Woonsocket on edge as protests play out across country

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket has joined the list of communities grappling with its response as peaceful, and sometimes violent, protests break out in response to the killing of George Floyd by... more

Pitts-Wiley: I don’t feel safe in my own country

Others also weigh in on killings, protests
PAWTUCKET – Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, co-founder of Mixed Magic Theatre, says the protests seen across the U.S. over the past few days after the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis... more

Police arrest three, report 'quiet' night despite warnings

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department said Wednesday morning there was no widespread looting or rioting in the city the previous night despite social media warnings of potential unrest.... more

Thundermist COVID-19 data shows city minorities testing positive at higher rates

WOONSOCKET – From early March through May 22, half of all city residents who tested positive for COVID-19 at Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket were Hispanic or Latino. Of the 254 Hispanic or... more

Student makes ‘ear savers’ for Landmark Medical workers

WOONSOCKET – Health care workers at Landmark Medical Center received a special donation of personal protective equipment on Monday. Ryan Golditch, a 4th-grader at Oak Lawn Elementary School in... more

Councilors cut salary increases in FY2021 budget

WOONSOCKET – The City Council on Monday cut salary increases and sharply reduced temporary labor accounts in the 2020-2021 budget, citing the uncertainty of state and federal funding amid the... more

Pride Month celebration passes city council vote

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WOONSOCKET – A resolution to celebrate Woonsocket Pride Month in June passed the City Council by a 7-0 vote Monday evening. The resolution, proposed by Councilor Alex Kithes, in intended to... more

Morin will not seek re-election

WOONSOCKET – Rep. Michael Morin, a Democrat representing Rhode Island House District 49, announced on Tuesday he will not seek re-election. Morin has represented District 49 in Woonsocket since... more

Woonsocket church listed in National Register

WOONSOCKET – J. Paul Loether, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, announced that the National Park Service has added the former First... more

Birthday Club

June 1 Nicole and Natalia Noviello, Happy 10th Birthday! Love, Daddy Al, Mom Gia, Grandma GaGo, and Auntie Lorraine June 5 Chris O’Neill, happy birthday to the best foxtree papa. We love you! From... more

Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary will hold indoor yard sale this weekend

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, will hold its Indoor Yard Sale on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning this Saturday, June 6. The yard... more

College News

Sophia Elizabeth Oliveras, of Woonsocket, was named to the University of Alabama dean’s list for the fall semester. Madeline Hanlon and Hope Smith, of North Smithfield, have been named to the fall... more

CVS opens 10 new testing sites

WOONSOCKET – New COVID-19 testing sites are now open at CVS Pharmacy locations around Rhode Island. The company announced last week it would open 10 new testing sites in several towns, including... more

Woonsocket DMV now accepting appointments

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket branch of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles reopened on Monday, June 1, and is now accepting appointments. The branch at 200 Diamond Hill Road is open from... more

Lincoln-based company moving to Highland Corporate Park

WOONSOCKET – Prime Restoration & Remediation, a Lincoln-based company currently headquartered at 26 Albion Road, has purchased the former Jeweled Cross building on Park East Drive in Woonsocket... more