North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Woonsocket Hill Road Bridge opens ahead of schedule

Stone Arch Bridge could open by Christmas
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – For the first time since February, traffic is free to flow from one end of Woonsocket Hill Road to the other via the newly opened bridge over Route 146. The new bridge opened the... more

Officials highlight progress, challenges at inauguration

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – With a look to the future, North Smithfield’s elected officials reflected on the accomplishments of the past two years but also the challenges that lie ahead at Saturday’s... more

On new tests, N. Smithfield does well, Woonsocket struggles

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The results of Rhode Island’s newest elementary and middle school assessment were released last Thursday, Nov. 29, and while the statewide results were disappointing compared with Massachusetts,... more

New fire engine will hit the streets later this month

Other equipment upgrades expected to increase signal connection, safety
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A new arrival has made its way into town in the form of a brand new fire engine housed at the St. Paul Street Fire Station. According to North Smithfield Fire and Rescue Services... more

Santa to visit the North Smithfield Library today

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library will present a visit with Santa Claus on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. No registration required, just drop by and bring your camera. For more... more

Boy Scout Troop 1 pancake breakfast is Sunday

BLACKSTONE – Blackstone Boy Scout Troop 1, chartered by St. Paul Church, will hold its all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, from 8 a.m. to noon, on Sunday, Dec. 9, in the lower level of the hall at 48... more

Blackstone museum will hold open house Dec. 15

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Historical Commission will host a Christmas open house at the museum, 23 Main St., on Saturday, Dec. 15. The Very Merry Dickens Carolers, dressed in traditional Victorian... more

St. Joseph Seniors to host Foxwoods trip

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Group will host a trip to Foxwoods Casino on Friday, Dec. 28. For more information, call Fran Roy at 401-356-1493. Door prize winners at the Nov. 27 meeting were... more