Woonsocket races draw to a close

WOONSOCKET – Several weeks after the start of early voting, candidates are in the home stretch of this year’s election season, with a few more days to go until the polls close on Nov. 3. Voters will... more

Pawtucket man faces murder charge in domestic violence case

WOONSOCKET – James Grilli, the Pawtucket man accused of running over his girlfriend and killing her at the Walnut Hill Apartments in Woonsocket in August, has been formally indicted on charges of... more

Positive case prompts return to distance learning at Pothier-Citizens

WOONSOCKET – Governor Aram J. Pothier Elementary School and Citizens Memorial Elementary School in Woonsocket returned to full distance learning this week after a staff member tested positive for... more

Woonsocket businessmen indicted in tax scheme

WOONSOCKET – Jesus Jose Mendez, 43, and Jamie Zambrano, 35, owners of J&J Drywall Inc., have been indicted on charges they avoided paying federal taxes by paying millions of dollars’ worth of... more

ACLU files complaint over Fairmount polling station dispute

This article has been updated to reflect actions by the ACLU on Thursday. WOONSOCKET – The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed a complaint with the state Board of Elections over the... more

Woonsocket PD hosting drive-thru trunk-or-treat

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department announced on Friday they will host a drive-thru "Trunk or Treat" event on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library... more

Board of Elections says Fairmount polling location will stay at Harris

WOONSOCKET – After discussing the matter at its meeting on Friday, Oct. 30, the Rhode Island Board of Elections said the polling location for voters in the city's Fairmount precinct this year will... more

Baldelli-Hunt pitches plan to finance Cass Park redevelopment

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WOONSOCKET – In what was billed as the unveiling of a “major public/private initiative” for the city, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt last week announced plans to move forward with her proposal to relocate... more

Decision time: Voters choosing between Baldelli-Hunt, Brien

WOONSOCKET – With less than a week to go until the Nov. 3 election, the city’s two mayoral candidates have continued to push the race into heated territory, trading attacks online, in campaign... more

Teams gearing up for City Council election Tuesday

WOONSOCKET – Voters will choose between 14 candidates for seven seats on the Woonsocket City Council when they head to the polls next week. As in past years, several of the candidates teamed up to... more

Bono, Lima running for House District 49

WOONSOCKET – Two candidates are facing off for the House District 49 seat in Woonsocket. Steven Lima, owner of a telecommunications company and former planning director for the city, is the Democrat... more

Brien: ‘We need a change’

WOONSOCKET – Jon Brien, candidate for mayor, this week called for change on Nov. 3. “At the start of my campaign, I set forth the three core values of my campaign and for municipal government in the... more

Guay: ‘Woonsocket is left out of statewide conversations’

WOONSOCKET – Marlene Guay said this week in her press release that she is an early childhood educator who works in educational advocacy at the United Way, a statewide nonprofit. While her career... more

Kithes looks to build on council legacy

WOONSOCKET – In his press release, Alex Kithes said this week he is a lifelong Woonsocket resident, dedicated to serving his hometown. He got his taste of the civic process while a student at... more

Mancieri says to elect leaders with vision

WOONSOCKET – Garrett Mancieri said in his press release that when he first came into office in 2013, Woonsocket had seen better days. “The streets were dark, deficits were paid off with bonds, our... more

Miller: Put residents’ best interests first

WOONSOCKET – In his press release, Vaughan Miller said this week he is a proud Navy veteran who chose to make Woonsocket his home after his military service and settled here with his family. When his... more

Morisseau: ‘Look for the helpers’

WOONSOCKET – Margaux Morisseau said this week in a press release the city needs to “look for the helpers” so as not to lose what valuable progress has been made as we face unprecedented times. “Most... more

Soucy pledges commitment, collaboration

WOONSOCKET – David Soucy said in his press release that as part of the Progress over Politics team running for seats on the Woonsocket City Council, he can say without hesitation that all three... more

Webster looks to provide resources to families

WOONSOCKET – Charmaine Webster said this week in a press release that she is a proud advocate for Woonsocket’s children. After raising her own three kids in Woonsocket, she said, she has worked to... more

Burke highlights COVID-19 challenges in schools

WOONSOCKET – Donald G. Burke, present vice chairman of the Woonsocket School Committee, said in his press release that he seeks your vote so he can serve another term on the committee. “Starting... more

Birthday Club

Nov. 2 Happy Birthday, Kate! Love you! From David, Val, Jax, and Gema Nov. 3 Happy Birthday, Russ Gusetti, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Nov. 14 The Valley Breeze wishes Priscilla... more

Wyndemere Woods to host drive by trick-or-treat

WOONSOCKET – Wyndemere Woods, 1044 Mendon Road, will host a drive by trick-or-treat on Friday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is open to anyone with children. Participants are asked to dress in... more