North Providence

Animal shelter overcrowded, falling apart

Officials seek money for major upgrade
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Animal Control Center is at capacity and overflowing with animals, say those who work there, making the run-down building an even tougher place than before to... more

Resident Lepore suing town over repeated sewage backups

Widow seeks $1 million in damages
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Teresa Lepore, an 86-year-old widow, is suing North Providence for $1 million after she claims raw sewage repeatedly backed up into her home due to a malfunction in the town's... more

Police expand this year's 'National Night Out' event

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Police Department is inviting residents to its National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 5, promising that the second year of the event will be even better... more

Taxpayers will have chance to pay tax bills online

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Starting Aug. 1, residents and business owners will have the option to view, print, and pay their tax bills online. For the first time, local taxpayers will have the access that... more

FBI informant Caranci wins national award recognizing acts of political courage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) honored Rhode Island Deputy Secretary of State Paul Caranci with the 2014 Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award,... more

PawSox game with my son leaves memories to last a lifetime

PAWTUCKET - I had this perfect picture in my head of how it would all go. My 3-year-old son, Wesley, and I would be in our seats by first pitch, both of us with gloves in hand, him mesmerized by this... more

Labors of love

Potters retire after decades of hand-crafted merriment
FOSTER - Sally Freestone prefers to leave parties at 10 o'clock. Music still playing, drinks still flowing, an exit at that time means looking back with happy memories, not fatigue. "When you are... more

Business aims to tackle the to-do list

Sue Crook and Heather Cook want to do your grocery shopping. They want to wait in line for you at the DMV and they want to plan your vacation. Take almost any task on your to-do list that prompts an... more

Mancini Center to host Hawaiian luau Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following events: A bus trip to the North Providence Farmers Market will be offered on Friday, July 25, at 3:30 p.m... more

Candidate Cormick Lynch to speak in NP next Tuesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Former Marine Cormick Lynch, a 29-year-old who is seeking the GOP nomination to run against Congressman David Cicilline in District 1, will speak at the North Providence GOP... more

'Erin's Law' legislation is enacted

PROVIDENCE - Legislation has been signed into law that will establish a comprehensive school program for an age-appropriate course of instruction in the prevention of child abduction, child sexual... more

NP Youth Basketball Association gets grant

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Youth Basketball Association has received a state legislative grant of $3,000 through a request by state Rep. William O'Brien. "Rep. O'Brien has long been a... more

Dasilva visits Washington for teacher program

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Barbara Dasilva, a teacher at Edward A. Ricci Middle School in North Providence, was selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress... more

North Providence High School Class of 1964 planning 50-year reunion

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the North Providence High School Class of 1964 are planning a 50-year reunion for Saturday evening, Sept. 20, at the Coachmen's Lodge in Bellingham, Mass. For details,... more

Ricci Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School. Honor Roll: Aniello, Alyssa; Behera, Bhagyashree; Bevilacqua, John;... more

Dogapalooza Summer Fest returns to Slater Park in Pawtucket Aug. 2-3

PAWTUCKET - The Dogapalooza Summer Festival returns on Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3. The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee is sponsoring the annual fundraiser at Slater Memorial Park. There will... more

Pawtucket Parks and Rec offers summer performances

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Parks and Recreation Division is hosting a number of free summer performances through Aug. 22, weather permitting. All events begin at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Six... more

Woodlawn Baptist Church continues concert series

PAWTUCKET - Woodlawn Baptist Church, 337 Lonsdale Ave., continues its Southern Gospel Quartet concerts on Friday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. One of Southern Gospel's favorite quartets, "Called Out," will... more

Victory Day event set for Aug. 16

SMITHFIELD - The Graniteville WWII Veterans' Foundation will celebrate its 14th anniversary at its annual Victory Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 16. The memorial service starts at 11:30 a.m. at... more

Men invited to sing at McCoy Stadium

PAWTUCKET - The Narragansett Bay Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will be singing "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America" at McCoy Stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox game on... more

Pregnancy loss linked with cardiovascular disease

PAWTUCKET - The Annals of Family Medicine last week published an article detailing research showing that women with a history of pregnancy loss are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in... more

Sales ban lifted in R.I. on certain reading glasses

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Islanders will no longer have to cross state lines to purchase stronger reading glasses now that legislation approved by the General Assembly has been signed into law by the... more

Vendors wanted for Family Field Day

BURRILLVILLE - Vendor space is available for the Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club's Fall Fest Family Field Day on Sept. 7. The club is looking for arts and crafts, businesses, sporting goods, artists... more