Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Sen. Cote will not seek re-election

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WOONSOCKET – State Sen. Marc Cote, a veteran Democrat serving District 24 in North Smithfield and Woonsocket, announced this week he will not seek re-election for another term and will retire from... more

Proposed solar farm facing pushback from North Smithfield residents

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Close to 75 residents turned out for a public hearing at North Smithfield Middle School Monday night to debate a zoning ordinance that would allow the state’s largest solar farm to... more

N. Smithfield police nab alleged heroin dealer

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police have arrested a Connecticut man they say was driving a car carrying heroin and cash. Jahrod King, age 19, of Hartford, Conn., is now facing charges. On April 16, at around... more

North Smithfield comprehensive plan process nearing completion

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield comprehensive plan amendment process is nearing completion, with a first draft of the 2018 plan available on the town’s website and likely to go before the... more

Woonsocket film animator makes big-screen debut with ‘Ready Player One’

WOONSOCKET – Since March 29, fans of futuristic tech and old-school ’80s nostalgia have flocked to theaters to see “Ready Player One,” Steven Spielberg’s latest science fiction adventure based on the... more

Shatraw’s theater work takes flight

This week he stars in ‘Mary Poppins,’ but the North Smithfield grad is seeing others perform his work
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Brooks Shatraw, a 2015 graduate of North Smithfield High School, may only be a junior in college, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his dreams in the world of theater. A... more

Town seeks trash record at 16th Clean and Green Day

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town will hold its 16th annual Clean and Green Day this Saturday, April 28, with volunteers fanning out to celebrate spring by cleaning up discarded trash. Registration will... more

Franco Route to promote French Canadian heritage in New England

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket and other New England cities that share French-Canadian heritage may soon be connected in the region’s first tourism trail focused on French culture. The Franco... more

Woonsocket’s River Island Park gets fresh look in time for summer concert series

WOONSOCKET – With new trees and a freshly painted gazebo, River Island Park is ready for a summer of rollicking activity, while local student Michael Rannacher is one step closer to earning the... more

Corriveau, Votta winners in ‘Big ideas’ essay contest

NEWPORT – Two North Smithfield High School students, Ethan Corriveau and Abigail Votta, were named winners for the Newport Historical Society essay contest titled, “Big Ideas for a Changing World:... more

K of C accepting scholarship applications

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rev. William J. Frehill Council #5702 Knights of Columbus is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000. It is being offered to a high... more

Plans for 40th Autumnfest Parade in full swing

WOONSOCKET – The 2018 Autumnfest Parade steps off Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. “Plans are well under way and all is looking spectacular,” said Autumnfest Parade Coordinator Joe Martin... more

Kids invited to glow in the dark yoga program

BLACKSTONE – There will be children's yoga session with a glow-in-the-dark twist at the Blackstone Public Library on Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m. The class uses glow sticks, tattoos and more to... more

City awarded $300K grant for Cass Park improvements

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced that the city of Woonsocket has been awarded a $300,000 grant for continued improvements at Cass Park. The award was announced by R.I. DEM... more

Fairmount Post 85 raises funds for charity

WOONSOCKET – On behalf of Fairmount Post 85, Commander Robert Lefort presented a check to American Legion Department Commander Neal Tack for $600 for the American Legion Department of R.I. Children... more

Dinner theatre at St. Paul Church

BLACKSTONE – The murder mystery dinner theatre, “An Old West Hanging Party,” will be presented by the Vermont Theatre Co. at St. Paul Parish Center, 48 St. Paul St., in the lower hall, on Saturday,... more

St. Joseph Seniors list trips, winners

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Group will hold a trip to Foxwoods Casino on May 25. For reservations, call Fran Roy at 401-356-1493. Trips to Mohegan Sun Casino, leaving from St. Agatha Church, are... more

Hymn sing Sunday will aid Vacation Bible School

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Slatersville Congregational Church will hold an Old Fashion Hymn Sing on Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary to benefit its Vacation Bible School. Participants... more

North Smithfield Library offers children’s programs

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., announces the following children’s programs. No registration is needed for the programs. • Music Fun: Thursday, April 26 at 10:30... more

Music programs offered at the Harris Library

WOONSOCKET – The Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., will hold the program Tunes & Tales for Tots with Anne Marie Forer today, Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. Families with children 6... more

St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church will hold flea market Saturday

WOONSOCKET – St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Ave., will hold its annual Spring Flea Market on Saturday May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the basement of the church. The market will... more

Host home needed for pair attending Mount in the fall

WOONSOCKET – Lyn Gordon is seeking a host home or homes for boys as many new students from the Nacel Private School Program will arrive for Fall 2018 to attend Mount St. Charles Academy. Nacel... more