North Providence

Lombardi to Chief Labbadia: We think you owe us big

Chief Catanzaro denies wrongdoing, 'pattern of abuse' (video)
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi notified suspended Coventry Fire Chief Paul Labbadia Friday that North Providence may not only shut off his pension and medical payouts but go after $180,000... more

NP officials put off action on Labbadia pension

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town officials on Thursday put off action on whether to halt pension and health benefit payments to Coventry Fire Chief Paul Labbadia after Labbadia's attorney, John DeSimone,... more

Former coach, of NP, sentenced for child porn, illegal solicitation

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PROVIDENCE - The attorney general’s office announced this week that Joseph Simone, age 25, of 16 Beach St. in North Providence, pleaded no contest before Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lanphear to... more

Warren wants town to take refunds from delinquent NP taxpayers

Also seeks information on giving tax breaks
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town Councilor Bill Warren wants the town to implement a state program that allows communities to take money out of delinquent taxpayers' income tax refunds each year. According to... more

Slater Mill restored and ready to go

Leaders cheer new National Historic Park designation
PAWTUCKET - The most recognizable landmark in the Blackstone Valley has been restored to its former glory as those who run it prepare for the next chapter in its storied history. Lori Urso, executive... more

The week that was

Former coach sentenced for child porn, illegal solicitation The attorney general's office announced last week that Joseph Simone, age 25, of 16 Beach St. in North Providence, pleaded no contest... more

NP's Morrison earns Golden Apple

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Having gone through the North Providence school district himself, Stephen Morrison, a recipient of the Golden Apple Award and music teacher at the high school, says he was honored... more

Carancis write book on Providence's monuments

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Local historian and author Paul Caranci and his daughter Heather Anne Caranci say they have written "the most comprehensive work to date" on the works of public art dotting the... more

Birchwood 6th-grader Picard wins national recognition for poem

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Ashley Picard, a 6th-grader at Birchwood Middle School, has won top billing in a national poetry competition. She wrote her winning poem, titled "Nature," last year. Birchwood... more

'Snow Angels' needed to help seniors, disabled

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center is seeking volunteers to participate in the "Snow Angel" program for senior citizens and physically disabled people who live... more

Mancini Center's annual luncheon set for Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. Learn how to manage medications during the holiday season on Thursday, Dec. 18... more

Christmas Party at Allendale Church

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Allendale Baptist Church, 545 Woonasquatucket Ave., will host a Community Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will include food, crafts, games and a... more

New Year's Eve party planned at German American Society

PAWTUCKET - The German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island, 78 Carter St., will host a New Year's Eve party on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Cocktail hour and appetizers start at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be... more

Economist to speak at Chamber's Eggs & Issues on Friday

LINCOLN - The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host Mary A. Burke from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Friday, Dec. 19, at its Eggs and Issues breakfast. The event takes place 7:... more

Advice for dealing with grief during the holidays

PROVIDENCE - Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island is offering a series of tips for dealing with grief during the holiday season, especially for those struggling to get through the celebrations... more