North Smithfield, Blackstone area

Community rallies to support families displaced by Main Street fire

BLACKSTONE – Carolanne Barche said she hadn’t fallen asleep yet when she heard the first sounds of fire in her Main Street apartment building in the early morning hours last Thursday, Nov. 19. Barche... more

Homeschool numbers up in NS during pandemic

Overall enrollment projected to increase
NORTH SMITHFIELD – The number of families choosing to homeschool their children in North Smithfield has increased during the pandemic as residents look for the alternate options during an unusual... more

Blackstone seeking new town administrator

Keyes to retire at end of year
BLACKSTONE – With Town Administrator Daniel Keyes set to retire on Dec. 31, the town is seeking an interim administrator to fill the position. The Board of Selectmen last week voted to advertise the... more

NSHS senior raising funds for children in foster care

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For his senior project, Hunter Sande, a student at North Smithfield High School, is hoping to deliver a little Christmas joy to children in foster care. Sande is hoping to raise $1... more

North Smithfield’s Soly taking breakfast on the road with new food truck

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Some people would call it a major life upheaval. Anthony Soly, North Smithfield resident and owner of northern Rhode Island’s newest food truck, calls it “the perfect storm.” In... more

Thrift It makes the old new again on Main Street in Blackstone

BLACKSTONE – Two local women have opened Blackstone’s newest thrift store on Main Street. Thrift It, a thrift and consignment shop now open at 43 Main St., offers clothing, home goods, books, purses... more

Blackstone Police participate in Home Base No Shave fundraiser

BLACKSTONE – Chief Gregory Gilmore has announced that the Blackstone Police Department will once again be taking part in the Home Base No Shave fundraiser this month. The campaign allows officers to... more

U.S. Senate approves bill to rename Slatersville post office

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The U.S. Senate last week unanimously approved a bill to rename the Slatersville post office after Spc. Matthew Turcotte, the North Smithfield native killed in an Army training... more

Blackstone Library Cookie Walk order deadline is Monday

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library announces its re-imagined Cookie Walk fundraiser. A limited variety of cookies and specialty items will be available for pre-order. Packaged cookies will be... more

Blackstone Library will host online holiday cookie workshop

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone Public Library will host an online festive holiday cookie workshop on Saturday, Dec. 12. Tune into Facebook Live at noon for the workshop presented by Simply Creative... more

BWOT announces its Letters from Santa program

BELLINGHAM, Mass. – Bellingham Women of Today is helping Santa send personal letters to anyone on your Christmas list. The cost is $2 for each letter or three for $5. Send the name and address of... more