North Providence

Pitts-Wiley: I don’t feel safe in my own country

PAWTUCKET – Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, co-founder of Mixed Magic Theatre, says the protests seen across the U.S. over the past few days after the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis... more

Council shifts money for potential school shortfalls

16 school staffers receive layoff notices
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council last week transferred $200,000 to a special council contingency account, adding it to $194,000 previously found in budget savings for potential as-needed... more

Almond: No prohibition on selling land to North Providence

LINCOLN – There are many pieces of the puzzle still needing to be fit in, but Lincoln would certainly be within its rights to sell a small chunk of land on the North Providence line to the... more

NP officials hoping to still set off fireworks

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are maintaining the fireworks line item in the 2020-2021 budget, hoping to still entertain residents at some point before the weather turns cold again. Mayor Charles... more

Lombardi: With less in budget, Grid paving more important

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Though he hasn’t heard back yet from National Grid on his request that the utility company complete full curb-to-curb repaving after doing work on local streets, Mayor Charles... more

Council makes way for condo development

NORTH PROVIDENCE – After years of deliberations and numerous versions of plans submitted, the Town Council last week took the step developer Armand Cortellesso needed to build his 24 condos in the... more

Graduates can bring more family members

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence High School Class of 2020 are returning to the high school this week, by appointment, to cross the stage to receive their diploma. A virtual... more

Rhode Island enters phase 2 of reopening plan

The state entered phase 2 of its reopening plan on Monday, and Gov. Gina Raimondo announced a number of relaxed restrictions leading up to it. Here are the highlights: • Gatherings are now limited to... more

DaSilva running for re-election

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Incumbent District 2 North Providence School Committee member Rod DaSilva is announcing his intention to run for re-election. “I think I have a reputation as a person who is... more

DiLorenzo running again in District 3

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Incumbent Town Councilor Steven DiLorenzo has announced his re-election campaign in District 3. DiLorenzo said he was the one and the strongest voice who wanted to make the town’s... more

Pick up books curbside at the library

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Library is offering curbside pickup now through when the facility eventually reopens. Any patron may fill out the form on the library website,,... more

Summer Food Program begins June 16

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence will begin its Summer Food Program distribution on Tuesday, June 16. The program will run Monday-Thursday through Aug. 14. Meals will be served at North... more

Program offering $5,000 to innovative young people

MCLEAN, Va. – The nonprofit Hunter Brooks Watson Memorial Fund is offering competitive grants from $500 to $5,000 for those between the ages of 16 and 25. Its focus is on providing financial... more

Birthday Club

June 1 Marco Anthony Tucci, Happy 24th Birthday! Best wishes forever. Love, Mom and DadNicole and Natalia Noviello, Happy 10th Birthday! Love, Daddy Al, Mom Gia, Grandma GaGo, and Auntie Lorraine... more

Alcoholics Anonymous reminding residents it is available for help

The Rhode Island branch of Alcoholics Anonymous is reminding residents of its contact information, at 401-438-8860 or 401-739-8777. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women “who share... more

Write R.I. announces writing project

PROVIDENCE – Write Rhode Island announces Our Lives Now, a flash non-fiction writing project for Rhode Island students in grades 7-12. Students are invited to submit a reflection on their current... more