Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Moreau may take over presidency of City Council

New law would allow Brien to remain on the Budget Commission
WOONSOCKET - A bill signed into law by Gov. Lincoln Chafee on June 16 will allow any member of the City Council to serve on the Budget Commission, and is a likely prelude to the reorganization of... more

Puccetti, Vowels drop out of election races in North Smithfield

All five contenders will land seats on the Town Council this fall
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Voters in North Smithfield will not have to wait until November to learn the names of their new Town Council members. Incumbent Councilors Kimberly Alves and Paul Zwolenski will be... more

Former Woonsocket man pleads guilty to child molestation and sexual assault

WOONSOCKET – A man who police say molested his young relative from the time the girl was 13 to 16 years old was sentenced to 50 years, with 15 to serve after pleading guilty to six counts of second... more

Woonsocket man uses Halloween display to air gripe with city officials

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WOONSOCKET – Frustration with a local building inspector has led one city resident to create a display airing his grievances with repurposed Halloween decorations. A massive grim reaper at 604... more

City youth look to fund skateparks in Woonsocket, and beyond

Indiegogo campaign by new company 'Frosty' raises $14K and counting
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WOONSOCKET - Noah Silveira, Aaron Perry Williams, Liam Keen and Charles Degnan want to build a better world for skateboarders, one park at a time, and their home city of Woonsocket is ground zero for... more

Pryeor fails to return nomination papers, no primary for General Assembly in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - Sen. Marc Cote will face one less political opponent than expected this fall, leaving the only two contests for General Assembly seats in Woonsocket to be decided during the general... more

Voters will act on plan for two appointed school board members

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Voters will decide if the town should make changes to the charter this November by weighing in on eight questions that have been approved for the ballot. The most major proposition... more

Negotiations ongoing for firefighters facing 56-hour work week

But Budget Commission and union 'pretty far apart'
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WOONSOCKET - There's no official impasse declared in negotiations between the city of Woonsocket and Local 732 IAFF - the union representing the city's firefighters - but at midweek attorneys... more

CJM Memorial Foundation plans Motorcycle Run

BLACKSTONE - The CJM Memorial Foundation will hold its 2nd annual Motorcycle Run on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Fifty's Lounge, 168 Mendon St., Bellingham. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and riders will... more

Fagnant announces candidacy for District 50

WOONSOCKET - Richard Fagnant has formally announced the kickoff of his campaign for R.I. House of Representative District 50. "I'm one angry and frustrated Rhode Islander," Fagnant said. "The... more

Moniz will run in District 24

WOONSOCKET - Michael Moniz, candidate for state senator representing District 24, announced his campaign this week, stating that if elected, he will submit a bill to raise the legal age for smoking... more


NORTH SMITHFIELD - The July 9 article "North Smithfield taxes up $40 per household" stated that the residential tax rate in North Smithfield during 2014 was $15.25. The rate for the 2014 fiscal year... more

Join the Chamber's 'Cash Mob' on July 28

LINCOLN - The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and Blackstone Valley Independent Business Alliance are holding a Cash Mob event on Monday, July 28. Those who wish to participate are asked to... more

Winners announced in Blackstone poetry contest

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library announces the winners of its Second Annual Poetry Contest. The youngest winner of the day was Monica Budzyna for her poem, "No Knocking's Trip to Six Flags... more

North Smithfield High School lists third quarter honor roll

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll at North Smithfield High School. GRADE 12 High Honors: Angela Barber, Benjamin Degrange, Dillon Fontaine,... more

Smithfield Friends hosting sing-along

WOONSOCKET - The Smithfield Friends Quaker Meetinghouse, 108 Smithfield Road, will host a sing-along with the Foster Fling on Sunday, July 20, from 2 to 3 p.m. The event is free. Call 401-762-5726 or... more

Quaker Meetinghouse will host open house Sunday

UXBRIDGE, Mass. - The Quaker Meetinghouse Association Inc. will host an open house at the historic 1770 Quaker Meetinghouse, corner of Quaker Highway and Aldrich Street, on Sunday, July 20, from 2 to... more

Meadows Housing announces events

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Meadows Senior Housing Association announces the following events. A lunch/bingo will be held on Monday, July 28, for reservations call Connie at 401-597-0417. The monthly... more

Bike ride will benefit Carl's Scholarship Fund

WOONSOCKET - The 2nd annual Carl's Pool Ride will be held on Saturday, July 26. The bicycle ride begins at 10 a.m. at the Bocce Club on St. Louis Avenue. Cyclists and non-cyclists alike are... more

Dept. of Health to hold disabilities forum

PROVIDENCE - Seven Hills Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health will host an open forum on Monday, July 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library's Community Room... more

Branded to play on the Common Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Summer Concert series continues this Sunday at the Slatersville Common. On Sunday, July 20, the band Branded will entertain concert-goers from 6 to 7:30 p.m.... more

Families invited to magic show

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will host an evening of magic with The Great Baldini on Monday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. The show is open to all ages and no registration is... more

Cory's Crusaders to hold golf tournament

BLACKSTONE - The Pines Restaurant and Pub will be hosting a golf tournament to benefit Cory's Crusaders on Aug. 18. Foursomes or individual golfers are invited and sponsorships include Platinum,... more

Water ban in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE - Town officials have placed a mandatory ban on water usage during set days between now and Sept. 30. Residents with even numbered homes may water their lawns on even days, and odd... more

NSHS Class of 2009 records will be destroyed

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield High School's Guidance Department is now in the process of clearing students' cumulative record files for the Class of 2009. Anyone who graduated in 2009 and would... more

Smithfield High Class of 1974 planning reunion

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield High School Class of 1974 is planning a 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Chester's in Glocester. For details, email Jim Parente at jimparentegolf@... more