North Providence

Board approves master plan for major solar project

Eliot Avenue condos project put off after opposition
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Planning Board has approved a master plan from Southern Sky Solar for a solar farm on the old landfill at 970 Smithfield Road. Ralph Palumbo, of Southern Sky, and David Potter... more

Some NP streets will shut down for Memorial Day activities

Beginning at 12:45 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 30, the following North Providence streets will be closed as residents honor the town's lost soldiers with a parade and ceremony: Streets along Mineral... more

Nearly 40 roads ready 
to be repaved

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town is set to get nearly 40 roads repaved as part of the 2016 paving season, said Public Works Director Bernie Salvatore this week. Salvatore isn’t releasing the list of roads... more

NPHS takes top finishes at state History Day

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Students from North Providence High School scored their best finish ever at the state’s National History Day competition last month and will now head to nationals at the University... more

NP educators help secure more than $1.4 million in grants

Money is set aside to hire a grant writer
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – School Supt. Melinda Smith says educators in North Providence understand the necessity of seeking alternative funds to develop enrichment programs and provide additional... more

Mural project raises awareness of water pollution

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and artist and educator Brent Bachelder designed a mural with North Providence High School students, and community volunteers... more

Reconstruction of Woonasquatucket Avenue ahead of schedule

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The reconstruction of Woonasquatucket Avenue is on budget and about a month ahead of schedule, said Department of Transportation spokesman Charles St. Martin this week. The work... more

Indigo Justice Collection to benefit victims of abuse

Young designers contributing to clothing line include NP’s Coppola
LINCOLN – For Tina Melo, fashion design has always been her passion, but with her latest collection created by children, she hopes a message will go far beyond the runway stage to help victims of... more

North Providence Memorial Day Parade, festivities on Monday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi invites everyone for the ninth annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 30. The parade will leave North Providence High School at 1 p.m. and conclude at... more

Senate approves bill adding PTSD to conditions treatable with marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The Senate last week voted to approve legislation introduced by state Sen. Stephen Archambault, a Democrat from District 22, Smithfield, North Providence, Johnston, that would add post-... more

St. Joseph School of Nursing announces graduates

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The St. Joseph School of Nursing, located on the campus of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, held graduation ceremonies for its 114th class on May 13 at the Cathedral of Saints Peter... more

Memorial Day celebration Friday at the Salvatore Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, at 2 Atlantic Blvd., will hold a special Memorial Day event in addition to its weekly activities. A Memorial Day Celebration will... more

National Grid issues public safety warning

PROVIDENCE – National Grid is reminding residents that the broad swaths of open ground that high-voltage power lines run through are private property where unauthorized access is against the law and... more

OCG Candidate School at RIC June 4

PROVIDENCE – Operation Clean Government’s “Candidate School 2016” is a daylong, non-partisan educational seminar on how to run for political office. Welcoming those who may be considering a run for... more

R.I. Post Card Club celebrates 58th anniversary Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Post Card Club, organized on May 25, 1958, celebrates its 58th birthday at its next meeting on Sunday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus,15... more

R.I. Tree Council will hold stewards course

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Registration is now open for the Rhode Island Tree Council’s Spring Tree Stewards education course to be held on Thursday, June 2, at the Franciscan Mission of Mary’s Peace Barn at... more