North Providence

Chief, union reach deal

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town and police officials have reached a deal with the local police union to bump pay for officers who work overtime details by $6.25 an hour in exchange for removing the deputy... more

Crossing guard absences cause concern

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Ken Cohen says he’s been forced to juggle crossing guard stations across town due to repeated absences, making the task of keeping local students safe quite a challenge. There are... more

Artificial field comes into focus after canceled games

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The football field behind North Providence High School is in such tough shape that it’s leading to the cancelation of games, says Athletic Director Glenn Williams, and the best... more

School board member suggests checking bus stops for residency

NORTH PROVIDENCE – In the past two years, 38 students – 28 students last year and 10 students so far this year – have been rooted out of the North Providence School District due to their lack of... more

Applicant withdraws bid for medical marijuana center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A bid to open a marijuana cultivation facility at 1029 Charles St., in the Marieville neighborhood, has ended for now, according to town officials. Gavin Therien and his company... more

Town taking animal breeder to court

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials say they were unsuccessful in getting a Piave Street man to remove animals and debris from his property last week, and will now take him to municipal court to force... more

Town’s Christmas season kicks off Sunday with tree lighting, festivities

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town will host its annual tree lighting event this Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Meehan Overlook at Notte Park off Douglas Avenue. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Last year was the... more

Recovery support line available 24-7

CRANSTON – Rhode Island residents dealing with substance abuse can now connect 24-7, 365 days a year, with the state’s recovery support phone line, which connects residents with treatment and... more

Scouts selling Christmas wreaths this week

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Troop and Pack 5 North Providence are selling fresh Christmas wreaths as a part of their annual fundraising efforts. They can be ordered this week. Door wreaths (12-inch inside... more

Books Are Wings launches annual holiday campaign

PAWTUCKET – Local nonprofit Books Are Wings kicks off its 4th annual Gift of Literacy campaign during this holiday season. Not only does Gift of Literacy encompass a vital fundraising period, but it... more

AARP Chapter 4580 will meet Nov. 30

NORTH PROVIDENCE – AARP North Providence Chapter 4580 will meet Thursday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m., at Church of the Presentation, 1081 Mineral Spring Ave. The guest speaker will be Peter Di Masi of Bone... more

Davies sets entrance exams in December

LINCOLN – William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School, 50 Jenckes Hill Road, will offer entrance exams on three Saturdays in December: Dec. 2, 9, and 16, beginning at 8 a.m. Students... more

Spend an evening with Santa at NP library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Public Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., will host an evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. Their visit from the... more