Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Author Van Allsburg coming to Woonsocket for Polar Express

WOONSOCKET - An event on Saturday, Dec. 6, will showcase the top-notch holiday entertainment operated at One Depot Square to guests from across the country, when The Polar Express author Chris Van... more

No report on abatements at North Smithfield council's last meeting

Nicholson says 'political influence' created more delay
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A written report on the cause of $780,000 in tax abatements issued in 2013 is now three months overdue and members of the firm contracted by the town to perform the work are... more

Woonsocket man sentenced to 60 years for child molestation and sexual assault

WOONSOCKET – A city man accused of molesting a young girl repeatedly for more than six years pleaded no contest in Superior Court on Nov. 20 and was sentenced to 60 years. Daniel Lane, 47, was... more

Woonsocket mayor responds to new allegations of nepotism

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WOONSOCKET – It's been less than a month since Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt had a complaint filed against her with the state Ethics Commission for hiring her son for a summer jobs program, and the mayor... more

Woonsocket man arrested a third time for possession of child pornography

WOONSOCKET – A city man twice arrested for possession of child pornography and with a long criminal record was again picked up last week for the same charge by members of the Rhode Island Internet... more

Woonsocket crack dealer given nine years

WOONSOCKET – A Woonsocket man who East Providence Police said sold $2,500 in firearms and crack cocaine has been sentenced to 110 months in federal prison. Aaron Kwandranc, 29, of Woonsocket, was... more

Man killed in Woonsocket accident identified

WOONSOCKET – A 70-year-old man was struck and killed in front of Landmark Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 18. John Brann of Orchard Street had reportedly just left the hospital around 6:40 p.m., and... more

No. Smithfield to hold final Solarize workshop Monday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Residents interested in learning more about "Solarize North Smithfield," a project aimed at driving down the cost of installation of small-scale solar systems in town through group... more

Two men arrested following break-in, assault at Woonsocket plant

WOONSOCKET – Two men were arrested following a break in and attack on an employee at the Synagro Water Plant on Cumberland Hill Road on Tuesday, Nov. 17, with one leading police on a chase behind... more

City Council orders mayor to remove her name from charter school application

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Officials at the Rhode Island Department of Education may have been convinced, but the communities affected by the proposed RISE Mayoral Academy are far from sold on the charter school proponents'... more

No. Smithfield delegation will support hybrid school board

Newberry: Voter-approved ballot question 'not even remotely' illegal
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NORTH SMITHFIELD School Committee members have asked their attorney to review the legality of the ballot question that will add two new appointed members to their ranks, but members of the state... more

Polar Express helps the hungry

WOONSOCKET - Donations of non-perishable food will be collected during the annual Polar Express train ride, Nov. 22- Dec. 21. Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley Tourism Council will help feed hungry... more

Residents invited to participate in Polar Express house decorating contest

As part of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's 15th anniversary of hosting the popular Polar Express train ride this holiday season, the tourist agency is encouraging area residents who live... more

Mount gears up for the holiday season, plans to give back

As Thanksgiving draws closer, many Mount students are shifting their concerns from their academic troubles to turkey dinners and the always welcome five-day recess that never seems to come soon... more

Fitness Dance to benefit the Milk Fund to be held Nov. 30

WOONSOCKET - Stage Right Studio for Arts and Wellness will sponsor its 5th annual Milk Fund Fitness Dance on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m., at City Side at River Falls in Woonsocket.... more

NRICA seeks queen for 2015 Mardi Gras

WOONSOCKET - The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts is in search of their new queen who will reign over the Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 7, 2015. Woonsocket's Mardi Gras celebration is in the... more

Frehill K of C will meet Monday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The next meeting of Frehill Council of the Knights of Columbus will be held Monday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St. The council will host its 2nd... more

St. Joseph Veterans offer bus trip

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Veterans Association will host a bus trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on Sunday, Nov. 30. The bus will leave St. Joseph Veterans Association, 99 Louise St., at 7:30 a.m. and return... more

No. Smithfield to hold inauguration Dec. 1

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The 2014 inauguration of newly elected town officials will be held on Monday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m, at the North Smithfield Middle School Cafeteria, 1850 Providence Pike. Residents are... more

Winter Farmers Market open in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Winter Farmers Market is now open for the season. The indoor market will be held every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. until the end of June in the lobby of Thundermist Health... more

Santa visiting North Smithfield library today

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Santa will be visiting North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., today, Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families are invited to bring a camera for a free photo... more

Newberry unanimously re-elected House Minority Leader

NORTH SMITHFIELD - House Republicans unanimously re-elected Rep. Brian C. Newberry as House Minority Leader at a Republican caucus held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the State House. Newberry, a Republican... more

No. Smithfield School Department warns of scam

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield School Department is warning residents of a scam whereby individuals or businesses seek local business sponsorship on behalf of North Smithfield High School or... more

Banneker Industries promotes Jabbie to executive leadership

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Banneker Industries announced that Junior Jabbie has been named executive manager of business development and customer relationships. He previously held the title of sales and... more

'Raising Matty Christian' screening

NORTH SMITHFIELD - "Raising Matty Christian," a feature-length documentary about a Canton, Mass. man born without full limbs and a tongue, will be shown on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Shawna Shea... more

Children's Thanksgiving craft in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main St., will offer a Thanksgiving craft for children on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open to ages 4 and older. No registration is... more

LHS Class of 1994 plans reunion

LINCOLN - Lincoln High School Class of 1994 will hold its 20-year reunion on Friday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., at Wicked Good Bar & Grill at Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Road. The cost is $30 per... more