North Providence

NP Jets invest big money to make 'dust bowl' disappear

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The leaders of the North Providence Jets youth football and cheerleading programs have finally taken the plunge to invest big money in remaking their run-down field at Greystone... more

Lombardi: Council was to approve land purchases from Google fund all along

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi is firing back this week at questions from Councilor Kristen Catanzaro about why he sought council approval for the spending of $1.2 million out of the town’... more

State budget bill includes money to fix Eliot Avenue flooding

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the town's General Assembly delegation announced last week that the budget bill approved by the House of Representatives includes $200,000 to help address drainage... more

Here's what North Providence kids are reading this summer

NORTH PROVIDENCE - All public students in North Providence are required to do some reading this summer. Here's a look at what they'll be reading. • High School students must choose one book from a... more

Fifteen graduate from fire academy

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Last week the North Providence Fire Department held a graduation and appointment ceremony for the Recruit Training Academy Class of 2015. More than 300 guests watched as the 15... more

Nettie's Kettle Corn now offering popped treats at new Smith St. store

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Six years after selling their first batch of kettle corn, Joe Clemente and Linda Rossi have a storefront all their own. Nettie's Kettle Corn opened last Saturday at its new... more

Summer meals program starts Monday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Children in North Providence are invited to receive a free daily lunch starting next Monday, June 29, from noon to 1 p.m. The summer meals program will run through Aug. 21 at... more

Chamber awards NP grad $500 scholarship

Gabriella Baffoni, daughter of Peter and Maria Baffoni, of Smithfield, and Gianna Giammarco, daughter of Gary and Debbie Giammarco, of North Providence, are the recipients of this year's scholarships... more

Town's fireworks display set for July 3

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The town's annual Independence Day Fireworks spectacular will light up the night sky on July 3 at Governor Notte Park off Douglas Avenue. The fireworks display will start at 9 p.m... more

GOP meets Tuesday, seeks candidates

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Republican Town Committee will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 30, at 7 p.m. at the Union Free Public Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. The discussion... more

Town GOP urges officials to explore right-to-work legislation

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Republicans passed a resolution to call on state and local officials to explore right-to-work law. "Facts and data suggest that states and communities with... more

College news

Thomas DeTora of North Providence has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Rhode Island College. Elizabeth Curran of North Providence has been named to the dean's list at Providence College... more


An advertisement in last week's Valley Breeze by security officers at Twin River Casino had incorrect phone numbers for the public to call. Those who support the continued arming of security... more