North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Historic cemetery cleanup brings town’s forgotten history to light

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – On a recent weekday morning, a small group of volunteers gathered among the shady trees and damp mulch of a historic cemetery on Smithfield Road. Here, among the broken headstones... more

Lightning strike to blame for Iron Mine Hill Road fire

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A fire that broke out at a junkyard off Iron Mine Hill Road Tuesday night was likely started by a lightning strike, according to authorities. The North Smithfield Fire Department... more

BMR voters approve $22.6 million school budget

Officials look to return focus to learning heading into new year
BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone-Millville Regional School District will start off the school year with an approved budget after voters from both towns passed a $22.6 million spending plan at a rare... more

Planners tour Rankin Estates property

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Members of the North Smithfield Planning Board last Thursday got an up-close look at the property that could become a 270-acre housing development off Douglas Pike, according to a... more

Fire breaks out at Iron Mine Hill Road junkyard

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A fire broke out at a junkyard off Iron Mine Hill Road Tuesday night, engulfing several cars before being extinguished by local firefighters. Police blocked off a portion of Iron... more

Saint Antoine Community announces new director of development

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Saint Antoine Community announces the selection of Melissa Smith as its new director of development. Smith will be responsible for increasing community involvement, fostering... more

Thompson promoted at Pawtucket Credit Union

PAWTUCKET – George J. Charette, president and chief executive officer of Pawtucket Credit Union, announces that Crystal Thompson, of North Smithfield, has been promoted to business banker in the... more

PrepareRI Ambassadors selected to support career education

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Education announced on July 18 the selection of 22 PrepareRI Ambassadors for the 2018-2019 school year. These classroom educators, district administrators... more