Woonsocket City Council approves controversial zoning change

WOONSOCKET – The City Council voted 5-2 on Monday to approve a controversial zoning amendment that has drawn pushback from critics and members of the administration since it was first introduced in... more

City must pay $60,000 in settlement with domestic violence agency

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket will pay $60,000 to Sojourner House, a Providence-based nonprofit operating an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in the city, to settle a lawsuit... more

Plunging for funds: Team takes ‘super’ challenge for Special Olympics

As Rick LaBreche, of Woonsocket, prepares to plunge into the ocean at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett 24 times in 24 hours this weekend, the retired firefighter said after four years, the challenge... more

WACTC student wins $1,000 grant for farm-to-lunchroom idea

WOONSOCKET – Jack Guido, a sophomore at the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center, has big ideas for how to get students to choose healthy options in the lunchroom. And, thanks to a $1,000... more

St. Stanislau Kostka Parish will hold flea market this weekend

WOONSOCKET – St. Stanislau Kostka Parish, 174 Harris Ave., will hold a two-day flea market on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale... more

CareLink and PACE Organization of RI reach growth milestone

WOONSOCKET – CareLink, a nonprofit management organization, and PACE Organization of Rhode Island, a health plan that helps older adults live independently in the community and has a location on... more

Main Street in jeopardy

Woonsocket’s historic buildings are disappearing
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WOONSOCKET – In 1976, the Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission published a report on Woonsocket that included a survey of the city’s historical properties. Included on this list were mill... more

Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative hosting second ‘Murder at the Museum’ fundraiser

WOONSOCKET – The Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative is inviting residents and supporters to come out for a “deadly good time” at their second annual “Murder at the Museum” fundraiser. The event will... more

Woonsocket High Class of 1979 to hold 40th reunion Aug. 24

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket High School, Class of 1979, will hold its 40th class reunion at Galiford Restaurant, 5 Southwick St., Mendon, Mass., on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 5-11 p.m. There will be... more