Woonsocket, North Smithfield

North Smithfield schools look to launch 'Northmen Nightlife'

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - If you could master skills like pottery and cake decorating, or enjoy activities like yoga, line dancing and movie nights with other town residents after hours in North Smithfield... more

Council passes bike path easement, but tension between neighbors over wastewater escalates

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WOONSOCKET/NORTH SMITHFIELD - A decision by the North Smithfield Town Council to hold up the Blackstone Valley Bikeway over an unrelated dispute with neighboring Woonsocket was reversed in a 3-1 vote... more

Jalette, Pugliese named NSMS 'scholar leaders'

NORTH SMITHFIELD - They were chosen for their academic success, and recognized this month by a group of state and national leaders for their impressive work inside the classroom. Eric Pugliese and... more

Preparing to say goodbye to NSHS

Summer vacation is so close, the students of NSHS can practically taste the Del's Lemonade and Iggy's chowder. The halls of school are filled with shorts and flip flops, and every car that pulls out... more

Driver hurt in motorcycle crash in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A collision between a car and a motorcycle on Route 146 on Thursday, May 28 left a Burrillville man seriously injured. Michael Lacroix of Burrillville was driving the motorcycle... more

Woonsocket deadly stabbing suspect arraigned

WOONSOCKET – The man arrested in connection with the death of a 28-year-old woman who was stabbed on Tuesday, May 26 was arraigned in District Court on Thursday. Alvin Huggins, 31, has been charged... more

Man arrested for deadly stabbing in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Police have arrested the man wanted in connection with the death of a 28-year-old woman who was stabbed on Tuesday, May 26 in an apartment on Willow Street. Alvin Huggins, 31, was... more

'Phone spoofing' creates nightmare for Woonsocket company

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WOONSOCKET - You're outside in your garden when you hear the phone ring. By the time you get inside to pick it up, the caller has hung up, so you check the caller ID. The call was from "Competitive... more

Caterpillar population at its peak in the Blackstone Valley

An "astonishing" number of caterpillars have been devouring trees and plants across the state over the past month and are now reaching the end of their feeding cycle. The pests are now at their... more

History meets modern dining at new Champs

WOONSOCKET - It's a bright and promising new life, not only for the historied structure, but also for the restaurant owners who have stepped forward to operate it. Champ's Diner, the legendary dining... more

Birthday Club

June 3 Marcia Green, Happy Birthday from your friends at The Valley Breeze! Happy Birthday Angelica Padula! Love, Mom June 5 Happy 40th Birthday, Glen! Love, Ma and Roger Happy 40th Birthday, Dad!... more

Martin earns Juris Doctor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Eden Marie Martin, daughter of Vincent Ward and Nancy Pachomski-Ward of Woonsocket, received her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law. During her studies,... more

No. Smithfield police seek suspects who passed phony bills at CVS

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department and the United States Secret Service are seeking the public's help in identifying and catching four people who allegedly passed counterfeit... more

Emblem Club will meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Emblem Club #27 will meet Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in the Elks Lodge on Social Street. New officers installed in April are: Roberta Baillargeon, president; Elaine Mattson... more

Maine police arrest man wanted for kidnapping, assault in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A man who met his victim online before allegedly committing crimes including sexual assault and kidnapping at Travelers Motor Lodge in North Smithfield was arrested in Maine this... more

Poetry winners to be honored at the library

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Harris Public Library announces the winners of the 2015 Poetry Contest. The library received many great entries, but the following were chosen by the judges to be the best... more

Nasuti Golf Tournament to be held Saturday

WOONSOCKET - The 2nd annual George Nasuti Golf Tournament will be held this Saturday, May 30, at New England Country Club. Sponsors and golfers at last year's tournament raised enough money to... more

'Rejoice' concert Sunday at St. Ann

WOONSOCKET - St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center presents "Rejoice," a Christian music concert, on Sunday, May 31, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert will feature husband and wife duo Ryan... more

Woonsocket police seek help catching man from reported sexual assault

WOONSOCKET – A woman who met a man on a social media dating site has told police he sexually assaulted her at gunpoint. Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect, who is... more