Woonsocket

Woonsocket rail developers dealing with financial troubles

WOONSOCKET – A train company trying to bring passenger rail service to the Blackstone Valley appears to be on shaky financial footing after a series of lawsuits accused them of withholding payments... more

Radio host Dionne apologizes for saying he's a white nationalist

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WOONSOCKET – A local radio host has apologized after on-air comments that he considers himself a “white nationalist” drew heavy criticism. John Dionne, host of “The John Dionne Show” on WNRI station... more

New pre-K classrooms, Chromebooks coming to city schools this year

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WOONSOCKET – Thanks to a statewide push for universal pre-K, more families will see their 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool this fall as the city opens three new classrooms with state funds. The... more

New charter school proposal draws mixed reactions

WOONSOCKET – A new charter school is looking to move into the city, and the plan is drawing mixed reviews from city officials who say an application filed with the Rhode Island Department of... more

WHA reviewing policies after audit targets repayment of $1.9 million in federal funds

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WOONSOCKET – The outlook for the Woonsocket Housing Authority remains uncertain after a federal audit by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General earlier this year... more

Ravenous Brewing post sparks interest in move

WOONSOCKET – A post by Ravenous Brewing Company owner Dorian Rave on his social media sites last week had craft beer enthusiasts buzzing about his long-rumored move to a larger new location. Reached... more

Developers plan mixed-use project on Railroad Street

WOONSOCKET – The developers behind the restoration of the mixed-use Lops Brewing building at 122 Main St. are now planning another real estate project downtown. Garrett Mancieri, the real estate... more

City tax assessor takes job in Providence

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket City Tax Assessor Else Pare will leave her position next month to take a job as tax assessor of Providence effective Sept. 15, Providence city officials announced earlier this... more

Mardi Gras-themed night to finish off Levitt AMP series Friday

WOONSOCKET – The city's Levitt AMP summer concert series will conclude this Friday, Aug. 23, with a performance by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience at River Island Art Park. The Grammy Award... more

St. Stanislaus Church’s Polkabration is Saturday

WOONSOCKET – A Polkabration Picnic will be held at St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 174 Harris Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 24. The kitchen will be open at noon for eat-in or take-out. A Polish DJ will... more

Autumnfest Grand Marshal fundraiser set for Sept. 28

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the Autumnfest Steering Committee and the Woonsocket Rotary Club invites the community to the 41st Autumnfest Grand Marshal Gala Fundraiser honoring... more