Local landlords face mounting costs over eviction moratorium

WOONSOCKET – Jesse Mayo, a local property owner in Woonsocket, said he’s sometimes unable to sleep at night. It’s not for lack of things to do during the day. The Falmouth, Mass., resident splits his... more

Former Sears in Woonsocket to be vaccination site

WOONSOCKET – THe Rhode Island Department of Health announced on Thursday the state plans to open two more state-run mass vaccination sites, including the former Sears building in Woonsocket. The site... more

$1 million lottery winner has until March 17 to claim prize

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A winning $1 million Mega Millions prize purchased in North Smithfield nearly a year ago is about to expire if no one claims it. The winning Mega Millions Quick Pick ticket was... more

CYO Center building will become apartments

WOONSOCKET – A pair of developers who’ve already taken on two projects in the Main Street area have purchased the former Father Marot CYO Center on Federal Street and have plans to turn it into... more

Diving into history with the Sentinelle Affair

WOONSOCKET – The Museum of Work & Culture will hold its next free virtual Valley Talk this Sunday, March 7, at 1 p.m. on Zoom, focusing on the Sentinelle Affair, an almost civil-war-like event... more

No decision yet on Diamond Hill Road changes

WOONSOCKET – Local residents are still waiting to find out if the state will make changes to an intersection where a man died last June. Johnathan Blain was killed in a motorcycle accident at the... more

Local youth interview Black Lives Matter co-founder Cullors

WOONSOCKET – Local teenagers from the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Rhode Island Woonsocket campus had the opportunity last week to interview Patrisse Cullors, political activist and co-founder... more

Beacon seeking an artist to cover up graffiti

WOONSOCKET – Beacon Charter Schools has put out a call for a local artist to help cover up some unsightly graffiti that’s appeared on the side of their building at 320 Main St. The arts-based charter... more

WACTC students raise funds for Lincoln Animal Shelter

WOONSOCKET – Three students from the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center decided to put their skills to good use and raise funds for their furry friends. Summer Chen, Idalay Rocha and... more

College News

Kira Landry and Holly Letourneau, both of Woonsocket, have been named to the dean’s list at Becker College for the fall 2020 semester. Landry is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and... more

Coats and oral health supplies distributed to local children

WOONSOCKET – More than 100 Woonsocket children now have winter coats and oral health supplies. Thundermist Health Center and the Health Equity Zone of Woonsocket distributed coats, hats, mittens, and... more

Autumnfest committee announces scholarship

WOONSOCKET – The Autumnfest Steering Committee is offering a $500 scholarship to one graduating senior from Woonsocket High School, Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center, Mount Saint Charles... more

NSHS Class of 1971 offers annual scholarship

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield High School Class of 1971 has announced that applications are available for its 2021 scholarship. Applications are now available electronically through the... more

St. Joseph Senior Group announces birthdays

WOONSOCKET – Although meetings are suspended until further notice, the St. Joseph Senior Group would like to acknowledge the following birthdays of members. January: Lorraine Robidoux, Lillian Aubin... more

Corned beef drive-thru set for March 14

WOONSOCKET – Last year, just days before St. Patrick’s Day, Rhode Island shut down for the first time due to the pandemic. The St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center had planned a large event around the... more