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Summer concerts, E-waste collection: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

Pantry announces June needs, pickup dates The North Smithfield Food Pantry has announced that pickup dates for the month of June will take place Tuesdays, June 22 and 29 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, June...

Officials look to increase administrative purchasing limit from $1K to $5K in No. Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For more than 14 years, state law has dictated that municipalities in Rhode Island can spend up to $5,000 without triggering the need for time-consuming procedures, such as advertising and a...

Burrillville parents, school board members, question mask mandate amid heat wave

BURRILLVILLE – Noting that 68 percent of parents report impairments in their children due to wearing masks that include everything from fatigue to joylessness in a survey on the issue, a group is calling...

Around the valley: No change to gas tax, Senate bills address LGBTQ rights

Senate advances bills protecting LGBTQ rights The Senate has recently passed several bills aimed at preventing discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. The bills strengthen protections in housing discrimination law, expand civil action protections against discrimination,...

Budget board proposes level funding for N.S. schools

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Noting that the North Smithfield School Department has or will receive $2.46 million in COVID-19-related assistance from the federal government this year, members of the budget board have proposed a fiscal...

Senate committee endorses Charest to head BHDDH; de la Cruz dissents with full vote...

PROVIDENCE – The Senate Committee on Health & Human Services endorsed Gov. Dan McKee's pick for a new director of Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Development Disabilities and Hospitals this week, in a 7-2 vote. Former...

In-person council meetings to resume next week in No. Smithfield, Burrillville aiming for late...

NORTH SMITHFIELD – For the past 14 months, "participation," in local government came with a long list of challenges, from computer glitches, background noise and poor sound quality, to an impersonal feel that may...

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