North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Churches prepare to reopen under new restrictions

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As churches and other houses of worship get ready to return to in-person services in Rhode Island this weekend, faith leaders are finding they have much to prepare. At Holy Trinity Parish in... more

Residents decry loss of trails in Gold property solar proposal

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Members of the Planning Board were undecided last week after residents and board members raised concerns that a project pitched as a way to return conservation land to the town... more

Town encouraging absentee voting for June 15 election

BLACKSTONE – The town of Blackstone is moving forward with plans to hold its annual town election on Monday, June 15, though the day will look a little different than previous years. According to... more

Proposed changes would allow for elementary school reorganization

BLACKSTONE – Residents of Blackstone and Millville could see a potential reorganization of their elementary schools if proposed changes to the district’s regional agreement are approved by voters... more

North Smithfield High School parents plan senior parade

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Next Thursday, the North Smithfield High School Class of 2020 will finish out the year in their own unique style. In place of the traditional end-of-year celebrations, a group of... more

Yard waste collection begins Monday

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Curbside yard waste collection will resume by MTG on Monday, June 1. Yard waste is collected on the same day as your trash and recycling. Residents can have reasonable amount of... more

Burrillville Land Trust acquires new property

BURRILLVILLE – On April 24, the Burrillville Land Trust acquired a new property – 4.28 acres off Douglas Pike in the town of Burrillville. “The property is key to our strategic planning in this area... more