North Providence

Deal reached with Knights of Columbus, says mayor

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi says officials have reached a tentative deal to purchase the Knights of Columbus hall at 1835 Mineral Spring Ave., a move he says is the final piece of the... more

Pawtucket man arrested for selling counterfeit items

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Police have arrested a local man they say sold counterfeit designer goods at a yard sale on Lyman Avenue. Robert Brown III, 39, of Pawtucket was arrested on Dec. 3 and charged... more

Students, funding would leave NP under Achievement First’s plan

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A plan to expand Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy would draw another 76 students from North Providence over the next decade and eventually cost the local school... more

NPHS students meet new friends from Japan

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Despite a language barrier between them, 10th-grade students from North Providence High School and Fuji City, Japan, can now say they have friends across the world. Melissa Caffrey... more

‘Truck of Potatoes’ tells Theresa Landry’s life story

Two book signing events by prolific dance teacher planned in Pawtucket, Central Falls
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The young Canadian mother had made it only through the 8th grade, but she had the common sense to hatch a successful plan. Theresa Landry writes that her mother, Simaire Landry,... more

Owners of vacant, run-down building again seek tax agreement with town

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The owners of the medical complex at 1830 Mineral Spring Ave. and dilapidated structure next door at 1840 Mineral Spring Ave. are again seeking a tax stabilization agreement from... more

Lombardi: Cambio won’t be back as finance director

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Former Finance Director Justin Cambio will not return to that position, said Mayor Charles Lombardi this week, despite having charges against him thrown out and his arrest expunged... more

‘Trainer of the Year’ helps people of all ages keep moving

NORTH PROVIDENCE – As Maria Kishfy puts it, she’s worked with the entire lifespan, helping people of all ages improve their fitness. She saw that work rewarded recently when she was named “New... more

Local TD Bank expected to open in 2018

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Two years after a portion of the CVS plaza at 1919 Mineral Spring Ave. was torn down to make way for a new TD Bank location, company officials say they have a plan for when it will... more

Mancini Center hosts Holiday Bingo Bonanza

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. A Sparkle & Shine mini-fundraiser with Kathy Ferrazano will be held... more

Local author will give book talk on Saturday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence resident Christopher Paniccia will discuss his novel “Gridiron Conspiracy” on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m., at the Mancini Union Free Public Library, 1810 Mineral... more

Holiday Fairs and Bazaars

Weekend of Dec. 10-11 Holiday Craft Fair at Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Senior Center. Call 401-753-7000 or... more

Heating bill assistance available to residents

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Tri-County Community Action Agency LiHEAP Program is seeking applications from individuals and families in need of help with their fuel bills. Both homeowners and renters may... more

Holy Name Society toy drive runs through Dec. 18

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Holy Name Society is holding its annual toy drive through Sunday, Dec. 18. Donate a new toy and make a child in need happy this Christmas. Toys can be placed in the decorated... more