North Providence

Council sustains Lombardi's budget vetoes

Tax increase affirmed, 'unrealistic' projections revised
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A bid by Town Council President Kristen Catanzaro and her allies to slash Mayor Charles Lombardi's budget and boost tax revenue projections failed last Thursday after Councilor... more

Second dog found in hot car

JOHNSTON – Police last Saturday responded to a second incident of a dog left in a hot vehicle in less than a week. Both dogs were left in the parking lot of BJ's in Johnston. Animal control officers... more

Lisa Andoscia is the woman behind all that money

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - She's the $5 million woman. Since she started working for the town as its grant writer back in 2007, Lisa Andoscia has been a one-person cleanup crew when it comes to securing... more

District 2 council race down from four to two

At-large candidates also get their signatures in by July 11 deadline
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Two candidates dropped out of the race for Town Council District 2 prior to last Friday's deadline for submitting signatures of eligible voters, leaving Raymond DeStefanis to face... more

School Committee approves $510K bid for high school roof

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - School officials, on a strict deadline to get a portion of the high school roof replaced, awarded a construction bid to Ahlborg Construction Corporation for $510,000 at the July 10... more

Candidate signatures in; Ferrante withdraws from race

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The three-person race for the North Providence School Committee at-large seat was cut down to two after candidate David Ferrante decided to withdraw his name. All candidates for... more

Discovery Education recognizes North Providence teachers for innovation

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Discovery Education has named nine North Providence School Department educators as STAR Discovery Educators for their commitment to harnessing digital learning to inspire students... more

Piche takes on Brady for at-large council seat

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Shane Piche, a lifelong town resident, says he'll take on incumbent Alice Brady for the at-large Town Council seat in the Nov. 4 general election. Piche said he feels "honored and... more

Week that was

Man charged with trafficking a minor Xavier Sewell, a 23-year-old local rapper who goes by "X-Man" in the music business, was arraigned in District Court last week on charges that he allegedly sold a... more

Local benefactor kicks off search adventure '#HiddenCashPawtucket'

PAWTUCKET - A local man was watching "The Today Show" a few weeks ago when one particular segment caught his attention. Some person out in California had started out hiding cash and tweeting clues on... more

Hours of fun at new CW Lanes and Games

LINCOLN - The number of activities available at the new CW Lanes and Games, located inside Lincoln Mall, was quite a hit with locals after it officially opened its doors last week. Managing director... more

College news

Robert Broccoli, of North Providence, received his doctorate degree in physical therapy from Franklin Pierce University School of Graduate Studies. He is the son of Robert and Donna Broccoli. Leah... more

McGuire students earn honors

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at the James L. McGuire School. Their names were not included in the list that was published on July 9. Grade 5... more

Author Caranci to speak about his book July 24

EAST GREENWICH - R.I. Deputy Secretary of State, historian and author Paul F. Caranci will speak about his book, "The Hanging & Redemption of John Gordon: The True Story of Rhode Island's Last... more

Amica Insurance earns top honor at Worksite Health Awards

LINCOLN - Amica Insurance earned top honors at the 20th annual Worksite Health Awards, sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Amica... more

Hunter Insurance partners with Catholic Financial Life

LINCOLN - Hunter Insurance announced that they would now represent Catholic Financial Life of Milwaukee, Wisc., in Rhode Island. The partnership between the two began in April as an effort to grow... more

National Night Out planned for Aug. 5

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Police Department is inviting residents to its National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Governor Notte Park off Douglas Avenue.... more

Learn about data security

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, will host an interactive presentation, "Who's Tracking You Online? The Quiet 'Big Data Revolution,'" with Greg Pare, chief executive officer... more

Smithfield High Class of '74 planning reunion

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield High School Class of 1974 is planning a 40-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Chester's in Glocester. Email Jim Parente at or call... more