Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Plans submitted for 465-foot-tall wind turbine in No. Smithfield

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – It’s a project that’s been discussed for years – creation of a wind turbine on land near Dowling Village along Eddie Dowling Highway. This week, the idea edged much closer to... more

Former president’s visit not enough to secure state primary win

Bill Clinton makes surprise stop 
at Woonsocket Senior Center
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WOONSOCKET – His arrival was met with enthusiasm, as glowing faces expressed gratitude for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of meeting a former head of state. But former President Bill Clinton’s... more

Woonsocket Middle School teacher arrested for domestic assault, breaking and entering

WOONSOCKET – A man who teaches social studies at Woonsocket Middle School was arrested at the school on Wednesday, April 27 on domestic violence charges. Corey Lamoureux, 47, of Woonsocket faces... more

ACLU sues Woonsocket Police for unlawful arrest of deaf person

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WOONSOCKET – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the R.I. Disability Law Center have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a profoundly deaf person who was arrested and... more

Anchor Subaru’s new building finally rising

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – With the foundation in place, work began on the interior walls of the new Anchor Subaru dealership at 949 Eddie Dowling Highway two weeks ago. And thanks to modern construction... more

Calling all backyard ‘kings’ of BBQ

Show off your skills and win prizes at the arts and music festival this June
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WOONSOCKET – It is likely the oldest cooking method in the world, and it’s been mastered and remastered by generations of outdoor chefs. Many a hungry fan will insist that barbecue, done right, can... more

NSPD to participate in drug take back day April 30

NORTH SMITHFIELD – On Saturday April 30, the North Smithfield Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The NSPD will be a collection site for North... more

Market Square building gets a makeover

New Residence at Market Square will provide housing, space for entrepreneurs
WOONSOCKET – A downtown building that sat dormant for more than a decade was declared officially revived this week as NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley celebrated the grand opening of 40 South... more

Town to hold Memorial Day parade May 30

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Memorial Day parade, co-sponsored by the Leclaie-Kozlick VFW in Forestdale and the town of North Smithfield, will be held on Monday, May 30. The parade will... more

Woonsocket’s ‘Faces’ artwork draws reactions

Completed art project enhances city streets
WOONSOCKET – Ellie Brown had hoped to show off the city’s diversity and help to build community through “Faces of Woonsocket,” an independent art project started earlier this year. Judging by... more

Whitehouse Staff to host community office hours in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The staff of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will hold community office hours at the North Smithfield Public Library on Wednesday, May 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. to help local residents... more

Father of woman injured on Route 146 urges others to take precautions

WOONSOCKET – Paul McGann, whose daughter Faith McGann was severely injured when an SUV plowed into her car in the breakdown lane of Route 146 on April 13, is urging others to know what they should do... more

Free shredding event in North Smithfield May 5

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Kilmartin announces a free shred-athon will be held Thursday, May 5, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Walgreens, 1 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield. The Office of Attorney... more

Community event celebrates city youth

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Elks #850, 380 Social St., will celebrate youth in the community with an event on Saturday, May 7, from noon to 3 p.m. The event is open to boys and girls, ages 13 and... more

N.S. to hold 6th annual town-wide yard sale

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The sixth annual North Smithfield town-wide yard sale will be held Saturday, June 4 with a rain date of Sunday, June 5. Residents are encouraged to participate and sell household... more

Birthday Club

May 2 Ryan Joseph Andreoni, Happy 14th Birthday, Ryan! Love you lots, Grammie Ryan J. Andreoni, Happy 14th Birthday! Love you to bits and bits, Grandma and Papa XO May 6 Judy Bazzle, Happy 50th... more

Mount St. Charles entrance exam is May 7

WOONSOCKET – Mount Saint Charles Academy will hold its May entrance exam on Saturday, May 7, at 8:15 a.m. Prospective Mount students entering grades 6 through 9 are invited to take the test, as well... more

Town seeks summer concert sponsors

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Summer Concerts on the Common will be held on Sundays from July 10 to Aug. 21. The town is still looking for businesses or individuals who would like to... more

Lifeguard certification classes offered at YMCA

WOONSOCKET – The Greater Woonsocket YMCA, part of the YMCA of Pawtucket family of branches, is offering lifeguard certification classes beginning Tuesday, May 10. Instruction will be held at the... more

D.A.R.E. car wash will be held again this Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Due to rainy weather last Saturday morning, another car wash to benefit the North Smithfield D.A.R.E program will be held this Sunday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the side of... more

Mattress recycling gets easier in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Residents needing to get rid of an old mattress or box spring now have a variety of options, one even paying a resident for the old piece. Starting May 1, the disposal and... more

21st Century Oncology adds new cancer treatment

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Radiation Therapy, a 21st Century Oncology affiliate, announces the addition of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) as part of its arsenal of cancer treatment options.... more

St. James Episcopal Church hosts annual breakfast May 7

WOONSOCKET – St. James Episcopal Church Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., will hold its 95th annual May Breakfast on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the parish auditorium. The cost is $8 for adults... more

High school students invited to Military Academy Day Saturday

WARWICK – This Saturday, April 30, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse will host a U.S. Military Service Academy Day for high school students from around the state. The event will run from 9... more