Woonsocket, North Smithfield

N.S. Council sets dumpster regulations

New zoning official argues need for full time help
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A new section in the town’s zoning ordinance has created rules for the use of temporary dumpsters, adding standards and a permit process, as well as fines for any potential... more

Woonsocket Overlay District wins first council approval

Zoning laws may soon change for giant swath of downtown
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WOONSOCKET – In hopes to revitalize an area plagued by vacant storefronts and bring life back to what was once a thriving downtown, the Woonsocket City Council unanimously granted first approval to... more

International Game Day at the Jesse Smith Library

BURRILLVILLE – International Games Day will be held at the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, 100 Tinkham Lane, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free, drop-in event features larger... more

Chairman resigns from Woonsocket School Committee

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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

North Smithfield High School pulls plug on football season

Lack of healthy players forces Northmen to forfeit final two games
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield High football team’s five-year streak of playing in the Division IV playoffs isn’t the only thing coming to an end this season. The Northmen’s regular season... more

New Elks group ‘From the Heart’ to help city residents most in need

Comedy event Saturday will support local organizations
WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Lodge of Elks #850 has formed a new committee with a long-term focus on helping city residents most in need, and they’ve put together their first fundraising event this... more

North Smithfield 
ends year with 
$550,000 surplus

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town of North Smithfield Finance Department has announced that unaudited town financial reports indicate the town will end the year with a healthy $550,000 surplus. Town... more

City family with unique story celebrates 
100th birthday of recovered patriarch

WOONSOCKET – Few could argue that Edouard Cournoyer has lived a unique and interesting life. Cournoyer joined the U.S. Army in the early years of the Great Depression and traveled the world as a... more

Seven Hills Rhode Island announces new assistant VP

WOONSOCKET – Seven Hills Rhode Island announced this week that Adam Vareika has been hired to serve as the organization’s assistant vice president for child and family services. Vareika holds a... more

Roadway improvements on track to begin this spring

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A $2.5 million voter-approved bond project to improve roadways in town kicked off this week with a meeting between contractor Pare Corporation and the Department of Public Works.... more

Volunteers needed on No. Smithfield boards

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Town Council of North Smithfield is seeking additional volunteers to serve on several committees. There is an opening on the Redevelopment Agency, one on the Parks and... more

Holiday Wreath Workshop offered in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library will offer a wreath-making workshop on Monday, Dec. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will learn to make a live wreath using a variety of materials... more

Mezz Pizza to open on Providence Street

WOONSOCKET – The Mezz Pizzeria is set to open in the commercial plaza located at 800 Providence St., in a space previously occupied by Chicken Power before it closed over the summer. According to a... more

Blackstone library hosts Books and Bling Party

BLACKSTONE - The Friends of the Blackstone Library will host a “Books and Bling” party on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6-8 p.m. in the Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main St. Local author Stacy Juba of... more

RIPTA to hold public hearing on fare increase

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority will hold a public hearing on Friday, Nov. 20 regarding a proposed fare increase and changes to the bus pass program for seniors and people with... more

MSC veterans honored with new space at school

WOONSOCKET – Every year, Mount Saint Charles Academy recognizes its Royal Mounties, alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. This year Mount took the opportunity to also recognize its veterans, of... more

St. Agatha Seniors announce winners

WOONSOCKET – St. Agatha Senior Group announces winners from its Nov. 11 meeting. Door prize winners were Pauline Belisle, Juliette Charrette, Jeanne Theroux and Muriel Bouthillette. Raffle winners... more

Raising Matty Christian to be released on DVD

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Raising Matty Christian, the feature length documentary about the life of Matthew G. Christian, will be available on DVD Friday, Nov. 20. Winner of nine film festival awards... more