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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The new $500,000 playground opening this weekend at 7 June St. in Marieville will officially be known as North Providence Encompass Park, said Mayor Charles Lombardi this week. The name is all about reflecting that this is an all-encompassing place for all children and fam…

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence students showed slight improvement in mathematics while holding the line in English language arts, according to the recently released results of the 2022 Rhode Island… MoreNorth Providence RICAS results

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At the Oct. 27 meeting of the local AARP Chapter 4580, President Linda Culbertson presented a donation check to Michael Porter of the Alzheimer’s Association of R.I. Porter and his wife, Donna, gave a p… MoreAARP donation

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Thanks to the efforts of dedicated volunteers, many local cemeteries that were deemed to be missing or lost have been recovered in the last decade, but the effort to find the Blackstone Valley’s burials… MoreHave you seen this cemetery?

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PROVIDENCE – A North Providence man on bail while awaiting trial in Rhode Island state court on drug trafficking charges, and who is also currently on probation in four separate state court cases, was ordered detained in federal custody as the result of an unrelated FBI Safe Street Task Forc… MoreConvicted drug trafficker detained

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi, in conjunction with the North Providence Police and Fire Departments, Town Councilor Stefano Famiglietti, School Committee member Chuck Pollock, and the Moms of Marieville, are presenting this year’s town Trunk or Treat Event. MoreTrunk or Treat is Thursday

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department will receive a $411,250 grant for 47 new body cameras to be worn by local officers. Mayor Charles Lombardi says he and Chief Alfredo Ruggiero Jr. are on the same page when it comes to implementing use of the cameras. MoreNPPD will be acquiring body cameras

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town’s Pumpkins in the Park Spectacular returns next Friday, Oct. 28, to Notte Park off Douglas Avenue. Organizers are promising “more ghostly surprises than ever before,” but say it’s still the family-friendly event it’s always been. MorePumpkins in the Park returns next week

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The owner of the 787 Restaurant and Lounge at 1270 Mineral Spring Ave. has paid back about two-thirds of its bill for regular police details required by the town, but there was no action last week on whether the club will be required to keep paying them. MoreOwner at 787 Restaurant makes payments, but police details still to be decided