North Providence

Expect better technology, improved bus routes this school year

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Students and staff returning to North Providence schools next week will find improved technology, nicer looking facilities and more efficient bus routes, say officials. Many... more

Former NP Chief Whiting gets out of jail

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Former North Providence Police Chief John Whiting was released on probation on Friday after serving two months in jail. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini ordered Whiting released after hearing... more

Man killed in wrong-way crash on I-95

PROVIDENCE - A North Providence man was killed after he drove his car the wrong way on Rte. 95 in Providence and crashed into a minivan, according to State Police. On Saturday, at around 4:30 a.m.,... more

Prisoner takes off from work assignment in NP

NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Police arrested an inmate from the Adult Correctional Institutions after he failed to return from his work release assignment in North Providence. On Saturday, Aug. 22, at... more

F.A.C.T. mobilizes to promote facilities bond referendum

Officials target June special election to avoid November turnout
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the Family and Community Together group met Monday to start up a public campaign to improve local school facilities through millions of dollars in future spending. The F... more

Romano back with revised plan for Smith Street development

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Local developer Joseph Romano has a new plan for his Hammersmith Estates at 1865 Smith St., coming back this time with a proposal for eight single-family homes on the 120,000-... more

Officials considering a higher tax exemption for seniors

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Town Council Finance Committee is considering a move to increase the current property tax exemption for senior citizens from $10,000 to a higher number. Several Town Council... more

Board looks to set up application system for town grants

Council members may get discretionary money
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Officials are saying they want more detail from local organizations receiving grant funds from the town. Councilor Raymond DeStefanis, who heads up the council's finance committee... more

An Unlikely Story bookstore is a likely success

PLAINVILLE, Mass. - A page turns as a new chapter begins for this Plainville landmark after the author of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series, Jeff Kinney, opens An Unlikely Story bookstore on a... more

Week that was

Former Chief Whiting gets out of jail Former North Providence Police Chief John Whiting was released on probation last Friday after serving two months in jail. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini... more

National Engineering Society adds D'Amico to board of directors

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The National Society of Professional Engineers installed David D'Amico, of Johnston, to the board of directors representing the Northeast Region for a two-year term. D'Amico is a... more

Providence Water: Watch out for con artists

PROVIDENCE - Representatives for Providence Water are asking customers to be aware of individuals posing as Providence Water contractors or employees to gain access to residences. So far the... more

Calikyan named president of Fatima Hospital medical staff

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Dr. Raffi Calikyan, an internal medicine physician with specific training in pulmonology and critical care, has been named president of the Our Lady of Fatima Hospital medical... more

Donate to Fogarty yard sale; planned for Sept. 12

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Fogarty Center is 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. Call... more