Woonsocket, North Smithfield

North Smithfield residents question lack of transparency in well pollution problem

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Alicia and Matt Chiccarelli always shower with the window open and the vent on, as they were instructed to do last year by officials from the Rhode Island Department of... more

City’s Summit program ‘not for everyone,’ but shows promising test scores

While parents question efficacy, platform lauded as success story in Woonsocket
WOONSOCKET – A personalized learning program piloted last year at Woonsocket Middle School showed immediate promise, with students who used the curriculum scoring significantly higher than their... more

DCYF: Woonsocket baby in intensive care after maltreatment

WOONSOCKET – A nine-month-old boy from Woonsocket was admitted to Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit on Sunday, Jan. 14, according to a public disclosure released Wednesday by... more

$100,000 stays in North Smithfield town coffers

Decision satisfies Attorney General, but violates charter, say opponents
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town Council took actions Monday required by the state attorney general’s office to remedy a violation of the Open Meetings Act. But in a 4-1 vote, the board also opted to keep... more

Mathews returns as city planning director

WOONSOCKET – Former city Planning Director Joel Mathews returned to the job this month to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Director N. David Bouley. Bouley ended his tenure with the city... more

Recreation study could forecast big plans for Pacheco, athletic complex

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Parks and Recreation Commission wish list includes items such as concession stands and a bathroom at the town’s athletic complex, and improvements to Pacheco Park that would use... more

Mount expanding Mass. and R.I. bus routes

WOONSOCKET – Mount Saint Charles Academy is expanding its bus network with two new routes extending south to Warwick and north through Bellingham and Franklin, Mass. The new service is the school’s... more

$10,000 from Cesario estate will benefit nurse education program

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Many knew the late Elizabeth Cesario as an entrepreneur, a preservationist, and a respected figure in local government. But Cesario, who died last March at the age of 88, was also... more

Riverzedge gets grants for renovations

WOONSOCKET – Riverzedge Arts Project is slated to start construction on their Second Avenue Studio Complex later this spring. The organization bought the property from the city for $10 last year.... more

Beacon Charter School students earn honors

WOONSOCKET – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at the Beacon Charter Schools. Beacon Charter High School for the Arts High Honor Roll Grade 12: Sabina Defruscio... more

Register for story time at the Blackstone Library

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main St., is accepting registration for its 2018 winter session of story times. • For preschoolers and kindergartners ages 3-5, two Story Time &... more

Register for story time at the North Smithfield Public Library

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Registration for the winter story time session at the North Smithfield Public Library is open. Story Time is held on Tuesdays or Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m... more

Students invited to learn coding at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., invites students in grades 3-5 to learn to code a game with Scratch Jr. on Monday, Jan. 22 and 29, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., in the... more

North Smithfield Middle School lists first quarter honor roll

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at North Smithfield Middle School. High Honors GRADE 6: Julia Alves, Jasmine Baccouche, Eden Beauregard,... more

St. Joseph Seniors will meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m., in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held on... more


NORTH SMITHFIELD – An article in the Jan. 10 edition titled, “Town has new plan for Mowry Road,” stated that a public hearing on a proposal to calm traffic on the street would be held on Feb. 19. The... more

Register for Preschool Story Time

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., will hold Preschool Story Time, for ages 2-5 with an adult, on Tuesday, Jan. 23 and 30, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Preschool story time... more

R.I. Bar Foundation seeking law school scholarship applicants

CRANSTON – The Rhode Island Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the nonprofit Rhode Island Bar Association, is seeking applications for its Thomas F. Black Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The Bar... more

Kennedy Manor Social Club lists events

WOONSOCKET – J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club will hold a valentine party on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m. Members have a choice of pot roast or meatloaf dinner. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for... more