North Smithfield, Blackstone area

No Mercy

Dentists question why CCRI ended program to help poor
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LINCOLN – A volunteer effort providing dental care to thousands of people in need has been shelved, leaving those who organized it asking what went wrong. The Rhode Island Mission of Mercy Dental... more

$2.3 million school surplus raises questions at N.S. budget hearing

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – At a public hearing on the town’s fiscal plan for 2018, school officials pointed to some $10 million in needed repairs at North Smithfield schools, causing some in attendance to... more

Groom ends wedding night with assault charge in North Smithfield

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Cranston man ended his wedding night with charges of assault, vandalism and disorderly conduct following a fight with staff members at the North Smithfield restaurant where he... more

No. Smithfield Council passes laws for marijuana growers

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town Council has unanimously approved a new law governing who can grow medical marijuana and where in town cultivation is allowed. The council is prohibiting several types of... more

Get your hands wet at the North Smithfield library Tuesday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library announces its Building a Better Summer program. The first program for the summer is the Touch Tank from Mystic Aquarium, which is open to... more

Tour the Little Red Schoolhouse today and Saturday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Little Red Schoolhouse, 190 School St., will be open for visitors today, Thursday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors... more

Register for July Bible school at Slatersville Congregational Church

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Green St., is accepting registration for its free vacation bible school program to run Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to... more

V.B. Progressives to meet

BLACKSTONE – Blackstone Valley Progressives is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Blackstone Municipal Center, 15 St. Paul St. The new chapter of Progressive Mass is a... more