North Providence

Plans call for $517,000 in upgrades to NP schools this year

NORTH PROVIDENCE - School officials plan to invest some $517,000 in upgrades to local schools in the coming weeks as a small step toward millions more dollars in future improvements. A large section... more

Christian center vacates Charles Street building after complaints

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Leaders of an organization that had been cited multiple times for noise violations at 987 Charles St. have vacated the premises in time for an Aug. 1 deadline, according to a... more

Committee recommends hiring professional grant writer

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A committee is recommending that the North Providence School Department hire a professional grant writer to "aggressively" go after the bigger grants that local schools currently... more

'Racer Rally' highlights Summer Learning Initiative at Olney School

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Thanks to a $25,000 grant, students at Stephen Olney School are now benefiting from the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative. This year marks the fifth year of a partnership between... more

Hull announces start of Woonasquatucket Ave. reconstruction project

NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Rep. Raymond Hull announced last week that the long-awaited Woonasquatucket Avenue reconstruction project will go out to bid on Aug.14, with an expected groundbreaking for... more

Donate now to Fogarty Center yard sale Sept. 12

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Fogarty Center is now accepting donations for a yard sale planned at the Picillo Center, 2 Volturno St., on Saturday, Sept. 12. Volunteers will pick up items as necessary.... more

Enjoy a National Night Out at Notte Park on Tuesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi and members of the North Providence Police Department are inviting residents to their annual National Night Out, which will be held next Tuesday, Aug. 4 from... more

Graniteville WWII veterans mark anniversary with service, luncheon

SMITHFIELD - The Graniteville WWII Veterans Foundation will celebrate its 15-year anniversary at its annual Victory Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 15. The memorial service will begin at 11:30 a.m... more

Birthday Club

Aug. 3 Nancy O'Halloran, Happy Birthday new Gramma! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze. Happy Birthday Karen Buckley, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Aug. 12 Abigail Arnold, Happy... more

Learn about consumer fraud at Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center announces the following programs. The center will host a Treasure Trade event on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m... more

Tri-Town Head Start seeking applicants

JOHNSTON - Tri-Town Community Action Agency Chief Executive Officer Joseph DeSantis has announced that the agency's Head Start program is recruiting new students for spots at its four local sites. "... more

EPA issues reminder on how to safely enjoy Woonasquatucket River

Work is progressing on Centredale cleanup NORTH PROVIDENCE - As summer tempts locals to find a place to swim, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency are reminding the public to use the... more