North Providence

Town’s schools on par with disappointing statewide RICAS scores

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner said the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System, or “RICAS,” – the state’s newly adopted standardized test format – would give officials... more

Police ID man who robbed Salvation Army; public asked to help find him

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Police say they've identified a man who allegedly broke into the Salvation Army store on Smith Street and stole coins, but haven't caught him yet. On Nov. 6, police sent out a... more

North Providence wins boating center grant for Camp Meehan

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Money for the transformation of Camp Meehan keeps pouring in, with another $182,500 headed North Providence’s way to complete a top-to-bottom renovation of the former arts and... more

After Johnston wins settlement over lights on state roads, Lombardi also seeking handoff of state streetlights

NORTH PROVIDENCE – In the wake of a settlement allowing Johnston to avoid having to pay for streetlights on state roads moving forward, Mayor Charles Lombardi says he will be looking to follow the... more

Community shares hopes for next school superintendent

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Twenty-three individuals have submitted applications to be superintendent of schools in North Providence, according to Joseph Erardi, an independent search consultant hired by the... more

Officials: Early days of trash tote program going well

Another drop-off of old bins set for Saturday
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials say one of two planned events to take in old store-bought trash cans at North Providence High School went well last Saturday, Dec. 1, with a second event planned for... more

Gym, barbershop planned for Douglas Avenue

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A local company is looking to develop a new gym and barbershop in a vacant former manufacturing space at 1164 Douglas Ave., near Geneva Pond and just up the road from Shaw’s. The... more

The Birthday Club

Dec. 3 Christine Sousa, Happy 50th Birthday! From Steve, Zack, Josh and Ava Dec. 16 Happy Birthday Ava Sousa, We love you! From Mom, Dad, Zack and Josh

Happy Notes perform at Mancini Center Monday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. Blood pressure screenings will be offered on Thursdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and 2 to 4 p... more

NPSELAC will hold IEP workshop

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Special Education Local Advisory Committee will be hosting an IEP Binder Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 9. RSVP is needed by Friday, Dec. 14. The workshop will... more

Make a gingerbread house at the library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., will hold an Ugly Sweater and Gingerbread House-making event on Saturday, Dec.... more