Home Around the Valley

Around the Valley

Blackstone police seize $10,000 in drugs from 18-year-old suspect

BLACKSTONE - Blackstone police have arrested an 18-year-old man after a complaint from a resident led to police finding some $10,000 worth of drugs including ecstasy, THC edibles and Xanax pills. Zachary Pitler, 18 of...

Autumnfest 2020 officially cancelled

WOONSOCKET – A popular festival that has brought tens of thousands of guests to the Blackstone Valley every year for the past four decades will not take place in 2020, organizers announced today. Autumnfest has...

Around the Valley: Mail voting talk, Food drive, Free seminars

Mail ballot talk Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea's office will host a panel discussion on mail voting in the upcoming presidential primary on Thursday, May 14 starting at 2 p.m. via Facebook Live. "Rhode Island’s June...

Rhode Island’s stay-at-home order ends, with restrictions

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina Raimondo lifted the state's stay-at-home order on Saturday, May 9, but things won't be back to normal just yet in the ocean state as restrictions on large gatherings, restaurant services...

Around the Valley: Concert fundraiser, Long term care panel & $400K for tech

Livestream concert fundraiser Mark your calendars for the chance to enjoy entertainment from the comfort of your home, while raising funds for the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and RI Hospitality Association's Employee Relief Fund. A packed...

Rhode Island schools to remain closed

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island public schools will remain closed through the end of the school year, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced in a press briefing on Thursday, April 23, exactly one month since the state's...

Around the valley: Overdose deaths down & cell phone tracking

Help with tech The Rhode Island Department of Education and Rhode Island Foundation have announced an opportunity for Rhode Islanders to help students and families struggling to access adequate distance learning technology and internet connectivity. Statewide,...

Latest news