North Providence

Officials not taking sides on ‘crumb rubber’ field controversy

But goose droppings, crumbling surface are immediate concerns
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Administrators at North Providence High School say that while the jury’s still out on whether crumb rubber artificial playing surfaces are detrimental to athletes’ health, they’re... more

Ink for ALS patient a memorable act for local tattoo artist (video)

This was easily the most rewarding ink job of Joshua Perry’s career. When he got the call from Coventry Center Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation that a patient had asked for another tattoo as one of... more

Council cuts senior center funding, but by smaller amount than proposed

Final budget hearing is next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council voted last week to restore $30,000 of Mayor Charles Lombardi’s proposed $60,000 cut to the town’s senior center. The move was one of several revisions the council... more

Lombardi: No need to buy new trash totes to deter rats

After reviewing costs, Autiello reverses stance, now agrees
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi is rejecting a suggestion that the town buy new covered trash totes for all residents in response to the latest neighborhood rat problem. Spending an... more

Health Equity Zone program grant extended another year

‘Happy Healthy Kids’ fundraiser to benefit North Providence students is Saturday
NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence Schools will have at least another year to take advantage of the Health Equity Zone program, an initiative made possible through a grant from the Rhode Island... more

Tri-Town Health Center names new management team

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Tri-Town Community Action Agency has announced the appointment of Dr. Matt Malek to medical director for the organization’s health centers in Johnston and North Providence, and... more

Get fired up for Breeze Grilling Recipe Contest

New Weber grills go to the grand prize winners
Anyone can throw a hunk of meat on the grill for a fast meal, but what makes it great is the preparation done ahead of time. In celebration of our 20th anniversary, The Valley Breeze is asking our... more

Ricci students collect items for animal shelter

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Students at Ricci Middle School are learning to make a difference in their community by helping others. Donielle DiFante, a special educator, has been teaching students the... more

Tri-Town awarded $525,000 to fund food bank expansion, financial literacy classes

JOHNSTON – Tri-Town Community Action Agency has been awarded two grants by United Way of Rhode Island for a total of $525,000 over the next three years to support Tri-Town’s food bank expansion and... more

North Providence Republicans will hold banquet at Lancelotta’s June 18

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The GOP of North Providence will hold a banquet, raffle and silent auction on Saturday, June 18, at 6 p.m. at Lancelotta’s Banquet Restaurant in the Fornello Room, 1113 Charles St... more

Ricci Middle School announces third quarter honor roll

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named to the third quarter honor roll and merit list at Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School. Grade 8 Honor Roll: Bhagyashree Behera, Samantha Bras,... more

R.I. Tree Council will hold stewards course in North Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Registration is now open for the Rhode Island Tree Council’s Spring Tree Stewards education course to be held on Thursday, June 2, at the Franciscan Mission of Mary’s Peace Barn at... more

Outdoor yoga offered at Gov. Notte Park

NORTH PROVIDENCE – In partnership with the town of North Providence Parks & Recreation Department, Christine Maguire will lead a Yoga In the Park program at Governor John A. Notte Jr. Memorial... more

NP Pool and Fitness Center now hiring head coach, lifeguards

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Pool and Fitness Center is now hiring to fill head coach and lifeguard positions. Call Aquatics Director Amanda Knuth for information at 401-353-7007.

Chamber’s Eggs & Issues Breakfast May 26

LINCOLN – Invenergy’s development director John Niland will detail the company’s proposal for the 900-megawatt Clear River Energy Center, planned for the Town of Burrillville, at the Northern Rhode... more

AARP meets May 26

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The monthly meeting of the North Providence AARP Chapter 4580 will be held at the Church of the Presentation, 1981 Mineral Spring Ave., on Thursday, May 26, at 1 p.m. The guest... more