Woonsocket

Front building in Le Moulin complex condemned, businesses search for new home

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WOONSOCKET - A once vibrant complex of arts-related businesses in Market Square suddenly went dark this week leaving some 20 organizations searching for a new home. And those waiting for all to be... more

Woonsocket mayor lets go of finance director

Officials say replacement is coming from Taveras administration
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WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt on Thursday ended the city's relationship with a highly regarded finance director who has served under three city mayors. Officials close to her say his... more

Woonsocket to hold Earth Day cleanup April 19

WOONSOCKET – As part of the Clean Up Woonsocket effort on Saturday, April 19, the City of Woonsocket Solid Waste Division in conjunction with Waste Management of Rhode Island will be passing out free... more

New plan for full-day K suggests more classrooms in elementary schools

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WOONSOCKET - School Supt. Giovanna Donoyan has abandoned the controversial plans to accommodate all-day kindergarten by creating a 5th- and 6th-grade academy at Villa Novan Middle School. Instead,... more

Mayor, House speaker hash out final plans for World War II Park

Baldelli-Hunt aims for local control of improvement project
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WOONSOCKET - She's called the state's lack of maintenance at the facility a case of "class warfare" and the park's condition "insulting," and when World War II Veterans Memorial State Park was not... more

Brodd, Mathews could leave City Hall next month

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WOONSOCKET - Two valued members of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's administrative team will have to leave their positions next month if they don't want to lose the pensions that they earned during... more

Meat prices on the rise with no relief expected by summer

Sellers reluctant to pass on the costs, hopeful for grilling season
The cost of meat is hitting record highs, with little or no relief expected by the summer grilling season. Experts say there are a variety of factors for the unusually high prices, from bad weather... more

Dionne inducted to state Hall of Fame

WOONSOCKET - He's served as president of the Woonsocket City Council and has been head of 11 different civic organizations. He was director of human services and of public safety, and now, residents... more

The week that was

Archeologist hired in North Smithfield charged with forging PhD An archeologist and a former University of Rhode Island instructor hired by the town in 2007 to examine property owned by Narragansett... more

K of C Moylan Assembly will meet Monday

WOONSOCKET - The Knights of Columbus - Moylan Assembly will hold a business meeting on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at All Saints Parish Hall, 323 Rathbun St.

The Burrito Company joins Dining Out for Life April 24

WOONSOCKET - The Burrito Company will be one of the many restaurants across the state to host AIDS Project Rhode Island's Dining Out for Life on Thursday, April 24. Longtime NBC 10 news anchor and... more

'The Way We Work' craft fair seeks vendors

WOONSOCKET - Vendors are being sought for "The Way We Work" craft fair market to be held on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum of Work and Culture, 68 South Main St. This will be... more

Jedi Academy offered in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - On April 23rd the Woonsocket Harris Public Library will present a Jedi Academy class on Wednesday, April 23, for students in middle or high school. From 2 to 3 p.m., there will be a... more

Woonsocket Aglow meets Monday

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Woonsocket Aglow will hold its April meeting on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., at Grace Family Worship Center, 175 Eddie Dowling Highway.

Morin appointed to Corporations Committee

WOONSOCKET - State Rep. Michael Morin has been appointed to the House Corporations Committee by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello. The Corporations Committee considers issues relating to financial... more

DAV van offering veterans services Friday in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - The Disabled American Veterans mobile service office will be in Woonsocket at the Elks Lodge, 380 Social St., on Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All veterans are welcome to... more

Our Savior Church to host meat raffle

WOONSOCKET - Our Saviour Church, 500 Smithfield Road, will host a meat raffle on Friday, April 25. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and a free light supper with beverages and dessert will be served. The... more

MSC senior to receive Lumen Gentium Award

WOONSOCKET - Moira McCarty from Mount St. Charles Academy Class of 2014 is one of 15 recipients of the Lumen Gentium Award for Distinguished Catholic Youth from the Diocese of Providence. McCarty is... more

St. Joseph Seniors will meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Senior Citizens Club will hold a Shepherd's Pie Dinner on Tuesday, April 22, at noon, in the Good Shepherd school auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. A trip to Foxwoods is planned... more