North Providence

NP residents renew call to allow backyard chickens

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Advocates for an ordinance to allow backyard chickens in this town say they’re undeterred by past reluctance from town officials to make the change. Liz Canario, a Woodhaven... more

By staying in ‘acting’ police chief role, Pelagio bumped his pay by $14,000

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Chris Pelagio, who retired as the town’s acting police chief on Aug. 22, bumped his “bust out” pay from the department by some $14,000 by staying in the town’s police union an... more

N. Providence man accused of filming sexual assault on cell phone

PROVIDENCE – Francis Scott, 36, of North Providence, made an initial appearance in federal court in Providence Tuesday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with producing and possessing child... more

NP’s Lapierre has big plans for ‘Tiny’ role

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A North Providence girl’s dreams will come true during the upcoming holiday season, as she fills an unusual role in Trinity Repertory Company’s “A Christmas Carol.” Nine-year-old... more

Convert VHS tapes to DVD at library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Library now has a VHS-to-DVD converter. The machine is ideal for converting family videos and non-copyrighted material. The equipment is available on a first-... more

NP FOPA sponsoring bus trip to Foxwoods

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Fraternal Order of Police Associates is sponsoring a bus trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino this Saturday, Oct. 21. The bus will leave from the Stop & Shop... more

Town’s GOP Committee sponsors essay contest; submissions due by Dec. 18

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence GOP Committee is again sponsoring an essay contest available to all students attending North Providence High School. This marks the third consecutive year the... more

Whelan hosts FUNDrive to raise money for technology tools

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Whelan Elementary will host a FUNDrive, a fundraiser in conjunction with Savers, to raise money for technology equipment at the school at 1440 Mineral Spring Ave. On Saturday, Oct... more

Union Free Library announces adult programs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., announces the following adult programs. • Mystery Book Club: The next meeting of the Mystery Book Club will be... more

Police hosting annual drug take-back event

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department will hold its annual drug take-back day on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-off point will be in the rear of the department on on... more

Special education committee hosts free dinner meeting Nov. 8

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Special Education Local Advisory Committee will host a free dinner meeting where the Rhode Island Parent Information Network will present the workshop Bullying... more

Save the date for Lombardi’s holiday charity event

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi has announced that this year’s holiday charity event, The Nordic Noel Charity Ball, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Twin River Event Center in... more