Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Officials: Source of well contamination is in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Residents in neighboring Millville, Mass., looking for answers as to why their wells have recently been found to contain pollutants, were told this week by state and federal... more

Investors, city at odds over tax liability

Lien holders say they’re not responsible for bills
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WOONSOCKET – Thirty years ago, Edward Cianci, a North Smithfield resident, purchased liens on two city properties at a tax sale. At the time, the move was an investment: lien holders can charge a... more

Residents in Oakland section of Burrillville advised not to drink tap water

BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Oakland Association water system are warning residents not to use tap water for drinking, food preparation, cooking, brushing teeth, and... more

Woonsocket man arrested in Warwick for gun, taser

WARWICK – A city man who was reportedly spotted on Monday, Oct. 16 openly carrying a handgun and a taser was arrested by Warwick police. Garibaldi Santiago, 27, of Woonsocket, has been charged with... more

Woonsocket among Rhode Island communities to bid on Amazon HQ2

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has confirmed that Woonsocket submitted a proposal to Amazon for the siting of their second headquarters, Amazon HQ2, within the city. Woonsocket is reportedly... more

Police identify Burrillville woman who died in North Smithfield crash

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Burrillville woman died on Monday, Oct. 23 following a two-car collision on Great Road. Elaine Guy, 42, of Harrisville, was pronounced dead at Landmark Medical Center Monday... more

At 92, Carroll crosses the bike path off her bucket list

BLACKSTONE – For 27 years, Millville, Mass., resident Margaret Carroll served as a volunteer and advocate for the Blackstone River Greenway through her work with the Blackstone Valley Heritage... more

Get spooked with show, haunted house, and trick-or-treating at Beacon Charter High School

Theater troop to focus on social justice in upcoming season
WOONSOCKET – It will be a wicked weekend filled with mysterious carnies, “knight” terrors, magical performances and candy treats at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts Friday, Oct. 27, through... more

Savarias join elite group of educators on Parris Island

Savarias join elite group of educators on Parris Island
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Cheryl Savaria arrived at Parris Island, S.C., the home of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at 4 a.m., wearing her diamond jewelry, full makeup and a bright pink shirt. By the... more

Food Network names Wright’s Farm among best ‘mom and pop’ restaurants

BURRILLVILLE – Wright’s Farm Restaurant was named among the “best mom and pop restaurants in the country” by the Food Network. “In 1972 Frank and Joyce Galleshaw bought Wright’s Farm, and it has... more

North Smithfield library lists children’s events

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., announces the following programs: • Matchbox Car Racing will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. Presented by the Johnny... more

N.S. Food Pantry needs baked beans, Sloppy Joes

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that baked beans and Sloppy Joes are the flavor of the month for October. The pantry currently needs unopened containers of these... more

Town ends yard waste drop-offs

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town of North Smithfield’s fall curbside yard waste pick up season began Tuesday, Oct. 10, with some new program changes aimed at making handling yard waste easier for... more

Waterview Association lists events

WOONSOCKET – Waterview Apartments Association will hold its next meeting on Monday, Oct. 23. A Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. A yard sale is planned for... more

K of C Council 113 meets Monday

WOONSOCKET – The Knights of Columbus Council 113 will hold a business meeting on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., in All Saints Parish Hall, 323 Rathbun St.

St. Joseph Seniors will meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will hold a turkey dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at noon, in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. Tickets are $10 per person. Foxwood... more

Woonsocket Parks & Recreation to host ‘Spooktacular Dance Party’ Oct. 27

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Parks and Recreation Department will hold a “Spooktacular Dance Party” on Friday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., at River Island Park. The event will have DJ music, a costume... more

3rd annual Blackstone ‘Falltacular’ is Oct. 28

BLACKSTONE – The third annual Blackstone Falltacular will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, with a “Trick N Shop” edition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul Church Hall, 48 St. Paul St. Guests are... more

Presentation on Little Rose set for Oct. 28

WOONSOCKET – The Rose Ferron Foundation of Rhode Island will present its first Little Rose Fundraiser at Savini’s Pomodoro Italian Kitchen & Bar, 476 Rathbun St., with hosts Mitch and Roger... more

Volunteers needed to help with Spooktacular

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library is looking for volunteers between the ages of 13-18 to help with the Halloween Spooktacular event to be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to... more

Vendors and crafters sought

BELLINGHAM, Mass. – Vendors and crafters are sought a vendor craft fair sponsored by Operation Graduation 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Bellingham High School, 60 Blackstone St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m... more