissa Nespolo and her father, Michael Nespolo, joined the staff at Camp BraveHeart as a way to give back to Hope Hospice of Rhode Island, the organization... more

Little Red Schoolhouse hosting open house

NORTH SMITHFIELD The Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School St., will be open for visitors Thursday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors are invited... more

Lemonade stand raises hundreds for local animal shelter

BURRILLVILLE – Ben St. Pierre has run a one-day lemonade stand every summer for the past eight years. If this was an ordinary lemonade stand, he’d have to sell more than 1,600 cups of lemonade to... more

R.I. Department of Health office changes hours

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to better accommodate Rhode Islanders in need of birth, death and marriage certificates and other critical documents, the Rhode Island Department of Health has adjusted the... more

Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse hosts open house Sunday

UXBRIDGE, Mass. – The Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse, corner of Quaker Highway and Aldrich St., will hold an open house on Sunday, Aug. 13. Join local beekeepers and their see-through hive, from 2 to 4... more

Riverzedge gets new executive director

WOONSOCKET – City-based nonprofit Riverzedge Arts has a new executive director. The organization’s Board of Directors unanimously appointed Karen Barbosa to succeed Rebekah Greenwald, who, after... more

Beacon Hospice seeks volunteers

WOONSOCKET – Beacon Hospice, an organization that provides quality end-of-life care to local terminally-ill patients, is looking for caring and compassionate individuals to spend time with patients... more

Meadows Association announces events

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Meadows Senior Housing Tenant Association announces the following events: A pot luck dinner will be held on Tuesday, Aug 15 at 5 p.m. See Barbara for reservations with the... more

Big Nazo’s Workshop at Harris Library today

WOONSOCKET – Big Nazo’s Workshop will be at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The program is suitable for ages 8 and up with an adult. Big Nazo lab... more

N.S. library to host meditation Aug. 28

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Meditation will be held on Monday, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Smithfield Public Library at 20 Main St. For more information call 401-767-2780.

Homeschooling workshop at library tonight

WOONSOCKET – An introduction to homeschooling workshop will be presented at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., tonight, Thursday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Melissa Robb a... more

Arts nonprofits invited to apply for Champions in Action award

Citizens Bank and NBC 10 are accepting applications for the first Champions in Action of 2018 in the community arts category. The Champions in Action program provides financial, volunteer and public... more

NeighborWorks’ second gallery opening is tonight

WOONSOCKET – The Gallery at 40 South Main St. is holding its second exhibit opening entitled “Blackstone Valley: Then and Now,” a photographic display, tonight, Thursday, Aug. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p... more

Jedi Academy offered in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library will hold a Jedi Academy on Fridays, Aug. 11 and 18, at 3 p.m. “Padawans” in middle school and high school will have the chance to learn the secrets... more

Community invited creative writing event Saturday

WOONSOCKET – A free community creativity event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., at NeighborWorks, 40 South Main St. Endless Beautiful is a creativity workshop and podcast hosted... more

Eat-Shop-Play at Patriot's Diner Monday

WOONSOCKET – Patriot's Diner, at 65 Founders Drive, will host an Eat-Shop-Play event on Monday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitors are invited to eat at the diner, shop with local crafters and... more

WHS will host orientation Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School orientation night for incoming 9th-graders will be held at the school, 777 Cass Ave., on Tuesday Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Parents and children are invited to... more

Bring shredded paper to Recycle Center

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced that Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is no longer accepting shredded paper in the green carts used in curbside recycling collection.... more

DAV Mobile Service Office available at Elks Lodge Aug. 17

PROVIDENCE – The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will provide counseling services and claim filing assistance at the Woonsocket Elks Lodge, 380 Social St., on Thursday, Aug. 17, from... more

Sponsors sought for Autumnfest

WOONSOCKET – The Autumnfest Steering Committee announces sponsorship opportunities for Autumnfest 2017. Sponsorships can be done by individuals, companies, and organizations with variety of available... more

RIRAL offering free classes

WOONSOCKET – Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning is offering free basic reading, writing, math, ESL, and GED preparation classes. The classes are open to adults and youth ages 16 and up who are... more