North Providence

NP native hired as new director of town library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Stefanie Blankenship describes starting her new role as director of the North Providence Union Free Library as a homecoming. Blankenship, who was born and raised in North... more

Councilman seeks new rules on leashing, containing dogs

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Following multiple recent dog attacks, Town Councilor Steven DiLorenzo is seeking new rules on leashing and keeping pets in town. The attacks, said DiLorenzo, happened in the area... more

After long recovery, Officer Ariza excited to be back on duty

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Nineteen months after a drunk driver nearly took his life, leaving him with numerous injuries, Officer Christian Ariza is back working at the North Providence Police Department.... more

Busing stands in the way of a full return to school

NORTH PROVIDENCE - As required by the state, North Providence shared its draft school re-opening plan with the public on July 31, posting the more than 100-page document to the school department’s... more

Grant boosts fire communications, improves safety

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency last week announced $59 million in direct assistance grants to 392 fire departments nationwide, including $390,600 to the North Providence... more

If you get sick, avoid contact with your pet

I repeatedly ask people how they’re doing as these days go by. Everyone has been seriously impacted by this pandemic. There is no end in sight and yet it must end. Whenever I first read that there... more

The Breeze places in 10 award categories

LINCOLN – The Valley Breeze newspapers have placed among the top three winners in 10 categories for the annual Rhode Island Press Association awards. The 10 different categories is a record for the... more

Library announces children’s programs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., has announced its children’s programs. Registration is required. Call 401-353-5600, ext 5. • Curbside Balloon... more

Tri-County offers free packets to dispose of medications

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Tri-County Community Action Agency Southern Providence County Regional Coalition announces that it is offering free packets to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired... more