Last Call for Blue Carts - Last call to turn in the City owned blue recycling carts should you still have any on your property.
The blue carts are no longer being used in the collection of recyclables within the City of Woonsocket. Residents in the City program can only use the green cart each week for recycling.
Property owners and tenants are not allowed to keep the blue carts; they are City property. Any carts that cannot be collected; either lost, missing, stolen or being withheld by the property occupants will be invoiced to the property owner.
Call (401) 767-8880 to make an appointment for the collection of BLUE cart.
Autumnfest Coming - In 2013, Autumnfest celebrates 35 years with The Autumnfest Doo Wop Spectacular, featuring three performances as the Saturday night headliner. The festival returns on Columbus Day weekend starting Saturday, Oct. 12. with fireworks on Sunday and a parade Monday morning.
Novans Pride 5K Sunday - The Novans Pride walk/run 5k this Sunday is a fundraiser for the Woonsocket Athletic Department. Proceeds will assist in keeping sports alive and kids healthy. Come out Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. at The Gym, LLC at 2168 Diamond Hill Road.
Profits will be donated to the Woonsocket Atheletic Department. If you wish to make an extra contribution you can do so as part of the race registration process. The race starts and finishes at the gym Llc. parking lot. The course is a well marked, USTAF certified, 5k loop on City roads , with mile markers and one water stop. Race is professionally timed.
CVS Caremark 5k - The annual CVS Caremark 5K road race through the city is sure to provide a thrilling spectacle, especially the festively costumed Youth Race participants from local High Schools.
- 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. — Youth race start times (detailed start time breakdown)
- 11:15 a.m. — 5k Start
- 12:15 p.m. — 3k Start
If you're already registered, race packet pickup is at Rhode Runner,657 North Main St., Providence, Thursday 9/19, noon to 6 p.m., Friday 9/20 noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9/21, 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration (assuming there are available slots) and packet pickup will also be available on race morning at Station Park (Gaspee ST & Francis St.) starting at 7:15 a.m.
Landmark informational meeting - The RI Attorney General's office is hosting an informational public hearing Sept. 30 at Woonsocket High School, 777 Cass Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. about the bid by Prime Healthcare to convert Landmark Medical Center into a for-profit hospital. You may also submit written comments about plans for the hospital before Oct. 7 to:
Jodi Bourque, Health Care Advocate,
Department of Attorney General, 150 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903
Michael Dexter, Chief,
Office of Health Systems Development, Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Room 410, Providence, RI 02908.
Adopt-A-Family Signups - Application sessions are held at Family Resources Community Action, 55 Main St., Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 pm, Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 am, and Thursdays from 4-7 pm.
Low-income families with children born between Jan. 1, 2001 and time of application who live in Woonsocket are invited to apply. Applications are not accepted from families living outside of Woonsocket.
Copies of applications are available at FRCA’s reception desk at 245 Main Street or at 55 Main Street. The application period for the Adopt-A-Family program ends Nov. 15. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Candidates Night Sept. 24 - MyWoonsocket.com and 1380 WNRI are co-sponsoring a Meet The Candidates forum on Sept. 24, 7 p.m., at Chan's, where Woonsocket voters will consider candidates in the Woonsocket mayoral and City Council primary on Oct. 8 and the election on Nov. 5.
Lorraine Corey and Roger Bouchard will moderate the event, Jeff Gamache will moderate and Bill Bryda will be the timekeeper. The format: One question — the same question — will be asked of the incumbent City Council candidates. One different question will be asked of the new candidates by the monderator.
Mayoral candidates will each ask a question of opposing candidates on two separate rounds.