Locals welcome CVS purchase of Aetna

Deal could mean growth in area jobs
WOONSOCKET – The city’s largest employer may soon also be one of the largest companies in the country, following news this week that CVS Health aims to purchase insurance giant Aetna for $69 billion... more

Woonsocket woman arrested for intentionally dropping toddler

WOONSOCKET — A city woman who allegedly told her incarcerated boyfriend that she intentionally dropped their five-year-old child "to teach her a lesson" and broke the girl's arm was arrested this... more

Woonsocket Planner Bouley resigns over health concerns

WOONSOCKET – The city's director of planning and development will be leaving the position by the end of this month and has given his resignation citing health concerns. N. David Bouley's resignation... more

Former School Committee member files lawsuit against Woonsocket over tax burden

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WOONSOCKET – Christopher Roberts says his great-great-grandmother purchased the home he now owns at 507 Rhodes Ave. in the 1880s. Three generations of the family currently live there, with his... more

Mount to lower tuition, add programs for middle schoolers

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WOONSOCKET – In an effort that Mount St. Charles Academy President Alan Tenreiro says is motivated by the desire to make the school accessible to more students, the school will lower the cost of... more

Service is the name of the game at new Murphy’s gas station

WOONSOCKET – Ken Murphy, owner of the new Murphy’s gas station on Social Street, has worked in the gasoline business for most of his life. Murphy’s father, Donald Murphy, worked for Atlantic... more

French-Canadian cookbook available for the holidays

WOONSOCKET – The American-French Genealogical Society is again offering its cookbook “Je Me Souviens La Cuisine de la Grandmère” – I Remember Grandmother’s Kitchen.  The title is in French, however... more

Library hosts Monday Meme Madness

WOONSOCKET – The Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., will host a Monday Meme Madness program on Mondays, Dec. 11 and 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. The program is open to students in grades 3-5. Space is... more

St. Joseph Seniors meet Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Citizens Group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Good Shepherd School auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. A trip to Foxwoods Casino will be held Dec. 29. For more... more

Jewelry sale will benefit Cat Sanctuary

WOONSOCKET – A jewelry sale to benefit the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary will be held Wednesday-Friday, Dec 13-15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cornerstone Building, 191 Social St. The sale will feature... more

WHS Music Department presents holiday concert Dec. 14

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket High School Music Department will hold its annual holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., in the school auditorium, 777 Cass Ave. Concert attendees will be... more

Christmas church services

To be included in this listing of Christmas church services that are open to the public, email the information to news@valleybreeze.com or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Unit... more