North Smithfield, Blackstone area

As gyms take COVID hit, some push back against cancellations

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As gyms struggle with the financial realities of COVID-19, some people are finding it easier to cancel their memberships than others. In North Smithfield, Myles Briggs said he was dumbfounded back in... more

Burrillville woman ordered to pay back money obtained fraudulently

PROVIDENCE – Attorney Gen. Peter Neronha announced that a Burrillville woman was given a five-year deferred sentence and ordered to repay $16,402 to the state of Rhode Island after she pleaded to... more

Parents begin grassroots efforts to educate children

‘Learning pods’ being explored to ease family strain of at-home learning
With the clock counting down until the first day of school, local students and their parents are growing anxious. In Rhode Island, the state is not expected to announce its exact plans for reopening... more

Early retirement packages sent to No. Smithfield teachers

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Twenty-one teachers are weighing the option to leave North Smithfield Public Schools after the district sent out early retirement packages last week. Supt. Michael St. Jean said... more

Neighbors to stop sign advocates: Put up a fence

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A stop sign that town officials were considering installing on Sunnycrest Avenue won’t be going up after all after a group of neighbors pushed back against the proposal. Those... more