Woonsocket council majority cuts nearly $900K from mayor’s budget

WOONSOCKET – Once the plan was on the table, a group of five City Council members would not budge, despite pleas from administrators and department heads. Woonsocket councilors passed a $140 million... more

Woonsocket boy recovering after fall from third floor porch

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WOONSOCKET — A young boy who fell from a third-story porch on Wood Avenue on Wednesday, June 14 was back home and recovering by the end of the week. John Rosario, 9, was reportedly playing on the... more

Woonsocket woman arrested for $28K GoFundMe fraud

WOONSOCKET – A city woman who raised $28,000 online under the false claim that she had a brain tumor and would use it for medical expenses was arrested this week by the Rhode Island State Police.... more

Woonsocket man sentenced to prison for robbing two banks

PROVIDENCE – Edred Buchanan, 40, of Woonsocket, was sentenced Tuesday to four years in federal prison for committing two bank robberies a week apart in November 2015. At sentencing, U.S. District... more

Friday fundraiser supports improvements at Club Par-X

WOONSOCKET – This Friday, June 23, Le Club Par-X will host a chowder and clamcake fundraiser at its function hall at 36 Stanley Ave. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward renovating the... more

A fierce pose

Beacon teacher becomes internet celebrity
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WOONSOCKET – Nikos Giannopoulos walked into the Oval Office equipped with more symbolism than “Catcher in the Rye.” Giannopoulos, 29, has been a special education teacher for seven years at Beacon... more

Week that was

Groom ends wedding night 
with assault charge A Cranston man, pictured, ended his wedding night with charges of assault, vandalism and disorderly conduct following a fight with staff members at the... more

Vendors, sponsors, donors sought for craft and music festival

WOONSOCKET – Vendors, sponsors, crafters, volunteers and donations are being sought for the Blackstone Valley Craft and Music Festival to be held July 1 and 2 at World War II Veterans Memorial Park... more

Fitch upgrades Woonsocket bond rating

WOONSOCKET – Fitch Ratings has upgraded the city of Woonsocket’s outstanding general obligation bonds to BBB+ with a positive outlook. The rating upgrade is the third consecutive upgrade by Fitch and... more

Spring fair fundraiser at the Elk’s Lodge Sunday

WOONSOCKET – A spring fair to benefit the Center for Missing and Exploiting Children will be held on Sunday, June 25, at the Elk’s Lodge, Social Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include... more

Summer reading registration begins Monday

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Harris Public Library will hold its summer reading registration week beginning Monday, June 26 at the library. The crafty kids table will be open for drop-in crafts. There... more

St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will hold chowder dinner Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will hold a chowder and clamcake dinner on Tuesday, June 27, at noon, in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. Tickets are $10 per... more

City kicks off Summer Meals Program June 29

WOONSOCKET – On Thursday, June 29, the Woonsocket School Department together with Supt. Patrick McGee and Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will be celebrating the start of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’... more

St. John the Baptist Church plans annual festival

WOONSOCKET – The Romanian Macedonian American annual Festival will be held Saturday, July 22, from 4 to 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 23, from 12:30 to 7 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox... more

Sign up for the Book Buddies program

WOONSOCKET – The Summer Session of Book Buddies at the Woonsocket Harris Library will be held on Wednesdays, July 12, 19, and 26, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Children’s Program Room. Each week Teen... more

Kids invited to Preschool Play Dough Time

WOONSOCKET – Preschool Play Dough Time will be held on Tuesday, July 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Children’s Program Room. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend with an adult caregiver.... more

Firm Foundation Church hosts luncheon

WOONSOCKET – Firm Foundation Christian Church, which meets at 84 Cumberland St., will hold Christian Worship followed by free luncheon, on Sunday, June 25, at 10 a.m. All people of our community are... more

Chowder fundraiser will benefit city’s Cat Sanctuary

WOONSOCKET – A chowder and clamcake fundraiser will be set up along Veterans Parkway between Social and Clinton Streets on Tuesday, June 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Food will be provided by Mickey G’s.... more