Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Stone Arch Bridge will close May 1

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – For 34 years, North Smithfield residents have heard talk of plans to repair the Stone Arch Bridge in Slatersville, and the wait is finally over. The Rhode Island Department of... more

Business owners challenge city’s new tobacco law

Change banning flavored tobacco delayed until July 1
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WOONSOCKET – When the City Council created a new licensing process for tobacco sellers and banned the sale of flavored products last November, the law passed unanimously with no negative feedback –... more

Four families displaced by Woonsocket fire

WOONSOCKET – A fire on East School Street early Wednesday morning left four families without a home. The blaze, which was called into the Woonsocket Fire Department around 12:15 a.m., is believed to... more

Man wanted by Woonsocket police for bank robbery

WOONSOCKET – Russell Crowe, a 22-year-old man with Woonsocket ties, is wanted by the Woonsocket Police Department for second-degree robbery. Police say they have a warrant for Crowe based on his... more

Woonsocket police nab fugitive with stolen gun

WOONSOCKET – Police on Friday arrested 22-year-old city resident David Hernandez and charged him with larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and as a fugitive from justice. Det. Sgt.... more

North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency offers CERT course

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Emergency Management Agency has been awarded a grant to provide Community Emergency Response Training to assist area communities in times of disaster. CERT is... more

Bellingham High School will hold multi-class reunion

BELLINGHAM, Mass. – Bellingham High School classes, from 1939 through 1964, will will hold a reunion Sept. 24, at the St. Ann’s Arts and Cultural Center on Cumberland Street in Woonsocket. Also... more

Investor targets River Street for shooting range

WOONSOCKET – With a background in both the military and engineering, nearly 20 years in the firearms business, and a 26,000-square-foot former mill complex in his hands, Martin Dean Chapman is... more

Woonsocket Dog Park Committee meets to discuss potential sites

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WOONSOCKET – Plans to create a dog park within city borders are finally moving forward, with a five-person volunteer committee chosen by Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt meeting for the first time this week... more

Lifelong city resident, supporter of local government, turns 102

WOONSOCKET – While other families might sit down together to watch sporting events or an awards show, 102-year-old Gertrude (Renaud) Garand and her clan get together for City Council meetings.... more

Woonsocket Council defunds PR position

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WOONSOCKET – His job title is “business outreach and public relations coordinator,” and for the past year, he’s been the go-to guy for information on city events and happenings. But in five weeks,... more

Ollie’s opening set for April 5

WOONSOCKET – They describe their own stores as “semi-lovely,” pointing to the hodgepodge of overstocked, salvaged and bargain merchandise that will fill their new location at 2000 Diamond Hill Road... more

City’s first vet clinic to open April 1

WOONSOCKET – An experienced husband and wife team has plans to bring affordable veterinary services to a new business on Social Street, and they’ll open their doors to the city’s long under-served... more

CCA hosts Community Champions event

WOONSOCKET – Community Care Alliance is hosting its 15th Community Champions Music Series at River Falls, 74 South Main St., on Thursday, March 30. The buffet begins at 6 p.m. with awards to follow... more

National Grid Customer Assistance Expo is Friday

WOONSOCKET – National Grid will hold a Customer Assistance Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St. Meet with assistance program experts and... more

Woonsocket Police Department earns RIPAC accreditation

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department was formally recognized as an accredited member of the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission during a ceremony at police headquarters this week.... more

Spring classes offered at YWCA Rhode Island

WOONSOCKET – YWCA Rhode Island is now enrolling for the spring session. Classes for youth and adults begin on Monday, March 27. To learn more or to schedule a tour, call 401-769-7450 or visit 514... more

Chamber’s statewide Business After Hours is Tuesday

CRANSTON – Chambers of Commerce from around Rhode Island are getting together for an evening of networking on Tuesday, March 28. The Statewide Business After Hours will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at... more

Business Before Hours at Brookdale March 30

SMITHFIELD – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Before Hours event at Brookdale Senior Living, 171 Pleasant View Ave., on Thursday, March 30, from 8 to 9:15 a.m.... more

St. James Episcopal plans dinner concert

WOONSOCKET - St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., will hold a dinner and concert fundraiser with The Three Amigos on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. A roast chicken dinner will be served. The... more

Trinity Health announces Fallen Comrades Ceremony and trauma support group

WOONSOCKET – Trinity Health and Rehabilitation, 4 St. Joseph St., will hold a Fallen Comrades Ceremony on Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m. The ceremony is open to veterans and their families, healthcare... more

Providence Gridiron Club’s Awards Night is April 5

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The Providence Gridiron Club will hold its annual Awards Night on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. at the Quonset ‘O’ Club on 200 Lt. James Brown Road. The event will honor the... more