Woonsocket, North Smithfield

North Smithfield council will consider tax breaks for commercial solar projects

Systems providing energy for home use exempt for 20 years
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Town Council has the authority to grant tax deals to for-profit solar projects - including two such proposals currently on the horizon - thanks to a recent change to the town's... more

McGee, Mitchell among finalists for Woonsocket superintendent job

WOONSOCKET - Interim Superintendent and Curriculum Director Patrick McGee and Cumberland Assistant Superintendent Robert Mitchell are two of the three finalists who have been chosen from a pool of... more

Woonsocket homes evacuated after gas break

WOONSOCKET — A contractor accidentally cut a gas pipe inside a home at 20 Welles St. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, triggering a response from the Woonsocket Fire and Police Departments, and forcing... more

No. Smithfield woman arrested for arson

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 46-year-old North Smithfield woman was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 18 for fourth and fifth degree domestic arson. Stephanie Laliberte of 317 Greenville Road was reportedly taken... more

2014 Great Pumpkin Festival brings in new vendors, even more fun

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The 8th annual Great Pumpkin Festival will be held on the North Smithfield High School grounds this Saturday, and the growing community event will include many new activities and... more

Dowling Village developer put on notice by DEM

Agency issues letter of non-conformance following complaint by Valley Alliance
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Department of Environmental Management issued a letter of non-conformance to Dowling Village developer Brian Bucci this week, marking the latest chapter in what has been a... more

Ciro's undergoes major expansions; new patio offers outdoor dining

WOONSOCKET - When the Savini family first purchased the historic four-story building on Cherry Street from Evo 'Curly' Donnini in 2003, it was with a "certain understanding." Donnini had created a... more

Blackstone mom in infant death case says she feared her partner

Visitors add to memorial at boarded-up home
BLACKSTONE, Mass. - The woman who resided in the home where police discovered the remains of three infants as well as several dead animals said this week that she was living in fear of her partner, a... more

BVTC annual dinner and awards at Twin River Oct. 2

Breeze editor Green, local historian Bacon among those to be honored
PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council holds its 29th annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln. The event features a reception and... more

John Slater House featured on town's ornament

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The John Slater House, c. 1810, in North Smithfield is the featured historic site on this year's filigree Christmas ornament. Issued by the North Smithfield Heritage Association,... more

Native American powwow this weekend

LINCOLN - A sacred two-day fire will illuminate Chase Farm Park this weekend, as hundreds of people gather at the 13 Moons Turtle Clan's powwow to celebrate and learn about Native American traditions... more

Depaults hold raffle, dinner to aid brother

CUMBERLAND - Brothers Ron and Richard Depault, whose family owns Depault Ace Hardware stores in Cumberland and Smithfield, are joining together with a raffle and spaghetti dinner to help their... more

Live Happy Live Healthy Live Green Expo at River Island Park Saturday

WOONSOCKET - The Live Happy Live Healthy Live Green Expo will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at River Island Park. The day will include food, vendors, artists, crafters,... more

Senior Services Adult Day Care celebrates 25 years with fundraiser Saturday

WOONSOCKET - Senior Services Adult Day Care Program will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 20 with a celebration and fundraiser. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults and $10... more


NORTH SMITHFIELD - A press release from the town administrator's published on Sept. 10 in The Valley Breeze stated that North Smithfield had been selected to pilot a new e-permitting system.... more

St. Jude Breakfast is this Sunday

WOONSOCKET - The local St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Committee is asking its supporters to "fall for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital" on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the... more

Residents invited to join knitting group

WOONSOCKET - The public is invited to join students from Beacon Charter High School for the Arts on the third Tuesday of every month through the winter in knitting items to help keep Woonsocket... more

Book sale at the Harris Library

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Harris Public Library will hold a book sale Monday, Sept. 22, to Saturday, Sept. 27. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday,... more

Library seeks LEGO block donations

NORTH SMITHFIELD - This fall, the North Smithfield Public Library is planning to start a LEGO club. The library is seeking donations of LEGO blocks. Residents who have blocks they are not using are... more

See Prendergast and Hutchins at the library Saturday

WOONSOCKET - Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins will perform at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. The duo will perform a combination of Celtic... more

Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day at the library Friday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Friday, Sept. 19. Children are invited to come to the library at any time that day... more

Quota International seeks vendors

WOONSOCKET - Quota International of Woonsocket has vendor space available for its Holiday Bazaar to be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor tables are available for $25 each, or... more

Family Fun Night will benefit music association

BLACKSTONE - A Family Fun Night will be held at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m. The event will feature food, games, prizes, activities, crafts, face... more

Meetinghouse hosts open house Sunday

UXBRIDGE, Mass. - The Quaker Meetinghouse Association Inc. will host an open house at the historic 1770 Quaker Meetinghouse, on the corner of Quaker Highway and Aldrich Street, on Sunday, Sept. 21,... more

The Meadows will host Health fair for seniors Tuesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD- A Senior Health Fair will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Meadows, 2 Village Way, in the community room. The fair will feature 20 health care vendors. The Rhode... more

End of summer event at Cercle Laurier

WOONSOCKET - Cercle Laurier will hold an the event, End of Summer Bash Dynamites and the Dead, on Saturday, Sept. 20, under the Cercle Laurier Pavilion, 165 East School. The event will begin at 5 p.m... more

Sacred Heart Church seeks vendors bazaar

WOONSOCKET - Sacred Heart Church, Third Avenue, is seeking vendors for its Harvest Bazaar to be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Outside space... more