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WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department has seen early success apprehending wanted individuals with the use of its new Flock Safety surveillance cameras, including a 14-year-old boy accused of running away from home in a stolen vehicle.

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Cercle Laurier President Paul Lussier, left, presented the organization's annual scholarship to Avery Morin, center, and Julianna Brien, both of Woonsocket. The students are attending Assumption College. More

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WOONSOCKET – The winning Autumnfest button numbers were drawn during closing ceremonies at Autumnfest on Monday. This year, six button numbers were drawn, three for the year 2020 and three for the year … More

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WOONSOCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts will bring the spirit of the French Heritage Festival to Chelo’s in Woonsocket this weekend for a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 11:30 a.m… More

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WOONSOCKET – An in-house paving crew often cited as the pride and joy of the Woonsocket Department of Public Works almost became a money-making operation in a proposal voted down by the City Council on Monday. More

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Caden Unwin of Woonsocket, pictured here with his family, recently graduated from the Wyatt Detention Facility 49th Correctional Officer Training Academy. The ceremony took place on Sept. 23 at the Wyat… More

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Scouts from Troop 2 Woonsocket traveled to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., this summer. They spent 12 days hiking and camping the trails at the ranch after spending three days in Colorado wh… More

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Bristol County Savings Bank’s Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation awarded a $7,500 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island at a check presentation ceremony held recently at… More

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WOONSOCKET – An in-house paving crew often cited as the pride and joy of the Woonsocket Department of Public Works almost became a money-making operation in a proposal voted down by the City Council on Monday. More

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Caden Unwin of Woonsocket, pictured here with his family, recently graduated from the Wyatt Detention Facility 49th Correctional Officer Training Academy. The ceremony took place on Sept. 23 at the Wyat… More

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Scouts from Troop 2 Woonsocket traveled to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M., this summer. They spent 12 days hiking and camping the trails at the ranch after spending three days in Colorado wh… More

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Bristol County Savings Bank’s Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation awarded a $7,500 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island at a check presentation ceremony held recently at… More

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WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket City Council on Monday voted to fine Rick’s Bar & Grill and mandate stricter security measures after reports of several fights breaking out in the parking lot of the Cass Avenue bar. 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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WOONSOCKET – A $244,188 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to fund security improvements at Morin Heights, including a new camera system and traffic enforcement on Morin Heights Boulevard. More

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WOONSOCKET – Autumnfest Steering Committee needs people to volunteer their talents so Autumnfest will once again be a success. This year’s event is set for Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 9-11. More

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WOONSOCKET – There isn’t much in the way of tourist attractions in Woonsocket, S.D., a small farming town in eastern South Dakota about two hours from the Minnesota border. More

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WOONSOCKET – A local business owner says he feels he’s being singled out after noise complaints at his restaurant prompted the City Council to require extra sound-dampening measures before he can renew his entertainment license. More

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WOONSOCKET – Tensions between the newly elected chairman of the Woonsocket Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and the agency’s employees have continued to simmer, with the agency launching an investigation into an alleged threatening email sent by an employee earlier this year. More

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WOONSOCKET – Ronald Landry, the chief of the Millville Police Department and a former officer with the Woonsocket Police Department, is facing an inquiry by the Millville Board of Selectmen after an alleged speeding incident involving a Woonsocket officer. More

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WOONSOCKET – The 2nd annual John Blain Memorial Bike Run will take place Saturday, Sept. 18, rain or shine. Registration the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Post 85, 870 River St. Registration the day of the event is cash only. More

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WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced that Fitch Ratings has upgraded the city of Woonsocket’s General Obligation Bond Rating to “A+” from the previous investment grade “A” rating, and has upgraded the city’s Issuer Default Rating to “A-“ from the previous investment grade “BBB… More

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WOONSOCKET – City officials were joined by state and federal lawmakers last Friday, Sept. 10, to celebrate the opening of a new $56 million water treatment plant that operators say will make Woonsocket’s water among the best in the state. More

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WOONSOCKET – After several weeks of weighing their options, members of the City Council on Monday said they would not initiate formal impeachment proceedings against Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt following a dispute over a pet pavilion that some members called the “final straw.” More

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WOONSOCKET – A new owner is planning to redevelop the Bonin Spinning Mill property on Mendon Road, beginning with the demolition of the existing structure, according to Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. More

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WOONSOCKET – Alexis Sierra, 19, of Woonsocket was sentenced earlier this month to serve five years in prison on drug- and firearm-related charges stemming from his 2020 arrest. According to the office of Attorney General Peter Neronha, Sierra was arrested after police found 4.6 grams of fent… More

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WOONSOCKET – An effort to furnish new and gently used clothing to children in need around the city officially launched last week with the opening of the Just for You clothing closet at Community Care Alliance. More

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WOONSOCKET – A recent surge in housing proposals could see several hundred units of new housing coming to downtown Woonsocket over the next few years. More

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WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department announced on Friday they will host a drive-thru "Trunk or Treat" event on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library. More

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WOONSOCKET – St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Ave, is hosting a frozen food sale Monday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Oct. 9. Food pick up will be curbside on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More

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BLACKSTONE, Mass. – Chief Gregory Gilmore reports that the Blackstone Police Department arrested a Woonsocket woman on charges of possession and distribution of heroin this week. More

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A Woonsocket barber who admitted to preparing and selling crack cocaine in and around his barbershop, among other places, was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison. More

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PROVIDENCE – After announcing 17 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island on Sunday, bringing the total to 83, Gov. Gina Raimondo had tough words for Rhode Islanders who continue to ignore orders to maintain distances between themselves and others. More

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WOONSOCKET – Police are asking the public to help them identify the suspect in the robbery of Santander Bank Wednesday. The man appears to have been wearing a pink dress as a disguise during the robbery and made his escape via bicycle. Contact Sgt. Sanford with information at 401-767-8870 or… More

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WOONSOCKET – An 3-year-old boy fell out a window on the third floor of 542 Privilege St. in Woonsocket at 5:59 p.m. Wednesday evening. The boy, who had been under the care of his grandmother, who was in another room, survived the fall and is expected to recover from his serious injuries, acc… More

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The American French Genealogy Society is hosting a free participatory workshop on interviewing skills, conducted by Personal Historian Marjorie Turner Hollman. The event will be held at the AFGS Franco-American Heritage Center, 78 Earle St., Woonsocket, on Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m. More

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Debra A. (Cournoyer) Vilandre, 58, of Benefit St., died Friday, February 15, 2019, in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Ronald Vilandre whom she married July 26, 1980. More

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WOONSOCKET – Garrett Mancieri, a real estate broker and former city councilor, was named as the secretive King Jace in a Friday night ceremony. Part of the upcoming city Mardi Gras sponsored by The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts, which takes place Feb. 23, King Jace has been aroun… More

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WOONSOCKET – “The Voice” contestant and Woonsocket native Emily Luther is joining the Mount Saint Charles Academy staff as creative arts director, the school announced Tuesday. More