Woonsocket

Baldelli-Hunt, Brien prepare to face off for mayor in November

WOONSOCKET – With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, the race for mayor of Woonsocket has continued to heat up as candidates make their cases to voters. In separate interviews with The... more

Woonsocket man charged with unemployment fraud

PROVIDENCE – Richard Geminiani, 57, of Woonsocket pled no contest to obtaining money under false pretenses after he fraudulently collected unemployment insurance benefits, the office of Attorney... more

18 arrested on federal drug/firearms charges

WOONSOCKET – Eighteen individuals, including 13 from Woonsocket, have been charged in federal court with trafficking drugs or firearms as a result of a series of FBI Safe Streets Task Force Project... more

Woonsocket woman who claimed she had cancer ordered to pay back $26,000

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket woman accused of duping friends and family into giving her money by falsely claiming she had cancer has been ordered to pay back all of the funds, state prosecutors said... more

EPA program looks to target city’s food sector

WOONSOCKET – Several local organizations and the Environmental Protection Agency are hoping to boost the city’s food economy with a program aimed at bringing new life to underutilized properties.... more

Looking ahead to 2021

Autumnfest Steering Committee says event will be back next year
WOONSOCKET – The Autumnfest Steering Committee is calling it “the year that didn’t happen.” On Monday, a handful of residents came out to see a parade of vehicles decked out in Autumnfest orange make... more

Brien looks to brewery industry to spur development

WOONSOCKET – Jon Brien said he’s heard so many people say that “you don’t come to Woonsocket unless you live here, work here or know someone here.” As mayor, he said, “I will work to change the... more

Mancieri and team pledges collaboration

WOONSOCKET – Garrett Mancieri said the third promise his team, including Margaux Morisseau and David Soucy, will pledge as city councilors is a commitment to collaboration. “We will not allow... more

Morisseau promises civil communication

WOONSOCKET – Margaux Morisseau said the second promise her team, including David Soucy and Garrett Mancieri, will make to voters is a commitment to civil communication. “In today’s world, it is... more

Soucy says team shows commitment to community

WOONSOCKET – David Soucy said the first promise his team will make is a commitment to their community. Soucy said he, Margaux Morisseau and Garrett Mancieri realize leadership doesn’t start only at a... more

Disney running for City Council

WOONSOCKET – Michael Disney released the following about his campaign for Woonsocket City Council: “If I become the next city councilor, I want to try to lower taxes for people who have homes in... more

Burke running for re-election to School Committee

WOONSOCKET – Donald G. Burke, present vice chairman of the Woonsocket School Committee, announces his bid for re-election to the Woonsocket School Committee. Burke had served three years on the... more

City receives $90,000 in ‘Take It Outside’ funds

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has awarded a $90,000 grant to the city of Woonsocket as part of its “Take It Outside” initiative. Local business owners are eligible to apply for... more

College News

Kaylee Gladu, of Woonsocket, has been named to the spring semester deans list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Noah Darveau, Catherine Sherman, and Alexander Thurley, all of North Smithfield, have... more

Post 85 holding drive for families in need

WOONSOCKET – American Legion Post 85 is holding a drive for families in need with children through Nov. 21. Needed are new/unused toys, children’s clothing, and gift cards to grocery stores.... more

Recycle your dehumidifier on Oct. 24

WOONSOCKET – In partnership with the city of Woonsocket, National Grid is hosting a dehumidifier recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Recycling Facility, 943 River St.... more