Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Hamilton urged to remove name from charter school application

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Town Council has requested that Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton remove her name from documents related to a charter school scheduled to launch in Woonsocket next fall,... more

Genealogical Society continues growth, expansion

WOONSOCKET - It is home to a priceless collection of tens of thousands of historical records, and staffed by a few unpresuming volunteers who have evolved into genealogy experts. It has attracted the... more

ACLU files lawsuit against North Smithfield police over seizure of guns

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The ACLU today filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of a North Smithfield resident, seeking the return of weapons that were seized from him over six years ago by the... more

Woonsocket police identify man found dead in fire pit

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Police have released the name of the individual who was found dead in a backyard fire pit on Sunday, April 19. Paul Gignac, 60, of Woonsocket was found lying face down in a... more

Neighbors protest change on Mowry Road

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The creation of a one-way road on an old country byway off Route 7 has residents upset, and may have created a contradiction in laws between two neighboring towns. Around 300... more

Town is paying former inspector to sign documents

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The man hired nearly four months ago as building and zoning official does not have the state certification required for the job, so the town is paying the former official, Bob... more

The week that was

Man arrested in connection with Woonsocket arson A city man has been arrested for allegedly starting the fire that damaged a Cass Avenue bar on Tuesday, April 14. Jarod Wilson, 29, was taken into... more

Growing Route 146 Auto Sales adds modern repair facility

NORTH SMITHFIELD - On a small hill just north of the Rustic Drive-In on Route 146, Joe LaVornia has been selling pick-up trucks since 2006. Like many who entered business just before the Great... more

North Smithfield joins PRISM

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield recently become the first town in Rhode Island to formally join PRISM, the Partnership for Rhode Island Streetlight Management. PRISM has led a reform of the... more

Ocean State Prevention Alliance will host forum on marijuana Wednesday

WOONSOCKET - The Ocean State Prevention Alliance in collaboration with the Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Pawtucket and Woonsocket Prevention Coalitions is hosting a community forum about... more

103-year-old from Shawnee, Kansas sponsors RIWE concert at St. Ann

WOONSOCKET - Joleen Vatcher is a flautist with the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble and several years ago she toured the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center. Soon after, Vatche visited her mother, Lorena... more

St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center announces upcoming events

WOONSOCKET - After what has undoubtedly been one the longest winters in recent memory, the volunteers at the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center are readying the building in preparation of its new... more

Correction: Ericson worked part-time for Woonsocket

The article "Solicitor: File on Knight Street property was held up" in the April 15 edition stated that North Smithfield Town Planner Robert Ericson had his position as zoning official in Woonsocket... more

Bourassa publishes second book titled 'Memoirs and Tributes'

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield resident and Woonsocket native Lorraine Bourassa has published her second novel, titled "Memoirs and Tributes." Bourassa's first book, "Four of God's Chosen Ones... more

Mother's Day brunch will benefit Autiello

WOONSOCKET - A Mother's Day brunch in honor of Rachel Autiello will be held Sunday, May 10, at St. Joseph Veterans Association, 99 Louise St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $12 per adult, $7 per... more

Women Holding Office event is May 4

WOONSOCKET - YWCA Rhode Island will hold its annual Women Holding Office celebration on Monday, May 4, 6-8 p.m., at Kirkbrae Country Club, Old River Road. The event will include a reception,... more

Ham dinner fundraiser Sunday

WOONSOCKET - A ham dinner fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be held on Sunday, April 26, from noon to 5 p.m., at Club Lafayette, 289 Aylsworth Ave. The cost is a donation of $15 per... more

Rabies clinic in Woonsocket May 2

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Police Department and the Rhode Island Vet Medical Association will conduct a rabies vaccination clinic at the Woonsocket Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 2, from 10 to 11... more

OLQM Troop 2 clothing drive will help fund Scout activities

WOONSOCKET - Boy Scout Troop 2, of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, is accepting clothing donations on behalf of Savers to help fund the troop's activities. Being collected are clothing, jewelry,... more

St. Agatha Senior Group announces winners

WOONSOCKET - Door prize winners at the St. Agatha Senior Group meeting in April were Lucille Galipeau, Donat Godin, Gloria Belknap and Marcel Hebert. Raffle winners were Beatrice Parent, Claire... more

St. Joseph Seniors list events

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Senior Citizens Club announces the following events: Tuesday, April 28, spring ham dinner and meeting; Sunday, May 17, anniversary lunch at Coachmen's Lodge, noon; Friday, May... more

Spring Breakfast at Sacred Heart Church Saturday

WOONSOCKET - Sacred Heart Church will hold a Spring Breakfast at the Parish Center, corner of Third Avenue and Olo Street, on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. The menu will feature scrambled... more

Cumberland Hill Road repairs to begin May 4

WOONSOCKET - Repairs to Cumberland Hill Road are scheduled to begin on May 4, according to a release from City Hall. Narragansett Improvement Company has been awarded the contract to repair the road... more

Landmark Medical Center is accepting applications for student summer volunteers

WOONSOCKET - Landmark Medical Center is accepting applications for its student summer volunteer program. The program provides work experience to high school and college students, ages 14-20.... more

Calvary Worship Center to host pre-Mother's Day fair

WOONSOCKET - Calvary Worship Center will host their 2nd Annual Pre-Mother's Day Art & Craft Fair on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 120 Prospect St. A great place to find unique... more

St. James Episcopal breakfast cancelled

WOONSOCKET - St. James Episcopal Church, 24 Hamlet Ave., announces that this year's May breakfast has been cancelled due to kitchen renovations.

Meat raffle at Our Savior Church Friday

WOONSOCKET - Our Saviour Church, 500 Smithfield Road, will hold a meat raffle on Friday, April 24, in the church hall. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and a free light supper including beverages and... more