North Smithfield, Blackstone area

School Committee votes down NSTA contract

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - After months of negotiations and several appearances before the school board, a collective bargaining agreement between the town and members of the North Smithfield Teacher's... more

43-year-old North Smithfield man arrested for indecent solicitation of a minor

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 43-year-old North Smithfield man was arrested by the state police on Wednesday, March 25 for indecent solicitation of a minor after allegedly using the internet to seek minors... more

Slatersville woman represents state in national movement to fund cancer research

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Three-time cancer survivor Joyce Dolbec knows that early detection saved her life, and she's spent more than 30 years on a mission to educate others and win funding for research of... more

No. Smithfield man arrested for allegedly stalking a school bus

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The driver of a school bus that travels in the area of Grange Road and Rocky Hill Road reported a suspected "stalker" to police last week, resulting in the arrest of a 58-year-old... more

No. Smithfield High School principal leaving in June for South Kingstown

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NORTH SMITHFIELD - North Smithfield High School Principal Robert Mezzanotte will be leaving the district at the end of the school year in June to take a position as the principal at South Kingstown... more

Small business owners forum

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Local small business owners are invited to attend a business and legislative forum at Scouter's Hall next month. State Sens. Edward O'Neill and Marc Cote will be in attendance to... more

Briarwood to hold Family Fun Day for Kitada family March 28

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Briarwood Child Academy will host a Family Fun Day to benefit the Kitada family on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anna Kitada is a 9-year-old North Smithfield girl... more

Learn about wild mushrooms at the library

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Public Library will offer the program "Edible Wild Mushrooms in Rhode Island" on Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt will present... more

Blackstone plans Memorial Day celebration

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Memorial Day celebration will be held on Sunday, May 24. The event will begin with the parade setup at County and Butler streets at approximately noon and will proceed on... more

Preschool science program offered at Blackstone library

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Public Library will host the four-week program "Messy Fingers: Science for Preschoolers and Their Parents" beginning on Tuesday, March 31, at 1 p.m. The hands-on, weekly... more