North Providence

Loporchio grateful for his win, stunned by the margin

NORTH PROVIDENCE – It’s a known trend in politics that challengers rarely succeed in taking out an incumbent of the same party without creating some level of dissatisfaction with the status quo. But... more

Town allowing requests for longer hours

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town is now accepting requests from owners of restaurants and bars for extended outdoor seating and will address them on a case-by-case basis. A change approved by the Town... more

N. Providence town employee fired after racist rant

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Longtime town employee Darren Barnes, who worked until this week as a custodian at the North Providence Public Safety Complex, has been fired after posting a threatening and racist... more

Ricci School teacher charged with rape of underage victim

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Longtime Ricci Middle School teacher Matthew Moniz was arrested on the first day of school Monday, charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault against a juvenile victim... more

Enjoy ‘Candyland Live’ outside NP Library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Staffers at the North Providence Union Free Library say they have an exciting ongoing outdoor “Candyland Live” game for families and children to enjoy in the area between the... more

Grants will help struggling residents with pet-related costs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Two local communities have received grants from the Rhode Island Foundation to assist pet owners who are struggling financially during the ongoing crisis with various veterinary-... more

Ruggerio strong on mail ballots, finishing Cioe’s run

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Senate District 4 challenger Lenny Cioe was feeling very optimistic after primary election night showed him down to incumbent Senate President Dominick Ruggerio by less than 200... more

Lombardi: No home will be built on North Elmore property

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A partially built home on North Elmore Avenue that was previously approved under controversial circumstances will not be completed, says Mayor Charles Lombardi, ending months of... more

Rod DaSilva says years of community involvement won him District 2 race

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Veteran educator and school board member Rod DaSilva said his win in last week’s District 2 School Committee race showed that voters liked his good work in town over the years. He... more

No Pumpkins in the Park, but town planning outdoor movie night

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town workers are replacing their popular annual event Pumpkins in the Park with an outdoor movie night this year. “We can’t control the crowds with Pumpkins in the Park, but still... more

K of C Dillon Council will hold Friday pasta night

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Knights of Columbus Dillon Council, 1675 Douglas Ave., will hold Friday Pasta Night on Friday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. The menu will feature stuffed shells, tortellini in pink vodka... more

Allendale Baptist Church to hold food pantry

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Allendale Baptist Church, 545 Woonasquatucket Ave., will be holding its monthly food pantry this Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19 all clients must stay in... more

Bike ride and apple picking Sept. 26

JOHNSTON – The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council will host a bike ride to Dame Farm in Johnston for some apple picking on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. The group will leave from Riverside Park... more

Race for Matt & Grace set for Sept. 19-Oct. 3

The 11th annual FARA 5K Race for Matt & Grace will take place as a virtual event from Saturday, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 3. Participants are invited to walk, run or roll wherever you... more