North Providence

Local man's sticker-shock leads to farm purchase

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Philanthropist John Primeau was in the produce section of an area supermarket two summers ago when it hit him how "absurdly" expensive vegetables had gotten. At $3.50 to $4 for one... more

DeStefanis challenges Lynch for District 2 seat

Both candidates want better services
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Is the incumbent in Town Council District 2 "obstructing any and all progress" as his opponent says, or is he the "watchdog" who is filling a need for "checks and balances" in... more

New access road addresses Centredale School complaints

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The longtime traffic headache at Centredale Elementary School should finally come to an end in 2014-2015, say town and school officials, with a new traffic configuration set to... more

Police looking at motive in Catalano murder

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Police Chief Paul Martellini says local investigators are keeping the door open on all possibilities as they look into the shooting death of Richard Catalano on Aug. 17. The... more

NP school officials try to balance use of fields as sports teams flourish

NORTH PROVIDENCE - With a severely limited amount of field space available in town, school officials are working on rearranging their field usage schedule in order to accommodate the growing number... more

Paint job final step in Town Hall upgrade

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - It was a major campaign theme of Charles Lombardi's back in 2007: If we can't get our own house in order, how can we cite others when they fail to meet the standards? Almost... more

Arnold named to North Providence Purchasing Board

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town resident Gary Arnold was named to the North Providence Purchasing Board at a meeting of the Town Council on Aug. 5. Arnold, a frequent commenter on local government, is co-... more

Goho becomes assistant principal at Birchwood Middle

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Melissa Goho will take over as the assistant principal of Birchwood Middle School after Janine Napolitano left the position to become principal of Stephen Olney Elementary School.... more

Ruggerio gets 'Humane Hero Award' from Defenders of Animals

PROVIDENCE - Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio has been presented with the Humane Hero Award by Defenders of Animals. Ruggerio, of Senate District 4 in Providence and North Providence, was... more

State creates new license plates for electric vehicles

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Rhode Island has created a new license plate for electric-powered vehicles thanks to the coordinated effort of several local officials, and their work just might save lives. A... more

DeStefanis: 'Select few' are impeding town's progress

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Raymond DeStefanis, Democrat running for Town Council District 2 on Sept. 9, says that the town has been led for "far too long" by a "select few." "They have tried to convince us... more

Lynch says he's a 'watchdog' on finances

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Incumbent Town Councilor John Lynch, who is running for re-election in District 2, says he has been discussing local issues with residents as he continues his door-to-door campaign... more

Amoriggi questions financial feasibility of school rebuild plan

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Kenneth J. Amoriggi, candidate for the at-large School Committee seat, questioned in a press release whether the taxpayers of North Providence can afford the costs associated with... more

NP Pack 33 giving out first scholarship

NORTH PROVIDENCE - For the first time, the North Providence Cub Scouts Pack 33 will be offering a one-year paid scholarship for membership fees and dues to one recipient. Anyone who knows a deserving... more

Birthday Club

Sept. 1 Happy Birthday Tom Ward! From all of us at The Valley Breeze Sept. 9 Paul Peter Carnevale IV, Happy 3rd Birthday! Love, Mimi Sept. 21 Happy Birthday Donna Meehan! From your friends at The... more

Lincoln Senior Center offers AAA Driver Program

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Senior Center will be offering AAA Driver Improvement Program on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 23-24, from 9 a.m. Attendance on both days is required. There is no cost, but... more

Celebrate the end of summer at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following programs. The center's End of Summer Clambake and Game Night will be held Thursday, Aug. 28. The clambake... more

Relay for Healthy Aging fundraiser set for Sept. 6

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Senior Citizens Council with the assistance of the Tolman and Shea High School track teams is sponsoring a fundraiser, Relay for Healthy Aging, to benefit the Leon Mathieu... more

RoTones in concert at Leon Mathieu Senior Center

PAWTUCKET -The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will host a RoTones concert followed by an ice cream social on Friday, Aug. 29. Anyone age 55 and older is invited to attend. The cost is $1... more

Labor Day open house at Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET - On Monday, Sept. 1, the Museum of Work & Culture will host its annual Labor Day open house celebration. The day will be sponsored by the Rhode Island Labor History Society.¬?... more

New mobile app an aid for Rhode Island voters

PROVIDENCE - A new mobile application for Rhode Island voters is now available, announced Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis. The R.I. VIC app is for anyone looking to learn their voter status, find... more

Navigant's technology upgrade to bring changes this weekend

SMITHFIELD - A comprehensive technology upgrade will be conducted by Navigant Credit Union this Labor Day weekend, customers are being reminded in a mailing. Branch Banking: All Navigant branches... more

CHS Class of '99 reunion planned

CUMBERLAND - CHS Class of 1999 meets for its 15-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 29, at CitySide in Woonsocket. The event takes place 6 to 10 p.m. Reservations are required, as no tickets will be sold... more

Crafters and vendors sought for fair

PAWTUCKET - Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church is accepting applications from vendors and crafters for its annual crafts fair to be held on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to... more

New prescribed food insurance law allows affordable treatment for rare diseases

PROVIDENCE - Legislation requiring insurance coverage for special baby formula and prescribed food is now law in Rhode Island. The new measure abolishes the mandated cap on coverage for those... more

Tolman Class of '64 planning 50-year reunion

PAWTUCKET - Members of the Tolman High School Class of 1964 are planning their 50-year reunion for Nov. 9. The event will run from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Road in... more