VIDEO: Olney’s beloved lunch lady Protano gets warm send-off

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Rina Protano is a mother, grandmother, mentor and friend to hundreds of students and staff at Stephen Olney Elementary School. Oh yeah, and she’s the lunch lady. Protano, 72, served her final lunch at the school last Friday and was honored in the school cafeteria for her 21 years... more

Leftover veggies prompt call to improve snack program

PAWTUCKET – During a community meeting last Wednesday evening on the planned closing of a fire station, some residents in attendance expressed concern after seeing containers of broccoli and cauliflower stacked in two towers, sitting out in the gym/cafeteria at Agnes Little Elementary School.... more

Cumberland teen dies after hit-and-run accident

CUMBERLAND – Police confirmed on Tuesday that Carl John, 18, of Cumberland, has died of his injuries after he was struck in a hit-... more

Six companies bid on new animal shelter

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A half-dozen companies have submitted qualifying bids to design a new animal shelter on Smithfield Road. Members... more

Slater’s Ash named principal at Shea

PAWTUCKET – Jacqueline Ash, the principal of Slater Junior High School for the past six years, will take over the top administrative... more