Woonsocket, North Smithfield

No Mercy

Dentists question why CCRI ended program to help poor
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LINCOLN – A volunteer effort providing dental care to thousands of people in need has been shelved, leaving those who organized it asking what went wrong. The Rhode Island Mission of Mercy Dental... more

Woonsocket council majority cuts nearly $900K from mayor’s budget

WOONSOCKET – Once the plan was on the table, a group of five City Council members would not budge, despite pleas from administrators and department heads. Woonsocket councilors passed a $140 million... more

$2.3 million school surplus raises questions at N.S. budget hearing

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – At a public hearing on the town’s fiscal plan for 2018, school officials pointed to some $10 million in needed repairs at North Smithfield schools, causing some in attendance to... more

Two Woonsocket men indicted for sexual crimes against minors

WOONSOCKET – Two city men accused of unrelated sexual crimes against minors were indicted this week by the Providence Grand Jury Emmanuel Guzman, 29, of Woonsocket, has been charged with two counts... more

Woonsocket police arrest man for stealing little girl's bike

WOONSOCKET – A man spotted by Woonsocket police riding a child's bicycle around 2 a.m. Monday morning was arrested after officers discovered the bike had been taken from an apartment building on... more

Eloise E. Lizotte

Eloise E. (Emin) Lizotte, 97, of Smithfield, passed away June 14, at Miriam Hospital with family members by her side. Born in Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth (Crossman)... more

Friday fundraiser supports improvements at Club Par-X

WOONSOCKET – This Friday, June 23, Le Club Par-X will host a chowder and clamcake fundraiser at its function hall at 36 Stanley Ave. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward renovating the... more

No. Smithfield Council passes laws for marijuana growers

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town Council has unanimously approved a new law governing who can grow medical marijuana and where in town cultivation is allowed. The council is prohibiting several types of... more

A fierce pose

Beacon teacher becomes internet celebrity
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WOONSOCKET – Nikos Giannopoulos walked into the Oval Office equipped with more symbolism than “Catcher in the Rye.” Giannopoulos, 29, has been a special education teacher for seven years at Beacon... more

Get your hands wet at the North Smithfield library Tuesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library announces its Building a Better Summer program. The first program for the summer is the Touch Tank from Mystic Aquarium, which is open to... more

Week that was

Groom ends wedding night 
with assault charge A Cranston man, pictured, ended his wedding night with charges of assault, vandalism and disorderly conduct following a fight with staff members at the... more

Vendors, sponsors, donors sought for craft and music festival

WOONSOCKET – Vendors, sponsors, crafters, volunteers and donations are being sought for the Blackstone Valley Craft and Music Festival to be held July 1 and 2 at World War II Veterans Memorial Park... more

Register for July Bible school at Slatersville Congregational Church

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Green St., is accepting registration for its free vacation bible school program to run Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to... more

V.B. Progressives to meet

BLACKSTONE – Blackstone Valley Progressives is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Blackstone Municipal Center, 15 St. Paul St. The new chapter of Progressive Mass is a... more

Summer reading registration begins Monday

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Harris Public Library will hold its summer reading registration week beginning Monday, June 26 at the library. The crafty kids table will be open for drop-in crafts. There... more

St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will hold chowder dinner Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will hold a chowder and clamcake dinner on Tuesday, June 27, at noon, in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. Tickets are $10 per... more

City kicks off Summer Meals Program June 29

WOONSOCKET – On Thursday, June 29, the Woonsocket School Department together with Supt. Patrick McGee and Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will be celebrating the start of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’... more

St. John the Baptist Church plans annual festival

WOONSOCKET – The Romanian Macedonian American annual Festival will be held Saturday, July 22, from 4 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 23, from 12:30 to 7 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox... more

Sign up for the Book Buddies program

WOONSOCKET – The Summer Session of Book Buddies at the Woonsocket Harris Library will be held on Wednesdays, July 12, 19, and 26, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Children’s Program Room. Each week Teen... more

Kids invited to Preschool Play Dough Time

WOONSOCKET – Preschool Play Dough Time will be held on Tuesday, July 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Children’s Program Room. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend with an adult caregiver.... more

Chowder fundraiser will benefit city’s Cat Sanctuary

WOONSOCKET – A chowder and clamcake fundraiser will be set up along Veterans Parkway between Social and Clinton Streets on Tuesday, June 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Food will be provided by Mickey G’s.... more