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Around the Valley: Gaspee gala, MLK Day cancellation

The following are briefs and news from around the Blackstone Valley. The Gaspee Days Committee to hold ‘The Path to Freedom Started Here’ Gala  250 years ago - on June 9, 1772 - the British H.M.S. Gaspee Schooner was burned by colonists on Narragansett Bay in Warwick. Now in 2022, the...

Around the Valley: Main Street Holiday Stroll, Substance Abuse Forum

The following are briefs and news from around the Blackstone Valley. Town of Smithfield to host parents' forum on substance abuse The town of Smithfield and the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI will be sponsoring a Parents' Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in the...

Burrillville, N.S. & Glocester nonprofits invited to apply for $100K grants for COVID response

PROVIDENCE – Local nonprofits on the frontlines of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic have until Monday, Dec. 6 apply for grants of up to $100,000. There is $4.5 million available in total in federal Coronavirus Relief Funding to the state. “Nonprofits have had an immeasurable impact on our communities during this pandemic, and we must...

Dedication Sunday will honor WWII veterans from across Rhode Island

WOONSOCKET – Veterans from across Rhode Island and neighboring communities are invited this Sunday, Oct. 17 to an event aimed at honoring the region's contributions to World War II both at home and abroad. American Legion Post 85 and the Heritage Harbor Foundation will hold a site dedication for a new World War...

Weekend in the Valley: Things to do in northern RI October 8-11

It's set to be a beautiful fall weekend in the Blackstone Valley and there's much to do in our region over the next four days, with festivals, live entertainment and more. Below is our Columbus Day weekend roundup. Bravo Brewing Co. Check out artist Stefan Couture at Bravo Brewing Co....

Around the Valley: Wine Garden, Memorial Walkway, ombudsman program

Veterans walkway American Legion Post 85 in Woonsocket is creating a Memorial Walkway on River Street dedicated to veterans as part of a new Memorial Park. Those who wish to sponsor a brick with a veteran's name on the walkway are asked to fill out the form found here, and return it to the...

Around the valley: Woonsocket PD recruitment, pandemic economic report

OSJL donates 30,000 backpacks Ocean State Job Lot has announced that its recent "Buy-Give-Get" program has resulted in the collection of 30,000 backpacks, all of which are being donated to the children in need, including children of military families, prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year. As part of...