North Providence

NP council approves two more 24-hour business licenses

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Add treadmills and Slushies to the list of items that will be available around the clock. The Town Council has approved two more 24-hour licenses, one for the Cumberland Farms gas... more

NP officials discuss installing cameras in all town parks

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - If town officials are going to put big money into improving local parks over the next few years, they'd better do something to protect their investment, says Councilor Raymond... more

School funding formula panel wrapping up its work

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PROVIDENCE - The state's funding formula study commission has wrapped up its work after hearing months of testimony from dozens of people, and Rep. Jeremiah O'Grady, of District 46 in Lincoln and... more

Hearing for Officer Williams called off after suit dropped

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The long-running legal battle between suspended Officer Daniel Williams and the town of North Providence ended last week when Williams dropped his suit against the town. Town labor... more

Officials, students rally against child abuse

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Local officials hosted a rally at Town Hall last Friday to raise awareness about abuse of local children and proclaim that North Providence stands against such actions. In... more

NPHS anti-bullying program teaches students confidence through martial arts

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Students involved in the anti-bullying program at North Providence High School are learning patience, confidence and self-defense through an ancient form of martial arts called... more

Potenza talks about plans after 'The Voice'

SMITHFIELD - A day after she was eliminated from the top 20 on NBC's "The Voice" last week, Sarah Potenza was asked to sing at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, a world famous venue where country music... more

Lombardi recognizes Tri-Town volunteers

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi recognized the efforts of Tri-Town volunteers at the Maple Avenue Community Center as part of his annual Volunteer Recognition Day on April 7. "Your help,... more

Hydrant inspections start Wednesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Officials from the North Providence Fire Department will be conducting annual hydrant inspections from April 15 to May 15. Firefighters will complete visual inspections of the caps... more

Earth Day cleanup is this Saturday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Environmental Commission will hold its annual Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at Stephen Olney Park on Smithfield Road. For more... more

NP Environment Commission meets Monday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Environment Commission will meet on Monday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the North Providence Union Free Library conference room. Featured will be Rep. William O'... more

Applications are available for Boys State Program

BARRINGTON - The American Legion Boys State Program is accepting applications for its Class of 2015. The program is free weeklong event, held June 14-19, designed for high school juniors to gain... more

North Providence GOP to hold rally Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Republican Town Committee will host its "Day After Tax Day Rally" this Thursday night, April 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rusty Halo, 1759 Mineral Spring Ave. A... more

Spring Fling is Thursday at Picillo Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Fogarty Center is holding a Spring Fling Dance on Thursday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Picillo Community Center, 2 Volturno St. There will be music, dancing, snacks and... more

Job fair for veterans at CCRI on Friday

WARWICK - Operation Stand Down R.I. is holding a job fair for veterans on Friday, April 17, at Community College of Rhode Island, Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick. Employees from across the... more

Teens invited to Dollars and Sense program

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library invites students in grades 6-12 to its Dollars and Sense program on Tuesday, April 21, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The event will include information on credit scores... more

Saint Maria Goretti organizing dinner, fashion show April 30

PAWTUCKET - Saint Maria Goretti Parish in Pawtucket and Saint Agnes Parish in Providence will be holding a dinner and fashion show, "Step into Glamour ... Again," on Thursday, April 30, at the... more

St. Anthony Holy Name Society to hold May Breakfast

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Holy Name Society of St. Anthony Church will hold its annual May Breakfast on Saturday, May 2, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the St. Anthony Parish Center, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. The... more

See 'Little Shop of Horrors' at NPHS

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence High School Drama department will present "Little Shop of Horrors" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 16-18, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium, 1828 Mineral... more

See Greystone's 'Willy Wonka Jr.' May 7, 8

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The show "Willy Wonka Jr." will be staged by Greystone Elementary School on May 7 and 8 at North Providence High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 show. Tickets are $5... more

AARP Chapter 4580 meets April 23

NORTH PROVIDENCE - AARP North Providence Chapter 4580 will meet Thursday, April 23, at 1 p.m., at the Dillon Council Knights of Columbus Hall on Douglas Avenue. The guest speaker will be William... more

Celebrate Grandparents Day at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. Afternoon Bingo will be played on Thursday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m. Free... more

Smith-Appleby House hosts 42nd annual May Breakfast

SMITHFIELD - Smith-Appleby House, 220 Stillwater Road, will host its 42nd annual May Breakfast on Sunday, May 3, at 11 a.m. Members of the Historical Society of Smithfield, dressed in Colonial garb,... more