Woonsocket, North Smithfield

No. Smithfield school board begins search for new superintendent

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – After 11 years leading the North Smithfield School Department, Supt. Stephen Lindberg will leave the district to explore other opportunities when his contract expires in November... more

New exhibit celebrates city’s black history

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WOONSOCKET – They were leaders in the civil rights movement who came to the city in the 1940s and 1950s, founding new religious institutions and making their own contributions to the local culture... more

Woonsocket police seek help catching armed robber

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a subject wanted in connection to a string of armed robberies over the past several weeks. The robberies... more

Woonsocket police ID robbery suspect, considered armed and dangerous

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a suspect believed to be involved in robberies across the city over the past several weeks. Joshua Matteson, 33, of... more

'RI Water Park' in talks for Woonsocket site

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WOONSOCKET — Developers who made headlines last month with a proposal for a "Rhode Island Water Park" to be located on the Attleboro/Pawtucket line now have their eyes on Woonsocket. Cascade Water... more

Speaker Mattiello declines Newberry's call for DOT probe

PROVIDENCE - When Cumberland Democratic Rep. Mia Ackerman told a constituent by email that she feared retribution if she voted against the RhodeWorks bill this week, House Minority Brian Newberry, a... more

Town ownership of paper street would 
end decade-old dispute over locked land

Town Council agrees to take a look at Old Tifft Road conflict
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Property owners who say they’ve been illegally barricaded from access to their land for more than a decade will have the chance to plead their case for action to the current Town... more

Woonsocket Council demands monthly financial reports from administration

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WOONSOCKET – For the past two months City Councilor Daniel Gendron has been asking Finance Director Christine Chamberland for a detailed presentation on the city’s financial status. The requirement... more

Mayor’s husband serves as King Jace XXII

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WOONSOCKET – The true identity of the man who has been playing the part of King Jace XXII, the mysterious monarch of the Woonsocket Mardi Gras, is Edward Hunt, first gentleman of Woonsocket, and a... more

AG files complaint against Faial owners

SMITHFIELD – After failing to reach a resolution with the owners of the former Faial restaurants in Smithfield, the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office has filed a complaint against Jose and... more

Woonsocket ordered to restore cuts to police retiree health care

WOONSOCKET – Cuts made to the health care benefits of the city’s police retirees will need to be reinstated under a decision issued today by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lanphear. Lanphear said that... more

O’Neill introduces bills extending tax break to pickup trucks

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Sen. Edward O’Neill, of Senate District 17, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, has introduced two bills that would give pickup truck owners the same tax break as those... more

School vacation programs offered at the library

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library will host the following February school vacation events. • Monday, Feb. 15: Animal Experiences by Dave Marchetti, 2 p.m. Open to all ages. Marchetti... more

North Smithfield library announces children’s events

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., announces the following children’s programs. Pajama Story Time: Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. Children are invited to wear pajamas and... more

Learn how to make a tulle wreath

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Libary, 86 Main St, is offering a spring tulle wreath-making class on Monday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. Join crafter Ana Mendes for a hands-on beginner class where you... more

Mardi Gras raffle ticket winners announced

WOONSOCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts held its 22nd annual Mardi Gras celebration at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, Feb. 6. Winners of the thousands of raffle... more

Lucchino to Chamber: PawSox taking ‘good and comprehensive’ look at McCoy

Brian and Roberta Hunter win Ben Mondor Award at annual Northern R.I. Chamber dinner
PAWTUCKET – In a sharp reversal from a year ago, Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino told 500 Rhode Island business and political leaders Tuesday night that McCoy Stadium could indeed be the... more

WHS Class of 1966 seeks classmates

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 17. Organizers are seeking information on classmates. Send information to Connie Thurber Plotkin at... more

Woonsocket kindergarten registration is March 5

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket School Department will be holding kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Woonsocket Middle School at... more

St. Paul Church announces Lenten events

BLACKSTONE – St. Paul Church, 48 St. Paul St., will hold Lenten fish fries every Friday during lent, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Parish Center. The cost for fish and chips and coleslaw is $10 for... more

DATTCO staff in Burrillville collecting gently-used prom dresses, accessories

BURRILLVILLE – Staff members at the DATTCO bus services office in Burrillville are asking the public for donations of gently used semi-formal and formal dresses, shoes, bags, and accessories that... more

Post 85 will hold remembrance for Larry Seuss

WOONSOCKET – American Legion Post 85, 870 River St., will host a remembrance for long-time member Larry Seuss and his wife Philomena on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. Both Larry and Philomena... more

Par X hosts benefit for Joannette

WOONSOCKET – Par X Club will host an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner on Saturday, Feb. 20, to benefit Robert Joannette Sr. The dinner will be held 4 -8 p.m. at 36 Stanley St. Tickets cost $15 per person... more

netWORKri to hold Woonsocket recruitment events

WOONSOCKET – netWORKri will hold an event at NRI Career Academy at the Chaplin-Perez Community Center at 37 Center St. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Connecting for Children and Families will discuss... more

Golden Hearts club announces winners

WOONSOCKET – Golden Hearts Senior Club will host a corn beef and cabbage dinner on Tuesday, March 16, at noon in Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave. New members are welcome. The door prize... more

Kennedy Manor Social Club lists events

WOONSOCKET – J.F. Kennedy Manor Social Club, 547 Clinton St., announces the following events: Valentine pasta and meatball supper, this Saturday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m.; St. Patrick’s corned beef or ham... more

St. Michael Church hosts Drink and Dabble

WOONSOCKET – Drink and Dabble, Charlie Hall’s traveling art party, will be making its way to St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church for a fundraiser this Friday, Feb. 12. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the... more