North Providence

NP senior center officials sue town

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Representatives for the town's senior center filed a lawsuit last Friday in an attempt to force town officials to hand over funds. Senior center officials are seeking a writ of... more

NPHS administrators invited to present at national education conference

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High School is one of 18 schools nationwide with administrators selected to present at the “2016 Breaking Ranks School Showcase” as part of the National... more

NP man to be arraigned on animal cruelty charges

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A local man will be arraigned Sept. 10 on a charge of unnecessary cruelty to animals after his starving dog was euthanized on Tuesday. An investigator with the Rhode Island... more

NP officials pinpoint nine sections for repaving

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town officials have released a list of nine sections of roadway most in need of being repaved, though they're cautioning that there may not be enough money in this year's budget to... more

Lees: Town repeatedly failing to report sewer backups

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town officials have repeatedly failed to report sewage backing up into local homes, says a local man whose grandmother's basement has been hit five times, and he contends that all... more

North Providence student starts career in movies 'by mistake'

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Matt Florio says he never had an interest in acting until he took a general education "acting for non-majors" class at Rhode Island College. The 2013 North Providence High School... more

Former Councilman Giammarco offers 15 trees to Fruit Hill residents

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Former Town Councilor Joe Giammarco, responding to a Breeze article on disappearing trees, is offering 15 trees to residents in one of the town's hardest-hit neighborhoods. The... more

Local RE/MAX agents give back at Hasbro

PROVIDENCE - Local RE/MAX agents joined agents from across the country in the RE/MAX Month of Miracles, benefitting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, throughout the month of August. RE/MAX staff... more

Committee chooses 3 architects as finalists for public safety complex

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The committee tasked with deciding the details on the development of a future public safety complex has selected three architectural firms as finalists. The three companies are... more

Shell, Dunkin' torn down

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Workers were finishing up tearing down the old Shell station at 1132 Mineral Spring Ave. this week, making way for a new Shell and Seasons convenience store. As with other... more

Celebrate Labor Day with a luncheon Friday at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center announces the following upcoming activities. A Labor Day luncheon will be held Friday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m., with entertainment... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Happy Birthday Tom Ward, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Sept. 10 Bob Anatone - Happy Birthday Daddy, my TV "partner in crime!" Love you, Kyle Sept. 21 Happy Birthday Donna Meehan... more

Almost Autumn Fair at St. James Episcopal

NORTH PROVIDENCE - St. James Episcopal Chuch, located at 474 Fruit Hill Ave., will hold its Almost Autumn Craft Fair on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food items... more

Prisoner takes off from work assignment in NP

NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Police arrested an inmate from the Adult Correctional Institutions after he failed to return from his work release assignment in North Providence. On Saturday, Aug. 22, at... more

Man killed in wrong-way crash on I-95

PROVIDENCE - A North Providence man was killed after he drove his car the wrong way on Rte. 95 in Providence and crashed into a minivan, according to State Police. On Saturday, at around 4:30 a.m.,... more

Former NP Chief Whiting gets out of jail

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Former North Providence Police Chief John Whiting was released on probation on Friday after serving two months in jail. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini ordered Whiting released after hearing... more

Meditation group meets every Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A meditation group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at North Providence Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. Explore a variety of meditation styles from mindfulness to guided imagery... more

Yard sale Sept. 12 will benefit Fruit Hill Day Services

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A yard sale to benefit Fruit Hill Day Services for Elderly will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, 399 Fruit Hill Ave.... more

Relay for Life volunteers wanted in local communities

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers throughout Rhode Island- walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference - to organize... more

Military veteran caregivers invited to apply for Dole Foundation fellowship

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 class of Dole Caregiver Fellows. The fellowship provides those caring for wounded, ill and injured service... more