Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Soly, Thibault compete for open seat on North Smithfield Town Council

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - An active, young father with two kids in the North Smithfield school system, and a "retired" nurse who now works to keep seniors healthy with experience in local government are... more

Woonsocket mayor ignores council, moves forward with higher levy

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WOONSOCKET - It's an unprecedented - and some say questionably legal - decision and it's going to cost residents extra dollars on their 2016 tax bills. Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has moved forward... more

Woonsocket police seize narcotics, $11K in drug bust

WOONSOCKET – Police arrested two brothers and seized large quantities of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and cash in a patrol that led to a drug bust on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 1. Jesus Alicia... more

Charter school announces location in downtown Woonsocket

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WOONSOCKET – RISE Prep Mayoral Academy will open its doors at 1 Social St. in downtown Woonsocket on Tuesday, Aug. 31, according to a release from the school. RISE Prep has signed a multi-year lease... more

Car stolen from No. Smithfield turns up in Worcester shooting

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A car stolen out of a driveway in North Smithfield was used in a reported attempt to hit Worcester police officers, leading to the shooting of the driver. The car, a silver 2005... more

Gorbea to host voter outreach event in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Voters in North Smithfield will head to the polls on Tuesday, July 7, for a Special Election to fill a vacancy on the Town Council. On Thursday, July 2, Secretary of State Nellie M... more

Recall petition will likely fall short

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A petition to recall Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton will likely fall short of the needed signatures to trigger a recall election, according to the man who first pulled the... more

Fitch upgrades Woonsocket's bond rating

WOONSOCKET - Fitch Ratings has upgraded the long-term credit rating of the city of Woonsocket to BB- with a positive outlook. According to the Fitch Report, the upgrade reflects stabilized finances... more

North Smithfield Police Department gets state accreditation

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Police Department is the first agency in the state to be accredited by the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission without first completing the national... more

Movies in the Park begin July 17

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting Movies in the Park again this year beginning on Friday, July 17 with a showing of the family-friendly version of "Teenage... more

Daigneault takes the lead at Halliwell

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - With the future of Halliwell Elementary School still unclear, the North Smithfield School Committee has hired Jennifer Daigneault, a 16-year elementary school teacher, to serve as... more

City to offer Summer Food Service Program for Children

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Education Department announces its sponsorship of the USDA Summer Food Service Program for Children. The meals provided are free to children 18 and under. There is no... more

Meet the candidates for the North Smithfield Town Council special election

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A special election on Tuesday, July 7 will determine who will fill the vacant seat on the Town Council left open by the passing of Ernest Alter in March. The following is... more

City saves $21K on envelopes for sewer payments

WOONSOCKET - When opening their sewer bills this month, residents may notice something a little different. Starting this quarter, a new four-part payment stub will be included, but the four quarterly... more

'Live' expo seeks vendors, sponsors and more

WOONSOCKET - The 2nd annual Live Happy, Live Healthy, Live Green Expo will be held at River Island Park on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 6. There will be... more

Banneker named Best Place to Work for fourth straight year

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Banneker Industries, a global integrated logistics and supply chain management services provider, has once again been named by Providence Business News as one of Rhode Island's... more

Summer Concerts on the Common begins Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield 2015 Summer Concerts on the Common series begins this Sunday, July 5 with the Rhode Island Redneck Country Band, sponsored by The North Smithfield Prevention... more

Birthday Club

July 1 Happy Birthday Charlie! XOXO Connie Pepere Boisvert! You are the best Pepere ever!!! Love you, Abby, Jackson, Owen, Ella, Sophie, Jefferson and Bennett July 4 Memere Gloria/GG Glo, Happy 80th... more

No. Smithfield tax bills will be mailed out this month

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Tax Department will be mailing out the tax bills the third week of July. The first quarter payment will be due on Saturday, Aug. 15. If you do not receive a... more

Golden Hearts Club lists winners

WOONSOCKET - The Golden Hearts Senior Club announces that the following members were winners at its last meeting. Door prize winner was Joe Pincince. The money raffle winner were Rita Charpentier,... more

Soly wants to modify exemptions to provide tax relief

NORTH SMITHFIELD - With just a few days to go before the special election on Tuesday, July 7, Town Council candidate Anthony Soly thanked the people he has met along the campaign trail. "In... more

St. Joseph Seniors announce events

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group announces the following events: July 21, lobster bake and show at the Coastal House in Maine; July 28, chicken pot pie dinner, $10; July 30, Boston Duck... more

Thibault urges residents to vote

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield special election is just days away, and candidate Linda B. Thibault wants to remind everyone to get out and vote on Tuesday, July 7. Thibault, a former town... more

Crafters sought

WOONSOCKET - The First Assembly of God Women's Ministry is looking for crafters for its 3rd annual event to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation on Saturday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.... more

Free lunch program offered at St. Antoine

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Villa at Saint Antoine, 400 Mendon Road, will present the program "Brain Health as You Age: You Can Make a Difference" on Tuesday, July 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The program... more

Event will raise funds for missing and exploited children

WOONSOCKET - A Toon Town Fair fundraiser for missing and exploited children will be held Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Elks Lodge hall on Social Street. Tables can be reserved for... more

VBS starts July 6 at Slatersville Congregational Church

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Green St., is sponsoring its Vacation Bible School, "Hometown Nazareth, Where Jesus Was a Kid," on Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10,... more