Bernon Mills project ‘huge push forward’ for downtown

Mixed-use development will bring ‘human capital’ to Main Street
WOONSOCKET – A new project pitched by a New York-based developer is poised to become one of the largest mill redevelopments in the city and will almost certainly reshape the economic prospects of the... more

Police arrest suspect in child vehicle theft

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Police have arrested a man accused of stealing a vehicle while a child was inside earlier this week. Derek Franklin, 35, was arrested Wednesday afternoon outside his residence... more

Wish-granting program delivers for St. Germain seniors

WOONSOCKET – Stanley Krajczynski desperately needed a new pair of shoes. The resident of St. Germain Manor in Woonsocket wears a brace on his left foot due to a health condition, and his old shoes... more

Council pushes to reopen City Hall as state restrictions ease

WOONSOCKET – Members of the Woonsocket City Council are pushing to remove what one councilor has called “over the top” restrictions on City Hall access as state regulations regarding gatherings begin... more

City taps new planning director, tax assessor

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket has filled two key positions that have sat vacant for several months. Bianca Policastro, a former consultant and vice president of operations for The Policastro... more

Woonsocket, North Smithfield scrap plans for high school vaccine clinic

Woonsocket and North Smithfield have canceled plans to hold a dedicated COVID-19 vaccine clinic for high school students age 16 and older and their family members after fewer students expressed... more

New COVID-19 testing site open at former Olympia Sports store

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has announced that a new mass COVID-19 rapid testing site operated by Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance/Medical Reserve Corps has opened at the... more

Riverzedge Arts has job opportunities for teens this summer

WOONSOCKET – Riverzedge Arts is currently hiring for positions in its graphic design, screen printing and public art studios. Those hired will be taught new skills in art and design, use art and... more

Fairmount clinic vaccinates 100 residents

WOONSOCKET – Thundermist Health Center and NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents of the Fairmount neighborhood in Woonsocket. The clinic administered... more

Boys & Girls Club receives HarborOne grant

WARWICK – The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Rhode Island was among seven recipients of HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island grants focused on helping Rhode Island individuals and families. The... more

Firm Foundation plans spring revival service May 15

WOONSOCKET – Firm Foundation Christian Church, 84 Cumberland St., will hold a free, old-fashioned Christian outdoor revival service on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature... more

FEMA offers financial aid for COVID-19-related funeral expenses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has begun processing applications for funeral assistance, helping ease some of the financial stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic. FEMA... more