North Providence

Lombardi: Agreement near on senior center

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi says he’s ready to present a proposal to the Town Council on making the nonprofit senior center a town department, potentially ending a lengthy standoff on... more

NP Farmers Market ends abruptly

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Seven years after its founding at Notte Park, the North Providence Farmers Market appears to have ended for good. The market struggled off and on for years with attendance, and it... more

Dirt cheap? Town looking to sell 30,000 yards of earth

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are seeking to sell an estimated 30,000 cubic yards of dirt and stone on the site of the future public safety building, across from North Providence High School off... more

Campers learn that strategy, not strength, key in martial arts

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A martial arts demonstration replete with lethal-looking weapons, including wooden poles (bos), samurai swords (katanas) and nunchakus (made popular by Bruce Lee), engaged some 100... more

Continuity is key ingredient for Pawtucket’s 90th Greek Festival

PAWTUCKET – Fans of Pawtucket’s Greek Festival know exactly what to expect: the same old favorites, no gimmicks, and a commitment to tradition. Elli Panichas, of the Greek Orthodox Church of the... more

Tikoian will be sworn in as new chief Tuesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi has announced that a swearing-in ceremony for the new police chief of the North Providence Police Department, Maj. David Tikoian, will be held next Tuesday,... more

ACLU settles immigration suit involving former NP resident

In a case that led to a groundbreaking court decision limiting the power of immigration officials, the American Civil Liberties Union last week announced the settlement of a lawsuit it filed in 2012... more

Corvese bill stiffening punishments for fentanyl becomes law

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Arthur Corvese’s legislation amending the state’s Uniform Controlled Substances Act to include penalties for fentanyl possession was signed into law by Gov. Gina Raimondo last week... more

Town collecting old recycling bins Saturday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Looking to get rid of those old blue and green recycling bins? The North Providence Recycling Division will hold a bin collection event this Saturday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon... more

Student orientation at Ricci Aug. 29

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Dr. E. A. Ricci Middle School will host a Grade 6 and New Student Orientation for parents and students on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. at the school, 51 Intervale Ave. The... more

Join a summer sing-along at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. The Support Group for Caregivers of Memory Impaired Seniors will meet... more

Chamber hosting Business Before Hours at Tumblesalts

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce will host Business Before Hours at Tumblesalts Cafe, 1 Morgan Ave., on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Start the day by making... more