North Providence

Council votes to defund senior center

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council last week took aim at an institution once thought untouchable, voting to cut all funding for the town’s senior center in the 2017-2018 budget. The vote was 4-3,... more

Providence brothers guilty in NP home invasion, murder

Brothers Victor Hernandez, 23, and his brother, Viclei Hernandez, 21, both of Providence, pleaded guilty Thursday to their roles in the Aug. 17, 2014 North Providence home invasion and murder of... more

PTECH academy expands at NPHS

Out-of-district students can apply, pay tuition to School Department
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Next school year, North Providence High School is expected to offer two Career and Technical Education programs, or CTEs, through which students in town and those from out of... more

Council cuts budget back down, but restores police positions

Tax rate increase now tabbed at about 28 cents
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council last week shaved nearly $600,000 in spending from the town’s proposed budget, effectively reversing earlier votes to add costly items to Mayor Charles Lombardi’s... more

New facilities opening at Lincoln Woods

Cleaner water, new pavilion await expected 1 million visitors
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LINCOLN – The new pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park beach will be open just in time for Memorial Day and the 2017 beach season, fulfilling a pledge made by state officials two years ago when the... more

Parade set for Monday; roads will be closed

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are inviting everyone for the 10th annual North Providence Memorial Day Parade and festivities, to be held next Monday, May 29. World War II veteran Thomas... more

Trash tote idea shelved – for now

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town Council members last week decided to hold off on a deal to purchase new wheeled trash totes for everyone in town as they wait for a legal opinion on whether they can extend a... more

NP’s summer camp pricing now includes trips, meals

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Intent on shedding some of the complexity of how to charge for meals and field trips, organizers of the town’s 2017 summer camp are simplifying pricing for local families. The... more

NP Republicans meet Tuesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Republican Party will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 30, at 7 p.m., at the Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. All are welcome. For more... more

AARP Chapter 4580 meets Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – AARP North Providence Chapter 4580 will meet Thursday, May 25, at 1 p.m., in the Church of the Presentation, 1081 Mineral Spring Ave.

Middle school bands perform spring concert this Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Middle School Bands will hold their annual spring concert this Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the North Providence High School... more

Mancini Center hosts Memorial Day luncheon this Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. The Support Group for Caregivers of Memory Impaired Seniors meets Thursday, May... more

HEZ vendor raffles part of Memorial Day Parade festivities

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Vendor booths will be set up at the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, and raffles will be ongoing before and after the parade at the Governor Notte Park grounds. Vendors have... more

Ricci, Birchwood talent show set for June 1

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Ricci and Birchwood middle schools will host a combined talent show on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m., in the North Providence High School Auditorium, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave.... more