Woonsocket, North Smithfield

N.S. High School kitchen gets a free makeover

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Volunteers from Lowe's Home Improvement gave a kitchen at North Smithfield High School a $15,000 makeover in preparation for the 2015/2016 school year as part of the company's... more

High city taxes don't deter new Woonsocket home buyers

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WOONSOCKET - Sales of both single-family and multi-family homes are up in Woonsocket, evidence that the city's high tax rate hasn't deterred new families from moving into the community. The number... more

Tasca Automotive acquires Simon Chevy dealership in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – Two large, previously competing city car dealerships have now become one, following the acquisition of Simon Chevrolet by Tasca Buick GMC. Tasca Automotive Group took over a former Paul... more

Board of Elections: North Smithfield councilor sworn in before votes were certified

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town officials were notified this week by the state Board of Elections that they should wait until all votes are certified before swearing in newly-elected leaders. Town Clerk Deb... more

A new day for Woonsocket schools

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WOONSOCKET - Working to turn around an education system that's been understaffed and underfunded for at least a decade is no easy feat, but the new group of administrators headquartered at the... more

No. Smithfield postmaster retires after 31 years on the job

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - When Christine Charest first took a position as a part-time clerk at the Slatersville Post Office, the building was decidedly low-tech, lacking even a single computer. "We didn't... more

Splash Park opens at Boys and Girls Club

WOONSOCKET - Let the water fun begin. The Boys and Girls Club of Woonsocket has opened a new splash park at their Kendrick Avenue center, filled with waterfalls, water shooting canons and a cavern... more

Correction: Letter from DEM was dated August 21

NORTH SMITHFIELD - An article in our August 27 edition titled "DEM: $56K fine for Dowling Village violations," stated that the Department of Environmental Management sent a letter to developer Brian... more

Pie-baking contest, entertainment make 33rd annual French Heritage Festival fun for all

WOONSOCKET - It was once believed to be the "most French" city in the country, and now everyone is welcome to Woonsocket for a free festival of French food, music and contests to celebrate that... more

No Mega Wars this yearas Savaria breaks ankle

WOONSOCKET - It looks like there will be no Mega War Tug-of-War at this year's Autumnfest after all. Richard Savaria, who in past years coordinated the event with his wife, Cheryl, on the beach at... more

Daniels Farmstead to host farmers market, patriotic concert and art show Labor Day Weekend

BLACKSTONE - If you love food, music and art, save the date for a fun filled Labor Day weekend Sept. 4 ,5, and 6 at the historic Daniels Farmstead in Blackstone, Mass. On Friday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m.... more

Museum of Work and Culture hosts Labor Day open house

WOONSOCKET - The Museum of Work and Culture will host its 17th annual Labor Day open house on Monday, Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with baseball-themed programming celebrating the birthday of... more

Pack 7 to hold Rally Night Wednesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Cub Scout Pack 7 Slaterville will be hosting their annual Rally Night on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Scouter's Hall at 13 Main St. Registration will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Come check out... more

No. Smithfield library opens registration for storytime

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., will open registration for its storytime program on Tuesday, Sept. 8. For information about the different dates, times and age... more

Water monitoring volunteers needed

LINCOLN - The Blackstone River Coalition is in need of volunteer water-quality monitors in Rhode Island to collect data at sites in the watershed. In Cumberland, one volunteer is needed at Monastery... more

Rotary Club holds New Members Reception tonight

WOONSOCKET - The Rotary Club of Woonsocket will be holding a "New Members Reception" today, Thursday, Sept. 3 at River Falls Restaurant at 74 South Main St. at 5:30 p.m. The club - which serves... more

Crafters sought for Slatersville Congregational fall fair

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Slatersville Congregational Church in North Smithfield is seeking crafters for its annual Fall Craft Fair to be held indoors at the church on Friday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., and... more

Autumnfest volunteers needed

WOONSOCKET - The Autumnfest Steering Committee needs people to volunteer their talents to make this year's festival a success. The Autumnfest celebration is held every Columbus Day Weekend at World... more

Mum sale at St. Paul Sept. 19-20

BLACKSTONE - The St. Vincent De Paul Society will hold its annual mum sale the weekend of Sept. 19-20. On Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,... more

Sugarless desserts program aims to educate and nourish

BLACKSTONE -- On Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m., a sugarless desserts program geared for teens and adults will take place at the Blackstone Public Library. The event aims to educate participants on how... more

Enjoy Breakfast with the Saints on Sept. 27

WOONSOCKET - The annual Breakfast with the Saints at St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St., will be Sunday, Sept. 27 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy an elegant breakfast under the largest... more

Lake Hiawatha yard sale set for Sept. 12

BLACKSTONE - The Lake Hiawatha Association will hold a Yard-to-Yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a multi-home sale on Lakeshore Drive surrounding Lake Hiawatha in... more

Enjoy 'Flavors of Northern R.I.' Wednesday

WOONSOCKET - Haven of Grace hosts the 8th annual Flavors of Northern Rhode Island on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Cercle Laurier, 165 East School St. Tickets, $15, are available at the... more

GED and ESL classes starting in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Even Start is now taking registrations for GED and ESL classes. Anyone interested in improving literacy skills, English language skills or working toward achieving a GED can... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Tom Ward, Happy birthday from all of us at The Valley Breeze! Sept. 2 Happy 2nd birthday Jared! Love, Mom, Dad, Evan, Trouble, Zoe and Annie Sept. 3 Arline Sjoblom, 95, Happy birthday from... more

WACTC teacher named finalist for national grant

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center teacher Charles Myers has an idea for how his school could use a $100,000 to help address blight in the city, and in a surprise announcement... more

Apply by Sept. 10 for tickets to witness speech by Pope Francis in D.C.

PROVIDENCE - U.S. Sen. Jack Reed's office is now accepting requests from Rhode Islanders for tickets to be a part of Pope Francis' address to Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. Pope Francis... more