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Woonsocket's RISE Prep mayoral academy opens

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The first class has started their education at Woonsocket’s new RISE Prep Mayoral Academy.

The academy on Social Street opened Wednesday. It’s public, tuition-free and intends to provide a college preparatory curriculum with character education and community engagement, and though students must apply, it’s open to residents of Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville. 208 more words


Woon. street finally being resurfaced - after 88 years

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket road surface is positively antique. It was originally laid down in June 1927, and a skim over-coating in the 1970s had limited success. 169 more words


Firefighters injured in Woonsocket blaze

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Two firefighters suffered minor injuries after a house fire broke out in Woonsocket.

According to fire officials, the flames started at 74 Vine Street around 7:30 p.m. 135 more words


Woonsocket cops use dancing to connect with community

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A pair of Woonsocket police officers are getting a lot of attention after a video of them busting a move went viral online. 174 more words


CVS Health to pay government $450,000 to settle dispute

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health has agreed to pay $450,000 to the federal government to settle allegations that several of its Rhode Island retail pharmacies filled forged and invalid painkiller prescriptions. 341 more words


National Grid looking into cause of Woonsocket outage

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — National Grid said it is investigating the cause of a power outage in Woonsocket.

According to National Grid, about 6,500 customers lost power around 7:43 p.m. 58 more words