Woonsocket, North Smithfield

North Smithfield's plan for bond reimbursement violates RIDE regulations

School Committee still unsure on support
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A decision by the Town Council to delay submitting a secondary application to the Rhode Island Department of Education for approval of school building construction was in violation... more

Outcry grows louder over delays on water treatment plant

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WOONSOCKET - Residents, town councilors and former members of city government are speaking out against what they say are unneeded delays in construction of a new water treatment plant, and this week... more

26-year-old Woonsocket man found guilty in bridge shooting

WOONSOCKET – A jury found a city man guilty of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for shooting a semi-automatic weapon on the Fairmount Bridge during March of last year. Christian “Chay”... more

No. Smithfield man sentenced for tax evasion

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The owner of a North Smithfield construction company has been sentenced to three years of probation to include 20 weekends of incarceration for concealing the sale of a company... more

No. Smithfield woman arrested for arson

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 46-year-old North Smithfield woman was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 18 for fourth and fifth degree domestic arson. Stephanie Laliberte of 317 Greenville Road was reportedly taken... more

Officials order Blackstone house destroyed

BLACKSTONE, Mass. - Officials decided Tuesday evening that there's no choice but to destroy a home where three dead infants and deplorable living conditions were discovered earlier this month.... more

No. Smithfield Pumpkin Festival announces button winners

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Pumpkin Festival Committee has announced the raffle winners from the event's button raffle held on Saturday, Sept. 20. Awards will be dropped off at Town Hall... more

Update: Man in serious condition following Woonsocket hit and run

WOONSOCKET – Witnesses say a driver in Woonsocket intentionally struck a pedestrian around 1 p.m. on Friday before leading police in a chase that ended near the Consumer's Gas Station on Hamlet... more

Brien: Mayor skirted City Council input before taxing civic groups

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WOONSOCKET - Taking issue with the method by which Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt negotiated a tax agreement with the city's social clubs, City Council President and Budget Commission member Albert Brien... more

Dine beneath the frescos at St. Ann fundraiser this Sunday

WOONSOCKET - Enjoy an elegant breakfast beneath colorful frescos paintings portraying the likes of Adam and Eve, Saint Cecilia, and Michael the Archangel this Sunday at the annual "Breakfast with the... more

No. Smithfield girl raises $1,500 for Boston Children's Hospital

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Starting with just a lemonade stand, 8-year-old Bryson Murray has raised $1,584 to donate to Boston Children's Hospital, and she's not done collecting just yet. Murray started the... more

A year to give back: Woonsocket teacher launches the '40 Project'

WOONSOCKET - On Sept. 1, 2014, longtime Beacon Charter High School for the Arts teacher Jason LeClair embarked on an ambitious personal mission. LeClair turned 40 that day, and marked the occasion by... more

Roast the Chiefs at Autumnfest benefit Oct. 9

WOONSOCKET - Members of the Autumnfest Steering Committee are lucky: These guys know how to take a joke. Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Carey and Fire Chief Paul Shatraw will be the targets of more... more

Historical Society releases McCarthy's T-shirts

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Historical Society has announced the introduction of a new T-shirt featuring the locally-famous McCarthy's clock. McCarthy's Department Store was a well known city... more

U.S. House committee moves forward on national park for Blackstone Valley

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Plans to establish a new national park in the Blackstone River Valley took a step forward this week when the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced the Blackstone River... more

Heritage Corridor forms non-profit, hires executive director

WOONSOCKET - The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor has formed a new, nonprofit organization and hired its first executive director, Charlene Perkins Cutler. Donna M.... more

New city initiative looks at needs, potential in Highland Park

WOONSOCKET - Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced a new economic development initiative in conjunction with the Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island. The joint venture between the city... more

Highway Department to begin repaving streets tomorrow

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Highway Department will begin milling several city streets on Friday, Sept. 26. Roads up for improvements include the River Street bridge, portions of South Main Street... more

Grand marshal reception is Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the 2014 Autumnfest Steering Committee and the Woonsocket Rotary Club invite the community to the Autumnfest Grand Marshal Reception honoring the... more

New year filled with new sense of community at Mount

Matthew Donato is this year's high school correspondent from Mount Saint Charles Academy. He is currently a senior, following two older brothers who also attended Mount. He is involved in cross... more

Buy Local 'Meet and Greet' Tuesday at Woonsocket Industrial Complex

WOONSOCKET - If you're a local business person, you're invited to a Buy Local "Meet & Greet" next Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, with networking beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6. On the menu... more

Adopt-A-Family taking applications

WOONSOCKET - Community Care Alliance has begun holding application sessions for the Adopt-A-Family program in Woonsocket three days a week. The sessions are held at Community Care Alliance, 65 Main... more

Prescription drug take-back day Saturday in No. Smithfield and Woonsocket

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Drug Enforcement Administration, the North Smithfield Police Department, and the North Smithfield Prevention Coalition will hold a prescription drug "Take Back" initiative that... more

Woonsocket yard waste collection resumes Sept. 29

WOONSOCKET - Residents are reminded that curbside pick-up of yard waste including grass clippings, small branches and weeds for 1-3 unit properties will resume on Monday, Sept. 29, and continue... more

Free well water program in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The University of Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Health will offer a free well water program on Monday, Sept. 29, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. "Workshop participants will learn... more

The horror of Haunted Hill starts Oct. 3

But there's a family-friendly day on Oct. 26 CUMBERLAND - Killer clowns, Freddy, Jason, giant spiders and more creepy creatures of the season await those who dare at the 13th annual Haunted Hill by... more

Yard sale at St. James Episcopal Church on Saturday

WOONSOCKET - St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include estate items, tools, jewelry, small furniture, glassware, new... more