North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Blackstone man welcomed back home after ‘miracle’ recovery

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The last time Charles “Chuck” Lizotte went through the door of his Blackstone home was on Jan. 24. The 58-year-old had tested positive for COVID-19 a few days earlier and was... more

Study: 360 acres of forest cleared for solar in R.I.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Clark University professor working to quantify the amount of solar development in Rhode Island found that 740 acres have been developed for solar power, nearly half of it on... more

Community garden coming to former Halliwell School grounds

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A community garden that’s been a topic of discussion for several years is finally coming to the former Halliwell Memorial School after town officials gave it the green light this... more

Great Road lane closures will start next week

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Regular travelers of a major thoroughfare connecting the eastern and western sides of northern Rhode Island should be prepared to add extra travel time to their trips beginning... more

Foulis will be new principal at BMR High School

BLACKSTONE – Jill Foulis, an assistant principal at Monson High School in Monson, Mass., has been selected as the new principal of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School. The BMR School Committee... more

Pools in high demand; chlorine could run low

Demand for pools remains very high as Rhode Island moves toward its 2021 swimming season, but local pool store owners say they currently have enough chlorine on the shelves for now. National news... more

NSHS Class of 1971 offers annual memorial scholarship

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield High School Class of 1971 has announced that applications are available for its 2021 scholarship. In honor of its 50-year class reunion, organizers say this... more