North Providence

NP council votes to buy $1.25 million property with surplus funds

Lombardi blasts decision, calls it 'credit card mentality'
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Town Council went behind closed doors last week to approve the purchase of the expansive vacant property across from North Providence High School. But the council, in a closed-... more

Brady slams Piche for Facebook posts, then clams up

Piche: I spoke honestly, but no longer feel that way
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - After leveling a one-sentence shot of criticism at challenger Shane Piche over his past "social media posts," incumbent Councilor Alice Brady is saying nothing further on the topic... more

Teachers, students training through ALICE program

Instruction focuses on what to do if an armed intruder enters a school
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Students and teachers in the North Providence school district are learning how to climb out windows, barricade doors and disrupt active shooters through a new nationally recognized... more

Supt. Smith pleased with improved SAT scores at NPHS

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The continued emphasis on subjects like math, reading and writing at North Providence High School has had a positive impact on SAT scores, says Supt. Melinda Smith, as students'... more

Status of debates for at-large council seat in question

Brady, Piche haggle over parameters of the sessions
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A pair of debates previously planned for next week could be in jeopardy as the two candidates in the at-large race for Town Council continue to haggle over the parameters. The... more

Corvese renews call for SNAP reform

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Following the recent sentencing of perpetrators of a $3.6-million scheme to launder money and defraud the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) through a Providence... more

White Horse opens with own brand of e-cigarettes

NORTH PROVIDENCE - White Horse Electronic Cigarettes has opened its first retail store to a flurry of customers at 1375 Mineral Spring Ave. in the Opal Plaza. This is a company that owners say is... more

NP resident named assistant dean at Providence College

PROVIDENCE - North Providence resident Matthew Maurano has been promoted to assistant dean of admission at Providence College. Maurano will be responsible for coordinating the Admission Ambassadors... more

Aidan Grinnell wins Scouting scholarship

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Leaders of Cub Scout Pack 33 have awarded their first scholarship to Aidan Grinnell, a local youth who has long looked forward to joining the Scouts. Grinnell's parents nominated... more

There's a pending buyer for Building #19 in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET - The owners of the former Building #19 in the Narragansett Business Park have a potential buyer for the property, according to those charged with selling it. Neil Amper, of Capstone... more

Kent Hospital CEO to speak at Bryant Ethics Event Oct. 29

SMITHFIELD - "I just did what my mother taught me to do." This was Sandra Coletta's response when she was asked why she had made an apology to a family grieving the death of their husband and father... more

Breeze Editor Green headlines Tourism Council award winners

LINCOLN - Marcia Green, editor in chief of The Valley Breeze, was inducted into The Rev. William Blackstone Society at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's annual dinner and awards event Oct. 2... more

Mancini Center invites seniors to Celebration of Age Luncheon this Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following programs. On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m., a representative from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of... more

If elected, McKenna seeks to eliminate automobile taxes

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Keven McKenna, a candidate for the state Senate District 17 seat, stated that, "The freedom to use an automobile is the key to exercising the voter's constitutional rights to... more

O'Neill emphasizes track record of support for district

NORTH PROVIDENCE - State Sen. Ed O'Neill, who is seeking re-election in Senate District 17, stated that during his three terms in the General Assembly, he has been a prime sponsor of a range of bills... more

Brady announces goals for next term

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Incumbent Councilor Alice Brady has announced her goals for her next term in the at-large council seat. "I was first elected at a time when trust in local government was at an all... more

Piche says Brady only calls herself transparent

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Shane Piche, independent challenger to incumbent Councilor Alice Brady, said this week that town residents have an important decision to make in November. "For the past four plus... more

Pumpkins in the Park spectacular coming Oct. 24

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The town will put on its annual Pumpkins in the Park spectacular on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Notte Park off Douglas Avenue. Mayor Charles Lombardi, in cooperation with... more

Downtown river paddle to be held this Sunday

PROVIDENCE - Want to learn more about the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council? Enjoy a special paddle and refreshments on the Woonasquatucket River this Sunday, Oct. 19, starting at 4:30 p.m.... more

Lukankina joins staff at Memorial Hospital

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has appointed Dr. Natalia Lukankina to its medical staff in the Department of Pediatrics. Lukankina earned her medical degree from Voronez State Medical... more

Benefit concert at Patriot Place honors memory of Lincoln woman

LINCOLN - A memorial benefit concert in memory of Kim Culpan will be held Friday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 11:45 p.m., at the Showcase Live at Patriot Place, 23 Patriot Place, Foxboro, Mass. Culpin was a... more

CHS Class of 1994 will reunite Nov. 29

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland High School Class of 1994 will hold its 20-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Twelve Acres, 445 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. For information... more

Davies High School receives literacy leadership award

LINCOLN - The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority has presented William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School with its 2014 Financial Literacy Curriculum Leadership Award. The annual... more

Davies holds Future Students Night Nov. 6

LINCOLN - William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School, 50 Jenckes Hill Road, will hold a Future Students Night on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students currently in grade 8 from... more

Tolman Class of 1959 to reunite Nov. 22

PAWTUCKET - Tolman High School Class of 1959 will hold its 55-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd. For more information,... more

Tolman Class of 1959 to reunite Nov. 22

PAWTUCKET - Tolman High School Class of 1959 will hold its 55-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at the Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd. For more information,... more