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Around the Valley: Scam targets grandparents, $80K scholarship deadline

The following are briefs and news from around the Blackstone Valley. BankNewport contributes $1.2 million to nonprofits BankNewport has announced that its 2021 philanthropic efforts resulted in over $1.2 million awarded to more than 350 nonprofits in Rhode Island. The donations include all grants, sponsorships, community contributions from local branches, and year-end...

Around the Valley: Romance scams, Black History Month Challenge

The following are briefs and news from around the Blackstone Valley. Police chiefs plan for Super Bowl enforcement The Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association is reminding the public that law enforcement will be out in full force around Super Bowl Sunday, and that it is never acceptable to drive while impaired.The...

Hamilton takes on role leading DWC

NORTH SMITHFIELD – She led the town for four terms, and has spent the past six years working under now Gov. Dan McKee, starting her tenure when he served as lieutenant governor. Now, former Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton has said she plans to retire from state service in the near future, and has...

Around the Valley: Grand marshal selection, Recovery TV

‘Recovery TV’ Expands to another local TV channel John Tassoni, president of The Sentinel Media Group, and host of Recovery TV has announced the expansion of RECOVERY TV on another broadcast television outlet.  “Recovery TV” is a 30-minute television show that features Tassoni discussing the issues pertaining to the addiction epidemic,...

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...