North Providence

Ciccone defends bill requiring in-person contact lens renewals

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A bill from a local senator would effectively prevent Rhode Islanders from using an online service to renew prescriptions for contact lenses or glasses. The owner of national... more

House approves 2018 budget

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 64-11 Thursday to approve a $9.2 billion 2018 state budget. Lawmakers said the budget: • Closes a $134 million shortfall that opened up... more

Despite requests for delay, budget vote on tonight’s agenda

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the Town Council’s finance subcommittee have recommended postponing a planned budget vote this week, but a meeting to decide the 2017-2018 spending plan is still on the... more

Senior center cuts staff, will continue to operate

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Leaders of the town’s senior center have laid off most of the center’s staff in an effort to continue operations there. Executive Director Karen Testa Leone told The North... more

Committee narrows down school designs

Board expected to take final vote on plans at June 28 meeting before submitting to RIDE
NORTH PROVIDENCE – With demolition days nearing, the North Providence Facilities Committee is hammering down final plans for two new elementary schools. The board has narrowed down conceptual site... more

Assistant Supt. Jacques leaving No. Providence schools

Lisa Jacques to join Foster-Glocester regional school district
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The assistant superintendent of North Providence schools, Lisa Jacques, will soon leave the district for a new role with the Foster-Glocester Regional School District. “I am truly... more

Old hobby store will be torn down for Hopscotch parking

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – You might call it Centredale’s hidden gem. The Hopscotch Room Village has done a brisk business since its owners opened three new restaurants in one building late last year, but... more

North Providence Farmers Market opens Friday in high school lot

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Farmers Market will open this Friday, June 23, and be open each Friday through Sept. 15. The market, located in the parking lot of North Providence High School... more

Join in the Centredale History Walk Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A second neighborhood walk through historic Centredale will take place on Friday, June 23, beginning at 1 p.m. The walk will include volunteers from AARP who will complete a street... more

Beekeeping Basics offered June 24

SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, will host Beekeeping Basics on Saturday, June 24, at 1 p.m. The Rhode Island Beekeepers Association will present this introductory class.... more

Town GOP will hold next meeting June 27

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Republican Town Committee will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 27 at the North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. The... more

Lymansville Neighborhood Association holds first public meeting Tuesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Lymansville Neighborhood Association invites residents with ideas or interest in being involved with their Lymansville community to attend the group’s first public meeting on... more

Public invited to Health and Wellness Fair at the library Tuesday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The second annual North Providence Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by Golden Crest Nursing Centre, will be held Tuesday, June 27, at the North Providence Union Free Library,... more

Mancini Center’s book club meets June 28

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center announces the following programs. The Support Group for Caregivers of Memory Impaired Seniors meets Thursday, June 22, from 9:30... more

Dillon Council K of C will hold annual celebration July 3

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Knights of Columbus Dillon Council, 1675 Douglas Ave., will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 3, at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults; $10 for children... more

Youth bereavement camp Aug. 3-4

PROVIDENCE – Space is still available at Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island’s 11th annual Camp BraveHeart, a free summer camp for kids and teens ages 4 to 17 who are grieving the loss of... more

NPHS Class of 1967 reunites Aug. 19

NORTH PROVIDENCE – There is still time to make a reservation to attend the 50-year reunion celebration of the North Providence High School Class of 1967. Join with fellow classmates on Saturday,... more