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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Zoning Board of Review has rejected a plan to develop nine megawatts of solar energy on the Gold famil… Read more

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WOONSOCKET – Connecting for Children and Families announced today it will once again host the Vision of Hope Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 20, celebrating local champions who have helped transform the lives… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – One man’s dream to build a replica of Fenway Park in his backyard has become the stuff of nightmares for neighbors who say they had no idea competitive ball games would be happening j… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – All-terrain vehicles in residential neighborhoods may soon be a thing of the past in North Smithfield, where the Town Council is considering a change that would make it illegal to dri… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The pumpkin people are back, and this time, the competition is fierce as residents try to outdo last year’s creations. More

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WOONSOCKET– The 2021 Autumnfest Steering Committee has announced that the headline band for this year’s Autumnfest Parade will be the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School Chargers Marching Band. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – One man’s dream to build a replica of Fenway Park in his backyard has become the stuff of nightmares for neighbors who say they had no idea competitive ball games would be happening j… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – All-terrain vehicles in residential neighborhoods may soon be a thing of the past in North Smithfield, where the Town Council is considering a change that would make it illegal to dri… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The pumpkin people are back, and this time, the competition is fierce as residents try to outdo last year’s creations. More

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WOONSOCKET– The 2021 Autumnfest Steering Committee has announced that the headline band for this year’s Autumnfest Parade will be the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School Chargers Marching Band. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Scouts BSA Troop 438 will host a Halloween party for girls ages 11 to 17 on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Scouters Hall, 32 N. Main St. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – In a long expected denouncement of the existing North Smithfield police station on Smithfield Road, an architectural firm is recommending the town build a new station estimated at $18.3 million. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – School leaders across the state are pushing for changes to a bus quarantine policy that they say is keeping too many students home from school. More

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A superior court judge on Tuesday declined to approve an injunction against a vaccine mandate for firefighters and EMS personnel, leaving members of several local departments at risk of losing their jobs if they don’t get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A viral TikTok challenge that encourages kids to steal items from school and post videos online is causing some headaches for school administrators in North Smithfield. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Water Department will conduct hydrant flushing in the Slatersville, Forestdale, Great Road, Mendon Road, and Industrial Park areas on Monday, Oct. 4, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; some flushing may occur overnight.  More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – After more than a year of delays, a project to build a concession stand and bathroom facility at the North Smithfield High School football field is back on track, according to the developer overseeing the project. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A group of North Smithfield teachers has condemned comments by one parent comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust, prompting a response from members of the School Committee this week. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Town Council has declared Oct. 3 a day of remembrance for Amy Jarret, the North Smithfield resident and flight attendant who lost her life in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week the agency has completed hazardous waste cleanup related to the former office building at the Stamina Mills site on School Street. The parcel is part of the Stamina Mills Superfund Site, a larger area that has be… More

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BLACKSTONE – Blackstone-Millville Regional Marching Band will host MusicFest 2021 featuring five student marching bands from Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m., at the Bellingham High School football field, 60 Blackstone St. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Planning Board members were less than enthusiastic last week about a proposal to develop the former WLKW radio station off Mattity Road into a solar farm and three house lots, asking the developer to address several concerns before returning with updated plans next month. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Comments by one town councilor about parking issues on Smithfield Road are prompting a reaction from residents who say they have no problem with the town installing a sidewalk in front of their homes. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Christian de Rezendes, the creator of "Slatersville: America's First Mill Village," is putting out a call to anyone who remembers being at the Stamina Mill fire in Forestdale in October of 1977 and who would like to share their detailed account on camera for the documentar… More

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PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Housing has announced $2 million in available mortgage payment help funding through the federally-funded Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island program. The new program provides financial assistance to Rhode Island homeowners negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and … More

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PROVIDENCE – Attorney Gen. Peter Neronha announced that a Burrillville woman was given a five-year deferred sentence and ordered to repay $16,402 to the state of Rhode Island after she pleaded to charges that she fraudulently obtained Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP)… More

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PROVIDENCE – The actions Rhode Islanders take this weekend, specifically staying away from other people, will go a long way toward determining the path the state takes going forward related to the spread of the coronavirus, said Gov. Gina Raimondo Saturday afternoon. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Heritage Gala has been postponed until Saturday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Haven out of an abundance of caution related to the coronavirus. Tickets will remain valid at that time. The Heritage Association is encouraging those who cannot atte… More

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BLACKSTONE – The town of Blackstone is updating its Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP). Residents are invited to complete the OSRP survey on the town website at www.townofblackstone.org. Paper copies are available at the town administrator's office at Town Hall. Completing an OSRP survey … More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Cooperative Real Estate Professionals and Navigant Credit Union will hold their fourth annual community shred event on Saturday, May 11, from noon to 3 p.m. at Navigant Credit Union, 925 Victory Highway. All documents will be shredded onsite and the paper will be recycled.… More

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BURRILLVILLE – Representatives from Narragansett Beer will be at Pascoag Cafe in Burrillville on Friday evening, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Pascoag Cafe, as part of a year-long effort to buy everyone in the state a beer. The restaurant is located at 150 Pascoag Main St. More

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BLACKSTONE, Mass. – The Blackstone Memorial Day parade and celebration will be held on Sunday, May 27. The parade will step off at 1 p.m. from the John F. Kennedy/Augustine F. Maloney school complex located at 200 Lincoln St. and continue left onto Mendon Street, a slight left onto Main Stre… More

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GLOCESTER– After 20 years of public service Sen. Paul Fogarty, serving District 23 in Glocester, Burrillville and North Smithfield, has announced he will be retiring from the General Assembly and not seek re-election in November. More

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BURRILLVILLE – After 2.5 years of studies, reports and advisories, the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board is embarking on the final hearing of Invenergy Thermal Development LLC’s application to construct the Clear River Energy Center Power Plant in Burrillville. More

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A storm that pummeled the area Friday caused widespread power outages in northern Rhode Island. The storm brought wind, heavy rains and flooding, especially near the coast, where multiple bridges were shut down. More

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LINCOLN – Pawtucket City Council member Sandra Cano and David Soucy, president of the Soucy Insurance Agency in Woonsocket, will be honored at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m. at Twin River Events Center in Lincoln. More

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BURRILLVILLE – The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the "malicious killing" of a turkey as depicted in a video sent to the RISPCA from WJAR news on Nov. More