Woonsocket

Beacon Theatre Workshop to stage ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

WOONSOCKET – Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and magic in an enchanted forest will come alive at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts beginning next Thursday, Feb. 27. The show follows the... more

Woonsocket man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

PROVIDENCE – A Woonsocket man arrested in February 2019 pled guilty in court this week after police found more than 50,000 images and 200 videos of child pornography in his home. Jason Muschiano, 39... more

Plasma donation center coming to Walnut Hill

WOONSOCKET – A company that offers cash payments in exchange for donations of blood plasma is joining Walnut Hill Plaza, continuing a trend of non-retail uses in a previously thriving commercial... more

A special Valentine’s for those who have lost loves

WOONSOCKET – For those who’ve recently lost a loved one, Valentine’s Day can be a difficult holiday. Jean O’Donnell of Woonsocket was expecting to spend her first Valentine’s Day alone after losing... more

Diocese appoints task force to study St. Charles

Parishioners pushing forward with efforts to save parish
WOONSOCKET – The Diocese of Providence has appointed a task force to study the future use of the St. Charles Borromeo Church building, which closed last month despite protests from a group of recent... more

Board blocks auto sales expansion on Social Street

WOONSOCKET – A history of zoning violations – and a quirk in the city’s zoning law – is keeping the owner of a local car wash from expanding his business to include auto sales. Mohamed Shaker, owner... more

Harris boosts test scores, district looks to replicate success

WOONSOCKET – A little over a year ago, Harris Elementary School off North Main Street hit what could be considered rock bottom in the education world. In April 2018, students took the Rhode Island... more

Build a pretzel log cabin at the Harris Library

WOONSOCKET – The Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., announces the following programs. To register, call 401-769-9044, ext. 2. • Pretzel Log Cabin: today, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Open... more

Autumnfest committee now accepting Grand Marshal applications

WOONSOCKET – Garrett Mancieri, Autumnfest general chairman, has announced that the selection process for the 2020 Autumnfest Grand Marshal has begun and the Steering Committee is planning to announce... more

St. Joseph Seniors list events, winners

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Club will host a trip to Foxwoods Casino on Friday, Feb. 28. A trip to MGM is scheduled for Friday, March 13. Tickets are $25 for each trip. The group will... more

Mardi Gras celebration is this Saturday

WOONSOCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts will host the annual Mardi Gras ball this Saturday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 to 11 p.m., at St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St.... more

St. Mark Church will hold Ash Wednesday service

WOONSOCKET – St. Mark Lutheran Church, 871 Harris Ave., will hold an Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 401-769-8320.

Area Lenten services

Lenten Ecumenical Scripture and Prayer Services are being held at the following locations each Tuesday evening during Lent at 7 p.m. in North Smithfield and Woonsocket. • March 3: Slatersville... more

Education Department will hold registration March 7

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Education Department will hold its annual district registration for students in grades K-5 on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students are eligible for... more