North Providence

No matter outcome, Super Bowl is a big win for businesses

Few events provide more of a boost to certain businesses than the Super Bowl, and having the local team in the big game only takes that to another level. Having the New England Patriots in Sunday's... more

Digging out

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Daniel Nunez, of Pinewood Drive in North Providence, is lost in a cloud of snow as he clears his driveway on Tuesday, in the wake the region's two-day winter storm. (Valley Breeze photo by Charles... more

NP officers administer CPR to revive victim, then clear his driveway

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A pair of North Providence police officers went above and beyond this week after receiving a call for an unconscious man on Barrett Avenue. Officer Scott Feeley was the first to... more

Rocking the Pats gear

Friday was rally for the Patriots day at North Providence High School. From left are NPHS students Madison Leveillee, Alicia Kiser, Joey Clayton and Vanessa Saucier, all dressed in their Patriots... more

By 5-2 vote, NP council gives Lombardi authority on Google money

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Town Council voted 5-2 last week to end a year-long dispute over the police department's $60 million Google fund and restore final authority on spending of the... more

Corvese submits bill to ban private fireworks

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Rep. Arthur Corvese last week made good on a promise he made last year and introduced a bill to ban private use of fireworks in Rhode Island, and according to leadership in... more

Uninsured motorists to get first notices under new system Feb. 7

Database meant to protect drivers, drive down costs
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Rhode Islanders who have failed to get insurance on their vehicle during the past three months will get notices from the Department of Motor Vehicles next week ordering them to sign up or face... more

NP resident Thorp offers more information on chicken proposal

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town resident Tim Thorp, whose proposed ordinance would allow chickens to be kept in back yards, offered further information on the measure this week. According to Thorp, his... more

Attorney Welch ordered to pay $18,000

PROVIDENCE - A judge last week fined Mark Welch, attorney for former Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis, $18,000 for his role in a "poorly orchestrated attempt" to pursue attorney Michael Corso for... more

Rep. O'Brien co-sponsors retiree tax relief legislation

PROVIDENCE - State Rep. William O'Brien, of House District 54 in North Providence, has co-sponsored legislation in the House of Representatives that aims to ease the tax burden on Rhode Island's... more

Computers down on Monday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Due to a computer update, the computers in the town clerk's office will be down starting at noon next Monday, Feb. 2. The last recording will be at 11 a.m. On Feb. 3, recordings... more

Italo American Club introduces officers

The Italo American Club of Rhode Island held its swearing-in ceremony for officers on the board of directors last week. The master of ceremonies was Joseph Rendine, past president of the club. State... more

Photo organizing workshop offered at the library

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., will host a Photo Organizing Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 7 to 8 p.m.... more

Middle school concert postponed

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A middle school winter concert that was previously set for Jan. 29 has been pushed back to Thursday, Feb. 5. The concert will still take place at the North Providence High School... more

Morcos reappointed to library board of trustees

NORTH PROVIDENCE - At the regular meeting of the North Providence Town Council on Jan. 13, Samy Morcos was reappointed to the North Providence Library board of trustees for another five-year term.... more

Town zoning maps now availabe online

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town zoning maps are now available for viewing, downloading or printing on the town website, www.northprovidenceri.gov . The zoning maps, as well as tax plat maps, have been... more

USDA announces grant for Farm to School Network

PAWTUCKET - The Northeast Regional Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host a Northeast Farm to... more

Test your knowledge of Rhode Island at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following events. 2014 Income Tax Preparation for Seniors will be offered Monday, Feb. 2, through Monday, April 13... more

Enjoy a winter concert of love songs Feb. 6

CUMBERLAND - A winter concert of love songs will be presented by The Sparkling Singers, a local choral ensemble, on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Cargill Hall at the Arnold Mills United Methodist... more

Girl Scouts launch Digital Cookie sales

As area Girl Scouts sell cookies this year, there is a new high-tech component to the program. For the first time in its history, the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England are part of a new... more

Lincoln K of C will host annual Comedy Night

LINCOLN - Lincoln Council Knights of Columbus, 171 Jenckes Hill Road, will host its annual Comedy Show featuring Frank O'Donnell and friends on Saturday, Feb. 7. Doors open at 6 p.m., the show starts... more

Enjoy the game, but watch what you eat, says AHA

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, the American Heart Association wants people to know that just because it is game day, doesn't mean you have to pack on the pounds and put your heart at... more

Family Movie Night at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Children's Library will host a Family Movie Night on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. Join Winter the dolphin and her team of people in their second adventure as they try... more