North Smithfield, Blackstone area

‘Monday Night Lights’ shine brightly at St. Antoine

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The line of cars at St. Antoine Residence Monday evening wrapped around the building and through the parking lot before stretching back toward Rhodes Avenue. Nearly all of the... more

North Smithfield parks to remain open, distancing measures enforced

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Gary Ezovski announced on Friday that town parks will remain open for the time being, but police will be enforcing statewide social distancing measures for the... more

EMS responders: ‘This is the struggle we’re going through every day’

For the nation’s Emergency Medical Services responders, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new level of risk to their daily work. Whereas normal protective equipment typically includes gloves and... more

No yard waste pickups for half-dozen local communities

Six communities in northern Rhode Island will be without yard waste and bulky household item pickup service at a time when more people are cleaning their properties inside and out due to being stuck... more

Local municipalities move public meetings online

With the protective measures in place due to the coronavirus likely to continue for several weeks, local cities and towns have begun moving their meetings online in order to resume municipal business... more

Nine confirmed cases in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Board of Health reported on Thursday that nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified in town. Due to HIPAA requirements, the names of these individuals have not... more

Blackstone town election delayed until May 4

BLACKSTONE – The municipal town election scheduled for this coming Monday, April 6, has been delayed until May 4 due to the measures surrounding COVID-19. The Board of Selectmen voted to delay the... more

Local communities postponing tax penalties

Residents and business owners who are finding themselves short on cash due to the COVID-19 measures will have more time to pay their taxes this year before penalties kick in. On Tuesday, both Mayor... more

North Smithfield to resume town meetings virtually

NORTH SMITHFIELD – After a brief hiatus from most of its meetings due to the protective measures surrounding COVID-19, the town of North Smithfield is resuming some of its public meetings via... more