Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Town Councilor Alter dies at 77

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The vice president of the North Smithfield Town Council died this week, losing a battle against bladder cancer after serving on the board for just a few short months. Ernest Alter... more

Founder's Academy opens in fall at Beacon

New middle school will teach future arts students core skills
WOONSOCKET - A new middle school in Woonsocket will open this fall with the goal of teaching the foundational skills to students planning to attend Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. The new "... more

Hamilton under fire after chastising Parks & Rec volunteer

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton faced heavy criticism this week over a decision to ask a member of a volunteer committee to resign over something he posted on social media.... more

Town council hires former solicitor to finish abatement investigation

Nicholson says late report complete, soon to be delivered
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The attorney hired to investigate the town's Tax Assessment Department says that his written report on the issue, now six months overdue, is complete and will be soon be presented... more

McGee given town's first 'Green Citizen' Award

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Long before the town established a Clean & Green Day, Barbara McGee was walking along town roadways, bag in hand, picking up litter. "She single-handedly cleaned up the town... more

Budget Commission gives authority back to Woonsocket officials

WOONSOCKET - The state-appointed board tasked with stabilizing city finances has handed control for most major decisions back to city officials and will soon begin its exit, according to a letter... more

Breeze State Spelling Bee Saturday at Lincoln Middle School

Wickford's Landry will try for third consecutive win
LINCOLN - Can he do it? Can young Stephen Landry, now a 7th-grader from Wickford Middle School in North Kingstown, win the Rhode Island Spelling Bee for the third year in a row? Amazingly, he's won... more

Students offered free PSAT exams

WOONSOCKET - Any student in the Woonsocket School system in grades 10 and 11 who wishes to take the PSAT test will be able to do so at no cost to the student or their families. The program will take... more

Woman of Achievement nominations sought

WOONSOCKET - Nominations for the Woman of Achievement Award are now being accepted. The nomination form is available until 1 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCK3P93 . All... more

Buy Local Expo & Home Show is this Saturday

WOONSOCKET - More than 40 local vendors will be on hand this Saturday, March 7 for the 3rd annual Buy Local Expo & Home Show at St. Ann's Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. The doors open at 9 a.... more

CORRECTION: Nadeau is member of Town Council

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A letter to the editor in the Feb. 26 edition titled "Nadeau replies to Halloran on charter school questions" misidentified Town Councilor Roseanne Nadeau as a member of the North... more

Cindy Johnston named Woonsocket controller/deputy finance director

WOONSOCKET - Longtime city employee Cindy Johnston has been named deputy finance director/controller for the city of Woonsocket, filling a position that has been vacant since former controller... more

NitroBall, music, SATs and college acceptances at NSHS

Last week was the first five-day school week NSHS students had seen in what felt like ages. Everyone was awaiting a pop-up blizzard and a spontaneous snow day, but wintry weather decided to take the... more

Potter wins award in art competition

WOONSOCKET - Judith Potter, owner of Potter Photography in Woonsocket, has received the People's Choice Award for "I'll Keep You Warm" in The Power Of Love art competition. The competition was held... more

Pair from MSC earn diocesan awards

WOONSOCKET - Two members of the Mount St. Charles Academy community will receive national awards from the Diocese of Providence's Office of Catholic Youth Ministry. Marc Blanchette '76, of North... more

Calvary Worship Center seeks vendors for craft fairs

WOONSOCKET - Vendors are being sought for Calvary Worship Center's 2nd annual Spring Fling Craft Fair to be held Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 120 Prospect St. There will be 45... more

Celebrate Ireland at the Harris Library

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Harris Public Library will present the program, Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song, on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. The program features Phil Edmonds, Mary... more

St. Patrick's Day party at St. Joe's Vets

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Veteran's Association, 99 Louise St., will host a St. Patrick's Day party on Saturday, March 14. Food will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. The menu will feature a corned beef meal... more

CCA to hold Utility Clinic March 17

WOONSOCKET - The Community Care Alliance Family Support Center, National Grid and¬?the George Wiley Center are co-hosting a utility clinic on Tuesday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Family... more

Porketta fundraiser planned for March 23

WOONSOCKET - The Veterans Committee of the Elks Lodge 850 will host a porketta fundraiser on Monday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the Elks hall, 380 Social St. Tickets are $20 and include the porketta... more

Iron Stone Street to become one way

NORTH SMITHFIELD - In conjunction with a survey conducted by the North Smithfield Police Department and Town Council approval, an ordinance to make Iron Stone Street a one way is almost complete. Two... more

Pysanky egg craft offered in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will offer a pysanky egg craft for adults on Thursday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Chris Charest will lead the Ukrainian Easter egg decorating... more

Birthday Club

March 10 Bennett, Happy 3rd Birthday! Love you to the moon and back, Mom and Dad. Bennett, hey bro, have the best birthday ever! From Jefferson and Robert Bennett, Happy 3rd Birthday cousin. Love you... more

Register for Spring Story Time at the North Smithfield library

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield Public Library is now accepting registration for its Spring Story Time session. Rug Bug Story Time is held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 1/2-3 and... more

CCRI names fall semester dean's list

WARWICK - The following local students have been named to the fall semester dean's list at Community College of Rhode Island. From Blackstone: Alicia Cournoyer, Chelsea Lafleur. From North Smithfield... more

Blackstone library lists programs for adults and teens

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library announces the following programs. * Four Hundred Years of Love Songs Concert: Saturday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. This concert will span 400 years of love songs... more

Mended Hearts group meets March 11

WOONSOCKET - Mended Hearts, a support group for heart patients and their caretakers, will meet Wednesday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m., in Christiansen Conference Center at Landmark Medical Center, 115... more