North Providence

Lombardi waits on new council to resolve Google standoff

Catanzaro slams mayor for not talking
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi says he's in no rush to call a summit to haggle over who has control of the town's 2012 winnings from Google, saying he prefers to wait a few more weeks. A... more

Pedestrian struck by car still in critical condition

NORTH PROVIDENCE – An elderly woman struck by a car as she walked near Lowe's Home Improvement on Mineral Spring Avenue last Thursday evening is still in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital,... 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

Second Cub Scout pack enters the field in sports-heavy NP

Leaders optimistic that there's room for two
NORTH PROVIDENCE - There's a new pack in town, say local Boy Scout leaders, but only time will tell if North Providence has what it takes to support it. Cubmaster Richard Simonin says he's starting... more

NP Town Planner Westcott open to chickens, under certain conditions

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - At least one town official is open to the idea of a new law that would allow chickens to be kept in local backyards, as long as it's done the right way. Town Planner David... more

Piche calls for Brady to debate local issues

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Shane Piche, who is challenging incumbent at-large Councilor Alice Brady for her at-large seat, is calling on Brady to debate local issues. November's election "is about the... more

Yacht Club Soda an 'American Made' nominee

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Yacht Club Soda, a family-owned beverage business first founded in North Providence in 1915, was a nominee for Martha Stewart's 2014 American Made Awards. The American Made Awards... more

Week that was

Pedestrian struck by car still in critical condition An elderly woman struck by a car as she walked near Lowe's Home Improvement on Mineral Spring Avenue last Thursday evening was still in critical... more

Students, teachers at Stephen Olney praise former principal

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - After spending more than 31 years in the North Providence school district, Arthur Corsini, who spent most of his time as a principal at Stephen Olney Elementary School, has retired... more

NP native to honor grandmother with 50-mile ride

Dempsey Challenge this weekend will raise money for cancer support
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Like most tight-knit Italian families in North Providence, Philip Olivieri grew up spending Sunday afternoons at his grandparents' house, often filled with family and the smell of... more

St. Vincent members, supporters walk at Notte Park to help the poor

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul from around the state and neighbors of various religious traditions participated in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Friends of... more

Horror of Haunted Hill greets visitors starting Oct. 3

A family-friendly event Oct. 26 offers day-time entertainment
CUMBERLAND - Killer clowns, Freddy, Jason, giant spiders and more creepy creatures of the season await those who dare at the 13th annual Haunted Hill by the Cumberland Parks & Recreation... more


A story last week stated that the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center is only open three weekdays, but employees said they meant that the center only opens as early as 6 a.m. on three weekdays,... more


The caption on our front page "Slam Diabetes" tournament photo last week gave some people the impression that the catcher in the photo, later identified as Kevin Phoenix, was the father of the batter... more

Photo exhibition 'remembers love' of late Nathan Luchka

SCITUATE - The latest photography exhibition at The Samaritans of Rhode Island's Forget-Me-Not Gallery in Pawtucket is missing a big component of its creation: the photographer, Nathan Luchka, of... more

New Trad Arts Studio hosts open house Sunday

PAWTUCKET - Slater Mill's new Trad Arts Studio, part of a big final weekend of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, will open its doors for a free launch party open house this Sunday, Sept. 28, from noon to... more

Winners of 'Coloring Pawtucket' photo contest to be announced Sunday

PAWTUCKET - Entries in the 16th annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest, "A City in Focus," are on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St.. Winners will be announced this Sunday... more

Town announces alarm recall

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town Fire Marshal John Horan and the North Providence Fire Department along with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, have announced a recall of certain smoke and... more

Sons of Italy set to honor Judge D'Ambra

The Grand Lodge of Rhode Island Order Sons of Italy In America will present its Community Service Award to Laureen D'Ambra, associate justice of the Rhode Island Family Court. The award is "for her... more

Drop off unused medicine at police station Saturday

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... more

Pack 5 sign-up event is Thursday night

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Leaders of Cub Scout Pack 5 will hold a sign-up night this 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

GOP to host public forum with candidate John Carlevale

NORTH PROVIDENCE - John Carlevale, candidate for Rhode Island secretary of state, will be speaking at the North Providence Library next Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. Carlevale has a long history in... more

Donovan appointed to NP tax board

NORTH PROVIDENCE - John Donovan was appointed to the North Providence Tax Board of Review at the Sept. 2 meeting of the Town Council. Donovan is an attorney with McCorry and Gannon. He is a graduate... more

North Providence school department plans Parent Expo

NORTH PROVIDENCE - On Wednesday, Oct. 8, North Providence educators will host an informative night of workshops designed to help district parents support their children at home. This event will take... more

BVTC annual dinner and awards at Twin River Oct. 2

Breeze editor Green, local historian Bacon among those to be honored
PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council holds its 29th annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln. The event features a reception and... more

Pink Hope Bus at Mancini Center Oct. 7

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. A Feng Shui presentation will be offered on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m.... more