Woonsocket, North Smithfield

EPA will conduct more testing on North Smithfield wells

Town orders study on extending water lines
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Tests conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2016 revealed contaminants beyond the legal limit for drinking at two wells on Old Great Road, results that have led the... more

‘Prince’ to join Woonsocket’s line-up of Mardi Gras royalty

Residents vote for city’s most eligible bachelor
WOONSOCKET – In a city where long-standing traditions make February a festive time of year, with a coronation, a ball, and selection of a king and queen, members of the Downtown Woonsocket... more

Pedestrian killed on North Smithfield highway

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A man believed to be in his 40s, whose identity has not yet been released by police, was killed in an accident on Route 146 on Saturday. The pedestrian was struck and killed on the... more

Blackstone farmer facing cruelty charges

BLACKSTONE - A local farmer is facing animal cruelty charges after police allegedly found animals living in squalor on his property. Gary Guibault, 61, of 62 Farm St. has been charged with two... more

Woonsocket man indicted for arson

WOONSOCKET – A city man with previous convictions for fifth-degree arson and child molestation was indicted by the Providence County Grand Jury this week for an incident in which he allegedly set... more

Seoane a Princess, Nadeau ‘King Jace’ for Woonsocket Mardi Gras

WOONSOCKET – Valley Breeze reporter Sandy Seoane was crowned the Second Princess at Saturday night’s Mardi Gras Coronation at River Falls restaurant. The coronation precedes by one week the city’s... more

Tiny houses, historic stone walls on ordinance committee’s agenda

Ezovski: Board should look at harvesting marijuana
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The board that drafts town laws with the aim of adding and modifying ordinances to suit the changing times will look at several issues over the upcoming year, including taxes on... more

The big reveal: Who will reign as king and queen of Mardi Gras?

Clues about ‘King Jace’ circling around town for Saturday’s unveiling
WOONSOCKET – Come this Saturday, royalty will begin to reign over Woonsocket. Both the 2017 Mardi Gras queen and king will be unveiled at this year’s cocktail party coronation, held a week ahead of... more

Woonsocket will host its first Southeast Asian Water Festival

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and members of the Southeast Asians American United of Rhode Island announced, at an afternoon gathering in Harris Hall, that SEAAURI’s 6th annual Water Festival... more

Slatersville documentary wins $5,000 preservation grant

NORTH SMITHFIELD – SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival was awarded a $5,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. The grant funds will be used for the editing of... more

Woonsocket DHS to hold extended hours

WOONSOCKET – The Department of Human Services has changed lobby hours for its field offices, including the location on Clinton Street. To ensure customers receive timely assistance during peak times... more

Blackstone and Millville Knights of Columbus hold free throw contest

BLACKSTONE – In January, 32 students from Millville Elementary School and the Augustine F. Maloney School in Blackstone participated in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest at the local level... more

Brick House hires chef from Camille’s, opening set for March 31

WOONSOCKET – The Brick House, a new restaurant sharing a name with a prior establishment at the 2120 Diamond Hill Road location, has hired the executive chef from Camille’s in Providence, and has set... more

Clean and Green Committee will meet Wednesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Clean & Green Committee will hold a meeting at Town Hall on Main Street on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The town’s annual Clean and Green Day is... more


In the Feb. 9 edition of The Valley Breeze, the local group, Hearts with Hope, mission was misidentified as benefiting children with congenital heart disease. This local group of Hearts with Hope... more

Presidents Day not a trash holiday in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town’s recycling department has announced that Monday, Feb. 20 is not a trash holiday. Although it is President’s Day, regular trash and recycling collections will take place.

Library announces school vacation programs

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library announces the following February school vacation week activities. • Monday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.: Mad Science The story of Fire and Ice Show. Geared for... more

Firm Foundation Church hosts free luncheon

WOONSOCKET – Firm Foundation Christian Church will hold Christian worship followed by a free luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m., in St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St. For more... more

Knights of Columbus announce meetings

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Council and Moylan Assembly Knights of Columbus will hold a fourth degree business meeting of the Moylan Assembly 1057 on Monday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m., in All Saints... more

Good Shepherd Catholic School lists first trimester honor roll

WOONSOCKET – The following students have been named to the first trimester honor roll at the Good Shepherd Catholic School. GRADE 4 HIGH HONORS: Liliana Abramek, McKenzie Badeau, Lucas Byrne, Dylan... more

CCA enrolling for 2017 Summer Jobs Program

WOONSOCKET – The Harbour Youthworks411 Center at Community Care Alliance is recruiting for 80 – 100 positions available through the 2017 Youth Summer Jobs Program. This six-week summer work program... more

CCA joins others in free tax preparation

WOONSOCKET – Starting Jan. 23, Community Care Alliance is providing free income tax preparation for families with incomes less than $55,000 through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.... more

Chief Finlay: Check for recalled smoke alarms

CUMBERLAND – A manufacturer’s recall of some Kidde combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is prompting Cumberland Fire Chief Kenneth Finlay to urge residents to double-check their detectors and... more

Sales of Kane’s ‘41 Signs of Hope’ to benefit Station Fire Memorial

Feb. 20 will mark the 14th anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire, the fourth-largest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Dave Kane, father of the youngest victim of the fire, 18-year-old Nicholas O... more