North Providence

Town Council will defund senior center if questions remain unanswered

Board also approves Autiello plan to give town more say in operations
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council last week kick-started the process of taking more control of the town’s senior center, a move council members say will bring more accountability on finances for... more

Mayor pursuing combined soccer-baseball complex

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi and his staff are seeking state grants to pay for a proposed new combined soccer/baseball complex. Negotiations are ongoing to purchase two potential... more

Funding for police, senior center takes center stage in budget talks

Autiello hopeful that leaders can avoid tax increase
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The two biggest questions up for discussion in town budget talks are whether officials will decide to cut funding to the police department and how the senior center will be funded... more

Lyman Lofts expected to open by the end of the year

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The rehabilitation of the old Lymansville Mill on Woonasquatucket Avenue is costing a lot more than expected, says developer Robert Terino, but he said he couldn’t be more excited... more

Volunteers keep students engaged during April school vacation

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A fledgling program from the United Way and the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island is helping local students continue learning even on their days off. Representatives from Blue... more

All literature, all day at North Providence High

High school’s first Literacy Day provides ‘in-house field trip’
NORTH PROVIDENCE – A trapeze artist, a few authors and a service dog walk into a school. What happens next is a plot twist in the traditional Reading Week story, as North Providence High School... more

NPHS band, concert choir take home Silver rankings

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High School concert band and concert choir traveled to Philadelphia over the weekend to perform in the WorldStrides Onstage Festival of Music, where both... more

Local Bay View students earn science fair honors

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Blaine Lynch-Gadaleta, of North Providence, a student at Bay View Academy, won a first grant award at the Rhode Island Science and Engineering Fair, held mid-March. Lynch-Gadaleta... more

Greystone students perform ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’ May 4-5

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Greystone Elementary School’s Drama Club will be performing “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at North Providence High School on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5. The show starts at 6:30... more

Bring unused medications to the Mancini Center Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center announces the following programs. Support Group for Caregivers of Memory Impaired Seniors will meet Thursday, April 27, from 9:... more

Police holding drug take-back day April 29

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department will hold its annual drug take-back day this Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-off point will be at the rear of the police... more

North Providence GOP announces essay winners

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Republican Town Committee has announced the winners of its second essay contest for students at North Providence High School. The contest, titled “The Gift of... more

North Providence GOP delivers food

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence GOP held their seventh annual Easter Food Drive in early April. More than 200 non-perishable food items were delivered to the Allendale Food Pantry... more

AARP Chapter 4580 meets Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence AARP Chapter 4580 will meet this Thursday, April 27, at 1 p.m., at the Church of the Presentation, 1981 Mineral Spring Ave. The guest speaker will be Helmut... more

Chamber hosting annual Legislative Reception May 2

The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, partnering with the Chamber of Commerce Coalition, will be hosting the Annual Legislative Reception on Tuesday, May 2, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the... more

Do you have an amazing backyard?

Do you know someone who does? The Breeze is looking for people with unique, interesting and/or beautiful backyards who would like to show off their private oasis with a photograph in an upcoming... more

Fresh Air Fund looking for host families

PROVIDENCE – The Fresh Air Fund, an organization that brings New York City children and volunteer host families together in the summertime, is looking for new host families in the state to introduce... more

Brain Injury Association hosting open house

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is hosting a complimentary May Breakfast and Open House on Tuesday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. at its center at 1017 Waterman Ave., in East... more