North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Tent vendors get cool reception amid fireworks complaints

With the Fourth of July this weekend, a familiar site is popping up in parking lots around the state. Fireworks are once again for sale from tents on many street corners, but with a surge in... more

Town Council sets aside $840,000 for COVID-19 contingency in 2021 budget

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The financial impact of COVID-19 is trickling down to local town budgets, and residents will begin feeling that impact with the start of the new fiscal year. On Tuesday, town... more

Four running for administrator, 12 for Town Council in N.S.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Voters will have a lot to decide when they head to the polls in November, with a large crop of candidates running for both town administrator and Town Council in North Smithfield.... more

National Grid tackling power outages on Woonsocket Hill Road

NORTH SMITHFIELD – National Grid and the town of North Smithfield are working together to take down more than 40 trees on Woonsocket Hill Road, an effort to curb the high number of power outages in... more

Pedestrian’s death was at problem intersection

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A man was killed while crossing Route 146 on Sunday at an intersection that has a long history of vehicle accidents. Raymond Mercier, a 57-year-old resident of Attleboro, Mass.,... more

de la Cruz announces re-election bid

NORTH SMITHFIELD – State Sen. Jessica de la Cruz last week announced her re-election bid for District 23. De la Cruz, a Republican, was first elected in 2018 to represent Burrillville, Glocester and... more

Lombardi to run on record of transparency, cooperation

NORTH SMITHFIELD – James Lombardi III, chairman of the North Smithfield School Committee, announced last week he plans to seek re-election. Lombardi said in a press release he plans to run on his... more

O’Hara seeking third term on council

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Incumbent Councilor Claire O’Hara is running for her third term on the North Smithfield Town Council. O’Hara is a retired teacher in North Smithfield schools who previously... more

Osier says he’ll put town and residents first

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Douglas Osier Jr. is seeking the position of North Smithfield town administrator after serving for two years on the Town Council. Osier said in a release this week he has focused... more

Zwolenski highlights experience, service to town

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Paul Zwolenski announced last week he plans to run for town administrator. Zwolenski began his service to the town in 1994 as a member of the Planning Board and since then has... more