Eyesore building to finally be demolished

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The dilapidated building on the corner of Mineral Spring Avenue and Smithfield Road, long the target of complaints and town citations, is set to be demolished after Rhode Island State Building Board and Standards Commission sided last week with the town in the matter. The... more

Councilor calls for ‘rat summit’ as leaders reject ‘dusting’ plan

PAWTUCKET – A local councilman is suggesting a citywide “rat summit” might be in order for residents and leaders to discuss their concerns about the troubling spread of rodents locally. Councilor John Barry III, of District 4, said rats have spread well beyond Fairlawn, where the city’s Grotto... more

Officials: Bikes weren’t still evidence; police reviewing

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PAWTUCKET – Officials say bicycles stored at the Capeverdean American Community Development Center on High Street were not still a... more

Snodgrass tries to make history in District 3 Council race

NORTH PROVIDENCE – No Republican has won a Town Council seat in some 40 years or more, says Brendan Snodgrass, but he’s intent on... more