North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Schools look to use $450K in health care savings to retain sports

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The School Department's 2015 budget just got a needed boost and many of the cuts predicted for next year may not happen under the latest spending plan presented this week by Supt.... more

Police investigate shooting in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Officers responding to 371 Mattity Road on Tuesday, April 15 found a 48-year-old woman who had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head according to a release today from the... more


The students pictured in last week's Valley Breeze practicing for the We the People competition were from North Smithfield High School, not North Smithfield Middle School as reported. The practice... more

Adopt-A-Spot compiling sponsor waiting list

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Adopt-A-Spot Committee would like to know what local businesses are interested in becoming future sponsors for the Adopt-A-Spot locations throughout town,... more

Around 300 attend Sunday Egg Hunt

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A last minute change in the date and time of the town's annual Easter Egg Hunt didn't hurt attendance, according to town officials, and the seasonal event drew in hundreds of... more

Food Pantry seeks volunteers

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Food Pantry is looking for volunteers who can devote two to three hours of service once or twice per month at the pantry facility operating at the Slatersville... more

12th annual Clean & Green Day to be held May 10

NORTH SMITHFIELD -The 12th Annual Clean & Green Day will be held Saturday, May 10. Registration will take place at Halliwell Elementary School starting at 8 a.m. Helpers can pick up bags,... more

NSMS student wins Scholastic national gold in writing

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Leah Huntley, an 8th-grader at North Smithfield Middle School, has earned a National Gold Medal for writing in the 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. She will be going to... more

Residents asked to report 'Heartbleed' attacks

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield town officials warned on Friday that hackers are attempting to exploit the Heartbleed bug in targeted attacks by scanning networks to see if they are vulnerable.... more

Children invited to Awesome Robb Show in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE -The Blackstone Public Library will present the Awesome Robb Show on Tuesday, April 22 at 12:15 p.m. The show, which features magic, comedy, juggling and more, is open to ages 4-10.... more

Library lists vacation week programs

NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield Public Library announces the following April Vacation Week events. * Tuesday, April 22, from 11 a.m to noon: Earth Day Crafts patrons of all ages are invited to... more

'Raising Matty Christian' to screen at three film festivals this month

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Filmmaker Christian de Rezendes of Breaking Branches Pictures, a company based in Slatersville, has announced that "Raising Matty Christian," the new feature length documentary on... more

Director launches fundraising campaign to help complete Slatersville documentary

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Director Christian DeRezendes has launched a fundraising campaign to help complete the Breaking Branches documentary film "Slatersville: America's First Mill Village." A campaign... more

Valley Tech students earn SkillsUSA medals

UPTON, Mass. - The following local Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School students earned medals at the District 5 SkillsUSA competition. From Blackstone: Brittany Rovedo, silver, restaurant... more

Class of 2013 to be honored at BMR High School

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone-Millville Regional High School Alumni Wall of Fame and Faculty Service Award will honor the Class of 2014 on Wednesday, May 21, in a ceremony at River Falls Restaurant, 74... more

Lunch and Learn presentations at the Villa at Saint Antoine

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Villa at Saint Antoine, 400 Mendon Road, will offer two free Lunch and Learn presentations. The programs, which are open to the public, will begin at 11:30 a.m. A light lunch... more

Banneker Industries achieves ISO 14001 certification

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Banneker Industries, an integrated logistics service provider and supply chain management company, has announced that it has achieved ISO 14001 certification. "Banneker... more

Volunteers needed for Earth Day cleanup on April 27

UXBRIDGE, Mass. - In celebration of Earth Day, the Blackstone River Watershed Association is sponsoring its annual river shoreline cleanup on Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. BRWA team leaders... more