Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Town Council will hold hearing on hotel licenses

Excessive police activity prompts review
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Two motels in North Smithfield have had a combined 134 police visits over the past 11 months, a fact that has prompted the Town Council to hold off on renewing both businesses’... more

Placemaking program brings arts to city’s downtown

Popup shop by local artists to be open through Christmas
WOONSOCKET – Diane Mayers, an arts teacher at Woonsocket High School, has always wanted to complete more of her own pieces, to sell art, and to collaborate with other local artists, but she has never... more

Woonsocket police looking for bank robber

WOONSOCKET – Police are still searching for a many they say is a suspect in two separate bank robberies in Woonsocket on Friday. If anyone has any information on the man depicted in these photos,... more

DeCesare sang with all his might each Christmas

WOONSOCKET – William DeCesare, the area's most famous bell ringer for many years, leaves a lasting legacy of true Christmas spirit. Here's what we wrote about DeCesare back in 2012. DeCesare back for... more

Woonsocket police seek help catching bank robber

WOONSOCKET – City police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who attempted to rob two banks within ten minutes on Friday, Dec. 2. Woonsocket Police responded to Citizens Bank on... more

Horse-drawn hayride returns to Woonsocket’s Holiday Stroll

WOONSOCKET – Stroll a festive half mile of downtown Woonsocket this Saturday, Dec. 3 and enjoy holiday entertainment, activities, food, shopping, rides on a trolley and a horse-drawn carriage, and a... more

A beaver battle: Conservation Commission keeps the floods at bay

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Trudging neck-deep through muddy water, a representative from Beaver Solutions Inc. made room for a large tube amid a massive pile of branches in the wetlands at Cedar Swamp... more

Cookbook will help North Smithfield pantry clients get cooking

Girl Scout creates and donates unique publication
NORTH SMITHFIELD – At the North Smithfield Food Pantry in the basement of Slatersville Congregational Church, those in need of a meal will find many varieties of packaged foods, from canned chicken... more

Woonsocket police officers finish up ‘No shave November’

WOONSOCKET – The International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 404, organized by Officer Gabe Koneczny, participated in “Movember,” for the third time this year, with some 55 officers growing... more

Gagnon named vice president of commercial lending at Unibank

WHITINSVILLE, MASS – Deborah Larsen, senior vice president and senior lending officer of Commercial Lending at UniBank, has announced that Bernard P. Gagnon has joined the UniBank Commercial Lending... more

Dr. Ward recognized by International College of Dentists

WOONSOCKET – Local practitioner, Dr. David Ward, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 87th annual Convocation in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 21. An honorary... more

Friends of Rachel dinner fundraiser will benefit Shriner’s Hospital

UPTON, Mass. – Students from the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Friends of Rachel Club and Culinary Arts program will host pot roast dinner to benefit Shriner’s Hospital... more

Museum to host Holiday Historic House Tour of Woonsocket’s North End

WOONSOCKET – Join the Museum of Work & Culture on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. for a Holiday Historic House Tour of Woonsocket’s North End. All ticket sales will benefit the development of... more


NORTH SMITHFIELD – In the Nov. 23 article “Council passes modified police contract,” we stated that members of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 410 were receiving their first... more

BankRI launches Holiday Giving Tree drive

WOONSOCKET – BankRI has launched its annual Holiday Giving Tree drive, and branches across the state will be collecting gifts for underprivileged children. The Woonsocket branch, at 1175 Cumberland... more

Birthday Club

Dec. 1 Sarah Leveille, Happy Birthday, have a great day! Love, Mom Sarah Leveille, you are the best mom! Love, Cayden and Jaxon Dec. 4 Ang Welsh, I love you, Happy Birthday! XOXO Phil Angie Welsh,... more