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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Pumpkins in the Park, which took a year off last year during COVID protocols, will return to Notte Park this weekend, featuring a first-of-its-kind community pumpkin carving contest component and new and improved Halloween scenes.

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – There’s an inexplicable urge to create felt by artists: a deep need more than a want to pick up the pencil or paintbrush. Read more

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are looking to change the local zoning ordinance and amend the town’s comprehensive plan to make them consistent and close loopholes that are allowing developers to bui… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A plan that would transform the town’s old public safety complex property at 1967 Mineral Spring Ave. into a three-building commercial development is up for review by the Planning Board. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mark Santilli is due in court this Thursday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. to face murder charges connected to his alleged stabbing of Torrezz Lumpkins in a home on Smithfield Road. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – At an Oct. 14 forum, child care providers, advocates and lawmakers warned of the staffing crisis currently impacting the child care and early education sectors, and Gov. McKee’s propo… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A surveyor is now inspecting properties on Ann Street, Obed Avenue, and Oliver Street as the town does its homework on the planned sale of three more properties previously owned by Na… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence Police Department, at Officer Robert Brown’s suggestion, have donated officers’ previously worn jackets to the security staff at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A new rental agreement at the North Providence Pool & Fitness Center will bring more than $20,000 in revenue to the town annually, helping to offset the costs of running the build… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE — Carlene Casciano-McCann has seen firsthand the impacts of the pandemic on Rhode Islanders as executive director of St. Mary’s Home for Children, a nonprofit based in North Providence … More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A new playground “like none other that you’ve seen in the area” will now be built after the Town Council approved the money needed to complete it last week, said Mayor Charles Lombardi. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A surveyor is now inspecting properties on Ann Street, Obed Avenue, and Oliver Street as the town does its homework on the planned sale of three more properties previously owned by Na… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence Police Department, at Officer Robert Brown’s suggestion, have donated officers’ previously worn jackets to the security staff at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A new rental agreement at the North Providence Pool & Fitness Center will bring more than $20,000 in revenue to the town annually, helping to offset the costs of running the build… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE — Carlene Casciano-McCann has seen firsthand the impacts of the pandemic on Rhode Islanders as executive director of St. Mary’s Home for Children, a nonprofit based in North Providence … More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A new playground “like none other that you’ve seen in the area” will now be built after the Town Council approved the money needed to complete it last week, said Mayor Charles Lombardi. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council last week approved the sale of a former National Grid lot on Charlotte Street from the town to Joseph Ricci and his family. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Volunteers continued their all-out mission to restore the Peach Hill Cemetery on Peach Hill Avenue last Saturday, spending several hours moving cut wood in the next phase of the effort to restore the historic cemetery. More

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North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi and Johnston Mayor Joe Polisena have announced that the towns have received a $7,500 animal welfare grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, to be used to help residents in the towns with the costs associated with preventative veterinary care of their c… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Two North Providence residents say they’re hoping to make an impact after being selected to participate in the Equity Leadership Initiative by the Rhode Island Foundation, a program created to build a pipeline of multi-racial candidates for positions of influence throughou… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Wanting to get out ahead of potential problems related to staffing and ongoing plow driver shortages, the town is now considering increasing the hourly pay rate for work this winter. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Gaining revenue and maintaining some of the town’s scarce remaining open space, town officials are preparing to sell two more properties previously purchased from National Grid in the Marieville neighborhood. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Just one town firefighter was still holding out past an Oct. 1 deadline to get vaccinated, after more than 10 of them received their vaccines instead of risking the loss of their jobs. More

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PAWTUCKET – School officials are researching potential changes to policies after a principal from North Providence, applying for an open position in Pawtucket, failed to hear back on his application until the job he was seeking had been filled. That unnamed principal is also a Pawtucket resi… More

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PAWTUCKET – Mattoberfest, a beer and wine tasting event to benefit the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, will be held at The Barn at The Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket, on Friday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 10 p.m. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Mancini Center announces a new addition to its newsletter. “Ask The Doctor” is a new Q & A column written by Dr. Giordano-Perez, medical director for Tri-County Community Action Agency Health Center. He will address members’ medical questions and write his analysis… More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Lisa Bazzle’s new business has been cooking for a long time. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – In the more than two months since local Girl Scouts built a new wooden food pantry outside the old public safety complex on Mineral Spring Avenue, the shelves of the cabinet have gained traction as a valued community resource, as residents continue to find items they need. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Saying he’s excited and proud of what the North Providence Police Department will achieve through teamwork and trusting each other, new Chief of Police Alfredo Ruggiero Jr. was sworn in last Wednesday as friends and family watched at the Meehan Overlook. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Rev. Varghese will be blessing pets in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m., in the church parking lot of Mary, Mother of Mankind Church, 25 4th St. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council’s public safety subcommittee will key in on several important matters of public safety at its meeting next Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Town Hall. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Most of the busing concerns from the first few days of the school year have been cleared up, according to school officials, with the notable exception of statewide busing for out-of-district students and others who use it. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi has acquired a used ladder truck for $30,000 from the city of Cambridge, Mass., simultaneously selling the town’s former backup ladder truck for $15,000 to northern Rhode Island communities of Cumberland, Lincoln, Smithfield and Woonsocket to share. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The newly formed North Providence Animal Welfare Society, officially launched over the weekend, will host its first fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 25, with Best Buddy Bingo at the Lymansville VFW, 354 Fruit Hill Ave. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – AARP local chapter of North Providence 4580 will meet on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m., at the Firefighters Hall, 141 Urban Ave. More

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PROVIDENCE – Rep. William O’Brien, of House District 54, North Providence, is requesting a House Oversight Committee meeting to examine the recently awarded $5 million contract to the ILO Group to manage safely reopening schools in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. More

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PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers in a press release that one lot of Aldi Simply Nature Organic Poppy Seed Dressing is being recalled due to a processing issue that could allow for microbial growth. The recalled product comes in a 12 fl. oz. glass bottl… More

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PROVIDENCE – The 12th annual Race for Matt and Grace, a 5K run, walk, or roll event, will be held at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 18. Registration will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. There will be a speaking program at 9:30 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – School officials are acknowledging deficiencies in school busing to start the 2021-2022 school year, but Supt. Joe Goho says the majority of them are related to the statewide busing service. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Plans to finally reconstruct the football field behind North Providence High School, as well as build a new playground near Centredale Elementary School, are making significant progress this month. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co., Inc. will host a live performance on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. at the North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., featuring some of the poets included in two of Notable Works’ recent publications: “Voice… More

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PROVIDENCE – The American Parkinson Disease Association Rhode Island Chapter announces that the honoree for their annual APDA Optimism Walk, is past president of APDA RI and current APDA national board member, Athol Cochrane. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Lincolnwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility in North Providence, has opened a new subacute rehabilitation unit designed to help patients recover from surgery or illness and return home. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Town Council last week unanimously approved a victualing license for Cumberland-based Juliana’s Italian Bakery to expand to a second location at 1998 Mineral Spring Ave. in North Providence, in Anthony Manzo’s new building across from the old public sa… More