Woonsocket

RIDOT begins expansion of Diamond Hill/Mendon Road intersection

WOONSOCKET – Construction began last week on the intersection of Mendon Road and Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, a hotspot for congestion and accidents that has garnered complaints from city... more

Police suspect arson in Hamlet Avenue fire

WOONSOCKET – Police said a fire that broke out Thursday morning at a multi-family residence on Hamlet Avenue was likely a case of arson. State police and the state fire marshal’s office are... more

Woonsocket police arrest two in connection with Gauthier murder

WOONSOCKET – Two men were arrested this week on charges of first-degree murder in the March 2016 stabbing of 81-year-old Constance Gauthier, pictured, at her home at 191 Fairfield Ave. Tyler Grenon,... more

State announces corporate partners for Woonsocket-based job training center

WOONSOCKET – State and local officials announced the corporate partners for the Northern Rhode Island Higher Education Center, a state-sponsored job training center to be located in Woonsocket,... more

Owners of adult day center plan to appeal Zoning Board denial

WOONSOCKET – Representatives of a proposed adult day center are questioning the motives of the city Zoning Board of Review after their application to create the center in a former school building was... more

Candidates drop from City Council race in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – The deadline to turn in nomination papers for local office on Monday returned two changes to the November ballot for Woonsocket residents. Two candidates for City Council, Andreas L.... more

City Councilman Fagnant to seek re-election

WOONSOCKET – Councilman Richard J. Fagnant has announced his intention to run for re-election to the Woonsocket City Council. “I look forward to building upon what I have accomplished for the... more

Local students earn Pell Medal

NEWPORT – Sixty-one students from across Rhode Island earned the Herbert and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History this year. The medal, originally presented by Sen. Claiborne Pell and his wife,... more

St. John the Baptist Church will hold annual festival

WOONSOCKET – The Romanian Macedonian American annual Festival will be held Saturday, July 21, from 4 to 11 p.m., and Sunday, July 22, from 12:30 to 7 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox... more