North Providence

Councilor Catanzaro proposes car tax relief

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town Councilor Kristen Catanzaro is proposing a new method for valuing cars in town that she says will treat car owners with more fairness. Catanzaro wants the town's tax assessors... more

Community leaders push for study on regionalizing emergency services

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Local town and city officials have been talking about regionalizing emergency dispatch services for communities in northern Rhode Island for the past five or six years, but Mayors... more

O'Brien: I got no special treatment on apartment complex

Says it's not up to the town to guide developers
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The developer who is building the 16-unit River Breeze Apartments on Waterman Avenue says he's received no "special treatment" from town officials in making the complex a reality.... more

Union president slams mayor for comments on Williams, process

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The president of the local police union is firing back this week at comments made by Mayor Charles Lombardi on how the union should be "embarrassed" to be representing Officer... more

Torrado: Now Whelan -- not Greystone -- to receive addition

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - With the North Providence School Facilities Committee seeking $15 million for immediate health and safety, the original master plan to revamp the district's schools was modified to... more

Despite harsh winter, village lights no longer toppling

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Despite a particularly brutal winter, the town's bookend villages haven't lost any more of the decorative lights that have toppled in past winters, allowing town officials to... more

Breeze State Spelling Bee Saturday at Lincoln Middle School

Wickford's Landry will try for 3rd consecutive win
LINCOLN - Can he do it? Can young Stephen Landry, now a 7th-grader from Wickford Middle School in North Kingstown, win the Rhode Island Spelling Bee for the third year in a row? Amazingly, he's won... more

KJ Ricci is Boy of the Year

NORTH PROVIDENCE - KJ Ricci, the local boy who has inspired many with his fight against a rare form of leukemia, has been named the Boy of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2015 Man... more

Giannini named to Fatima board of directors

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Deborah Giannini, a Realtor with Williams & Stuart Real Estate and CEO of Alpha Metal-Works in Johnston, has been named to the board of directors of Fatima Hospital. Giannini... more

Health, entertainment events offered at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center announces the following events. A Wheel of Fortune game will be played Monday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. A Mancini Cabaret Night... more

Rep. O'Brien named to Committee on State Lottery

PROVIDENCE - Rep. William O'Brien, of House District 54 in North Providence, has been appointed to the Permanent Joint Committee on State Lottery. The announcement was made by Speaker of the House... more

Bill would allow bake sales at polling places

A bill by Sen. Frank Lombardi, of District 26 in Cranston, would allow bake sales to be held at election polling places. The bill has local cosponsors in the Senate and House, including Sen. Frank... more

Pax Christi and American Friends will meet March 12

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Pax Christi Rhode Island and American Friends Service Committee-South Eastern New England will meet on Thursday, March 12, at the St. Anthony Parish Center, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave... more

Fundraiser for St. Mary's Home for Children set for March 14

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A fundraiser for St. Mary's Home for Children will be held on Saturday, March 14, 7 p.m., at St. Luke Episcopal Church, 670 Weeden St. Tom Bair will present "St. Mark's Gospel -... more

O'Brien wants Peace Corps license plate

NORTH PROVIDENCE - It's been called "the toughest job you'll ever love," and state Rep. William W. O'Brien, a former volunteer with the Peace Corps, agrees. "I loved my time in the Peace Corps and... more

Learn about social media, responsibility

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Parents in North Providence are invited to attend a presentation on social responsibility and social networking on Tuesday, March 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at North Providence... more

Birthday Club

The following is a late addition to the March Birthday Club. March 10 Happy 10th Birthday Christopher Sandors! Love, Mom, Dad and Cara