Annual Pumpkins in the Park Spectacular – Friday, October 28th

Annual Pumpkins in the Park Spectacular on Friday, October 28

RIDOH and DEM Expanding Recommendation to Avoid Contact with Wenscott Reservoir

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RIDOH and DEM Expanding Recommendation to Avoid Contact with Wenscott

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Wenscott Reservoir in North Providence due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom. A previous advisory this summer specified the area of Wenscott Reservoir near Douglas Pike, just past Cavalry Drive. This advisory expands to all of Wenscott Reservoir. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. The RIDOH State Laboratory detected high concentrations of cyanobacteria toxins in water collected by DEM at Governor Notte Park.

People should be careful not to ingest water or eat fish from the pond. All recreation, including fishing, boating, and kayaking, should be avoided. Animals who may ingest pond water are especially at risk from exposure to the algal toxins, so owners should not allow pets to drink or swim in the water. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Skin contact with water containing blue-green algae commonly causes irritation of the skin, nose, eyes, and/or throat. Common health effects associated with ingesting water containing algal toxins include stomach-ache, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Rarer health effects include dizziness, headache, fever, liver damage, and nervous system damage. Young children and pets are at a particular risk for health effects associated with algal toxins. People who have had contact with pond waters and experience those symptoms should contact their healthcare provider.

If you come into contact with the water, rinse your skin with clean water as soon as possible and, when you get home, take a shower and wash your clothes. Similarly, if your pet comes into contact with the water, immediately wash your pet with clean water. Do not let the animal lick its fur. Call a veterinarian if your animal shows any symptoms of blue-green algae poisoning, including loss of energy, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, or any unexplained sickness that occurs within a day or so after being in contact with water. People are cautioned that toxins may persist in the water after the blue-green algae bloom is no longer visible. 

Blue-green algae blooms may also be affecting other waterbodies in Rhode Island. People are advised to avoid contact with waterbodies that exhibit bright green coloration in the water or at the water surface and/or dense floating algal mats that form on the water’s surface. The water may look like green paint, thick pea soup, or green cottage cheese. 

For more information and a list of current and historical advisories, go to Please send reports of suspected blue-green algae blooms, along with photographs, if possible to .

Attention: 10 Month Payment Plans – Online Payments Suspended


Board of Canvassers Open Extra Hours on October 8 & 10

ATTENTION VOTERS              

The North Providence Board of Canvassers, located in Town Hall on 2000 Smith Street, Room G13, will be open on Saturday, October 8 ,2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 accept voter registrations forms from North Providence residents.   North Providence residents may also register to vote or update their voter registration on Sunday, October 10th 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Service Desk of the Public Safety Complex, located at 1835 Mineral Spring Avenue.  

Your polling locations will be posted on our website (

Denise A. Vasques

 Board of Canvassers Director

 2000 Smith Street, North Providence RI 02911 (401) 232-0900 Ext 0230,1235,1241

Early Voting Begins on Wednesday, October 19,2022

Attention Voters!

Early voting begins Wednesday October 19,2022 from 9a.m to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday in room G19(Assembly Rm) at town hall 2000 Smith St. If you are planning on voting on Election day, at your in person polling place you should be aware that. As a result of Redistricting in the State of Rhode Island many of your polling locations have been changed. (see poling listed places). If you have any questions, please call the Board of Canvassers Dept. at 401-232-0900 Ext 1230, 1235, 1241

2022 General Election Polling Places

2403 Spring Villa Apartments(Community Rm)20 Mcuire Rd 02904
2404 James Mc Guire School -Gym  55 central Avenue 02911
2407 Greystone School Gym, 100 Morgan Avenue 02911
2408 Centredale School  Gym ,41 Angell Ave 02911
2410 North Providence Youth Center, 1 Governor Notte Pkwy 02904
2411 Birchwood School – Gym, 10 Birchwood Drive  02904
2412 Dr. Joseph Whelan School – Gym, 1440 Mineral Spring Avenue 02904
2413 Presentation Church -Downstairs-1081 Mineral Spring Ave***02904
2409 Rev. I.J. Bouffard K of C – 1st floor dining room, 15 Bassett Street 02904
2401 Lymansville VFW Post #10011, 354 Fruit Hill Avenue 02911
2402 Dr. Edward Ricci School – Gym, 51 Intervale Avenue 02911
2405 North Providence High School –  Gym, 1828 Mineral Spring Avenue  02911
2406 Tri County Community Action Center Gym-33 Maple Ave 02911

The Take It Outside Grant Application Period has Opened

Rhode Island Commerce Corp. has awarded the Town of North Providence funding, Take It Outside in a statewide effort to encourage residents to have increased outdoor activities to reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19. Eligible expenses, associated with the expansion of businesses to outdoors, public spaces, parking lots and sidewalks, include: chairs, tables, heat lamps, tents, outdoor igloos, outdoor greenhouses, outdoor WiFi systems, masks, hand sanitizer, security, insurance costs related to specific outdoor activities, lighting, power sources, relevant signage, bike racks, decks and other costs affiliated with the expansion to outdoors. The Department of Treasury in its guidance, FAQ#55, has identified ineligible expenses are: workforce bonuses, severance pay and legal settlements.

Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, Brent Wiegand, Director of Planning, 2000 Smith Street, No Providence Ri 02911,,  401-232-0900 ext. 1227 

Applications can be completed online at the following link:

Interested in Being a Poll Worker?

Interested in Being a
Poll Worker?

The North Providence Board of Canvassers is looking for individuals interested in serving as moderators, clerks, supervisors or greeters for this year’s Primary and General election. You must be at least 16 years old and registered or pre-registered to vote.

Work hours are 6:00 am to approximately 9:00 pm. A training class prior to Election Day is mandatory.
Moderators and clerks will be paid $190;
Supervisors and Greeters will be paid $165.


Interested persons should contact The North Providence Board of Canvassers Dept, by calling 232-0900, extension 1230, 1235 and 1241; or emailing or visiting the Board of Canvassers at Town Hall, Lower Level, Room G13, 2000 Smith Street.

Denise North Providence Board of Canvassers Office

Get the 2022 North Providence Trash & Recycling Calendar

2022 North Providence Trash & Recycling Calendar
Click the calendar to get the full pdf to view, print or download

Employment Opportunity: Bus Driver (Part-time)

The Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, a department of the Town of North Providence, is hiring a Part-Time Bus Driver.  Driver will be responsible for transporting North Providence senior members to and from the senior center.  Some additional local trips will also be included in this position as needed.  Approximately 20-25 hours per week. 


  • Operate a 21 Passenger Van.
  • Operate a Wheelchair Lift, ability to secure elder passengers’ wheelchairs to restraining devices to stabilize while in transit.
  • Maintain accurate records and logs of trip information as required.
  • Perform vehicle inspections.  Report mechanical issues or defects of the assigned vehicle prior to all departures.  


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must pass BCI Background Check
  • Satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to safely operate a passenger vehicle following a schedule
  • Good customer service skills preferred
  • Knowledge of North Providence roads and streets helpful


  • Valid Class C CDL drivers’ license with passenger endorsement required
  • First aid & CPR certification preferred, but not required.

To apply please email resume to  or apply in person at:

North Providence Mancini Center
Two Atlantic Blvd.
North Providence, RI 02911

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