North Providence

NP officials look to snag two more properties for public safety complex

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of a committee that's planning construction of a future public safety complex on town property across from North Providence High School are in negotiations to buy two... more

Man's dying wish: a tricycle for Danica

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - It was a gesture that will forever put tears in his eyes, says Erik Deneault: a dying man thinking of Deneault's daughter's needs even during his final hours. Deneault said he and... more

Dollar wars coming to Smith Street?

Dollar Tree store would go in near Dollar General
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Two stores that aim to move a lot of merchandise at affordable prices could soon be doing business near each other on Smith Street. Town planners will consider a proposal from... more

NP's new trail system ready for residents

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A new system of trails at Camp Meehan and Notte Park is done and ready to be used by local residents. The 2.5 miles of trail were created through a combination of efforts from the... more

Nerd Herd founder will speak at Comic Con

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Michael Gianfrancesco, the North Providence High School English teacher who started the school's Nerd Herd group two years ago, has been chosen to teach other educators how they... more

Casciano-McCann nominated for changing the culture at St. Mary's Home

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Shortly after Carlene Casciano-McCann came to St. Mary's Home for Children in 2006, she recognized the need to support staff members who wanted to move away from a reward and... more

Huge turnout for town's first Scout-O-Rama

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Eighty families and more than 300 visitors total turned out for the first Scout-O-Rama at Notte Park and Camp Meehan on Sunday. Scout leaders said 17 people signed up to be a Scout... more

Spokesperson: No timetable for TD Bank construction

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Representatives for TD Bank have all necessary preliminary approvals for a new branch on Mineral Spring Avenue, but have no immediate plans to build the facility. Lisa Sawicki,... more

Pasta dinner will benefit Fruit Hill Day Services

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A pasta dinner to benefit Fruit Hill Day Services for Elderly will be held this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 4 Lafayette St. in Johnston.... more

Animals blessed Sunday at St. James Church

NORTH PROVIDENCE - St. James Episcopal Church, 474 Fruit Hill Ave., will hold a Blessing of the Animals event on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. Friendly and well-behaved animals are invited. For those... more

Mancini Cabaret is this Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following programs. Medicare open enrollment for the 2016 benefit year begins on Oct. 15, and ends on Dec. 7. Contact... more

Comedy fundraiser for firefighter retirees is planned for Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A comedy fundraiser to benefit North Providence Firefighters Retirees' Association will be held this Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Smithfield Elks Lodge #2359, 326 Farnum... more

Unwanted cell phones and ink cartridges help raise money for monument

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Great Finds Yours and Mine is a drop-off spot for unwanted cell phones and used ink cartridges to benefit the Rhode Island Air Force Veterans Memorial Monument Fund. Great Finds is... more

Downtown Providence river paddle is Sunday

PROVIDENCE - Enjoy a paddle plus refreshments on the Woonasquatucket River this Sunday, Oct. 4, beginning at 1:30 p.m. See Providence from a different perspective and learn more about the... more

Town offers free Zumba classes on Saturdays

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Zumba fitness classes are offered at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Classes are free to all... more

Home schooling workshop is this Wednesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A home schooling workshop will be held at the North Providence Library tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for home-schoolers or those who are interested in... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 14 Natashia Landry and her daughter Milara Fernandez (Oct. 16), Happy Birthday! Love, Grandparents Deb and Ern Normandin. Oct. 28 Bob Conroy, Happy Birthday to my "Barracuda Poppy!" Love you,... more

Local Toastmaster honored by Southern New England District

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Susan Lecht, of North Providence, has been honored as Division Governor of the Year for 2014-2015 by Toastmasters District 31, covering Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts.... more

Business Before Breakfast event is Tuesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - North Central Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Before Breakfast Networking event at Sierra Pacific Mortgage, 1417 Douglas Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For... more

Clutter control session planned for Oct. 7 at North Providence library

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Having issues with clutter? Is the "stuff" owning you? The North Providence Library will host Dave Downs for a presentation on clutter control on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. Downs... more

Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday

PROVIDENCE - The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals is hosting a Cancer Survivors Day for cancer survivors, family, friends and support teams on Sunday, Oct... more