North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Grammy Award-winner Rawlings ‘proud to have grown up’ in N.S.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For David Rawlings and his partner, Gillian Welch, their roots in folk music run as strong and deep as the call of the open road. The two have shared the stage with such musical... more

Hartnett Middle School announces third quarter honor roll

BLACKSTONE – The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll at Hartnett Middle School. Grade 8 High Honors: Samantha Abrants, Braedon Ando, Renee Arcand, Samuel Carneiro,... more

Blackstone mom: Parents need to ‘wake up’ on racist bullying

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BLACKSTONE – A Blackstone mother says the community needs to do a better job of addressing racism after her daughter experienced racist comments and bullying at school. Erika Richardson is the mother... more

Halliwell plans on hold as town evaluates buildings

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town is pursuing an evaluation to see whether concerns about the HVAC system and other issues at the former Halliwell School property will prevent them from using the buildings... more

New BMR scholarship will honor memory of cafeteria ‘hero’ Bourassa

BLACKSTONE – A new scholarship at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School will honor the memory of a woman many say had a profound impact on students and staff. Susan Bourassa, of Millville, Mass... more

St. Vincent de Paul Society hosts plant sale fundraiser

BLACKSTONE – St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Paul’s and St. Theresa’s churches will host annual spring plant sales at each church. At St. Paul’s Church, 48 St. Paul St., the sale will be held on... more