North Providence

Town cites property owners, takes bite out of rat population

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials have cited 31 properties across town for minimum housing violations since June 24, and say their ongoing vigilance is putting a big dent in the local rodent... more

Police seek identity of suspect who broke into NP liquor store

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Detectives from the North Providence Police Department are seeking help from the public in identifying a suspect involved in a breaking and entering incident at Delta Wine &... more

Officials seek to demolish prominent ‘eyesore’ building

Attorney for property owner calls plan ‘ridiculous’
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are taking the owners of the “eyesore” building at the corner of Mineral Spring Avenue and Smithfield Road to municipal court next Wednesday, Sept. 28, in an effort... more

Cataldi MIA from School Committee

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Veteran School Committee member Donald Cataldi hasn’t been to a meeting since May, according to school board records with the state, even as he continues to get his stipend for the... more

Ciccone apologizes for tolls comment, and opponent Peluso withdraws

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Frank Ciccone is clarifying a controversial statement he made on the Senate floor regarding the state’s truck toll bill in the spring, apologizing for “any... more

Lombardi: We’ll build our house on stone foundation

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi, speaking on the night of his primary election win last Tuesday, said he has spent the first nine years of his administration building a foundation of “stone... more

Registrations way up for NP Youth Soccer

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Registrations for North Providence Youth Soccer Association are up about 10 percent this fall, and the league now has a waiting list in case anyone drops out. The organization has... more

Lombardi thanks volunteers, supporters

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi released a statement after voters sent him to a commanding primary election victory last week. “I would like to thank all of our supporters and campaign... more

NP’s Spilka wins ribbons for third straight year

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town resident Aaron Spilka won five more ribbons at the Washington County Fair last month, bringing his total for three years to 16. Spilka, who submitted 12 plants, won first... more

Mancini Center hosts Celebration of Age event

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following events. The Support Group for Caregivers of Memory Impaired Seniors will meet Thursday, Sept. 22, from 9:30... more

Youth Center now accepting registration, donations

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Youth Center, scheduled to open in early October, is now accepting registrations from students in grades 6-12. The center will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. next... more

Rocket into Scouting at sign-up event Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Now is the time to join the fun and excitement of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, America’s foremost youth program for boys, according to a Scouting release. A sign-up night will be... more

Throwback fun offered at Cricket Field Carnival

JOHNSTON – On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will host the Cricket Field Carnival at Cricket Field, 1 Riverside Ave., in Johnston, on the North... more

NPHS Class of 1976 planning reunion

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High School Class of 1976 will hold its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m., at the Marriott Hotel, 1 Orms St. The cost is $60 per person. Checks... more

Auditions for ‘The Nutcracker’ are Oct. 1

LINCOLN – Auditions by the Heritage Ballet for the 14th season of “The Nutcracker” will be held at the Heritage Ballet Studio, 1947 Old Louisquisset Pike, in Lincoln, on Saturday, Oct. 1. Roles and... more