Woonsocket, North Smithfield

North Smithfield school plan costs $1.6 million more than approved

Funding for demolition of Halliwell left out of 'Stage II' application
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The decision has led some in town to say Supt. Stephen Lindberg has overstepped his authority, label him untrustworthy and even call for his dismissal. But the engineer involved... more

Mount St. Charles names three to Excelsior Hall of Fame

WOONSOCKET - Three area men, Roger Cayer, Class of 1944, Gerald Ventre Sr., Class of 1963, and Thomas Ward, Class of 1971, will be inducted into the Mount St. Charles Excelsior Hall of Fame on May 9... more

ACLU files lawsuit against North Smithfield police over seizure of guns

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The ACLU today filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of a North Smithfield resident, seeking the return of weapons that were seized from him over six years ago by the... more

Man arrested following robbery of No. Smithfield UPS store

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A man who reportedly robbed the Slatersville UPS store at gunpoint on Saturday, April 25 was later arrested in Worcester, Mass. and will soon be extradited back to Rhode Island to... more

No. Smithfield police to use Narcan

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department will now be using Narcan kits to combat what they say are a growing number of overdose deaths. The department announced that full deployment... more

Man arrested for fraud to obtain drugs in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Massachusetts man was arrested this week after police say he fraudulently represented himself to obtain a controlled substance at two local pharmacies. Joshua Burnham, 29, of 5... more

Police track Woonsocket man via GPS in massive cocaine bust

WOONSOCKET – A Woonsocket man who is believed to have been trafficking large amounts of narcotics into the area from the south was arrested in North Attleboro this week following an investigation... more

Man dies in Woonsocket house fire

WOONSOCKET – A fire early Tuesday morning on Logee Street left one man dead and nine residents without a home. Jerry DeLuca died after the three-story home at 342 Logee St. caught fire. Rescue... more

Four vie for open Town Council seat

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A special election to fill a vacant Town Council seat has attracted four contenders, likely triggering a rare early summer primary. The four, Daniel O'Brien, Joseph O'Donnell,... more

Week that was

Man arrested following robbery of North Smithfield UPS store A man who reportedly robbed the Slatersville UPS store at gunpoint on Saturday, April 25 was later arrested in Worcester, Mass. and will... more

Mowry Road resident at center of suit against NSPD over seizure of guns

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Can a police department seize properly registered weapons and require the owner to go to court to get them back - particularly when no laws were broken prior to their seizure? The... more

Mayor announces final results of first tax amnesty program

WOONSOCKET - Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced the final results of the the city's Tax Amnesty Program, saying that 296 people took advantage of the opportunity to catch up on past due bills.... more

CCF to host 5th annual 5K and Kids Fun Run June 6

WOONSOCKET - Connecting for Children and Families will be hosting its annual 5K Race/Walk and Kids 1K Fun Run on Saturday, June 6 at Bryant University, to raise dollars for their programs and... more

No. Smithfield students garner national attention for work with Special Olympics program

NORTH SMITHFIELD - It's a friendship that's become notorious, putting two North Smithfield High School students in the national spotlight, and opening up opportunities that may otherwise never have... more

NSHS students pack in events as school year winds down

April showers bring May flowers - and AP exams, for which you study for hours. Yup, it's that time of the year again. God bless all of us, juniors and seniors taking these tests, and may we all... more

Golden Hearts Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET - The Golden Hearts Club held a meeting on April 22. Celebrating birthdays were Millie Wowk, Helen Ciffo and Celia Gregoire. The door prize winner was Rita Ballou. Raffle winners were... more

Riverzedge Arts to host design charrette Monday

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Creative Placemaking Project will hold a fast-paced, engaging hour of design thinking and collaborative brainstorming on Monday, May 4 at Beacon Charter High School for... more

North Smithfield street sweeping begins Monday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Works Highway Division will begin the street sweeping program throughout town beginning on Monday, April 27. In addition, all sidewalks will be swept as... more

Youth Field Day planned at Elks Lodge

WOONSOCKET - A Youth Field Day will be held at the Woonsocket Elks Lodge, 380 Social St., on Saturday, May 9, from noon to 3 p.m. The event is open to boys and girls in the community ages 13 and... more

Town seeks sponsors for Summer Concert Series

NORTH SMITHFIELD- The North Smithfield Summer Concert Series will kick off Sunday, July 5, and will continue every Sunday in July and the first two weeks of August from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Town... more

College news

Kathleen Labonte of North Smithfield has been named to the dean's list at New England Institute of Technology. Amelia Walcott, a 2013 graduate of Blackstone-Millville High Regional High School and... more

Birthday Club

May 1 John Enright, Happy 60th birthday from Al & Barbara Renault. John Enright, Happy 60th birthday from Mary, Molly & Don. John Enright, Happy 60th birthday from Tina, Colleen & Patrick... more

Vendor fair at Citizens Memorial May 9

WOONSOCKET - A vendor fair will be held at Citizens Memorial Elementary School, 250 Winthrop St., on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Proceeds go to Citizens' students for future field... more

Good Shepherd lists second trimester honor roll

WOONSOCKET - The following students have been named to the second trimester honor roll at Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School. High Honors with Distinction: Abigail Goncalves, Elizabeth Lambert,... more

Classmates sought

WOONSOCKET - Classmates from the class of 1962-1963 of the St. Joseph School in Woonsocket are planning a reunion on Saturday, June 6. Any interested classmates are asked to contact Marlene Mc... more