North Providence

School board will demand answers on food service woes at March meeting

Picard: We might need to replace Aramark
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence School Committee plan to ask tough questions of those who run the food service program in local schools. They say complaints continue to come in.... more

10 buildings would be razed for new Cumberland Farms

Planning Board will consider proposal March 8
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Planning Board will consider details of a plan for a new Cumberland Farms convenience store and gas station at its 6 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, March 8. The... more

North Providence secures $1.47 million budget surplus

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town had a $1.47 million budget surplus to end the 2015-2016 fiscal year last June, bringing its total "rainy day fund" to $7.2 million. That’s North Providence’s seventh... more

Officials look to prevent tragedy by handing out carbon monoxide detectors

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi said he was listening to the scanner last Wednesday evening when he heard the call for an emergency response in Smithfield. He said he immediately assumed... more

Town opens bidding for Eliot Avenue drainage project

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town is now accepting bids for the reconstruction of Eliot Avenue, a project designed to help alleviate many years of flooding in a neighborhood across Mineral Spring Avenue... more

Stephen Olney School goes ‘marching into mindfulness’

Grant funding provides programs that focus on mental, physical health
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Students and their families will be “marching into mindfulness” next month, when a series of programs focused on well-being will launch at Stephen Olney Elementary School. Thanks... more

Week that was

Shemika Moore, the former president of the local chapter of a nonprofit agency that provides leadership support to African-American women in high school, was arrested last Friday and charged with... more

Birchwood Middle School lists second quarter honor roll

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll and merit list at Birchwood Middle School. Grade 8 Honor Roll: Bashar Alqassar, Abigail R. Angelone, Olivia... more

‘Robot Block Party’ applications now being accepted from students in K-12

PAWTUCKET – Rhode Island Students of the Future is now accepting applications to exhibit projects at the Rhode Island Robot Block Party to be held Sunday, April 30. The nonprofit will host the free “... more

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. The Support Group for Caregivers of Memory Impaired Seniors will meet on... more

North Providence GOP will announce writing contest winners at Feb. 28 ceremony

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Local Republicans will host an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the North Providence Library in a contest called “The Gift Of Liberty.” The public is invited to... more

Human service agencies offer free 10-trip bus pass for veterans, seniors

WOONSOCKET – As a new 50-cent reduced bus fare went into effect on Feb. 1, the Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs and Office of Veterans Affairs announced a new pilot program to offer free 10-... more

Brain Injury Association offers free Reiki

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is offering a free Reiki healing session on Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the association’s office, 1017 Waterman Ave., East... more

AARP Chapter 4580 meets Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence AARP Chapter 4580 will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., at Church of the Presentation, 1981 Mineral Spring Ave. The speaker will be Dino Autiello. Guests are... more

Catherine Murray Scholarship for students with disabilities

The Catherine T. Murray Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications from Rhode Island students with disabilities. Qualified applicants for this $1,000 scholarship must be Rhode Island residents... more