North Providence

NP Council gives Lombardi authority on Google money

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - After a lengthy debate and plenty of testimony from both sides, the North Providence Town Council voted 5-2 Wednesday evening to end a year-long dispute over the police department'... more

Lombardi says this time NP is prepared for worst of storm

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi says the town is more than adequately prepared to deal with a major snowstorm hitting Rhode Island this week. The mayor said he expects nothing like the... more

Storm arrives

Traffic backs up on Mineral Spring Avenue in North Providence Monday at the start of a storm that was expected to drop two feet of snow or more on the area through Wednesday morning.

Many regulations linked to proposed backyard chicken plan

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Resident Tim Thorp and his supporters have submitted their final proposal to allow chickens in local backyards. The proposed amendment to chapter four of the town's code of... more

School leaders Smith, Jacques see contract extensions

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Supt. Melinda Smith will continue to lead the North Providence School District after school board members voted to extend her contract through December of 2017. The contract, which... more

Austin debuts new book 'RI Loves' for preschoolers

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Jill Austin, a local stay-at-home mom, has written and illustrated an "alphabetical tour of Rhode Island" just for kids, a children's book inspired by love for both her daughter... more

Yellow floating heart, invasive aquatic plant discovered in Scituate pond

SCITUATE - While invasive aquatic plants are not new to Rhode Island, the Scituate Conservation Commission just learned last week of the presence of yellow floating heart - a perennial floating plant... more

Forum will explore threats to protected public lands

SMITHFIELD - The Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions is sponsoring a forum on Feb. 11 that will explore whether a community can, or should, forever set aside land protected from... more

Record number of brewers will be at R.I. Brew Fest

First year for Crooked Current Brewery
PAWTUCKET - The third Rhode Island Brew Fest on Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Pawtucket Armory will feature the most vendors yet, with 57 breweries on hand. Event founder Matt Gray told The Breeze that... more

Corvese elevated to deputy majority leader, head of Rules Committee

PROVIDENCE - Rep. Arthur Corvese, of House District 55 in North Providence, was named to several new leadership positions by House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello. Corvese is the new deputy majority... more

Cicilline holding constituent workshops

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline will host four public forums designed to engage Rhode Islanders with the legislative process in Washington. The "Voice Your Priorities" workshops will... more

Discount for town pool ends Jan. 31

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The 20 percent off discount special for membership at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center will end on Jan. 31. Call 401-353-7007 for information.

College Planning Center extends hours

WARWICK - In order to help students meet tight deadlines to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms, the College Planning Center of Rhode Island is extending hours at its three... more

Martin receives Distinguished Physician Award

PROVIDENCE - Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island has announced that Dr. Edward W. Martin has been selected to receive the 2015 Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award from the... more

Birthday Club

Jan. 26 Kyle Anatone, Happy 9th Birthday to our barracuda! Love you, Mommy and Daddy

Memorial Hospital physicians published in medical journal

PAWTUCKET - Some patients with large ventral abdominal hernias can experience problems with normal diaphragm function. Because of these types of hernias, some people can get very short of breath upon... more

NP Middle School concert is Jan. 29

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Middle School Band and Chorus Winter Concert will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the North Providence High School auditorium. There is no charge but... more

Beacon Hospice seeks local volunteers

EAST PROVIDENCE - Beacon Hospice provides end-of-life care to local terminally-ill patients out of its East Providence office and relies on volunteers to ensure the delivery of care to its patients... more

Smithfield's Dr. Day Care earns national accreditation

SMITHFIELD - Dr. Day Care Learning Center has earned national accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith, CEO and president of Dr. Day Care, said... more

Tri-Town wants to help with fuel bills

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Tri-Town Community Action Agency is seeking applications from individuals and families in need of help with their fuel bills this winter. Homeowners and renters may apply. The... more

Public charter school fair Jan. 29 in Providence

PROVIDENCE - A charter public school fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Times2 STEM Academy, 50 Filmore St., Providence. The fair is free and open to the public. Families will... more

Youth Grange Movie Night Jan. 31

HOPKINTON - The Youth Department of the Rhode Island State Grange will host an Indoor Movie Night on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. at Ashaway Grange Hall, 10 Cemetery Lane, in Ashaway. There will be... more

USCG boating safety classes announced

WARWICK - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 07-06 is conducting registration for the follow classes, which start the first week in February at Toll Gate High School in Warwick. Boating Safety... more

Building industry scholarship available

CUMBERLAND - The Rhode Island Building Industry is now accepting applications for its scholarship fund. Any Rhode Island resident who is unable to provide full payment of tuition or other costs for... more

Montessori presentation Jan. 29

The public is invited to attend a Montessori presentation in the Hayden Center of the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The presentation is... more

Memorial Hospital announces follow-up clinic

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital has created a Hospital Follow-Up Clinic to ensure that patients discharged from any area hospital can be seen quickly by a primary care physician. The clinic is held... more