North Providence

DPW working to widen dangerous stretch of Smithfield Road

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town workers are widening a dangerous portion of Smithfield Road to create a safer trip for pedestrians and motorists and prevent accidents. Public Works Director Bernie Salvatore... more

Pelagio’s future with NPPD in doubt after suspension

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi’s suspension of Acting Police Chief Chris Pelagio last week puts the embattled chief’s long-term future with the department in doubt. Though Lombardi wouldn’... more

North Providence bank robber sentenced to prison

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Joseph W. Lavoie, also known as Tammy M. Lavoie, 49, formerly of Providence, was sentenced last Thursday to five years in federal prison for robbing and setting fire to a bank in... more

Seitsinger focused on growth and learning

‘I think we’ll do great things together,’ new assistant superintendent of schools says
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Louise Seitsinger recalls playing with a Fisher-Price one-room schoolhouse as a girl and knowing from a young age that she wanted to be an educator. Now, the newly appointed... more

Calef, St. Patrick schools being readied for students

‘Swing space’ work moving right along; bus route details to be determined, Supt. Morisseau says
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The two “swing spaces” where students from James L. McGuire and Stephen Olney Elementary will attend classes temporarily are shaping up as the new school year approaches, says... more

Write on: Summer writing camp keeps students scrawling

NORTH PROVIDENCE – It was a sleepy summer scene outside North Providence High School last Thursday, but inside the school, past the dimmed cafeteria and empty hallways, two classrooms were filled... more

North Providence bank robber sentenced to prison

Joseph W. Lavoie, also known as Tammy M. Lavoie, 49, formerly of Providence, was sentenced last Thursday to five years in federal prison for robbing and setting fire to a North Providence bank on... more

‘Stunt pirate’ Paratore takes a leap into reality TV, movies

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Google the term “stunt pirate” and the name A.J. Paratore pops up as one of the top entries. With his athletic physique, Paratore, a North Providence resident, looks like a casting... more

National Night Out on Tuesday features food and games

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

Farm Fresh R.I. visits Mancini Center on Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following events. Free blood pressure screening will be offered on Thursday, July 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  The... more

Northeast Relay for Life rescheduled for Aug. 11

SMITHFIELD – The Northeast Tri-Town Relay for Life will be held Friday, Aug. 11, at the Smithfield High School grounds at 90 Pleasant View Ave. After the 2017 Relay scheduled for June 16 was rained... more

Law enforcement agencies collecting backpacks and school supplies

SCITUATE – State, local and federal law enforcement agencies are joining forces to collect donations of new backpacks and school supplies to help schoolchildren in Rhode Island through the Kids, Cops... more