Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Trio to run for town administrator

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A professional engineer and small business owner with experience serving on multiple town and statewide boards declared his intent this week to run for town administrator in North... more

City increases effort to remove blight and repair roads

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WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt’s efforts to reduce blight and repair roadways throughout the city has been ramped up this year thanks, in part, to continued funding for both accounts approved... more

Woonsocket sisters charged with Medicaid fraud

WOONSOCKET — Two sisters from Woonsocket were arrested on multiple counts of Medicaid fraud this week as part of a national investigation by the United States Department of Justice, the Federal... more

Woonsocket police arrest Fall River man for bank robbery

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WOONSOCKET – A 24-year-old man from Fall River has been arrested in connection to a robbery of a Social Street bank on Saturday, June 18. Jeremy Lopes of Fall River Mass. was apprehended in Fitchburg... more

Woonsocket man arrested for selling stolen cars in Cranston

CRANSTON – A Woonsocket man was arrested this week by Cranston Police for allegedly running a chop shop and illegal car dealership in a small garage on Field Street. Elie Antoun, 39, is accused of... more

N.S. 2016 election may see return 
of familiar faces

Editor's note: The below article is an update on the version of this story sent to print at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29. It contains the latest election updates and a final list of candidates.... more

Challengers take on Woonsocket mayor

Editor's note: The below article is an update from what is in this week's paper. It contains the latest election updates and a final list of candidates. WOONSOCKET – Several candidates have come... more

Pascoag's Tebow gets life plus 20 years for child molestation

BURRILLVILLE – James Tebow, age 70, of Pascoag, was sentenced Thursday to a life sentence plus 20 years for multiple counts of child molestation. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim,... more

Former Woonsocket priest banned from service over alleged sexual misconduct

WOONSOCKET – A priest who served in the Diocese of Providence for nearly 50 years, including a stint in Woonsocket, was removed from service this week under allegations of sexual misconduct with a... more

Baldelli-Hunt to seek re-election as mayor of Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa-Baldelli-Hunt has announced that she will seek re-election as mayor of the city of Woonsocket. Baldelli-Hunt was first elected Mayor in November of 2013 to a three-year term.... more

North Smithfield Council approves budget of $42.5 million

Residential and commercial taxes to decrease
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Town Council has given their final stamp of approval to a $42,513,194 spending plan that will see tax decreases across the board. The final figure is just a... more

Michael Morin announces re-election bid to R.I. House

WOONSOCKET – Rep. Michael A. Morin has announced he is seeking re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives. He won a special election in 2014 when the District 49 seat was vacated by... more

A taste of summer: Brothers open new ice cream shop at Homestead Gardens

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Two brothers from North Smithfield who operate a snow plowing business through the winter have a pretty sweet idea for how to get through the hot summer months. Matthew and Justin... more

Lima promoted to Dean Bank’s Bellingham branch manager

BELLINGHAM – Kevin R. Goffe, president and CEO of Dean Bank, has announced that Meghan Lima of Millville, Mass. has been promoted to branch manager of the bank’s 411 Pulaski Blvd., Bellingham, Mass... more

Keven McKenna running for state Senate

LINCOLN – Keven A. McKenna announced his candidacy for state Senate District 17, which covers Lincoln and parts of North Providence and North Smithfield. The 71-year-old Lincoln resident of 10 years... more

Sign up for children’s programs at the Woonsocket library

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library is offering the following children’s programs: • Preschool Storytime is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., and Evening Story Time is... more

Wojtanowski earns Eagle rank

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Another member of Troop 1139 Slatersville became an Eagle Scout this month, with friends and family holding court at Heritage Hall on June 12. Jake Wojtanowski became a scout in... more

Town reminds residents of ban on open burning

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Department would like to remind all residents that due to the drought conditions and heat, no open burning is permitted at all, anywhere in... more

Birthday Club

July 16 Adam J., Happy 9th Birthday to my funniest grandson who shines more than the rainbows! Love and kisses, Grandma Anna Aleksiewicz, sending lots of love to my special birthday girl! Love,... more

North Smithfield Historic District Commission awarded $6,500 grant

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission has awarded the North Smithfield Historic District Commission a grant in the amount of $6,500. This grant will fund... more

Golden Hearts Senior Club will host pasta dinner

WOONSOCKET – Golden Hearts Senior Club will hold a pasta and meatball dinner on Wednesday, July 6, at Precious Blood Church. Tickets are $10. For more information, call Rita Ballou at 401-441-1945.... more

R.I. Foundation awards grants to fund services for North Smithfield residents

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Foundation has announced a new round of grants to support a variety of services for North Smithfield residents, including expanded access to dental and medical... more

Pack 7 will host free family kickball

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Cub Scout Pack 7 Slatersville will be hosting a free family kickball event on Saturday, July 9, at Pacheco Park, 11 Main St. Boys entering kindergarten through 5th grade are... more

Blackstone library offers computer classes

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library will offer an Intro to Microsoft Word class on Monday, July 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Friday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to noon. An Intro to Facebook... more