Churches prepare to reopen under new restrictions

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

Lincoln-based company moving to Highland Corporate Park

WOONSOCKET – Prime Restoration & Remediation, a Lincoln-based company currently headquartered at 26 Albion Road, has purchased the former Jeweled Cross building on Park East Drive in Woonsocket... more

City pays more for trash collection, citing service issues

WOONSOCKET – The City Council signing last week of a new contract with Waste Management, the city’s current waste disposal provider, came despite an annual cost difference of about $175,000 between... more

Mount’s top students look to the future

WOONSOCKET – Mount Saint Charles Academy last week announced its top students who will serve as speakers at a graduation ceremony altered by COVID-19 measures. Caroline Corrigan of Smithfield has... more

WHS adjusting graduation plans

WOONSOCKET – Members of the Woonsocket High School graduating class may have an opportunity to walk across the stage after all. School officials this week said they were discussing possible... more

Out for delivery: School staff providing mobile meals through crisis

WOONSOCKET – Every other Wednesday morning, members of the Woonsocket Education Department facilities staff travel to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank on Niantic Avenue in Providence. Once there... more

Beacon commencement headed to Rustic Drive-In

WOONSOCKET – Beacon Charter High School for the Arts will hold its commencement ceremonies in an unusual venue this year: the Rustic Tri-View Drive-In on Route 146. The ceremony will take place on... more

Resolution would celebrate ‘Woonsocket Pride Month’ in June

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WOONSOCKET – The city could soon have its own Pride Month celebration honoring members of the LGBTQ community under a new proposal submitted to the City Council last week. The resolution, submitted... more

No decision yet on Autumnfest

WOONSOCKET – Members of the Autumnfest Steering Committee said in a press release last Thursday that they have not yet made a decision on whether this year’s festival will happen and will release... more

City receives $40,500 to protect wastewater treatment facility

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank have awarded $40,500 in matching grant funds to the city of Woonsocket for improvements... more

Mount postpones graduation to summer

WOONSOCKET – Mount Saint Charles Academy announced last week the school is postponing commencement events and hopes to hold a modified graduation celebration in late July and early August. School... more

Date earns Girl Scout Bronze Award

WOONSOCKET – Jordan Date, a 5th-grade student at Leo Savoie Elementary School and Junior Girl Scout with Woonsocket Troop 764, recently earned her Girl Scout Bronze Award. The Bronze Award is the... more

Five new officers join Woonsocket Police Department

WOONSOCKET – Five new officers were sworn in to the Woonsocket Police Department on Friday, May 1. Jonathan Condon, Michael Frye, Hank Leitzke, Joshua Lindsey and Christopher Waite are now sworn... more

Salvation Army family stores now open

PROVIDENCE – The Salvation Army opened its stores in Providence, Woonsocket, and West Warwick on May 20. The stores were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but are now ready to welcome shoppers with... more

HUD awards funding to R.I. homeless programs

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator David Tille has announced $355,666 in grants to support Rhode Island homeless assistance programs. This funding... more