Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Woonsocket Council creates new requirements for Homestead Exemption

WOONSOCKET – Taxpayers who hope to receive a tax break for owner-occupied properties will have to prove they are eligible for the exemption annually by submitting a form to City Hall under new laws... more

Lafleur retires early, Lombardi to be sworn in

NORTH SMITHFIELD – School Committee member Robert Lafleur has retired one month before his resignation was originally scheduled to take effect to allow his replacement, former town solicitor James... more

Drake promoted to Banneker management team

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Banneker Industries has announced that Darrell Drake was named to the position of quality manager. He previously held the title of quality assurance supervisor. Based in North... more

BVT hosting gingerbread house workshop

UPTON, Mass. – A crunchy construction project is coming to Blackstone Valley Tech, where members of the public are invited to attend the first Build Your Own Gingerbread House Workshop. Cooked up... more

No. Smithfield to hold public hearing on change to town manager

NORTH SMITHFIELD - On Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., the Town Council of North Smithfield will hold public hearing at Kendall Dean Auditorium to once again entertain the possibility of changing the form... more

Chairman resigns from Woonsocket School Committee

WOONSOCKET – The chairman of the Woonsocket School Committee resigned this week, one year before the end of his appointed term, saying only that the decision was for “personal reasons.” A... more

Woonsocket woman gets a new start, at age 84

WOONSOCKET – For 26 years, Marguerite Robin lived in a high-rise building in the heart of the city's downtown. The arrangement was pleasant enough, she said, but the sound of ambulances, firetrucks... more

Community comes together for massive Christmas toy drive

WPD, Auger family and Knights of Columbus work together on two events
WOONSOCKET – They helped to bring Christmas to more than 300 families last year, and they’re hoping to make 2015 an even bigger, better holiday for city children most in need. The Woonsocket Police... more

World AIDS Day event to be held in Woonsocket Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – The 5th annual “Night of Sonnet and Song” will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center at 84 Cumberland St. Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m., and the... more

Woonsocket school district receives grant for wellness program

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket School Department has been awarded $10,928 by New England Dairy & Food Council for “Fuel Up to Play 60 Breakfast in the Classroom” programs in three schools. The... more