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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Residents turned out in force at the North Smithfield Zoning Board meeting on Tuesday to express their disapproval for a proposed 23,700-square-foot building on Central Street, but the board postponed action on the request.

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Parks and Recreation will hold its third Dinner Under the Stars: A Harvest Dinner event on Saturday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m., on the Beef Barn property, 200 Industrial Drive. More

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FRANKLIN, Mass. – Yankee Quilters Guild, a local quilting group, invites quilters to reserve a space for their sewing machine at a weekend staycation Friday, Oct. 21 to Sunday, Oct. 23 at Christ the Kin… More

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BLACKSTONE – The Massachusetts Student Record Regulations (603.CMR 23.06) requires public school districts to destroy student Special Education Records no later than seven years after a student transfer… More

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WOONSOCKET – Taking on long-time Democratic incumbent Sen. Roger Picard in District 20, representing parts of Woonsocket and Cumberland, Republican candidate Jonathan Resendes says he’s running to be “a… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The 15th annual North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival returns this Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine at North Smithfield High School. More

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WOONSOCKET – Democrat Glenn Dusablon defeated progressive challenger Alex Kithes in Tuesday’s primary election, earning the right to take on former Rep. Jon Brien in the November election to fill retiri… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD — Parks and Recreation Department member and community garden organizer Ann Fieler-Lilley says there’s been a struggle this year distributing vegetables from the community garden at the… More

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WOONSOCKET/NORTH SMITHFIELD – Democrats in House District 49, Woonsocket and North Smithfield, will head to the polls next Tuesday, Sept. 13, and select their candidate to move on to the general electio… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – On Friday, Aug. 26, Payton Guilman was home alone. Both of her parents were at work as she went about her normal routine on a summer day, which included waking up late and taking the … More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Town Council on Tuesday approved of a plan from Tecton Architects for short-term upgrades to the North Smithfield Police Station on Smithfield Road. More

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UPTON, Mass. – The Blackstone Valley Tech Athletic Department will host a large yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the school’s parking lot at 65 Pleasant St. The rain or shine event is open to the publi… More

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WOONSOCKET/NORTH SMITHFIELD – Accusations are flying in the House District 49 race to replace departing Rep. Steven Lima and represent parts of Woonsocket and North Smithfield. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield School Committee and Town Council held a special forum on Monday to discuss the idea of new solar canopies being installed at North Smithfield High School and the Paul Joyce Athletic Complex. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Fall is around the corner, and North Smithfield’s Great Pumpkin Festival is back and set for Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the North Smithfield High School grounds. More

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BLACKSTONE – On Aug. 26, Rep. Michael Soter and the Blackstone Fire Department announced that the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program released the third round recipients of FY21 funding. In this round of funding, the Blackstone Fire Department received $25,714 for thermal imaging cameras. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town’s two most prominent elected leaders say they don’t believe North Smithfield has a culture problem that’s discouraging people from wanting to volunteer on local boards and commissions. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – On the same day the attorney general’s office released a report of its findings regarding alleged hazing at North Smithfield High School, school officials met last week to support the ongoing investigation and discuss setting policies for protecting students in the upcomin… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A home at 282 Quaker Highway sits across the street from North Smithfield’s Department of Public Works. The home, originally build in 1932, rests on 2.19 acres of land, covering 2,926 square feet, with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It’s owned by Donald and Dorothy Desper, w… More

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WOONSOCKET – Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave., will offer First Saturdays devotion, in unity with Pope Francis’ recent consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on Saturday, Sept. 3; Saturday, Oct. 1; and Saturday, Nov. 5. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Material Sample Technologies is seeking to build an extended industrial building off of its current location at 800 Central St. The proposed building would cover 23,700 square feet, and will help support production of materials. There would be a connected pathway between t… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – After a second drowning in the Slatersville Reservoir in six years, town officials are pursuing a tried-and-true option to keep people away from the old railroad trestle used as jumping spot. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A new fire contract in North Smithfield will result in added staffing and reduced emergency wait times, according to officials. More

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BRISTOL – The 2.45-mile loop that makes up Colt State park was filled with runners from all over New England for 24 hours on Aug. 12-13. One of these runners was John Brunelli, a 53-year-old retired corpsman from The U.S. Navy. Also once a firefighter and a paramedic for the town of Mansfiel… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Under new building and zoning official Larry Enright, town officials have spent the past few months addressing numerous zoning issues that have been “festering for decades,” said Town Administrator Paul Zwolenski. More

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State Sen. Ryan Fattman announced that he secured a $25,000 statutory expenditure in the FY23 State Budget for Daniels Farmstead in Blackstone. The funds will be disbursed through the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. Sen. Fattman attended the Polish picnic on Aug. 5 to present the… More

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WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library was awarded a $22,000 grant from the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services using funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the American Rescue Plan Act to implement the library’s newest programming vehi… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The classes of North Smithfield High School 1978-81 will hold a multi-year reunion on Saturday, Aug., 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sayles Hill Rod and Gun Club, 71 Sayles Hill Road. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – News of potential significant federal funding toward a new senior center near Pacheco Park has sparked renewed hope that the town could finally land a community resource already enjoyed by older residents in many surrounding towns. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A national trend of volunteers being harder to come by is being felt in North Smithfield, where town officials are encouraging more residents to get involved with the important work of helping the town function properly. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Democratic Town Committee has announced its first voter registration drive of the summer, on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Red, White and Brew Coffeehouse, 601 Great Road. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Speeding has gotten so bad on Iron Mine Hill Road, say residents in the area, that it’s become nearly impossible for pedestrians to feel safe in this neighborhood off Eddie Dowling Highway. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Almost six years to the day since the last drowning at one of North Smithfield’s most dangerous spots, another man drowned last week after jumping off the train trestle into the Slatersville Reservoir. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Resident Michael Clifford is no longer in the running for a Town Council seat despite securing the signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. More

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The opening of a story on upgrades to North Smithfield’s fire and rescue equipment inadvertently made it sound as if there were no new engines purchased for 20 years, when it was really just the one engine that hadn’t been replaced in that long. More

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EAST PROVIDENCE – CareLink, a nonprofit healthcare network of post-acute and community-based providers serving older adults and adults with disabilities, announces its 2022-2023 Board of Directors as follows: Chair Kevin McKay, executive director of Tockwotton on the Waterfront; Vice-Chair M… More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – After more than two decades of use for Engine 2, North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Services has purchased its replacement. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – All declared candidates in local election races in North Smithfield turned in at least the required number of signatures, 50, to qualify for the ballot by last Friday’s 4 p.m. deadline. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Frehill Council #5702 Knights of Columbus will sponsor its eighth annual Show Off Your Ride! car show this Sunday, July 24, at the North Smithfield Middle School, located at the intersection of Greenville Road and Providence Pike. More

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BLACKSTONE, Mass. – When it was announced last August that Park ‘n Shop would close by the end of that month, it took many town residents and officials by surprise, most agreeing that losing the local grocery store would be a tough pill to swallow. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD/WOONSOCKET – White flags of remembrance are being installed in North Smithfield and Woonsocket to remember the 344 combined residents between the neighboring communities who have died due to contracting COVID-19. More