North Smithfield, Blackstone area

It takes a village

Troop 1139, residents help Vadenais keep Slatersville maple syrup tradition alive
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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Since 1995, residents of Slatersville have known spring is on its way when they see Normand Vadenais, the neighborhood’s resident sugarmaker, heading out to collect the sap from... more

Community split on garden proposal

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A proposal to establish a community garden on unused public land is up for consideration, and the idea drew both support and pushback when it was recommended to the Town Council... more

Comedy night will benefit No. Smithfield man

NORTH SMITHFIELD – It all started with an insect smaller than the size of your thumb. In July of 2017, Dennis Vadenais, a resident of North Smithfield, found a tick on his back and went to the doctor... more

Community mourns Harrisville firefighter

BURRILLVILLE – Outpourings of grief and support continued this week for Ryan J. Ferris, the Harrisville firefighter who was killed in a four-car crash on Broncos Highway last Wednesday, March 13.... more

R.I. Law Day essay contest offers scholastic awards

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, with support from the Rhode Island Department of Education and Roger Williams... more