North Providence

Chief Martellini set to leave NP Police Department

He says treatment from council partly to blame
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Police Chief Paul Martellini is leaving North Providence for a high-level state law enforcement job, and at least part of the reason for his pending departure, he says, is his... more

Police arrest man on firearm charge at Johnston High School

JOHNSTON - Police in Johnston arrested a man near Johnston High School Thursday for unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds after finding a gun in his car. The man, identified as Jonathan... more

VIDEOS: NP at-large council candidates hit each other on the issues

With vote, residents could decide future of Google funds
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The two candidates for the at-large seat on the Town Council squared off in a lively and often testy debate last Tuesday that revealed just how much is at stake in next Tuesday's... more

NP police pulling over high percentage of seat belt violators

But department near the bottom on speeding tickets
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Officers from the North Providence Police Department pull over a high percentage of drivers for not wearing their seat belts, but rarely pull them over for speeding when compared... more

Mark of Jesus seen on tree: 'Quirk of fate' - or faith?

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Residents in the area of Lowe's say they've been inspired by yet another image that could be seen as having spiritual qualities, this one appearing to show Jesus on the cross. The... more

Candidates for Town Council at-large seat

Shane Michael Piche Independent 8 Robert Drive, North Providence Age: 29 Resident: Lifelong Employment: Owner of SJ Industries Inc; former director of business development/sales manager at Martins... more

North Providence School Committee candidates

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Long-time member of the School Committee, Donald Cataldi, will square-off against North Providence native Gail Cardin-Dean in the general election this Tuesday, Nov. 4. The... more

Nesselbush is challenged by Lemois in Senate District 15

PAWTUCKET - The candidates in the race for Senate District 15 are polar opposites, with incumbent liberal Democrat Donna Nesselbush facing off against Republican Steve Lemois, the "Conservative... more

McKenna challenges incumbent O'Neill for District 17 seat

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Incumbent state Sen. Edward O'Neill must fight for his District 17 seat against former state representative and president of the 1986 Constitutional Convention, Keven McKenna, in... more

Senate District 17 candidates

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Attorney Keven McKenna will challenge incumbent Edward O'Neill for his Senate District 17 seat in the Nov. 4 general election. The following are profiles of each candidate. Keven A... more

School Committee wants to use violation money for bus cameras

NORTH PROVIDENCE - To help safeguard children and prevent bullying in the North Providence school district, School Committee member Steve Andreozzi suggested that cameras be placed inside buses for... more

Lombardi glad to be rid of 'dark cloud' after Baccari verdict

Town's corruption case is closed, says U.S. attorney's office
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PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi says there's a silver lining in an otherwise disappointing jury decision last Thursday finding Richard Baccari and Churchill & Banks not guilty on bribery and... more

Fire officials planning response to Ebola

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Officials from the North Providence Fire Department are planning for the potential of a response to a known or suspected Ebola virus patient. The care of the potential patient... more

Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market returns Saturday

PAWTUCKET - This Saturday, Nov. 1, Farm Fresh Rhode Island will celebrate the opening of the eighth season of the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market at the Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St. The... more

Piche wants tax breaks for business improvements

Brady calls plan 'political rhetoric'
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Shane Piche, the independent candidate for the at-large seat on the North Providence Council, says he will propose an "innovative" new tax break for businesses if elected next... more

Brady says she'll seek a resolution on car taxes

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Councilor At-Large Alice Brady says one of her top priorities if re-elected to the seat next Tuesday will be to address the annual car tax and vehicle evaluations in North... more

RI Taxpayers urges rejection of spending bond questions

WEST WARWICK - The advocacy group RI Taxpayers is urging "reject" votes on all bond questions on Nov. 4. In a press release, the groups says, "Referendum Questions 4 through 7 on the ballot propose $... more

Piche: Time for real leadership on Town Council

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Shane Piche, who is challenging Alice Brady for her seat on the Town Council, is telling town residents that "the time has come" for them "to bring real leadership." During his... more

O'Neill touts accomplishments during six year tenure

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Sen. Ed O'Neill, who is seeking re-election for the District 17 seat, stated in a press release that it has been an honor to serve the people of District 17 for six years. O'Neill... more

Diabetes fair at St. Joseph Center Nov. 6

PROVIDENCE - All individuals living with diabetes, or those who simply want to learn more about the disease, are invited to the 6th annual Diabetes Fair next Thursday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph... more

'Cougar Close-Up' pancake breakfast is Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - North Providence High School's "Cougar Close-Up" will be holding its 3rd annual Red, White and Blueberry pancake breakfast fundraiser this Sunday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.... more

Lombardi plans 'Winter Fest' holiday party for Dec. 13

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi has announced that his annual holiday party this year will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Twin River Casino. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. This year's... more

Troop and Pack 5 collecting food Saturday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Last Saturday, members of Cub Scout Pack 5 and Boy Scout Troop 5 in North Providence hit the streets of town placing placards on doors of some 3,000 homes to inform residents that... more