North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Newcomers call for change as incumbents highlight progress in Town Council race

NORTH SMITHFIELD – With debates over development and transparency and concerns about the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis playing heavily into this year’s election season, voters will have a... more

King solar farm nears completion off Pound Hill Road

Residents can sign up for community solar program
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The King solar farm, a 12.44-megawatt project currently under construction off Pound Hill Road, is nearing completion and should go online by the end of the year, Nautilus Solar... more

Burrillville Land Trust launches $2.2 million campaign to buy Sweet’s Hill

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BURRILLVILLE – Members of the Burrillville Land Trust are hoping to find an “angel” to help them save a 150-acre parcel that’s been described as an icon of the town’s rural life. Sweet’s Hill, also... more

Crean challenging Fattman in Worcester and Norfolk District

BLACKSTONE – Massachusetts State Sen. Ryan Fattman will face a challenge from Democrat Christine Crean when voters in the Worcester and Norfolk District head to the polls on Nov. 3. Fattman is a... more

Local author hopes to send anxiety packing with new book

BLACKSTONE – A local author is hoping her own experiences overcoming fear and anxiety will help others find their way to a worry-free life. Paula Sullivan is a local middle school paraprofessional... more

Alves highlights fiscal experience

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Kimberly Alves released the following with regard to her campaign for Town Council: “With my proven experience on the Budget Committee and Town Council, as well as being a... more

Beauregard weighs in on transparency

NORTH SMITHFIELD – John Beauregard, candidate for Town Council, weighed in on transparency. “The word transparency has been used over and over by so many candidates it seems to have lost its meaning... more

Newcomer Marandola running for Town Council

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Council candidate Cheryl Marandola released the following regarding her campaign: “My husband and I settled in North Smithfield because we love its rural beauty and rich... more

Parsons calls for fiscal conservatism

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Ana Parsons, candidate for Town Council, said in a press release that she looks forward to being a new voice for the town. She said she is committed to making informed and fiscally... more

Simpkins seeking new ideas in town governance

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Christopher Simpkins, candidate for Town Council, said he’s running to bring new faces, new ideas and new energy to town governance. He said he believes his experience as a... more

Staples pledges transparency

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Megan Staples released the following regarding her campaign for Town Council: “Since my appointment to the Planning Board in 2018, I’ve proposed a solar moratorium that helped see... more

Vadenais seeking reelection to Town Council

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Paul Vadenais, of 31 Greenwood St., announces his candidacy for re-election for a seat on the North Smithfield Town Council. A town resident for 54 years, Vadenais is a 1979... more

Osier promotes qualifications, experience

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Councilor Douglas Osier says he has the education and experience to provide solutions that strike a balance and “offer principled leadership alongside an exceptional public service... more

Zwolenski highlights experience

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Paul Zwolenski said this week that the position of town administrator requires experience and is not a position that allows for on-the-job training. “The experience and knowledge... more

North Smithfield High School clearing records for Class of 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield High School is in the process of clearing student’s cumulative record files for the Class of 2015. Anyone who graduated in June of 2015 and would like to obtain... more