North Providence

Police: DUI enforcement a bigger priority than fireworks this weekend

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Local police are always willing and ready to respond when complaints about fireworks come in, say officials, but the emphasis this Fourth of July week and weekend will be on... more

Proposal would put $5 million in Google cash in police retirement benefits

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi and Police Chief Chris Pelagio are planning to put $5 million from the town's remaining $37 million in "Google money" toward the police department's unfunded... more

Lombardi: Business is booming

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - After years of stagnation in the town's business climate, the town is seeing a revival of sorts, says Mayor Charles Lombardi, with plenty of new stores opening and many more... more

Notte Park beach clean and ready to open Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The beach at Governor Notte Park will open on schedule this Friday, July 3. Unlike some summers past, the water is clean for swimming and the lifeguards are in place for the start... more

Town's fireworks display set for Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The town's annual Independence Day Festivities, with a fireworks spectacular as the centerpiece, will return this Friday, July 3, at Governor Notte Park on Twin Rivers off Douglas... more

Celebrate Independence Day on Thursday at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following activities. Also, in observance of Independence Day, the center will be closed Monday, July 6. Celebrate... more

Lawmakers pass bills adding PTSD to conditions treatable with marijuana

PROVIDENCE - The Senate last week voted to approve legislation introduced by Sen. Stephen Archambault, a Democrat serving District 22 in Smithfield, North Providence and Johnston, that adds post... more

Sign up this week for summer camp, gymnastics

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Recreation Department is still accepting enrollments to summer camp and summer gymnastics. Contact the main office by calling 401-719-1633 or emailing... more

NP Jets' final signup for football players, cheerleaders is July 25

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Jets' youth football and cheerleading programs will hold a third and final registration event for the upcoming season on July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at North... more

Knights of Columbus hosting cookout this Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Knights of Columbus, Dillon Council, will hold a cookout on Friday, July 3, at 6 p.m. at the Council Hall, 1675 Douglas Ave., North Providence. The cost is $20 for adults and... more

NP Animal Shelter's motorcycle run rescheduled for July 12

JOHNSTON - The motorcycle run to benefit the North Providence Animal Shelter was put off last Sunday and moved to Sunday, July 12. Participants will leave Pure Paradise Pets at 39 Putnam Pike in... more

Support the Red Shed Bike Shop

PROVIDENCE - The Red Shed Bike Shop, a program of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council meant to get people on bikes and keep bikes out of the river, is asking for support. The RSBS is located... more

North Central Chamber office now in Greenville

SMITHFIELD - The North Central Chamber of Commerce has moved from its Johnston office to new headquarters at 7 Austin Ave., Unit 6, in the heart of Greenville. For now, office hours are by... more

Kountry Kitchen, Observer hosting Business Before Breakfast on July 9

SMITHFIELD - Meet the new executive director of the North Central R.I. Chamber of Commerce, Jamie Dufresne, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at a "Business Before Breakfast" event on Thursday... more

Birthday Club

July 3 Happy 17th Birthday Gian! Love, Mom, Dad and Damian July 3 Sarah Elizabeth Russo, Happy 15th! Only one more to Sweet 16, beautiful dancer! Love, Grandma B and Poppa July 6 Levia Olivo, Happy... more

Free info session on weight loss surgery is planned for July 8

PROVIDENCE - Roger Williams Medical Center is offering its next free informational session on weight loss surgery on Wednesday, July 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the hospital's Kay Auditorium, 825... more