Open House and Holiday Shoppe - 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Assn invites the public to view the renovations we’ve made from 10 am to 3 pm, on Saturday, November 18 at the Forestdale School, 190 School Street, North Smithfield, RI.

 

Also, get a start on your holiday shopping with wonderful NSHA merchandise such as ornaments, calendars, jigsaw puzzles, books, map, and cozy North Smithfield throws. 

 

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a pair of cases today that could have a major impact on social media. The cases focus on whether states like Texas and Florida have the authority to regulate what content that platforms can remove. The companies say laws deciding how they operate violate their First Amendment right to free speech.        An active-duty United States Air Force servicemember is dead after he set himself on fire Sunday outside of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC. Video from the scene shows Aaron Bushnell saying he will "no longer be complicit in genocide," and is resorting to "an extreme act of protest." Bushnell was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and later died.        The head of the Republican National Committee is calling it quits. Ronna McDaniel announced early today that she'll give up her post next month after serving as RNC chairwoman for seven years. The move comes after former President Trump endorsed North Carolina GOP Chairman Michael Whatley for the top job.       Prince Harry won't get any preferential treatment if Donald Trump makes it back to the White House. The former president told the U.K's Daily Express he "wouldn't protect" the King's younger son if he wins in November. Trump accused the Biden administration of protecting the British royal. He said Prince Harry "betrayed" Queen Elizabeth, which was "unforgivable."       The search continues for a missing American couple who are believed to be dead after their yacht was hijacked in Grenada. Kathy Brendle and Ralph Hendry from Virginia were last seen a week ago at a beach on the island nation. Police located their boat and captured three escaped criminals that allegedly stole it but have not confirmed the couple's status.       A total solar eclipse will darken skies across the U.S. this spring. On April 8th, Americans in 15 states will be able to see the moon almost totally cover the sun, casting a shadow over it and creating the effect of a fiery ring in the sky. Some of the states in the path are Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Ohio, New York and Maine. Viewers in other states will be able to see a partial solar eclipse.