North Providence

Radon control assurance required for new schools

Town Planning Board also approves new public safety complex
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Planning Board last Wednesday approved plans for two new schools, one set to replace McGuire Elementary School, at 55 Central Ave., and another replacing Stephen Olney... more

RIC adds more rat traps in response to complaints

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Neighbors of Rhode Island College say they’re still not satisfied with the way college officials are responding to concerns about the development of a new parking lot. The most... more

Police identify body in Providence as missing NP woman

PROVIDENCE – An investigation by state and local police has led to the identification of a body found in an apartment building at 1245 Smith St. in Providence on Sept. 15 as Judith O’Brien, a North... more

Johnston man charged with twice robbing DB Mart

PROVIDENCE – The Providence County Grand Jury on Friday indicted Christopher Garofano, age 32, of 578 Central Ave. in Johnston, on two counts of first-degree robbery, four counts of assault with a... more

PTOs, PTAs team up to host 1st Fall Festival

This weekend’s fundraiser will benefit all NP district schools
NORTH PROVIDENCE – There’s strength in unity, members of North Providence schools’ PTO and PTA organizations say. With that in mind, they’ve collectively organized the first Fall Festival fundraiser... more

Lifespan pulls students out of NPHS, cites radon test results as factor

Long-term radon tests underway at school
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Lifespan School Solutions, the parent corporation of The Bradley Schools, pulled four of its students from the North Providence High School facility, citing radon test results as... more

Senior center board hires another attorney

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town’s move to take over its senior center is on hold again. The senior center’s board of directors last week hired Murray Gereboff, an attorney specializing in landlord-tenant... more

McGuire students donate savings to help families affected by hurricanes

NORTH PROVIDENCE – One student donated money she saved from her 7th birthday. Another contributed money from the tooth fairy. In a schoolwide effort, students and staff members of James L. McGuire... more

Police identify body as missing NP woman

PROVIDENCE – An investigation by state and local police has led to the identification of a body found in an apartment building at 1245 Smith St., in Providence, on Sept. 15 as Judith O’Brien, a North... more

Family at memorial golf tourney see double rainbow as a sign

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Renee (Abbatematteo) Rousselle, Cheryl Abbatematteo and Joseph Abbatematteo honored their deceased parents in a memorial golf tournament on Sept. 9. Having survived a horrific car... more

WellOne fundraiser is this Friday

CRANSTON – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, a nonprofit health center with four sites in Rhode Island, is holding its annual fundraising event on Friday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the... more

Race for Matt and Grace 5K fundraiser is Saturday

PROVIDENCE – The 8th annual Race for Matt and Grace, a 5K run, walk, or roll event, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave. Registration will be from 8:30... more

Car wash Saturday benefits school bands

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A carwash planned for this Saturday, Sept. 23, in the parking lot of North Providence High School will benefit the North Providence Middle School bands. The event runs from 9 a.m.... more

RICFest 2017 Homecoming plans 4 days of fun, memories

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College is planning some fall fun – with a touch of continuing education – with its RICFest 2017 Homecoming Weekend from Thursday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 1. All... more

AARP Chapter 4580 meets Sept. 28

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence AARP Chapter 4580 will meet Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m., in the Church of the Presentation, 1981 Mineral Spring Ave. There will be an on-site flu shot clinic... more

Volunteers needed to transport cancer patients

WARWICK – The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program is in need of volunteers to donate their time and passenger seat to help transport cancer patients to their appointments and... more