In Woonsocket, there’s a rich story of black migration

WOONSOCKET – To many, the story of Woonsocket’s history is a story of farm laborers traveling down from Quebec to work in the mills, or Irish and Eastern Europeans braving a boat journey across the... more

Man dies after being hit by delivery driver on Hamlet Avenue

WOONSOCKET – Police announced Friday that Dennis Gilmartin, the city resident struck by a vehicle while crossing Hamlet Avenue Thursday evening, has died of his injuries. Gilmartin, 67, was crossing... more

Police catch Blackstone man suspected in city robberies

WOONSOCKET – A Blackstone man has been arrested and charged in connection with four robberies that took place in Woonsocket between Dec. 26 and Jan. 11. Patrick Dandenau, 30, was arrested by... more

Former city man sentenced for cocaine trafficking

PROVIDENCE – A former Woonsocket resident was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to brokering sales of more than 28 grams of crack cocaine. Christian Nieves, 34, was... more

Former tenant charged with threatening to bomb Morin Heights

WOONSOCKET – Police have charged a former resident of Morin Heights apartment complex with threatening to place a bomb in a public building after a pipe bomb was discovered in his apartment Thursday... more

No parking in front of the St. James Hotel?

WOONSOCKET – As of Monday, residents are once again able to park their cars on Main Street between Church Street and the entrance to the St. James Hotel. If that sentence sounds confusing, it should... more

St. Charles celebrates final Mass, but some parishioners not giving up

WOONSOCKET – The church bells rang out over Daniels Street on Sunday as St. Charles Borromeo Church celebrated its final Mass as a city parish. The event drew a packed house of attendees from all... more

Council fighting back over ‘good and welfare’ violation

WOONSOCKET – Both the City Council and City Solicitor John DeSimone, pictured, made it clear on Monday they have no intention of giving up a portion of meetings that allows councilors to speak on any... more

Registration open for Intro to Dance class

WOONSOCKET – Registration is now open for the city’s Intro to Dance program organized by Elizabeth Kerrigan, superintendent of the Parks & Recreation Department. This 12-week session is open to... more

MLK Day events this weekend

WOONSOCKET – The 19th annual Woonsocket MLK Celebration promotes the theme of “We are Listening. We are Watching.” in recognition of the racial inequities affecting the Woonsocket Community. Starting... more

Storytellers invited to new group at the library

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library will host the first meeting of the Rhode Island Early Childhood Storyteller Ring with Anne-Marie Forer on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The... more