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Restoration, improvement efforts underway at historic No. Smithfield buildings

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Three historic town buildings maintained by the North Smithfield Heritage Association will continue to see improvements in the upcoming months thanks to focused efforts by the dedicated volunteer group. Among the most apparent to passersby in recent months is work to restore the exterior siding and trim at the Forestdale School, a one-room structure built in 1877...

Property sales in Burrillville between Dec. 24 & Dec. 31

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the Burrillville Town Clerk’s office between Thursday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 31. 180 Colwell Road Seller: GRPMM, LLC Buyer: Daniel & Carrie Kenney Price: $275,000 44 Roosevelt Ave. Seller: Daniel & Carrie Kenney Buyer: Janis Brooks & Matthew Wiley Price: $300,000 414 Sayles Ave. Seller: Richard & Linda Polseno Buyer: 414 Sayles Ave. LLC Price: $500,000 63 Lapham Farm Road Seller: David...

Locals get their kicks – and confidence – at new karate studio on Chapel Street

BURRILLVILLE – She works with students both young and old, teaching confidence and focus, and after years of instructing others in martial arts, Audrey Hussey notes that everyone has one thing in common. "People want to hit stuff, and the ones that don't have never tried," Hussey said. "It's such a stress relief and an endorphin rush." But students at Hussey's...

PASBA names Alternate Tax Solutions vendor of the year

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A north Smithfield-based accounting firm has been named vendor of the year by the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants. The business at 176 Eddie Dowling was honored at the organization's 14th annual awards ceremony at the 2020 Fall Management Conference virtually in November. Alternate Tax Solutions was one of six members honored with awards during the...

Property sales in North Smithfield between Dec. 22 & Dec. 29

The following is a list of property sales recorded in the North Smithfield Town Clerk’s office between Tuesday, Dec. 22 and Wednesday, Dec. 30. 2 Blunders Way Seller: Ryan & Jennifer Kelly Buyer: Kim Mathews-Franco & Juan Franco Price: $537,500 291 Saint Paul St. Seller: Timothy & Charlene Salome Buyer: Alfredo & Elvira Diaz Price: $295,000 67 Woonsocket Hill Road Seller: Christopher Cook Buyer: Isaiah Guilmain Price: $267,500 40 Old Louisquisset Pike,...

New tax incentives, time at home heat up trend toward wood, gas and pellet stoves

NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND – In the 19th century, New Englanders on cold winter nights might gather around the hearth and read poetry. With Rhode Island now fully in the grip of the winter season, those fortunate to have a hearth are gathering, though they’re probably not reciting the works of fireside poets. Instead, they’re likely keeping toasty while working by the...

Community efforts raise more than $17K for fire victims

BURRILLVILLE – It was a massive turnout on Christmas Eve day at a drive to help three families displaced by a fire just days before the holiday. Cars lined up by the central office at Burrillville Middle School to drop off donations of gift cards and cash totaling more than $17,000 to help the victims, whose homes were destroyed by...

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