North Providence

Businesswoman: Town ruined me for no reason

Official says she didn't know what to ask for
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A local businesswoman says town officials denied her repeated attempts to develop her property and then turned around and gave what she had asked for to someone else. Lifelong... more

Plunging for progress: Team raises awareness, funds for Special Olympics

NORTH PROVIDENCE - It might sound unbearable: plunging into the ocean in February, once every hour for 24 hours straight with no breaks, no sleep, and no wetsuits. But that's exactly what Rick... more

School Facilities Committee to seek $15 million for health and safety

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - With time running out to submit enabling legislation for the $76.3 million school district facilities overhaul, the North Providence Facilities Committee decided to move forward on... more

Chicken owner: Let's bring my girls home

Town Council will consider backyard chicken law next Tuesday
NORTH PROVIDENCE - If town officials say yes next week, Miss Blue, Erin, Sunny and Raven can all come home. The four Plymouth Barred Rock chickens have been staying with a sitter in Providence this... more

Against family's wishes, man's organs sent around the globe

PAWTUCKET - Bill Greenwood can't get the image out of his head. One minute son David was saying he was just about finished with a political meeting, and the next he was collapsing into his father's... more

Officer Williams has cost town big money

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - It has cost taxpayers some $400,000 to keep suspended police officer Daniel Williams on the town's payroll for the past three years, according to officials. Mayor Charles Lombardi... more

NPHS announces second quarter honor roll

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at North Providence High School. Grade 12 HONOR ROLL: Nicholas Albanese, Gina Baldassare, Tayla Carbary,... more

Annual food drive begins Sunday at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following events. The center is holding its 18th annual SMRAC Food Drive. Non-perishable food items are being... more

Police arrest Hells Angel member for extortion

State Police this week arrested Steven Lancia, age 53, of 1117 Douglas Ave., North Providence, on multiple charges, including extortion. Lancia is a member of the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Club... more

Birthday Club

March 11 Aidan Fortier, Happy 5th Birthday to our little man! Love, Mommy, Daddy, Evan and Emma XO March 21 Happy Birthday Eric Benevides! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze. Also, Feb. 22... more

Gatchell Post hosts pasta dinner Thursday

PAWTUCKET - Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 171 Fountain St. The cost is $8 per person. Tickets will be... more

MSC entrance exam March 7; new 6th grade begins in fall

WOONSOCKET - Mount St. Charles Academy will hold its March entrance exam on Saturday, March 7, at 8:15 a.m. Prospective students will take the test at the Logee Street school. For the first time, 5th... more

Reserve Project Ballet seats for 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

LINCOLN - The State Ballet of Rhode Island announces its spring company premiere, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," where SBRI's five resident choreographers take on a large-scale collaboration with a... more

Epworth Thrift Shop to celebrate reopening

PAWTUCKET - Epworth United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 915 Newport Ave., will hold a grand-reopening on Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, The event will feature coffee, pastries and... more

Good Shepherd Shop holding clearance sale

PAWTUCKET - The Church of the Good Shepherd's Trash or Treasure Shop, 490 Broadway, is conducting a winter clothing clearance bag sale beginning Saturday, Feb. 28. The cost is $3 for a small bag and... more

Bag sale at Park Place Thrift Shop

PAWTUCKET - Park Place Church Thrift Shop, 71 Park Place, is holding a $5 bag sale every Wednesday and Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fill the bags with clothes, shoes or books. For more... more