Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Bonas resigns from town school board calling colleagues 'unethical'

Committeewoman delays departure until Nov. 1
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - A longtime member of the North Smithfield School Committee resigned last week saying she believes her fellow board members have been involved with "shady behind the scenes stuff"... more

Deadline passes with no clear progress on Knight Street junkyard

Fire draws attention to major public safety hazard
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WOONSOCKET – The homeowner who has spent more than a decade crusading to get her neighbor to clean up the property where he’s parked an estimated 60 vehicles – in varying states of disrepair – was... more

Father, son injured in fall from third story porch in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – A man and his son were injured over the weekend after falling three stories from a porch on Ninth Avenue. Police have not yet released the names of the victims, but other media reports... more

Woonsocket man gets 18 years for murder of 24-year-old girlfriend

WOONSOCKET – The man who reportedly beat his girlfriend, the mother of his 2-year-old child, into a coma that led to her death in 2013 has received a 30-year sentence with 18 years to serve. Emmanuel... more

N.S. Food Pantry gearing up for the holiday season

NORTH SMITHFIELD - They help dozens of town residents each month, giving out everything from clothing and school supplies, to soup, meat and bread. But around the holidays, North Smithfield Food... more

Council guilty of OMA violations in discussion of Fagnant's Facebook posts

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WOONSOCKET - Members of the Woonsocket City Council violated the state's Open Meetings law when they discussed what some saw as inappropriate Facebooks posts by a Zoning Board member at their meeting... more

FBI agents raid mysterious Woonsocket building

WOONSOCKET - A windowless three-story building at 512 Front St. was the location for what appeared to be a raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this week as agents loaded boxes and bags from... more

North Smithfield Recycling and Dunkin' Donuts say: Don't litter

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Dunkin' Donuts, through Dan's Management franchise, and North Smithfield Recycling have teamed up to remind customers not to litter. All empty food wrappers should make their way... more

CCA receives $25,000 grant from June Rockwell Levy Foundation

WOONSOCKET - Community Care Alliance has received a $25,000 grant from the June Rockwell Levy Foundation. The funds will be used for building improvements at two of the agency's locations - at 8... more

Town asks residents to make sure address numbers are visible

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town of North Smithfield is asking everyone to remember the motto, "If we can't find you, we can't help you." Residents are asked to look at their homes to make sure street... more

Greenway Challenge announces winners of 15th annual adventure race

BLACKSTONE - More than 360 athletes gathered in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Saturday, Sept. 26 to compete in the 15th annual Greenway Challenge. The bi-state, 60-mile four-... more

Job fair Wednesday at Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - The Employment & Training Center at Community Care Alliance is hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 55 Main St. More than 20 local businesses and... more

Collaboration meeting set for Tuesday in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Economic Development Committee and North Smithfield Redevelopment Agency will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Town Hall, to discuss common goals... more

NRICA plans pasta dinner fundraiser for Mardi Gras

WOONSOCKET - The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts is sponsoring its sixth Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Italian Workingmen's Club, 947 Diamond Hill Road, from 4:30 to... more

Water main flushing in No. Smithfield this week

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Water Department will be conducting water main flushing in the Slatersville, Forestdale, Great Road, Mendon Road and Industrial Park areas. Hydrant flushing... more

Hearts with Hope seeking talent for upcoming show

WOONSOCKET - Hearts with Hope, a nonprofit group of Woonsocket High School alumni, is looking for participants for an upcoming event called "Novan's Got Talent." Are you a member of the Woonsocket... more

No. Smithfield residents reminded to take down signs

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The town of North Smithfield is asking everyone to pitch in and keep the town clean. Any signs that are left up after yard or garage sales should be removed by the end of the day... more

Fall Bazaars and Craft Fairs

If your nonprofit organization is planning a fall fair or holiday bazaar, submit the information for inclusion in this listing, to news@valleybreeze.com, or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone... more

Meadows Senior Housing lists events

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Meadows Senior Housing Association will host a wine and cheese event on Sunday, Oct. 18. Entertainment will be provided by Patty Carver. The cost is $10 for guests. Call... more

Anonymous tip leads to seizure of cocaine, weapons in Woonsocket

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WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket police arrested two men allegedly in the middle of a large drug transaction on Thursday, Sept. 17, following up on an anonymous tip they'd received. Woonsocket Police Vice... more

Birthday Club

Here are a few additions to our October Birthday Club. Oct. 3 Amy Marshall, Happy 25th Birthday...live...laugh...love! Have a beautiful day!! From Mr. Mike Oct. 7 Happy Sweet 16 to Samantha Allard!... more

College news

Amelia Walcott, daughter of Robert and Theresa Walcott of Millville Mass., was named to the dean's list at Bridgewater State University for the spring semester. Clare Murphy, of North Smithfield, has... more

Girl Scout Troop 029 collecting clothing and household items

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Girl Scout Troop 029 is working in conjunction with Savers to help the community. From Sunday, Oct. 11 to Saturday, Oct. 17, any clothing or household items donated to... more

WACTC asks you to 'Vote Charlie' and win $100K for the school

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket Area Career & Technical Center teacher Charles Myers is a finalist in the Farmers Insurance Thank America's Teachers program and with your help, the school could win $100,... more

Le Club Par-X will host dynamite dinner

WOONSOCKET - Le Club Par-X, 36 Stanley Ave., will hold a beer and dynamite fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is a donation of $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit the club... more

Mended Hearts group meets Wednesday

WOONSOCKET - Mended Hearts, a support group for heart patients and their caretakers, will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Landmark Medical Center, 115 Cass Ave., in the Christiansen... more

AARP Smart Driver class offered in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - An AARP Smart Driver class will be offered at the Woonsocket Senior Center on Friday, Oct. 23. The class will start at 10 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m., with a half hour for lunch. The... more