North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Town grants Material Sand $4.7 million assessment deal

Officials stop pursuing Nicholson; still no abatement report
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Editor's note: Mr. Nicholson reached out to The Breeze on Thursday, Feb. 26, the day this story was published. A follow-up will be published in the March 5 edition. NORTH SMITHFIELD - A gravel... more

North Smithfield administrator asks volunteer to resign over Facebook post

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A member of the town’s Parks and Recreation Committee who questioned his motor vehicle tax in a comment on social media last month has been asked to resign from the board by Town... more

Candidates submit papers for Blackstone election April 6

Potential School Committee member falls short of needed signatures
BLACKSTONE - The 2015 municipal election in Blackstone will have few contests for political office, with only one open position attracting a choice for voters this April. Planning Board incumbent... more

AG: Town did not violate APRA in failing to disclose administrator's email recipients

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton did not violate the state's Access to Public Records Act when she refused to give out the names and email addresses of all of the recipients of... more

Winter Festival at BV Boys and Girls Club

BLACKSTONE - The Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club, 115 Canal St., will hold its second annual Winter Festival on Saturday, March 7, at 4 p.m. The free event will feature contests, entertainment... more

Donate books for library sale

BLACKSTONE - The Friends of the Blackstone Library will host its Spring Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Donation drop-off times are during regular library business hours. All... more

Food pantry seeks canned chicken

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that canned chicken is the "flavor of the month" for March. The pantry currently needs unopened cans of chicken. Any donations or... more

Mushroom hunting program in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE - Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main St., will host the program Wild Mushroom Hunting in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ryan Bouchard and Emily... more

BV Tech to host corned beef and cabbage dinner

UPTON, Mass. - Students from the Blackstone Valley Tech Friends of Rachel Club and Culinary Arts program are hosting a series of fundraising dinners to benefit several charitable organizations and... more

Lenten services offered in Woonsocket and Blackstone

The following ecumenical Lenten services will be held at area churches on Thursdays at 7 p.m. March 5: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 871 Harris Ave., Woonsocket. Service led by the Rev. Denise E. Keltz.... more