North Providence

Brayton School conversion proposal moves forward

Neighbors concerned about parking in area
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Plans are moving forward on the proposed adaptive re-use of the former E.A. Brayton School at 2 Thomas St. following approvals from the Planning and Zoning Boards last week.... more

Town considers second recycling bins, increased frequency

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials will consider a couple of proposals to help increase recycling in town. The Town Council’s finance subcommittee, at its Oct. 26 meeting, will hold a discussion and... more

Blue-green algae bloom in Wenscott Reservoir in North Providence

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Management are advising people to avoid contact with Wenscott Reservoir in North Providence, due to blue-green... more

School deficit evaporates; Lombardi commends council for holding line

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi is commending the Town Council for standing its ground during budget discussions in the spring, saying newly discovered “accounting and recording errors”... more

Early voting catches on quickly in NP

NORTH PROVIDENCE – During a time of turmoil, with a presidential election approaching during a pandemic, early voting has become all the rage, a trend that’s no different in North Providence. Town... more

Eagle Scout project beautifies Volunteer Firefighters Monument

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Using a hobby he knows, Girell Alexandre, 16, of North Providence and Troop 76 Providence, completed his Eagle Scout project by landscaping the grounds around the North Providence... more

NP among more affordable towns, but still out of reach for many

NORTH PROVIDENCE – This town is among the top ones in Rhode Island for best affordability when it comes to buying a home or renting an apartment, but housing remains a significant obstacle for many... more

Write a letter, bring joy to those in isolation

The statewide letter exchange Dear Rhode Island has seen more than 150 letters crossing the state since its launch in June, helping Rhode Island residents feel just a little more connected. As the... more

Union Free Library has mobile hot spots available

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., now has 21 mobile hot spots available to North Providence residents for borrowing. Patrons may borrow the hot... more

Barr promises to lead with integrity

John Barr, Democratic candidate for Senate District 17, believes that truth matters. “Time and again my opponent has tried to disown his voting record. He continues to state that he supports pre-... more

Paolino focused on forward growth

Before the pandemic began, state Sen. Thomas Paolino said that District 17 was on the move. “This was not by accident. In the state Senate, we cut the minimum corporate tax rate to the lowest in New... more