Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Historic Slatersville house on track for demolition

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A house built in 1805 that falls just outside the border of the Slatersville Historic District will soon be demolished and likely sold to the town for the purpose of widening the... more

19 City Council candidates return papers in Woonsocket

Mayoral contender withdraws
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WOONSOCKET – A man who briefly considered a run for mayor has withdrawn his name from the race, but the city is still on track for a lively election season following this week's submission of signed... more

Woonsocket man dies in motorcycle crash

WRENTHAM — A Woonsocket man was pronounced dead on Saturday, July 16, following a collision between his motorcycle and an SUV on Route 1. Joseph Carpentier, 35, lost his life, and his 15-year-old... more

Providence man drowns in Slatersville Reservoir

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 19-year-old Providence man was found dead after reportedly cliff diving off the Slatersville Reservoir Tuesday, July 19. Police identified the man as David Pinthiere of 50... more

Missy’s owners purchase Brook Street building

WOONSOCKET – Local small business Missy’s Family Restaurant held a ribbon cutting in celebration of their purchase of the building that their popular restaurant has called home for the past year. The... more

St. Jean will take over leadership of No. Smithfield schools in August

Committee thanks Lindberg at final meeting
NORTH SMITHFIELD – After 11 years leading North Smithfield schools, Supt. Stephen Lindberg presided over his last meeting Tuesday night, thanking teachers and administrators in the district for his... more

Cumberland Farms backs out of Ayotte Field purchase

WOONSOCKET – The deal has been in talks since November, affecting everything from Little League games, to the hours at neighboring stores. But now, it has fallen through, and city officials announced... more

Six withdraw from North Smithfield races

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Candidates for all three local offices in North Smithfield have opted not to run in the 2016 election, leaving the town on track for a primary in only one category. After... more

Market Square building qualifies for $3.2 million tax credit

WOONSOCKET – NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley has been awarded $3.25 million in tax credits for restoration of the former Le Moulin complex in Market Square. The buildings, located at 68 South... more

Millville’s centennial Memory Show features hometown pride

MILLVILLE, Mass. – A cast of some 55 former and current residents with ages ranging from 17 to 95 paid tribute to Millville’s 100th anniversary with a old-fashioned Memory Show showcasing the town’s... more

5th annual 'Riding into a Better Tomorrow' to be held Aug. 6

WOONSOCKET – The 5th annual "Riding into a Better Tomorrow" motorcycle run and barbecue will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Back Alley Pub, 1666 Diamond Hill Road. All proceeds benefit The... more

$4K to go: Upcoming events will help No. Smithfield Animal Shelter reach fundraising deadline

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Since February, they’ve been planning and executing fundraising events from yard sales to spaghetti suppers in effort to reach a goal that at first, seemed almost unattainable.... more

College news

Amelia Walcott, 2013 graduate of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, was placed on the spring dean’s list at Bridgewater State University. She also received the Jeanne Dougherty Scholarship... more

WHS Class of 1951 will reunite Sept. 17

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School Class of 1951 will celebrate its 65-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Bocce Club. Reservations are due by Aug. 15. Information is needed on the following... more

Golden Hearts Club announces winners

WOONSOCKET – Golden Hearts Senior Club announces winners at its July 13 meeting at Precious Blood Church. The door prize winner was Millie Wowk. Money raffle winners were Celia Gregoire, John Powell... more

St. Joseph Seniors list events, winners

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will host Chicken Parmesan dinner on Tuesday, July 26, at noon in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. The cost is $10 per person. A... more

Woonsocket Library announces family music night

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Library, 303 Clinton Street, invites families to attend a Family Music Night on Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is meant for children ages 7 and under along... more