Woonsocket, North Smithfield

Kohl’s schedules Oct. 1 opening in North Smithfield

Construction begins at Dowling Village department store, one lot remains
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Since 2012, plans have been in the works to create a Kohl’s department store at Dowling Village in North Smithfield, and the wait is finally over – or at least there’s an end in... more

North Smithfield signs waste agreement with Woonsocket

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WOONSOCKET – A new agreement for waste treatment between the communities of Woonsocket and North Smithfield will result in an annual increase of around $45-$50 for each of the 4,400 homes in North... more

Woonsocket man gets 15 years for 2015 crash that killed young mother

WOONSOCKET— The driver in a car crash that killed his 22-year girlfriend in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Johnny Sak, 24, of Woonsocket, was charged with driving under the influence... more

Potato chips recalled due to potential salmonella

The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Frito-Lay is recalling select jalapeño-flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and jalapeño-flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked... more

Store on Woonsocket border sells third $1 million lottery winner

BELLINGHAM, Mass. – A convenience store just over the Woonsocket border has seen more than its share of lottery winners in recent years – including a man who won $1 million on a $20 scratch ticket on... more

Art meets academics

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A program that aims to connect curriculum with art has added color and life to the hallways of North Smithfield High School, teaching students some lessons that just might stick... more

Historic home for sale in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – The historic home where architect George W. Spaulding is believed to have lived and worked at the turn of the century is now up for sale, and has many of the original features including... more

Editor Green retiring from The Breeze May 5

Shorey will assume role of managing editor
CUMBERLAND – Publisher Tom Ward is announcing this week the May 5 retirement of Marcia Green, editor of The Valley Breeze since its founding in 1996. Replacing her will be Ethan Shorey, a Breeze... more

No. Smithfield Council may look to voters for more bond money

Task Force: $12 million was never enough
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Members of the Municipal Building Review Task Force say that the $12 million bond approved by voters in 2014 was not an adequate amount to fund the real needs of the town. And... more

Kennedy Manor Social Club lists events

WOONSOCKET – J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club announces the following events. A Spring Fling Bingo and Supper will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 and includes soup, two... more

Slatersville Cumberland Farms to close this weekend, reopen mid-September

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A busy gas station/convenience store across from Slatersville Plaza will be closed after this weekend and will remain shut down through fall to make way for a larger facility.... more

Week that was

Mass. teen critically injured in crash on Route 146 in North Smithfield An 18-year-old motorist from Sutton, Mass. was critically injured after losing control of her car, striking the median and... more

No. Smithfield D.A.R.E. plans car wash fundraisers

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Police Department D.A.R.E. program will hold car wash fundraisers on Sunday, April 30 and Saturday, May 6 on the side of the Police Department, 575 Smithfield... more

Slatersville-based director to screen three shorts at SENE

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Three short films made by Slatersville-based director Christian de Rezendes, founder of Breaking Branches Pictures, Inc. will be screened at the Southeast New England Film, Music... more

Woonsocket graduation rate rises to 71 percent

WOONSOCKET – The high school graduation rate for the 2015/2016 school year rose to 71 percent climbing over the past two years from its low in 2014 of 59 percent. A release from the Woonsocket School... more

Tickets on sale for Autumnfest Night with the PawSox

WOONSOCKET – For the first time, Autumnfest Night will be held at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket on Thursday, Aug. 24. The Pawtucket Red Sox will host the Buffalo Bisons in a 7:05 p.m. game. Autumnfest... more

NeighborWorks Health offers $5 Zumba class

WOONSOCKET – NeighborWorks Health is offering a new Zumba class to run every Thursday at 40 South Main St. Classes begin at 6:45 p.m. and the drop in fee is $5. For more information, call 401-762-... more

BMR announces second quarter honor roll

BLACKSTONE – The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at Blackstone-millville Regional High School. Seniors High Honors: Abigail Austin, Lauren Bouvier, Joslyn Davis,... more

Blackstone Town Cleanup planned for April 29

BLACKSTONE – There will be a town cleanup in Blackstone on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. With the opening of the new Blackstone River Greenway, Blackstone is attracting many new visitors... more

YWCA R.I. announces second spring session

WOONSOCKET – YWCA Rhode Island is now enrolling for its second spring session. Classes begin on Sunday, May 7. To learn more or to schedule a tour, call 401-769-7450 or visit 514 Blackstone St. Youth... more

Meat raffle at Our Saviour Church April 28

WOONSOCKET – Our Saviour Church, 500 Smithfield Road, will hold a meat raffle on Friday, April 28. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and a free light supper with beverages and dessert will be served. The... more

St. James Episcopal Church hosts May Breakfast

WOONSOCKET – The 96th St. James Episcopal Church May Breakfast will be held Saturday, May 6, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the parish hall, 24 Hamlet Ave. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children... more

St. Joseph Seniors will meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will hold a pot roast dinner on Tuesday, April 25, at noon, in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. Tickets are $10 per person. An... more

Local business people among SBA award winners

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the 2017 Rhode Island small business award winners, who will be honored during the Rhode Island Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon on... more

Retreat for grieving parents at St. John Vianney

CUMBERLAND – If you are the parent of a child who has died, at any age, The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents will host a one-day spiritual retreat on Saturday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.... more

WHS Class of 1957 offers roster

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket High School Class of 1957 Committee members have compiled a roster of all current classmates contact information and a memoriam section. The roster will be presented to... more

Students named winners in CABINS poetry contest

Several local students are among the winners of an anti-bullying poetry contest, sponsored by Community Against Bullying in Schools, a nonprofit based in Lincoln. Victoria Caires of Beacon Charter... more