North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Proposed solar farm facing pushback from North Smithfield residents

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Close to 75 residents turned out for a public hearing at North Smithfield Middle School Monday night to debate a zoning ordinance that would allow the state’s largest solar farm to... more

N. Smithfield police nab alleged heroin dealer

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Police have arrested a Connecticut man they say was driving a car carrying heroin and cash. Jahrod King, age 19, of Hartford, Conn., is now facing charges. On April 16, at around... more

North Smithfield comprehensive plan process nearing completion

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield comprehensive plan amendment process is nearing completion, with a first draft of the 2018 plan available on the town’s website and likely to go before the... more

Shatraw’s theater work takes flight

This week he stars in ‘Mary Poppins,’ but the North Smithfield grad is seeing others perform his work
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Brooks Shatraw, a 2015 graduate of North Smithfield High School, may only be a junior in college, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his dreams in the world of theater. A... more

Town seeks trash record at 16th Clean and Green Day

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The town will hold its 16th annual Clean and Green Day this Saturday, April 28, with volunteers fanning out to celebrate spring by cleaning up discarded trash. Registration will... more

Corriveau, Votta winners in ‘Big ideas’ essay contest

NEWPORT – Two North Smithfield High School students, Ethan Corriveau and Abigail Votta, were named winners for the Newport Historical Society essay contest titled, “Big Ideas for a Changing World:... more

K of C accepting scholarship applications

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rev. William J. Frehill Council #5702 Knights of Columbus is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000. It is being offered to a high... more

Kids invited to glow in the dark yoga program

BLACKSTONE – There will be children's yoga session with a glow-in-the-dark twist at the Blackstone Public Library on Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m. The class uses glow sticks, tattoos and more to... more

Dinner theatre at St. Paul Church

BLACKSTONE – The murder mystery dinner theatre, “An Old West Hanging Party,” will be presented by the Vermont Theatre Co. at St. Paul Parish Center, 48 St. Paul St., in the lower hall, on Saturday,... more

Hymn sing Sunday will aid Vacation Bible School

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Slatersville Congregational Church will hold an Old Fashion Hymn Sing on Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary to benefit its Vacation Bible School. Participants... more

North Smithfield Library offers children’s programs

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., announces the following children’s programs. No registration is needed for the programs. • Music Fun: Thursday, April 26 at 10:30... more