North Providence's $1 million water tank set to go into the ground

Police chief closely monitoring costs of new public safety complex
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Drivers along Mineral Spring Avenue can’t miss the gaping hole in the ground across from North Providence High School. The hole, measuring more than 200 feet long and some 16 feet deep, will soon contain the town’s new $1 million underground water storage tank, designed to hold... more

Collette turns 100, looks toward expanding existing city headquarters

PAWTUCKET – When current Collette CEO Dan Sullivan Jr.’s father, Dan Sullivan Sr., bought Collette Travel from Jack Collette in 1962, there were a grand total of three full-time employees and three tour guides. If employees stepped backward, they risked falling down the open stairs to the basement... more

High drama punctuates Pawtucket District 8 special election

Three Democrats, two Republicans will square off in party primaries Feb. 27
PAWTUCKET – An unexpected entrant into the Senate District 8 race last week had former allies questioning each other’s motives and... more

North Providence animal shelter, trash totes top budget priorities

Mayor hoping to avoid a tax increase
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town Council members are lining up their priorities for 2018 budget talks this spring, and two hot topics will be... more