North Providence

‘Pink bag’ initiative would keep clothes out of the dump

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Residents could soon see pink bags dotting the town on recycling day if leaders move forward with a new program under consideration to keep clothing and other textiles out of the... more

Planners recommend against marijuana grow facility

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Planning Board last Wednesday unanimously voted to advise the Zoning Board of Review not to grant a use variance to allow a marijuana cultivation facility at... more

Officials crack down on animal breeding in a residential zone

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are promising neighbors of a home on Piave Street that they’re going to address alleged unlawful breeding of animals there. Residents at the Nov. 7 Town Council... more

A new $24,000 bill further complicates senior center takeover

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials have been notified about a years-long pay dispute at the Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, further confusing the proposed takeover of the nonprofit... more

Ceremony kicks off construction of ‘100-year’ safety complex

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials last Friday officially broke ground on a new public safety complex on Mineral Spring Avenue. Workers from Johnston-based J.R. Vinagro had already gotten a head start... more

Chief Tikoian supports use of body cameras by officers

NORTH PROVIDENCE – New Chief of Police David Tikoian says he’s open to buying body cameras to be worn by local police officers. Asked about the potential for body cameras after a controversial police... more

Davies auto students get hands on a police car

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LINCOLN – It’s not every day that a police cruiser comes rolling through the shop’s garage doors at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln, but when it does, students in... more

Warm Hearts Warm Coats Day is Nov. 24

PAWTUCKET – The city’s Warm Hearts Warm Coats Day will be held Friday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the multi-purpose room at the Salvation Army, 102 High St. Do you have extra coats or warm... more

Good Neighbor Energy Fund accepting requests for help with bills

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund announces that it is now open for those Rhode Island households experiencing financial difficulty and in need of assistance with their energy... more

Centredale School announces Feinstein Jr. Scholars

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named Centredale School’s Feinstein Jr. Scholars for October: Jean Carlo Molina-Sanchez, Isaiah McFadden, Aaron Burke, Ibrahima Fall, Sparrow... more