North Providence

Rhode Island College expansion plan has neighbors concerned

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Neighbors of Rhode Island College say they’re worried about the potential impact from another expansion of the school’s parking lots. A notice distributed by 30-year Sheffield... more

School Committee sets meeting to discuss schools’ air quality

Picard: ‘The community, the staff and the School Committee cannot be in the dark’
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The School Committee will gather for an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 26, following reports and concerns about the health of students and faculty in North Providence.... more

Seitsinger named assistant superintendent

Former Rhode Island elementary school ‘Principal of Year’ starts work in North Providence next week
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence’s new assistant superintendent is an award-winning administrator in education, and School Committee members say her leadership coaching will foster student success... more

Bond rating upgrade saves another $1.9 million on school building project

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town should see another $1.9 million in savings over 20 years through its latest bond rating upgrade, Mayor Charles Lombardi said this week. Officials were informed they could... more

Tax collection rates consistent with past years

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town’s projected tax collection rates for 2017-2018 are consistent with the ones they’ve used in past years, say officials, and some are even higher. The rates for the new... more

On the trail: Bobcat tracking program nears end

SMITHFIELD – With only one full season left in a five-year effort to trap and track bobcats, researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Department of Environmental Management are hoping to... more

Lonks named Miriam Hospital’s Outstanding Physician of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Dr. John Lonks, an infectious disease specialist, has been named the 2017 Charles C.J. Carpenter M.D. Outstanding Physician of the Year at The Miriam Hospital. Lonks, of North Providence... more

Stages of Freedom takes a plunge with swim empowerment program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island nonprofit Stages of Freedom is helping empower inner-city youth of color by teaching them how to swim. “It’s hard to raise money because a lot of people see swimming as fun... more

Ricci Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School. Grade 8 Honor Roll: William Bourke, Emma Buttimer, Giana Fitzpatrick,... more

Indoor flea market at the Mancini Center Thursday and Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center announces the following events. Free blood pressure screening will be offered on Thursday, July 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. An... more

Karaoke night at K of C Saturday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Knights of Columbus Dillon Council, 1675 Douglas Ave., will hold a karaoke night on Saturday, July 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is free. Food will be available for purchase... more

Join in games, free food at NP’s National Night Out Aug. 1

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Governor Notte Park off Douglas Avenue. Join in for... more

Youth bereavement camp offered Aug. 3-4

PROVIDENCE – Space is still available at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island’s 11th annual Camp BraveHeart, a free summer camp for kids and teens ages 4 to 17 who are grieving the loss of... more

St. Xavier Class of ’67 seeks classmates

WARWICK – St. Xavier Academy Class of 1967 is seeking classmates to celebrate its 50-year anniversary at the annual Homecoming and Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 22. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St.... more

Narragansett Tribe seeks member info

PROVIDENCE – The Northern Narragansett Indian Tribe is seeking contact information for all its tribal members in order to notify members of future events and meetings. Call 401-383-7919 or send... more

DEM offers tips to control mosquitoes

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management urges residents to take the following steps to control mosquitoes and the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile... more