North Providence

Volunteers, staff feed ever-growing crowds at St. Edward Center

PROVIDENCE - What started with little more than an empty building and a vision has turned into a vital community resource for those who are down and out. The Rev. Edward Cardente said it was Jan. 26... more

Lombardi: We'll live and learn from bad DPW hire

Says Woonsocket's former mayor recommended Harnois
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi is taking the blame for last week's controversial hiring of a man with a laundry list of past accusations against him, saying town officials must make better... more

Catanzaro, council want full accounting of grant money for parks

Mayor: Once again she's running a 'Vaudeville show'
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town Council President Kristen Catanzaro says she believes the town is pouring all of its recreation grant resources into one park, Notte Park and the abutting Camp Meehan, while... more

Recycling to become districtwide by Dec. 1

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A recycling pilot program that started at Ricci Middle School more than a year ago will soon become districtwide, as school and town officials continue the push to become more... more

Lights keep going out on new Pawtucket River Bridge

DOT won't accept bridge as complete until problems are resolved
PAWTUCKET - One drawback about having a bridge with so many lights on it is that there are a whole lot of bulbs that can go out. The lights on the city's new landmark Pawtucket River Bridge keep... more

Smithfield's Raymond Gaule saves a life and finds a friend in Tennessee

SMITHFIELD - When Raymond Gaule, of Smithfield, underwent an operation in September 2013 to donate bone marrow, he had no idea who would be receiving it or if the transplant would even be successful... more

At 93, the divine Theresa Landry will retire

Former students invited to drop by Pawtucket studio on Dec. 6
PAWTUCKET - In the Great Depression era of the 1930s, Theresa Landry launched herself as a tap dance teacher by knocking on doors in the Perry, Illinois and Washington streets area of Central Falls,... more

Robot brings hope to stroke victims at RHRI

NORTH SMITHFIELD - New technology at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island is showing victims of strokes and other brain injuries that there is hope for regaining movement in their upper... more

Woonsocket Depot to host Polar Express movie celebration

WOONSOCKET - An event on Saturday, Dec. 6, will showcase the top-notch holiday entertainment operated at One Depot Square to guests from across the country, when The Polar Express author Chris Van... more

Local resident, sister, start wedding wine business

North Providence resident Sheri Muller and her sister, Kimberly Llewellyn, of Florida, were sitting under a starry sky in Providence last summer, talking about their plans for going into business... more

Town's tree lighting ceremony is set for Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held this Sunday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 2000 Smith St. The festivities will include Santa arriving on... more

Memorial Hospital gets award for stroke care

PAWTUCKET - The Stroke Center at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has received the "Get With The Guidelines" Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This is the... more

NP student wins Thanksgiving drawing contest

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A 5th grade student from James L. McGuire Elementary School was named the winner of The Dr. Day Care Learning Center's Thanksgiving drawing contest. Jahrell David, 10, had his... more

Fruit Hill Association meets Dec. 3

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The next general meeting of the Fruit Hill Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., in the Gemma Room at St. Mary's Home for Children, 420 Fruit Hill Ave.

Lombardi's 'Winter Fest' holiday party at Twin River Dec. 13

Mayor Charles Lombardi will hold his annual holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. This year's theme is "Winter Fest," and the fundraiser... more

Rhode Island Post Card Club meets Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Post Card Club holds its next meeting on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus St. Anthony Council hall, 1 Volturno St. Post cards of... more

Memorial Hospital Glowing Gifts Tree lighting is Dec. 7

PAWTUCKET - On Sunday, Dec. 7 the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island's auxiliary group will hold its Glowing Gifts Tree lighting ceremony. The event, chaired by Irene Lynch and Barbara Zito, will be... more

Loggia Vittoria Sons of Italy plans holiday events

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Loggia Vittoria Order Sons of Italy in America will hold a Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Lancellotta's Restaurant, 1113 Charles St. There will be dinner... more

Troop 5 selling Christmas wreaths

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Boy Scout Troop 5 will be selling fresh Christmas wreaths as a part of its annual fundraising efforts. The door wreaths, 12 inches inside diameter, are $15 each, and the wall... more

Centredale School collecting toys

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Centredale School, 21 Angell Ave., is collected toys for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program now through Friday, Dec. 12. New, unwrapped toys can be placed in the Toys for Tots... more

Pawtucket Winter Wonderland returns to Slater Park Dec. 6

PAWTUCKET - The 16th annual Winter Wonderland will kick off Saturday, Dec. 6, at 3:45 p.m. in Slater Memorial Park. The festivities take place the weekends of Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14, from 4 to 8 p.m... more

Audubon Society is collecting winter gloves for children

SMITHFIELD - The Audubon Society is collecting gloves for middle school-aged children. Donations can be dropped off at Powder Mill Ledges Headquarters in Smithfield, 12 Sanderson Road, or at the... more

LHS Class of 1994 plans reunion

LINCOLN - Lincoln High School Class of 1994 will hold its 20-year reunion on Friday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., at Wicked Good Bar & Grill at Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Road. The cost is $30 per... more

Actor Joshua Malina to speak in Providence Dec. 7

PROVIDENCE - On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island's Jewish community will celebrate the Annual Campaign's impact at home, in Israel and around the world with guest speaker... more

Team Samaritans cross the bridge, raise $21,000 for suicide prevention

PAWTUCKET - On Oct. 26, Team Samaritans R.I., runners and walkers from throughout Rhode Island, faced the morning chill and saw a sunrise as they "Crossed the Bridge to Hope" at the 2014 Citizen Bank... more