Depot coffee shop set to open this month

Four cities sign agreements with Woonsocket-based commuter train investor
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WOONSOCKET – With the tracks outside still warm from guests’ holiday trips aboard the Polar Express, One Depot Square is primed to see a new rush of activity in the upcoming weeks as Anamarie Aponte... more

Blessing Boxes aim to keep hungry fed all year

Woonsocket celebrates legacy of civil rights leader this weekend
WOONSOCKET – Over the past 17 years, Woonsocket’s Dr. Martin Luther King Committee has initiated projects large and small in celebration of the civil rights leader, from city-wide cleanups, to... more

City Council takes power to hire outside attorney

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WOONSOCKET – Saying they’re tired of the city administration acting without their knowledge or authority, members of the City Council have approved an ordinance requiring their approval for the... more

Hard work, active living pay off: Tremblay to celebrate 100th birthday

WOONSOCKET – As Doria Tremblay approaches her centennial birthday this week, the 99-year-old says one thing she’s learned during her time on the planet is how to handle money. “I did a lot of... more

A former queen, a princess, and returning contestants compete for 2018 Mardi Gras crown

WOONSOCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts has announced the names of five contestants competing to be queen of the 2018 Mardi Gras Ball festivities. Kimberly Blais, Ellen Cloutier,... more

Beacon Theatre Workshop presents ‘The Merchant of Venice’

WOONSOCKET – For its winter production, Beacon Theatre Workshop is bringing the Woonsocket community to Florida – Venice, Fla., in 1962. Show dates and times are: Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 11-13 at 7... more

New tax law will help Woonsocket’s largest employer with $1.2 billion in cash flow

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. will have an expected $1.2 billion more in cash flow under the country’s new tax law, according to an outlook issued by the company last week. The company noted that its... more

Cournoyer graduates basic training

SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Chloe J. Cournoyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The airman completed an intensive, eight-... more

Project LEARN registering students for free GED classes

WOONSOCKET – Project LEARN, a program of Community Care Alliance, is now enrolling for free pre-GED/GED, ESL and basic reading classes. Morning and evening classes are available in Woonsocket,... more

Chamber announces 2018 Board of Directors

LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce has named its 2018 Board of Directors, representing a variety of businesses from across the state, with the mission of enhancing the state’s... more

Learn how to download books at the library

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Library, 303 Clinton St., will host eBook and audiobook download instruction classes in its new Studio Rhode Creation Lab for patrons ages 13 and up. Classes are... more

Meat raffle at Our Savior Church Jan. 26

WOONSOCKET – Our Saviour Church, 500 Smithfield Road, will hold a meat raffle on Friday, Jan. 26. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. A free light supper with beverages and dessert will be served. The... more