Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Landmark sees $12 million in investment in 2014

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WOONSOCKET - Since California-based Prime Health Services purchased Landmark Medical Center last year, the facility has seen improvements totaling around $12 million, with upgrades in everything from... more

Connell named new N.S. School Committee chairman

Contract with teachers put on hold pending meeting with Town Council
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - After a 12-year reign as chairman of the North Smithfield School Committee, Robert Lafleur lost a vote for the seat Tuesday night and handed over the gavel to first-term member... more

Wright's Dairy Farm starts major bakery expansion

New barn beside retail operations will house modern facility
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NORTH SMITHFIELD - In the week leading up to Christmas this year, Wright's Dairy Farm and Bakery will use an estimated 3,000 pounds of sugar and 900 pounds of butter to create around 600 cookie trays... more

Mother from Blackstone 'House of Horrors' indicted for murder

Father also faces charges in the case
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BLACKSTONE – The woman who was arrested following discovery of the bodies of three dead infants in a squalid house that once stood at 23 St. Paul St. was indicted on Tuesday, Dec. 16 for two counts... more

Woonsocket man indicted for child porn

Members of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Woonsocket resident Victor Radbill, age 29, of 386 River St., Woonsocket, for possession of child pornography,... more

Former Woonsocket officer sentence to six months for abuse of half sister

WOONSOCKET – A city officer suspended after a domestic incident in August 2012 will serve six months for reportedly abusing his half sister. Patrick Cahill, 25, was found guilty in October and was... more

North Smithfield man attacked at Providence barbershop

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A North Smithfield man getting a haircut at a barbershop in South Providence was attacked on Friday, Dec. 12 and was taken to Rhode Island hospital. Jordan Jones, 22 was reportedly... more

Driver in stable condition after serious crash in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Douglas man is in stable condition following a major vehicle accident on Quaker Highway on Saturday, Dec. 13. Shawn Root, 24, of Douglas Mass. was extricated from his vehicle... more

Congress approves national park in the Blackstone Valley, expands corridor

WASHINGTON - A bill creating a national park in the Blackstone Valley is officially headed to President Barack Obama's desk for signature after being passed in the U.S. Senate on Dec. 12 by a vote of... more

All Pro officials clarify percentage 'kept' in fundraiser

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Officials from All Pro Productions, the fundraising firm hired to raise money for the North Smithfield Police IBPO No. 410, asserted this week that most of the proceeds from the... more

Charles Baldelli to be inducted into Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame

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WOONSOCKET - Former state representative and city mayor Charles Baldelli will be among five Rhode Island residents inducted into the state Heritage Hall of Fame this spring, making him the first... more

No. Smithfield moms, teens give back with blankets for kids in need

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - When a motivated group of North Smithfield moms started looking for a way to give back this holiday season, they knew they didn't have to look much further than their own back yard... more

North Smithfield boy receives Adoption RI's 'Kids Helping Kids' award

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Eight-year-old Taylor Smith could have asked for toys for his birthday this year, but instead of just making his own "wish list," Smith decided to ask each of his party guests to... more

MSC celebrates the meaning of Christmas with music

With Christmas drawing closer and closer, the holiday spirit has truly arrived at Mount Saint Charles. While many students are focused on the gift giving and holiday break that will soon occur, there... more

Bake sale at St. John Orthodox Church

WOONSOCKET - St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church will hold its annual bake sale on Sunday, Dec. 21, from noon to 4 p.m., in the parish hall, 501 East School St. Traditional desserts and... more

Learn about recycling during school break

WOONSOCKET - The city of Woonsocket's Trash and Recycling program and the Woonsocket Harris Public Library are teaming up to present three programs on recycling during school winter recess. The... more

Holiday storytime offered Wednesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will host a holiday storytime on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 11 a.m. The event will feature favorite holiday stories, craft and treats. Registration... more

'Nutcracker' storyteller at library

WOONSOCKET - Storyteller Carolyn Martino will bring the story of "The Nutcracker" to life on Monday, Dec. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library. Free tickets available Monday... more

Hang some warm clothing on Mitten Tree

WOONSOCKET - The YWCA Rhode Island at 514 Blackstone St. is displaying a Mitten Tree from now until Jan. 10. All donations of mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks and other warm clothing are... more

WHS Class of 1960 plans reunion

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket High School Class of 1960 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. For more information, email Lorraine Bouchard Brown at cwdancer2s@charter.net or call... more

St. Agatha Senior Group lists winners

WOONSOCKET - St. Agatha Senior Group met on Dec. 10. Celebrating birthdays were Lucien Hemond, Jeannette Cousineau and Juliette Charrette. Door prize winners were Anita L'Etoile, Violet Roy, Rita... more

Economist to speak at Chamber's Eggs & Issues breakfast Friday

LINCOLN - The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host Mary A. Burke from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Friday, Dec. 19, at its Eggs and Issues breakfast. The event takes place 7:... more

Bellingham Class of 1965 seeks classmates

BELLINGHAM, Mass. - Members of the Bellingham High School Class of 1965 will hold a 50-year reunion on Saturday, June 6 at the Primavera Restaurant in Millis, Mass. Information is sought on the... more