Woonsocket

Diamond Hill’s Sapphire Estates brings new road, underground utilities

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WOONSOCKET – Construction of a 28-house development is moving forward off Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, with the developer on track to complete construction of a new road and begin building homes... more

Reward offered in theft from Woonsocket gun store

WOONSOCKET – Federal and local law enforcement officials have announced a reward of $1,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two suspects responsible for the theft of a handgun... more

Teens and adults invited to bee program at the Harris Library

WOONSOCKET – Normand Peloquin of Celestial Offerings will talk about the science and art of beekeeping at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1:30 to 2:... more

Explorer Riverboat could make landing at Market Square

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WOONSOCKET – For the first time in more than 10 years, the Explorer Riverboat might be headed for Market Square after city officials applied for a grant to purchase a small patch of riverfront... more

Baldelli-Hunt, Brien headed for November showdown

WOONSOCKET – With a city primary behind them, both candidates for mayor are gearing up for a hard-fought race to the November election, with the reasons they believe voters should elect them to the... more

New Indian restaurant and market opens on Diamond Hill Road

WOONSOCKET – “Swagat” means welcome in several Indian languages, and that’s exactly how business owners Nagendra and Lalitha Thatavarthy want their customers to feel when they enter the new... more

Car wash proposed for Ayotte Field site

WOONSOCKET – A Connecticut-based nephew and uncle duo who operate a string of car washes around New England have offered the city of Woonsocket $450,000 for Ayotte Field, with plans to build a car... more

Judge denies restraining order on RISE Prep

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have stopped RISE Prep Mayoral Academy from operating in its new proposed location on 30 Cumberland St., according... more

Woonsocket police officer charged with felony assault after allegedly attacking ex-girlfriend

UXBRIDGE, Mass. – A Woonsocket police officer was arrested and charged with several felony assault counts last Thursday after he allegedly broke into an ex-girlfriend’s home in Uxbridge, Mass.,... more

WACTC closes for eight weeks due to mold

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center will be closed for eight weeks after school officials discovered mold in the school last month. While school officials said the mold does... more

Autumnfest mourns loss of Stephanie Chaplin

WOONSOCKET – Stephanie Chaplin, Woonsocket resident and a member of the Autumnfest Steering Committee, died on Sept. 16 after a long battle with cancer. According to Autumnfest General Chairman... more

Commemorative Autumfest items available at Historical Society

WOONSOCKET – Commemorative Autumnfest mugs and tiles are on sale at Woonsocket Historical Society. Every year since 1979 the Woonsocket Historical Society has introduced a mug and tile depicting a... more

Time running short to register MEGA War teams

WOONSOCKET – Time is short for registering your team for “MEGA War,” New England’s Largest Tug O’ War competition. It will be held once again during Autumnfest weekend at World War II Veterans... more

St. Joseph Seniors list events, winners

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Group will hold a pot roast dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at noon in the Good Shepherd School auditorium. Tickets are $10 per person. The following trips are offered:... more