North Providence

Bid for town’s last liquor license drives questions about parking

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a new restaurant in Centredale, which would take up the last available liquor license, is drawing opposition from one neighbor who says he doesn’t want the town to... more

NP looks to hire five new dispatchers for planned merger with Pawtucket

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town is seeking to add five new full-time positions as a plan for the merging of emergency dispatching services with Pawtucket proceeds. North Providence Communications... more

NPHS grad García Polanco is James Beard scholarship winner

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – During her years at North Providence High School and as leader of the North Providence Mayor’s Youth Commission, Vanessa García Polanco always had an interest in food and how it... more

Mayor encourages everyone to enjoy rescheduled tree lighting

NORTH PROVIDENCE – One of the premiere annual events at the revamped Meehan Overlook at Notte Park, the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree, is now scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 15, after snow forced... more

Check out our ‘Christmas in the Valley’

We hope you’ll enjoy our annual Christmas in the Valley section, found in this week’s editions of The Valley Breeze. The theme this year is on the people who make Christmas special locally. Our staff... more

Already successful winter coat drive runs through Saturday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – After a news item about the Marieville Neighborhood Partnership’s inaugural coat drive on Nov. 12, Town Councilor Ken Amoriggi said he got a bunch of phone calls the same day of... more

No. Providence police make one DUI arrest over Thanksgiving weekend

NORTH PROVIDENCE – This past Thanksgiving weekend North Providence police, participating in the national enforcement campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, arrested one individual for driving under... more

Lombardi’s Holiday Gala planned for Dec. 14

LINCOLN – North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi has announced that this year’s annual holiday party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Twin River Casino. The festivities begin with a cocktail... more

‘The artist in World War II’ Sunday at North Gate Toll House

LINCOLN – The Blackstone Valley Historical Society will host “The artist in World War II” on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., at North Gate Toll House, 1873 Louisquisset Pike, in the upstairs hall. A... more

Adopt-a-Family program seeking donations

PAWTUCKET – The Ernie Marot Memorial Adopt-a-Family Program, run by the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, is seeking cash donations to help defray the cost of gift cards for shoes for children. A total of 106... more

Town seeks grants to develop athletic field, create Marieville community playground

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council on Tuesday held a public hearing on $500,000 in combined grant requests for two proposed projects. • The first request to the Rhode Island Department of... more

NPFD offers tips for fire safety

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Fire Department would like to educate residents on some common safety tips to follow in your home that will create a safer environment for all. The following... more

Cookie workshop, music with Mr. Rowland coming to library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., announces the following events. • Cookie Workshop: Friday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m. Tastefully Simple will have a... more

Birchwood gives back

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mild weather on Nov. 26 gave a group of Birchwood Middle School students the chance to stretch their legs with a game of flag football, a reward to the classes that donated the... more

Douglas Avenue bridge reopens; buses are back

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The newly redone Geneva Pond Bridge reopened to traffic last week, welcome news for anyone who’s been avoiding the area due to the detour, said Mayor Charles Lombardi. “It looks... more

Traffic sensor at The Crossing goes live for holiday traffic

SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s new sensor system near The Crossing at Smithfield shopping complex, which automatically keeps the light green for longer if traffic at... more

Birthday Club

Dec. 14 Happy 100th Birthday, Michelina Marotti! From Anna, Hector and Emily Marotti Also, A belated Happy 4th Birthday to Kai Stephen O’Neal, Nov. 7.

Holiday bazaars and fairs

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8 Saint John the Baptist Church, 69 Quincy Ave., Pawtucket, will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m... more

PawSox Holiday Party is this Saturday

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Red Sox will present its 5th annual PawSox Enchanted Village Holiday Party at McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, in... more

Holly Jolly Bingo is Sunday at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. • The Senior Center Association will host a Holly Jolly Bingo on Sunday, Dec. 8. Doors open... more