North Providence

FOP files complaint against NP police chief over 'interference' in local election

Martellini: I had a responsibility after possible 'improprieties'
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A move by Chief Paul Martellini to investigate the election of a local police union president has prompted the national Fraternal Order of Police to file an unfair labor practice... more

Former Chief Spaziano finds new career 'serving and protecting'

Holy Family Home for Women and Children set to open soon
PROVIDENCE - As a member of the North Providence Police Department for nearly three decades, Ernie Spaziano saw it all. He was often forced to keep his emotions in check as he dealt with the worst... more

School Committee members, teachers at odds over proposed history day cut

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The history day program at both Ricci and Birchwood middle schools was on the verge of being eliminated last week after members of the North Providence School Committee learned... more

Marine program in NP schools expands, boating center awaits

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A fledgling marine program at the town's middle and high schools has expanded this year, with more students building more boats. The watercraft, built in a variety of shapes and... more

Committee members pleased with master plan to overhaul schools

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Aside from a few questions about closing Marieville Elementary School, members of the North Providence School Committee say they are thoroughly impressed with the master plan to... more

Incumbent Brady agrees to debate Piche

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Incumbent City Councilor Alice Brady on Monday sent a certified letter to challenger Shane Piche informing him that she's willing to debate him in a public forum. Piche called on... more

It's a great year for picking pumpkins

Dry weather helped grow a healthy crop
Short on rain? No problem. It turns out it's easier to compensate for dry conditions than it is to overcome too much wet weather or unusually cold conditions. Rhode Island's pumpkin crop is healthy... more

NP native wins state honor

North Providence native Barry Ricci was named last month as the superintendent of the year for the state by the Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association for his work as superintendent of... more

Enjoy a concert with the Happy Notes at Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. A concert with the center's Happy Notes will be held Monday, Oct. 6, at 10:... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 3 Tyler Thomas Almeida, Happy Birthday Tyler! Love, Grandma and Grandpa Oct. 15 Alyssa Barone, Happy 25th Birthday Alyssa! To an amazing person and a great daughter! Love, Mom, Tony, Ariana,... more

Car wash fundraiser will benefit middle school bands

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A car wash fundraiser is planned to benefit the bands at North Providence's two middle schools this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon at North Providence High School on Mineral... more

Meditation classes offered at the library

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Union Free Public Library is offering a series of 10 meditation classes. Classes will be held on Thursdays from Oct. 2 through Dec. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. Call... more

St. James Church will hold Blessing of the Animals Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - ¬?St. James Episcopal Church, 474 Fruit Hill Ave., will hold a Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 9:30 a.m. The Revs. Marilyn Smith-Mason and Judy Mitchell will... more

Health program offered in Spanish

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island will hold a free "Your Health and Wellness" lecture series in Spanish at Progreso Latino Inc., 626 Broad St., Central Falls. Breast and lung cancer will... more

Film, panel aim to support, inform about postpartum depression

PROVIDENCE - "Raise the Curtain: Moving Through Darkness," a new documentary film that seeks to demystify postpartum depression, will air on WSBE Rhode Island PBS this Thursday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m.... more

Generations offers culinary training classes

SMITHFIELD - Registration for the fall culinary arts training classes have begun at Generations. The classes will begin on Sept. 29, and there are still several available seats. The program offers... more

Parenting columnist John Rosemond to speak next Tuesday

John Rosemond, the parenting "guru" whose column appears in the Living section of The Valley Breeze each week, will appear at South Kingstown High School next Tuesday night, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. "... more

Museum looks to interview former mill workers, seeks exhibit items

WOONSOCKET - Did you or a member of your family work at one of Woonsocket's mills? The Museum of Work & Culture wants to hear your stories. The Museum of Work & Culture, a division of the... more