North Providence

Town asked to abandon two roads for development

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town should soon be down a couple of streets as a developer is looking to use them as part of his plan for a new commercial project. Michael Grieco Jr., owner of 1601 Mineral... more

Loporchio, Giusti square off in District 1

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The primary race between two Democrats for the District 1 Town Council seat is the picture of positivity, with challenger Steven Loporchio declining to say anything negative about... more

Johnston woman reported missing

Johnston police say they are searching for a woman who's been reported missing. Christina Aguiar, 43, has ties in Johnston and Fall River, Mass., She was last seen on Oxford Street in Fall River.,... more

Grant secures second trailer to address traffic concerns

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A $16,500 grant acquired by the North Providence Police Department through the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has been used to purchase a new traffic trailer, an all-... more

Record number of NPHS students take AP exams

NORTH PROVIDENCE –Despite unprecedented challenges associated with learning during a pandemic, North Providence High School students improved the school’s Advanced Placement exams record this year.... more

Parents begin grassroots efforts to educate children

‘Learning pods’ being explored to ease family strain of at-home learning
With just under three weeks until the first day of school, Rhode Island students and their parents are growing anxious. The state is not expected to announce its exact plans for reopening schools... more

As gyms take COVID hit, some pushing back against cancellations

As gyms struggle with the financial realities of COVID-19, some people are finding it easier to cancel their memberships than others. In North Smithfield, Myles Briggs said he was dumbfounded back in... more

North Providence Library reopens, offers outdoor art studio for children

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library has reopened for browsing hours. The library will be open at limited capacity on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and... more