North Smithfield, Blackstone area

NS schools facing layoffs amid COVID-19 uncertainty

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield School Department last week issued layoff notices to 11 teachers, one of several potential budget cuts the department is facing amid the rising uncertainty due... more

North Smithfield eases restrictions, gathering size

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Gary Ezovski released another executive order this week easing restrictions on local businesses and gathering size in keeping with the "Phase Two" guidelines of... more

Budget uncertainty, water upgrades weigh on Blackstone town election

BLACKSTONE – It’s been nearly four months since candidates for the Board of Selectmen returned their nomination papers in February, and in that time, COVID-19 has driven thoughts of the town-wide... more

Water supply concerns delay solar project

NORTH SMITHFIELD – What was expected to be the final signoff for Green Development’s 38.4-megawatt solar farm off Iron Mine Hill Road turned into another delay last week after officials from the... more

Curbside pickup available at the Blackstone Library

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library is now offering contact-free curbside pickup for library materials. Each patron can reserve up to 20 items. Hours for curbside pickup are: Mondays,... more

North Smithfield Food Pantry open for pickup

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Food Pantry, located in the basement of Slatersville Congregational Church, 25 Greene St., wants to remind the community that the pantry remains open for... more

BRVNHC announces nonprofit grants

WHITINSVILLE, Mass. – Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor announces a round of partnership grants for nonprofits within the corridor that are striving to keep up or advance their... more