As summer comes to a close, Smithfield prepares for new school year

SMITHFIELD – In the midst of the dog days of summer in Smithfield, children can be seen blissfully enjoying their summer vacation at any park or playground around town. But for teachers and administrators, they are back in the offices and classrooms working hard in preparation for the 2016-17... more

‘Ugly’ storage containers coming to Diamond Hill Park

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CUMBERLAND – In a 4 to 2 vote last week, Town Council members agreed to buy three 40-foot-long steel containers to use for storing Haunted Hill and Winterfest supplies at Diamond Hill Park. Approval came despite concern about the size and look of the steel boxes. Some councilors were wary,... more

NP gets another bump to its bond rating

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Moody's Investors Service has again upgraded North Providence's general obligation bond rating, this time from A3... more

Hamilton is MIA at council meetings

Town Administrator says she’s avoiding politics, not work
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton has stopped attending Town Council meetings in recent months, a decision... more