North Smithfield, Blackstone area

No. Smithfield councilors pull back on Nike vote after heavy criticism

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town Council will reconsider its vote to approve a resolution requesting the School Department and other municipal departments boycott Nike products, following a firestorm of... more

De la Cruz wins by 15 votes; Heitke defeats Roselli in Senate 23 primary

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In a primary day nail biter, Jessica de la Cruz, a political newcomer from North Smithfield, defeated sitting Burrillville Town Council President John Pacheco by 15 votes to claim the Republican... more

Stone wall protection up for consideration by Town Council

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – They’re located all over town, meandering silently through back woods and along driveways, sometimes for hundreds of years, and advocates for preserving the town’s history say they... more

RIC’s welcomes alum, friends to Homecoming

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College alumni are invited to return to campus next Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27-29 for the annual RIC FEST – homecoming and reunion weekend. Most events – family-... more

Learn more about Lizzie Borden at the Blackstone Library Oct. 2

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main St., will hold the program Lizzie Borden: The Mystery Continues, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The program is an in-depth retelling of the... more

Bakers needed for annual Cookie Walk

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library is looking for bakers to donate at least four dozen homemade cookies or any number of specialty items such as lollipops, seasonal breads or pies, etc. for... more