North Providence

NP seeks another $400,000 for fields, boating center

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are seeking two grants totaling $400,000 from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to fund upgrades to local baseball fields and develop a new... more

NP officials opposed to Pawtucket transfer station

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are jumping into the fray on a proposal for a controversial new waste transfer station in Pawtucket, saying the facility will have a negative impact on North... more

Town seeking new deputy chief of police

NORTH PROVIDENCE – New Police Chief David Tikoian is now seeking qualified applicants to serve under him in his department’s second highest post. The town, according to a posted job description, is... more

Pathways students get a dose of real-life knowledge from healthcare workers

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High School students in the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH Academy, recently teamed up with partners in the health-care field for a... more

BankRI kicks off 20th year of collecting holiday gifts for children with its ‘Giving Tree’

Bank Rhode Island is sponsoring its “Holiday Giving Tree” for the 20th year to help brighten the holidays for children in need across the state. Each of BankRI’s 20 branches throughout the state will... more

Uchmanowicz honored for her community work

SMITHFIELD – Mary Kay Uchmanowicz, licensed owner and board-certified audiologist at Twin Rivers Hearing Health Inc. in Smithfield, was honored last month by the Rhode Island Minority Elder Task... more

Court date for dog and rabbit breeder put off until January

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials were forced to put off municipal court action against an alleged illegal animal breeding operation at 22 Piave St. this week. A previously scheduled court hearing... more

DEM: Time to identify potential snow disposal sites

PROVIDENCE – With winter approaching, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is reminding businesses, community groups, and state and local government agencies to begin preparations... more

Gem Plumbing matching holiday donations

LINCOLN – Gem Plumbing & Heating, based in Lincoln, is hosting its holiday “Gem Cares” donation match program to benefit McAuley House in Providence. Now through Dec. 31, “Gem Cares” will match... more

R.I. Foundation seeks community-minded entrepreneurs to receive grants

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation is looking for people with bold ideas for moving the state forward, and is offering $600,000 in seed grants through the Carter Fellowships for Entrepreneurial... more

Good Neighbor Energy Fund opens to help those in need pay energy bills

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund is now open for those Rhode Island households experiencing financial difficulty and in need of assistance with their energy bills. The fund,... more

Holiday bazaars

Weekend of Dec. 8-10 Holiday Fair and Shopping Event at North Cumberland Middle School, 400 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland, Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fifty vendors selling handmade goods, jewelry,... more

Library hosts wreath craft on Dec. 12

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., will offer a holiday wreath craft on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Make your... more

Christmas church services

To be included in this listing of Christmas church services that are open to the public, email the information to or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Unit... more