North Providence

Chief: Let's make NP 'test case' for police body cameras

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Police Chief Chris Pelagio says he's settled on a plan to put body cameras on the uniforms of local police officers, but he first wants to make sure the move doesn't have a... more

Andreozzi requests grievance over firing

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Joanne Andreozzi, the part-time town secretary who was fired this month by Mayor Charles Lombardi after he learned about her past arrest, has asked local union representatives to... more

Town officials commit to building new animal shelter, dog park

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - If all goes according to plan, officials say the town will soon have a "beautiful" new animal shelter that's on par with some of the best in the state, as well as an adjoining dog... more

Planning Board gives initial nod to Douglas Avenue development

Town officials lose gamble, get less money for vacant lot
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A commercial development off Douglas Avenue can finally move forward after the North Providence Planning Board approved changes to a master plan for the property located between... more

63 special education students receive out-of-district services

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - With the fair funding formula not enhancing state aid for special education students who are sent out of district, their tuition and transportation can weigh heavily on the school... more

'There is no difference between 46 and 47,' Phillips tells classmates

GLOCESTER - When Leeann Phillips, an 18-year-old junior at Ponaganset High School, asked her parents what it was like to have a child with Down syndrome, her mother told her, "You were the baby we... more

Nesselbush bill would require labeling of genetically modified products

PAWTUCKET - State Sen. Donna Nesselbush, a Democrat serving District 15 in Pawtucket and North Providence, has introduced a bill calling for labeling of food products that contain genetically... more

NP students awarded scholarships at GRRL Tech

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Two North Providence High School students were awarded scholarships after attending Tech Collective's 14th annual Girls Reaching Remarkable Levels Interactive Technology Expo on... more

Memorial Hospital cuts emergency wait times

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has instituted a new "rapid assessment model" of care for patients coming to its Emergency Department, cutting the time a patient waits to be seen from... more

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs mentors

PROVIDENCE - The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State have 187 boys in the state waiting for someone to invest in their life, with most of those from Providence and immediate surrounding areas... more

Hearthside reaching out for 1904 St. Louis Fair connections

LINCOLN - Volunteers of the Hearthside House on Great Road, who are building on last year's successful St. Louis World's Fair tribute, are hoping this year to include more Rhode Islanders' family... more

College news

Victoria Peloquin of North Providence has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Stonehill College. Jacklyn Olivieri of North Providence has been named to the fall semester dean's list at... more

Fierce Five 5K will be held April 4 in memory of Shannon Heil

LINCOLN - On Saturday, April 4, Brian Heil, the father of the late Shannon Heil, is planning a 5K road race in Lincoln Woods State Park called the Fierce Five in memory of his daughter. All proceeds... more

Last kindergarten registration is set for Saturday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence School Department will host a third kindergarten registration session at North Providence High School this Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. The... more

Enjoy 'Tea and Friends' at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following programs. The Support Group for Caregivers of Memory Impaired Seniors will meet Thursday, March 26, at 10... more

Mancini Center announces events

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following events. * Rite Aid Pharmacy will present the program Urinary Tract Infections on Wednesday, March 25, at... more

Special Olympics R.I. hosts Spring Fashion Show at Twin River

LINCOLN - Special Olympics Rhode Island will host its annual Spring Fashion Show at Twin River Event Center on Thursday, April 9. Reception begins at 5:45 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show... more

Mentors needed in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - Caring adult role models are sought for the Woonsocket Mentor Program. For more information, contact Pamela Sherman at 401-732-7700, ext. 117, or visit the Rhode Island Mentoring... more

Town GOP meets on Tuesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Republican Town Committee will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the North Providence Public Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave.... more

Fatima offers diabetes management class

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Diabetes Management Center at Fatima Hospital is offering classes that will meet weekly for five weeks. The first session will begin on Wednesday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.... more

DAV van to visit NP on April 3

WARWICK - The Disabled American Veterans mobile service office will be at the Knights of Columbus, 1675 Douglas Ave., North Providence, on Friday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide counseling... more

'Kick-a-thon' benefits Leukemia Society, Hemophilia Federation

CUMBERLAND - Mastery Martial Arts will hold an "Amazing Kick-a-Thon" fundraiser on Saturday, March 28, at its six locations, to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Hemophilia Federation... more

AARP Chapter 4580 will meet on Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - AARP North Providence Chapter 4580 will meet this Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m., in the Dillon Council Knights of Columbus, 1675 Douglas Ave. The guest speaker will be William... more

St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church announces Holy Week services

PAWTUCKET - St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church, 690 Newport Ave., invites area residents to its Holy Week services. Palm Sunday service is Sunday, March 29, at 9 a.m. Maundy Thursday service is... more

Brown Bag Book Sale in Cumberland starts this Thursday at the library

CUMBERLAND - The Friends of the Cumberland Library will hold its popular Brown Bag Book Sale in the Hayden Center of the library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, this Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28.... more

R.I. Law Day student essay contest offers $1,000 award

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary, and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association, with support from the Rhode Island Department of Education and Roger... more