North Providence

Town hires Wiegand as new planner

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town has hired Brent Wiegand, an East Greenwich resident who has been working as planning technician for the town of Narragansett, as its new full-time town planner. Wiegand... more

No tickets yet for blocking the box

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Local police haven’t issued any tickets to drivers for blocking the exit ramps at Route 146 and Mineral Spring Avenue since new “don’t block the box” painted traffic control... more

Officials set to discuss ‘tangible’ way to cut taxes

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Discussions on cutting the taxes local business owners pay on such items as equipment and furnishings are gaining steam among local officials. The Town Council’s finance... more

Officials explain what they’re looking for in deputy police chief

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The search is on for the town’s new deputy chief of police, to serve under newly promoted Chief Arthur Martins following the retirement of Chief David Tikoian. The deadline for... more

Whelan’s Spanish Club fosters connections

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Just four weeks into a new program at Whelan Elementary School, students are already having basic conversations in Spanish. Those involved in Whelan’s new Spanish Club said the... more

Mancini Center lists programs, seeks Bingo volunteers

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. • The URI Pharmacy Outreach will present the program “Hearing Loss and the Older Adult” on... more

Union Free Library announces programs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., announced the following programs. • Last Friday of the Month Book Club meets Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. Each person shares a short... more

COLLEGE NEWS

Jacob Jorgensen, of North Smithfield, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Samantha Latos, of North Providence, has been named to the fall semester dean... more

Birthday Club

March 2 Happy Birthday, Nicole Dotzenrod! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze! March 4 Kacie Palma Galligan, Happy 21st! We love you! Papa and Nana March 6 The Valley Breeze wishes Gloria... more

AARP meets Feb. 27

NORTH PROVIDENCE – AARP Chapter 4580 will meet Thursday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m., at The Church of the Presentation, 1081 Mineral Spring Ave. The speaker this month will be AAA Older Wiser Driver. Coffee... more