North Providence

Leaders look to make Douglas Ave. a vibrant corridor

But there will be plenty of challenges
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Ongoing development of new businesses up and down Mineral Spring Avenue is something the town should be proud of, says Town Council President Dino Autiello, and now it’s time to... more

Sides: Plenty of wins within new police contract

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The long-awaited new police contract officially signed late last week is laden with small changes that will bring big results for the operation of the North Providence Police... more

Kasapoglu dominant in third straight Spelling Bee win

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Yilmaz Kasapoglu, an 8th-grader from Birchwood Middle School in North Providence, has his sights set on a greater goal following his third straight win and final appearance in the... more

School construction remains on time for fall

Redistricting plan expected by March
NORTH PROVIDENCE – School will open after Labor Day in North Providence this year, allowing for as much preparation time as possible for the opening of the town’s two new elementary schools. Two... more

Lombardi honored to receive Chamber’s Burlingame Award

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LINCOLN – North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi said he was honored and humbled to receive the Barbara Burlingame Distinguished Public Service award at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce... more

Second Providence Bagel location opens in No. Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The formula for success at Providence Bagel is a slow and careful expansion that focuses on the details of its unique Rhode Island brand, says owner Chris Wietecha. The second... more

Honey Dew opens new shop in North Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The newest location of the Honey Dew franchise is opening this week at 1113 Mineral Spring Ave. The location across from Stop & Shop marks the 25th Honey Dew location in Rhode... more

Union Free Library announces children’s and teen programs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., announces the following children’s and teen programs. For families and... more

Lt. Perez, town settle sexual harassment suit

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Lt. Diana Perez, the officer who three years ago sued former interim Chief of Police Chris Pelagio and other police and town officials over claims of sexual harassment, reached a $... more

Fatima Hospital lists staff appointments

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence has made the following physician leadership appointments. Dr. John K. Czerwein Jr. has been named Chief of the Division of... more


Alexander Baldino, of North Providence, has been named to Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s fall semester dean’s list. He is a 2016 graduate of North Providence High. Tatiana Reno, of North... more

Veteran Town Hall Meeting Feb. 15

PROVIDENCE – The Providence VA Medical Center and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s Providence Regional Office are hosting a joint Veterans Town Hall meeting from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb.... more

Electronic recycling event set for Feb. 23

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Indie Cycle LLC will be accepting electronic items including computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, routers, PDAs, cell phones, mice, keyboards, ink-jet printers, toner... more

Join the Arbor Day Foundation, get free trees

Anyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm. The free trees are part of the... more

R.I. Academic Decathlon looking for volunteers

WARWICK – Rhode Island Academic Decathlon is recruiting volunteers for their Sunday, March 10, state competition, hosted by CCRI in Warwick. Volunteers evaluate the speech and interview skills of... more