North Smithfield, Blackstone area

PumpkinFest will celebrate NS community this weekend

NORTH SMITHFIELD – After a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival is back. North Smithfield’s longtime fall event will take place this Saturday, Sept.... more

North Smithfield considering warning ‘blanket’ on St. Paul Street

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – After years of responding to trucks hitting the railroad bridge over St. Paul Street, town officials are discussing a new solution to deal with the problem on the North Smithfield... more

Radio site solar farm meets resistance from Planning Board

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Planning Board members were less than enthusiastic last week about a proposal to develop the former WLKW radio station off Mattity Road into a solar farm and three house lots,... more

High school junior urges students to embrace diversity with creative crayon project

BLACKSTONE – Melissa Reggio, 16, a Millville, Mass., resident and junior at Mount Saint Charles Academy, recently collected and donated more than 500 boxes of Crayola “Colors of the World” crayons to... more

Council ends Zoom meetings, opts for livestream instead

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The age of the Zoom meeting in North Smithfield has officially come to a close. Last week, members of the Town Council voted to adopt a new meeting policy that will end... more

EPA completes Stamina Mills office building cleanup

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week the agency has completed hazardous waste cleanup related to the former office building at the Stamina Mills site on... more

Race for Matt and Grace 5K set for Sept. 18

PROVIDENCE – The 12th annual Race for Matt and Grace, a 5K run, walk, or roll event, will be held at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 18. Registration will be held... more

Open house at Slatersville Congregational Church Sunday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Slatersville Congregational Church will host a Sunday School open house on Sunday, Sept. 12, for the start of its 213th year of classes. Worship begins at 10 a.m. for the... more

BMR Marching Band will host MusicFest Sept. 25

BLACKSTONE – Blackstone-Millville Regional Marching Band will host MusicFest 2021 featuring five student marching bands from Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m., at the Bellingham High... more