North Providence

DeStefanis raises stakes for control of NP Town Council

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - When Ray DeStefanis beat out incumbent Town Councilor John Lynch in the Sept. 9 primary, there was a lot more to it than just a new Democrat representing the people of District 2.... more

Police search for stabbing suspect

PROVIDENCE - Police in Providence are searching for 27-year-old Malcolm Querido, of North Providence, wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Providence. Querido is charged with... more

Elderly North Providence woman struck by car

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A 77-year-old woman from North Providence was struck by a car near Lowe's Home Improvement on Mineral Spring Avenue early Thursday evening. The woman was taken to Rhode Island... more

Man convicted of assault and strangulation

Frank Green, age 40, of Providence, pleaded no contest in Superior Court this week to two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling, domestic strangulation and violating a no contact... more

NP pool and fitness center sees decline in membership

New programs intended to spark renewed interest
NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Pool and Fitness Center is maintaining its status as the town's "hidden gem," say those who run it, and that's not a good omen for its future if they don't do... more

Town Council members agree to help schools catch out-of-district students

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the North Providence Town Council agreed Monday to help school officials with their never-ending effort to chase out-of-district students from the town's schools. The... more

State sees increase in recycling that's contaminated with trash

JOHNSTON - Representatives from Rhode Island Resource Recovery say they've seen a significant increase in the number of recycling loads that are contaminated with garbage, leading them to institute a... more

Week that was

Police search for stabbing suspect Police in Providence are searching for 27-year-old Malcolm Querido, of North Providence, wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Providence.... more

The Nurturing Nook Learning Center opens

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Nurturing Nook Learning Center, a mainstay in North Providence for more than three decades, hosted a grand reopening under new ownership on Sunday. North Providence resident... more

Smithfield Town Council seeks residents to help craft dog park plan

SMITHFIELD - At its Sept. 2 meeting, the Smithfield Town Council approved the appointment of an ad-hoc committee to consider creating a dog park in town. According to Councilwoman Suzy Alba, who... more

Native American powwow this weekend

LINCOLN - A sacred two-day fire will illuminate Chase Farm Park this weekend, as hundreds of people gather at the 13 Moons Turtle Clan's powwow to celebrate and learn about Native American traditions... more

Drop off unused medicine at Police Station Sept. 27

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Police Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration in hosting the annual National Drug Take Back initiative on... more

Programs offered at NP Pool and Fitness Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The following programs are being offered this fall at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. * Free Zumba fitness classes, beginning Saturday, Oct.... more

Monument Committee seeks video from June

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the North Providence 50th Anniversary Monument Committee are looking for anyone who took video during a 50th anniversary celebration at the fire monument in June. They... more

Pack 5 recruiting new members

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Leaders of Cub Scout Pack 5 will hold a sign-up night on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. in the stone building at Notte Park, located on Asylum Road. Designed for boys ages 7-10,... more

St. Mary's Home Golf Classic is this Friday

EAST PROVIDENCE - St. Mary's Home for Children's 18th annual Golf Classic will be held this Friday, Sept. 19, at Agawam Country Club in East Providence. Founded in 1877 in North Providence, St. Mary'... more

Arts Marketplace fills Pawtucket Armory this Saturday, Sunday

PAWTUCKET - The 3rd annual Arts Marketplace will be held at the Armory Arts Center, 172 Exchange St., on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21. This juried exhibit and sale features one of a kind... more

Open Studios returns to Pawtucket this weekend

PAWTUCKET - Exchange Street Open Studios returns to the Pawtucket Armory Arts District in the downtown this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit more than 35... more

Wiley Center to host fifth Quiz Bowl Sept. 26

PAWTUCKET - The George Wiley Center will host an evening of "some serious fun and games" with the 5th annual "Quiz Bowl" fundraiser, to be held Friday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at McCoy Stadium... more

CHS Class of 1999 to reunite Nov. 29

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland High School Class of 1999 will hold its 15-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the City Side at Riverfalls, 74 South Main St., Woonsocket. There will be... more

De-stress and donate for Healing Hands for Arthritis

LINCOLN - Local Massage Envy spas, including the one located at 618 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, will participate in a national fundraising event, Healing Hands for Arthritis, in support of... more

Memorial Hospital program offers help to cancer patients

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital will host its "Look Good ... Feel Better" program on Monday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The program is designed to help cancer patients cope with the unpleasant side... more

Learn how to prevent falls at the Mancini Center

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. A "Wheel of Fortune" game will be played on Monday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m... more

Senior Center will hold flu clinic Thursday

PAWTUCKET - A flu vaccine clinic sponsored by the VNA of Care New England will be held at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Vaccines will... more