Local agency struggling to find foster families during pandemic

‘If you’re going to do it, now is the time’
WOONSOCKET – Staff members at a local foster care agency say they’re struggling to recruit new foster parents and place children with families during the pandemic, even as the number of removals from... more

Woonsocket police seeking help in dog abuse case

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department is seeking information about a chihuahua who appears to have been severely abused. Police said the chihuahua, named Helen, was found on Elm Street on Dec... more

Holy Trinity school, NSHS to serve as vaccine sites

As Rhode Island continues its COVID-19 vaccination efforts in nursing homes and regional distribution sites, local municipal leaders are preparing for the inevitable arrival of vaccine supply closer... more

Beacon plans arts center for former Federal Street church

WOONSOCKET – The Beacon Charter Schools have purchased the former First United Methodist Church at 27 Federal St. and are planning to expand to the vacant space. Samantha Baffoni, logistics and... more

Parking signs removed after mayor, council clash over process

WOONSOCKET – A series of reserved parking signs that went up in Market Square earlier this month have disappeared just as quickly after they were the subject of a rift between the City Council and... more

Baldelli-Hunt: Three municipal properties up for potential sales

WOONSOCKET – The City Council last week approved the sale of three municipal properties, though the city has not yet formalized agreements with the potential buyers, according to Mayor Lisa Baldelli-... more

Kids invited to virtual story time Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library will present the virtual story time Tunes N Tales: Celebrate Winter with Anne Marie Forer live on Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 4:30 p.m.... more