North Providence

NP officials look to snag two more properties for public safety complex

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of a committee that's planning construction of a future public safety complex on town property across from North Providence High School are in negotiations to buy two... more

Six arrested after high-speed car chase

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Six people were arrested following a high-speed car chase that began in Scituate and ended with police corralling the driver after a crash at the intersection of Fruit Hill Avenue... more

Man's dying wish: a tricycle for Danica

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - It was a gesture that will forever put tears in his eyes, says Erik Deneault: a dying man thinking of Deneault's daughter's needs even during his final hours. Deneault said he and... more

Dollar wars coming to Smith Street?

Dollar Tree store would go in near Dollar General
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Two stores that aim to move a lot of merchandise at affordable prices could soon be doing business near each other on Smith Street. Town planners will consider a proposal from... more

NP's new trail system ready for residents

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A new system of trails at Camp Meehan and Notte Park is done and ready to be used by local residents. The 2.5 miles of trail were created through a combination of efforts from the... more

Nerd Herd founder will speak at Comic Con

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Michael Gianfrancesco, the North Providence High School English teacher who started the school's Nerd Herd group two years ago, has been chosen to teach other educators how they... more

Casciano-McCann nominated for changing the culture at St. Mary's Home

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Shortly after Carlene Casciano-McCann came to St. Mary's Home for Children in 2006, she recognized the need to support staff members who wanted to move away from a reward and... more

Huge turnout for town's first Scout-O-Rama

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Eighty families and more than 300 visitors total turned out for the first Scout-O-Rama at Notte Park and Camp Meehan on Sunday. Scout leaders said 17 people signed up to be a Scout... more

Spokesperson: No timetable for TD Bank construction

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Representatives for TD Bank have all necessary preliminary approvals for a new branch on Mineral Spring Avenue, but have no immediate plans to build the facility. Lisa Sawicki,... more

Unwanted cell phones and ink cartridges help raise money for monument

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Great Finds Yours and Mine is a drop-off spot for unwanted cell phones and used ink cartridges to benefit the Rhode Island Air Force Veterans Memorial Monument Fund. Great Finds is... more

Town offers free Zumba classes on Saturdays

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Zumba fitness classes are offered at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Classes are free to all... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 14 Natashia Landry and her daughter Milara Fernandez (Oct. 16), Happy Birthday! Love, Grandparents Deb and Ern Normandin. Oct. 28 Bob Conroy, Happy Birthday to my "Barracuda Poppy!" Love you,... more

Local Toastmaster honored by Southern New England District

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Susan Lecht, of North Providence, has been honored as Division Governor of the Year for 2014-2015 by Toastmasters District 31, covering Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts.... more

Clutter control session planned for Oct. 7 at North Providence library

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Having issues with clutter? Is the "stuff" owning you? The North Providence Library will host Dave Downs for a presentation on clutter control on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Downs... more