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Reports of black bears on the rise in northern RI

NORTHERN RI – From the beaches, to the northwest corner of the state, American Black Bears seem to be increasingly making Rhode Island their home. Burrillville Animal Control Officer Kerry Courtemanche said she receives reports of bear sightings at least once a week. Glocester is getting calls. And at least one bear has been...

Around the Valley: Twilight on the Blackstone, virtual owls & open space grants

The following are briefs and news from around the Blackstone Valley. Twilight on the Blackstone The Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative has announced that tickets are now on sale for Twilight on the Blackstone, featuring a gourmet meal on the city's Court Street Bridge. The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28...

Weekend in the Valley: Dogapalooza, New fishing regulations

In addition to all the great summer music and events found in our summer guide here, and our "things to know," in Burrillville and North Smithfield here and here, the following is a brief roundup of things happening in and around the Blackstone Valley this weekend. Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Boobification Healing With Ink invites all to Mental Health Day with free services for survivors Sunday

WOONSOCKET – Boobification Healing With Ink, a Rhode Island nonprofit, is inviting the northern Rhode Island community to a family-friendly Mental Health Day with demonstrations, food trucks, hair and makeup sessions, music, kids' activities and more. The event will be held Sunday Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Record-breaking Rolling for Homes sees thousands raised for future veteran-owned duplex in Burrillville

SMITHFIELD – An annual event that raises funds for housing for veterans brought out hundreds of local Jeep drivers and motorcyclists, and raising thousands for the volunteer organization that does the work. Rolling for Homes is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Habitat for Humanity of West Bay and Northern Rhode...

Gallery: Rain can’t stop Glocester’s 95th Ancients & Horribles Parade

GLOCESTER – The 95th Ancients & Horribles Parade took place on Saturday, July 3 - with both marchers and crowds of spectators out in full force despite the rain showers. Bristol County Fifes & Drums

Around the Valley: Mosquito testing, P-EBT & a rabid bat

The following are news briefs and announcements for residents in and around the Blackstone Valley. DHS, RIDE announce summer P-EBT program benefits for Rhode Island families The Rhode Island Department of Human Services and Department of Education have announced that the USDA Food and Nutrition Service recently granted...