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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Two friends since kindergarten are valedictorian and salutatorian for North Smithfield’s Class of 2022. Ethan Daigneault and Emma Harrop said their friendship helped push them further forward academically, and the friendly competition helped them succeed.

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Planning Board meeting last Thursday, May 12, was intended to be a continuation of a public hearing for Pomham Solar’s … Read more

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – At Monday’s Town Council meeting, the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency approached the town with a 160-foot-tall request. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A tour of Union Cemetery, 108 Smithfield Road, will be held Saturday, May 21, at 9 a.m. Ed Walker will give a gravestone cleaning demonstration at 11 a.m. More

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BLACKSTONE – The town of Blackstone’s Memorial Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 29. The event will kick off with the Memorial Day Parade, which this year will step off from the Town Common at… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The 300 Buxton St. compost dispute has seemingly ended, as Frank Jacques’ attorney notified the Zoning Board that they will be dropping their appeal on Tuesday. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Two North Smithfield seniors, soon-to-be graduates, dedicated their senior year to ensuring the Unity Ball tradition made a comeback from the pandemic. On April 29, Emersyn Champagne … More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town’s Sesquicentennial Parade took place last Saturday and everything went to plan, according to Rich Keene, co-organizer and president of the North Smithfield Heritage Association. More

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“Hope for Ukraine,” a queen-size blue and yellow quilt made by members of Yankee Quilters Guild, will be raffled to support efforts to resettle Ukrainian refugee families arriving in Massachusetts. The … More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Boy Scouts of America are not immune to inflation, and Troop 1139 in North Smithfield wants to feed residents in exchange for their help to combat it. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – It’s finally here: the North Smithfield Sesquicentennial Parade will be this Saturday, May 7, starting at 10 a.m. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – There were some degrees of procedural confusion at Monday night’s Town Council meeting, when two members of the Conservation Commission once again went before the council to ask that … More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – As details about the municipal budget for the coming fiscal year start to come into focus, the idea of hiring a grant writer for the town may be another consideration to throw into the mix. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Representatives from the YMCA gave a presentation to the Halliwell Review Committee last Thursday, April 21, perhaps giving a clearer path to the construction and administration of a … More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Art Committee has brought natural landscapes and their depth to Town Hall with Normand Peloquin’s beeswax creations. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Although there are many moving parts yet to settle into place, the North Smithfield town budget for fiscal year 2023 is starting to take shape. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – At the Conservation Commission meeting of April 14, commission member Kayla Masse proposed a list of ethical guidelines the commission may consider when putting together hunting regul… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A three-story condo development near Dowling Village received preliminary approval from the Planning Board on April 14. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The main topic of discussion at the Town Council meeting on Monday revolved around benches – who should be able to place one in town, who should be memorialized for their good deeds, and where the benches should be placed. More

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UPTON, Mass. – Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School senior Leah Cook has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The application process to the academy required a congressional nomination, and Leah received nominations from Cong… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Heritage Association will hold its 2022 gala on Saturday, June 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at The Village Haven, 90 School St. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – For the past five years, Donald Lacroix has been calling anyone and everyone who may be able to help get to the bottom of the discolored water coming out of his tap at Deerfield Common. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Parks and Recreation Commission met on Wednesday, April 6 to discuss where they stand, in this space in between winter weather and consistently sunny days. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – While the lineup for the North Smithfield Sesquicentennial Parade is settling into place, the parade committee is still seeking volunteers for the big day. It’s just a few weeks away and coming up quickly. More

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The 19th North Smithfield Clean & Green Day will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m. Volunteers will be given a t-shirt and assigned to their own highly-littered areas to help clean up the town. Day-of registration will begin at 8 a.m. at North Smithfield Town Hall. To sign-up in adv… More

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• Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Greene St., North Smithfield, will hold a Maundy Thursday Tenabrae Service on April 14, at 7:30 p.m. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A few weeks ago, North Smithfield Fire Chief David Chartier was flipping through a trade magazine when he saw an article that piqued his interest: a fire department was collecting old gear to donate to Ukraine. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Progress at the Halliwell site is being made, one action item at a time. More

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WOONSOCKET – Authentic Abstraction is the work of two former firefighters whose creative explorations together have helped in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from their time on the force. More

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UPTON, Mass. – Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School students had an opportunity to test their vocational-technical competency by competing with other trained career and technical education students from six vocational high schools during the first of three SkillsUSA co… More

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WOONSOCKET – As videos and rumors depicting violence in Woonsocket schools spread online, administrators and Supt. Patrick McGee say they want to make it clear that misinformation and social media are to blame for exaggerating issues and causing unnecessary fear among the public. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – At the Town Council meeting of March 21, officials and residents said they were confused and frustrated by the town’s revaluation appeal process. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Conflicting information and heated comments surrounding use of the new North Smithfield track and field resulted in a resignation on Monday afternoon. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD — The North Smithfield Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting an Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9 starting at noon at Pacheco Park fields. The rain date is April 10. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Finding health care has been a challenge for communities and their furry friends alike in the past few years, but with the Slatersville Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Suzanne Scott is bringing new opportunities for care to North Smithfield. More

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UPDATE: On March 24, North Smithfield schools released a flyer with usage times for the track and basketball courts, including parking informations and use guidelines. The track will be open weekdays before 7 a.m., with parking allowed on the lower lot by the middle school cafeteria. Weekend… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield revaluation for 2021 concluded at the end of last year, and even a few Town Council members had to appeal their results with Northeast Revaluation, a third-party business the town employs for their services. More

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BURRILLVILLE – The Burrillville Land Trust has won a state grant that will allow them to purchase 65 acres of open land in the town, according to a press release from March 16. The land, which has been cultivated as a working farm, will be purchased by the trust once a final price is determi… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – At a School Committee meeting Tuesday, Supt. Michael St. Jean responded to North Smithfield parents with concerns about certain library books and their explicit content, presenting a new policy but indicating that books will not be removed en masse. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – At a whopping 5,000 titles and still counting, Emma Harrop says she’s still amazed at how many books her senior project book drive received in the span of just three weeks. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The annual joint meeting between the North Smithfield Town Council and the North Smithfield School Committee on Tuesday kicked off with a sense of gratitude and camaraderie from Chairman James Lombardi III, who highlighted the past six years of cooperation between the coun… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Conservation Commission is ready to shake off a rocky start, and members want to begin by submitting bylaws to the Town Council for comment and approval. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – When Jay Rumas of North Smithfield began his Fulbright fellowship in Slovakia last September, he couldn’t have predicted that his research would include bearing witness to the largest European conflict since World War II. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – When H. Farrell McMillan was 20 years old, he was evaluated by the draft board and promptly informed that he would be called for service within two weeks. Born in Georgia, and knowing he’d have more control over his fate if he signed up before being drafted, didn’t wait fo… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The sewer system in North Smithfield is going to need some serious care in the next five years, according to Bill Dorry, chairman of the North Smithfield Sewer Commission, at the total price tag of nearly $4 million. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Frustrations and confusion bubbled at the Halliwell Review Committee meeting of March 3, as committee members tried to prevent project momentum from being lost. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Members of the North Smithfield Historic District Commission and the North Smithfield Heritage Association say they want to make it easier for property owners to designate structures and sites in North Smithfield as historic. More