North Providence

NP teachers will see 6 percent raise over three years

North Providence among lowest paid in Rhode Island, officials say
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Teachers in North Providence will see a 6 percent raise over the course of three years after a five-month contract negotiations process came to a close. The past two contract... more

Busy stretch of Mineral Spring Ave. getting new lights, pavement

Route 146 set to be done next year
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has started a yearlong project to upgrade four intersections along a busy half-mile stretch of Mineral Spring Avenue on the eastern... more

State Police say no to investigation of NP Police Department

NORTH PROVIDENCE – State Police have officially rejected the idea of investigating problems in the North Providence Police Department, saying they’ll check back after the September primary to see if... more

Town books first event at Camp Meehan event center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town secured its first $1,000 check for an event at the new Camp Meehan recreation building earlier this month. The payment for an all-day family reunion should be the first of... more

Committee looks at redistribution of students if school construction bond passes

Promotional campaign will start after primary
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A small committee has begun preliminary work to figure out how local students would be moved around if voters approve a $75 million bond and new schools are built. If the $75... more

Applicant withdraws bid for second house on Jane Street lot

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A developer who was proposing building a second home on a Jane Street property withdrew his request prior to an Aug. 10 meeting of the North Providence Zoning Board. Town Planner... more

Democrats Deware, O’Brien slug it out in House 54 race

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – William Deware says William O’Brien isn’t progressive enough. O’Brien wants to know how much more progressive he could possibly be. Deware, 35, who is challenging the incumbent... more

Primary election candidates state their positions

The Valley Breeze is providing local candidates the opportunity to share their views once a week leading up to the primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 13. It will offer candidates the same opportunity... more

Catanzaro: Economic development a priority

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayoral candidate Kristen Catanzaro has announced that economic development will be a priority in her administration. She “strongly” criticized Mayor Charles Lombardi’s “lack of... more

Lombardi: My approach has been successful

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi said in a news release that “it has been extremely gratifying to have served the residents of North Providence as their mayor during the last nine years.” “... more

Mukamambogo says he has experience and passion

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Nicholas Mukamambogo, candidate for School Committee District 1, says he has the “experience and passion” for “education and education systems.” “This office is very important to... more

Picard credits personalization for strong NPHS graduation rate

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Incumbent School Committee member Gina Picard, a lifelong town resident, is running to keep her District 1 seat. “As a School Committee representative, ensuring our entire student... more

Deware says people aren’t being represented

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Bill Deware, a candidate for House District 54, says he’s running to “bring integrity and responsibility back to government.” “We all have our mistakes and our achievements. I own... more

O’Brien reflects on record, vows to continue fight for schools

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Rep. William O’Brien, the Democratic incumbent in House District 54, vows to continue to fight for needed resources to improve public schools if re-elected to the House of... more

McKenna asks state Supreme Court to hear Paolino candidacy objection

LINCOLN – Senate Democratic candidate Keven McKenna, of Lincoln, is requesting that the Rhode Island Supreme Court hear his objection to Thomas Paolino’s run for the Senate District 17 seat. At the... more