Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Lindberg: RIDE 'unlikely' to approve NSES plan

Decision could put Halliwell closure, bond plan in jeopardy
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A plan to decommission Halliwell Elementary School has been more than a decade in the making, and after much debate and effort, finally won voter approval via a bond referendum... more

Woonsocket mayor offers compromise on Mulvey's project

Market Square development, held up over financing, is still moving forward
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WOONSOCKET - A project to create a mixed-use residential and commercial center in Market Square may not receive all of the funding that proponents had hoped for, but a compromise to release most of... more

Woonsocket police identify man found dead in fire pit

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Police have released the name of the individual who was found dead in a backyard fire pit on Sunday, April 19. Paul Gignac, 60, of Woonsocket was found lying face down in a... more

Man arrested in connection with Woonsocket arson

WOONSOCKET – A city man has been arrested for allegedly starting the fire that damaged a Cass Avenue bar on Tuesday, April 14. Jarod Wilson, 29, was taken into custody by Woonsocket police and... more

Solicitor: File on Knight Street property was held up

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WOONSOCKET - Legal files on a property where violations of Woonsocket's zoning ordinance have been rampant for nearly a decade were missing from City Hall for at least 13 months, according to City... more

Dubois named housing commissioner

WOONSOCKET - Marc Dubois, a former police officer who also served on both the City Council and School Committee has been chosen to serve as commissioner of the city's housing board. Dubois, a... more

Commission will propose ordinance changes

New board to look at laws for campers, dumpsters and farm equipment
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A new board tasked with recommending changes to town ordinances will soon convene, and is slated to look at potential amendments to laws governing the parking of unregistered... more

R.I. Massage Works brings relaxation, alternative healing to No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Nancy Wilson has practiced massage and alternative healing techniques for decades, and at her new suite along Eddie Dowling Highway, she's finally branched out on her own. Wilson... more

RI Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits

WOONSOCKET - The Rhode Island Foundation awarded a record $34.8 million in grants last year, including nearly $500,000 to local nonprofit groups. As the largest and most comprehensive funder of... more

Street sweeping to begin April 20

WOONSOCKET - Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced the following schedule for the citywide street sweeping program, which will commence the week of April 20, and will be completed by July 1. The... more

Make the most of fourth quarter at NSHS

Fourth quarter has this bizarre way of warping time. For underclassmen, time seems to drag on in a way that makes students look at every clock and calendar with pure disbelief. It's as if the... more

WMS students raise $1,080 for Wounded Warrior Project

WOONSOCKET - Students at Woonsocket Middle School have donated $1,080 to the Wounded Warrior Project in the name of a local veteran. The students in Anthony Ciresi's classes conducted fundraising... more

Bring the kids to the Harris Public Library for vacation week activities

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Harris Public Library announces the following April vacation week programs. * Kids can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Monday, April 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mr. Mike from... more

Money Smart programs offered in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Harris Public Library announces the following Money Smart programs. * Two Money Smart programs for parents will be presented. The first will be held on Saturday, April 18... more

Jalette's '10/10 Club' supports Senior Services

WOONSOCKET - A new 10/10 Club started by Councilor Roger Jalette is helping to support an organization facing cuts in funding while offer participants a chance to win a little extra spending cash.... more

No. Smithfield Adopt-a-Spot compiling sponsor waiting list

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Adopt-A-Spot Committee is looking for local businesses that are interested in becoming future sponsors for the Adopt-A-Spot locations throughout town, should... more

Woonsocket fire leaves 50 residents homeless

WOONSOCKET – A fire at 30 Ascension St. on Wednesday, April 8 left some 50 residents seeking shelter. The blaze at the four-story lodging house was called in around 11:30 p.m. and took around an hour... more

J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club lists events

WOONSOCKET - The J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club announces the following activities: Ocean State Urgent Care speaker, Monday, April 20, 1 p.m.; Breakfast Brunch with entertainment by Scott and Colleen... more

Chamber's next cash mob is Wednesday

CUMBERLAND - The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance will hold a cash mob on Wednesday, April 22. Participants will meet at 6 p.m. in the St... more

Blackstone library hosts teapot program

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library will host the program, Spouting Off - Teapots from Around the World, on Monday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. Master potter Rick Hamelin will host a discussion of... more

Chamber's Eggs and Issues Breakfast features House Speaker Mattiello

LINCOLN - The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes Rhode Island Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello as the guest speaker at its next Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Tuesday, April... more

Job fair for veterans at CCRI on Friday

WARWICK - Operation Stand Down R.I. is holding a job fair for veterans on Friday, April 17, at Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick. Employees from across the... more

Pascoag library holds Earth Day activities

BURRILLVILLE - The Pascoag Public Library, 57 Church St., will host Earth Day crafts and activities on Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m. Participants will use recyclable materials to make a craft and... more

Burrillville Parks & Rec hosting April vacation activities

BURRILLVILLE - The Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a variety of activities during April school vacation week. Multi-Sports at the Callahan Gym will be offered on Tuesday,... more

Volunteers needed to test water in Blackstone River watershed

The Blackstone River Coalition is in need of volunteer water-quality monitors to collect data at two sites in the watershed. In North Smithfield, a volunteer is needed for Crookfall Brook on Sayles... more

Learn about old phones at Burrillville Historical Society meeting

BURRILLVILLE - The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeton School, 16 Laurel Hill Ave., in Pascoag. The event... more

Card party at St. Theresa Church

BURRILLVILLE - St. Theresa Church, 35 Dion Drive, Harrisville, is holding a card party on Sunday, April 19, from 1 to 4 p..m Enjoy a money raffle, door prizes, penny social, free refreshments, card... more