North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Blackstone woman celebrates living funeral with jazz-style procession

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BLACKSTONE – Walterine Deraleau never thought she’d live to see her own funeral. The lifelong Blackstone resident traveled to New Orleans with family in April to experience the music and jazz culture... more

New Beef Barn location opening next month

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Renovations on the new Beef Barn at 200 Industrial Drive are almost complete, and co-owner Marc Branchaud said they hope to relocate to the new building next month. Branchaud, who... more

Buxton Street residents frustrated over composting hearing delays

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Neighbors of a Buxton Street composting operation are expressing frustration over what they claim are “stall tactics” in bringing the issue before the town Zoning Board. Last... more

New gift shop brings a little bit of everything to Great Road

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local woman has opened a new gift shop offering primitives and antique home furnishings on Great Road. Beverly Jarry, a North Smithfield resident and former real estate investor... more

Halliwell Committee to consider next steps for former school

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Halliwell Review Committee is onto the next step of its review process and is seeking public feedback on what should happen to the former school buildings during a public forum... more

Verrier running to honor vet who lost his life

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Crystal Verrier, a North Smithfield resident, will run the Fenway Park Run to Home Base this fall in honor of Alex Cunniff, a Ponaganset High School graduate and Army National... more

BVT’s culinary arts instructor receiveds MVA’s New Teacher Award

UPTON, Mass. – Chef Laura Campagna, the Culinary Arts instructor in charge of the baking program at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, has earned recognition from the... more

North Smithfield Food Pantry closed July 24

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Food Pantry will be closed on Saturday, July 24. The pantry will resume its regular schedule and be open on Tuesday, July 27, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and on... more

Hartnett Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll

BLACKSTONE – The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Hartnett Middle School. Grade 8 High Honors: Braedon Ando, Renee Arcand, Georgina Ayala, Samhitha Ayyagari,... more

Parks and Recreation hosting WooSox day

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Parks and Recreation Commission is organizing a visit to Polar Park to see the Worcester Red Sox play the Syracuse Mets on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 1:05 p.m.... more