North Providence

Lynch and DeStefanis fight for every last vote for Town Council seat

Voters go to polls next Tuesday to decide local and state races
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Many of those who answered the door didn't seem to care too much who it was they were speaking with. The message was clear: We need to do better in North Providence. The two... more

Winter's potholes still unfilled on Labor Day

Lombardi says workers are doing their best
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town workers and members of Mayor Charles Lombardi's administration are taking heat from the two candidates in Town Council District 2 for failing to get all of last winter's... more

Two attorneys vie for at-large School Committee seat

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Kenneth Amoriggi, a North Providence High School alumnus and owner of a law firm, is challenging long-term School Committee member Anthony Marciano, who also practices law, in next... more

Meet the candidates: Marciano and Amoriggi

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Two attorneys will face-off for the at-large North Providence School Committee seat in the upcoming Sept. 9 Democratic primary. The following are profiles of each candidate.... more

Mayor: Fee for paying tax bills online consistent with others

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A number of residents have complained that the town's new online system for paying taxes is prohibitive because of an extra fee of 3 percent. But Mayor Charles Lombardi says the 3... more

Birchwood assistant principal becomes principal at Olney

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Janine Napolitano was appointed principal of Stephen Olney Elementary School by members of the North Providence School Committee, following the retirement of Arthur Corsini.... more

Wreckers make way for TD Bank

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Crews made quick work of former retail stores at the CVS complex on Mineral Spring Avenue last week, setting the stage for a new TD Bank store to be built in the plaza. A... more

Week that was

Second man charged in Eliot Ave. murder A second arrest was made last week by the North Providence Police Detective Division related to the Aug. 17 killing of Richard Catalano at 9 Eliot Ave. Viclei... more

Official: Attleboro Market Basket to be open by November

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The Market Basket store that was originally supposed to open in the Bristol Place shopping center by last Christmas is finally back on track for a completion, say Attleboro... more

Steampunk enthusiasts find a home in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET - It's about science and invention, about books and history, about costumes and characters, about creative fun and being yourself. Few had heard of steampunk 35 years ago, says Rich... more

Hasbro exhibit will offer insights on the creation of 'Transformers'

PAWTUCKET - In partnership with Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc., the world's number-two toymaker, the city's Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture will offer a rare inside look at the creation of one... more

DeStefanis says opponent 'tarnished' Google windfall

NORTH PROVIDENCE - District 2 Town Council candidate Raymond DeStefanis said he was originally proud to learn that the town's Police Department had received $60 million from Google in 2012. The town... more

Amoriggi promises to be face of change for North Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Kenneth Amoriggi, a candidate for the North Providence at-large School Committee seat, said in a press release that during his campaign he has been "encouraged and pleasantly... more

Marciano touts his passion for service, education background

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Anthony Marciano, a candidate seeking re-election for the North Providence at-large School Committee seat, said in a press release this week that he has been a public servant for... more

Salvatore Mancini Center will celebrate Labor Day Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. The program, Eat It!¬?Fun Food Trivia!, will be offered on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. Test... more

Race for Matt and Grace 5K set for Sept. 20 at Bryant

SMITHFIELD - The 5th annual Race for Matt and Grace, a 5K run, walk, or roll event at Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. Registration, $30... more

Birthday Club

Here are some additions to our September Birthday Club. Sept. 10 Happy Birthday Daddy! Still rocking at 60! Love you, Kyle Sept. 15 Christine White, Happy Birthday! Love, Mom, Dad, Joe, Allie and... more

Don't fall for phony free Wi-Fi connections, warns BBB

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of reports of scammers setting up free Wi-Fi connections. Many hotels, airports, and other public spaces offer free Wi-Fi, but more and more scammers... more

Vendors wanted for Apple Festival

JOHNSTON - The 27th annual Apple Festival, scheduled for Sept. 20-21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Johnston Memorial Park, is seeking vendors. There are openings for arts and crafts, antiques, commercial, food... more

Bring the family to a movie at the library

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will host a free Movie Night on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. Families are invited to see the Muppets head out on a global tour where mayhem follows them... more

Pawtucket Veterans Council meets Friday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Veterans Council will meet Friday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m., at Walter Gatchell VFW Post 306, corner of Fountain and Blake streets. Plans will be initiated for patriotic events... more

St. James to host yard sale and Back to School Blessing

NORTH PROVIDENCE - St. James Episcopal Church, 474 Fruit Hill Ave., will host its annual Fall Harvest Yard on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are a limited number of spaces available... more

Learn the art of non-judgmental active listening with Samaritans

PAWTUCKET - The Samaritans of Rhode Island has announced "Listening Beyond Words," a new program designed to promote active and non-judgmental listening. "At the Samaritans, we practice a... more

CHS Class of 1974 will reunite Nov. 28

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40-year reunion on Friday, Nov. 28, from 6:30 to 11 p.m., at Twelve Acres in Smithfield. Classmates should forward their address/... more

Bone Builder class leader training offered at Village at Waterman Lake

SMITHFIELD - The Village at Waterman Lake has announced it is sponsoring the development of Bone Builder classes in the state of Rhode Island, out of a commitment to bring the benefits of the program... more