North Providence

School Supt. Smith leaving in December

Committee expected to begin search for new superintendent
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Come January, a new superintendent is expected to take over in town. Supt. Melinda Smith, who has served the district for almost four years, announced that she would not extend her... more

Missing N. Providence woman found

NORTH PROVIDENCE – After three days missing, North Providence resident Jordana Cappiello returned home on her own early Wednesday morning. Capt. Michael Paiva said that Cappiello came home sometime... more

Vacant complex becomes firefighter training ground (Video)

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Book learning and drills in a familiar setting have their place, but for a firefighter in training, nothing quite compares to real-world obstacles. North Providence firefighters... more

NPHS grad Douglass debuts play based in hometown

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Jean Ann Douglass, a 2001 graduate of North Providence High School, is enjoying success with her new play inspired by her hometown. “The Providence of Neighboring Bodies,” a play... more

Trees cleared for Fruit Hill development

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Workers have been busy leveling trees on a swath of land in the historic Fruit Hill neighborhood to make way for a new housing development. The property, located at 577 Fruit Hill... more

Lombardi in talks on two properties for recreation space

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi says he’s negotiating with owners of two local properties in hopes of getting more land for public recreational use. Lombardi wasn’t disclosing the... more

Residents invited to join Citizens Police Academy

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town residents are invited to participate in the North Providence Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. The academy gives residents the opportunity to participate in similar... more

First Yellow Perch Cocktail Party on Thursday will benefit Watershed Council

PROVIDENCE – The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will host its first Yellow Perch Cocktail Party this Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at Skyline at Waterplace, 1 Finance Way, Providence. All... more

NP special education board meets March 8

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Special Education Local Advisory Committee will host a session March 8 on practical tools to promote sensory integration in the home setting, presented by... more

St. Patrick’s Day party at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs and activities. On Thursday, March 2 at 10 a.m., the center will hold an... more

Ping-pong, game nights and more at the 
Union Free Library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., has announced the following programs: • Check out March’s pick for the Young Adult Book Club and talk with... more

Birthday Club

March 4 Kacie Palma Galligan, Happy 18th Birthday! We love you, Papa and Nana March 6 Happy Birthday, Gloria Tanguay, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! March 9 Pat Erickson, Happy Birthday... more

NP Youth Center will host camp in April

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Youth Center hosted a day camp for students in grades 4-7 last Tuesday, a precursor to a week-long camp in April. The spring camp will include breakfast, lunch... more

Boston Bruins Alumni play the Light Heroes for charity March 25

PROVIDENCE – The annual charity classic between the Boston Bruins Alumni and the Light Heroes will be held Saturday, March 25, starting at 7 p.m. in the Providence College Schneider Arena, 331 Huxley... more

No. Providence man wins $50,000

WOONSOCKET – A Powerball ticket worth $50,000 was sold at the Cumberland Farms on Mendon Road, prize money that was claimed this week by a North Providence man. The ticket matched four numbers and... more