Emergency Voting Period For the General Election on November 3, 2020


The North Providence Town Hall, Assembly Room, 2000 Smith Street, will have voting during the Emergency period of October 14, 2020 through November 2, 2020 for the purpose of voting if you cannot attend the sixteen (16) polling places on Election day or did not apply for an absentee ballot by the deadline date of October 13, 2020.

The Emergency Voting polling place will be open during the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room G-19, Ground Floor. Please visit RI Secretary of State website at www.sos.ri.gov/elections to view the sample ballot for the November General Election. You can also contact the Board of Canvassers at 401-232-0900 Ext. 230 & 241.

Per order of the Board of Canvassers
Denise A. Vasques, Director
2000 Smith Street
North Providence RI, 02911
401-232-0900 ext 235

North Providence Board of Canvassers

Take-It-Outside Initiative – Celebrate North Providence

Rhode Island Commerce Corp. has awarded the Town funding, Take It Outside (TIO), 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, , 401-233-0900 ext. 227.

Additional information on the TIO Initiative can be found at www.takeitoutsideri.com.

See full information and application here:
NP_TIO_Application_Info (.pdf)

NPPD Offering Car Seat Installations by Appointment Only

The North Providence Police Department is proud to say effective immediately will again be assisting with car seat installations. They will be done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment contact Officer William Vickers at william.vickers@northprovidenceri.gov or by phone 401-231-4533 ex. 1434. Please include a phone number when contacting him via email or voice mail. 

For your safety as well as the safety of our officers, the requester as well as all members of the requester’s party must:

-Wear a face covering

-Not be inside the vehicle while to officer installs the car seat

-Pass all parts of the COVID-19 Car Seat Request Screening Form


If you have any questions please contact Officer Vickers. We look forward to hearing from you as we continue our community based policing outreach initiatives. 

RIDOT Closing Greystone Sluiceway Bridge on Johnston/North Providence Line

Effective Thursday, July 2, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will close the Greystone Sluiceway Bridge on the Johnston/North Providence line to protect public safety after dozens of overweight trucks were observed crossing the structurally deficient bridge, which is weight restricted at only 3 tons.

On a day in late May, the Department conducted a count and witnessed nearly 100 overweight vehicles crossing the bridge. During other spot inspections, RIDOT observed similar numbers of trucks over the 3-ton weight limit. RIDOT added more signs about the bridge posting, ahead of the original signs.

Police in both Johnston and North Providence patrolled the bridge over a two-week period earlier this month and gave out 66 citations and 18 warnings. Approximately one week after the patrols ended, RIDOT did another one-day survey and observed 25 overweight vehicles crossing the bridge.

Based on the condition of the bridge and the number and type of overweight vehicles that continue to ignore the posting signs and pass over the bridge, RIDOT decided to close the bridge until it can be replaced. The structure is currently funded for $2 million for reconstruction in 2022.

The 71-year-old timber bridge carries approximately 3,000 vehicles per day on Greystone Avenue over the Woonasquatucket River, between Riverside Avenue in Johnston and Waterman Avenue/Route 104 in North Providence.

Detour signs will be posted, directing traffic to follow a detour using Waterman Avenue and Putnam Pike (Route 44).

NPPD is asking for the use of Online Reporting for NON-Emergency Calls

North Providence Police Department’s K9 Dusko to get donation of body armor

COVID-19 Virus Update

March 3, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been identified in Rhode Island. There are 3 presumptive positive cases that have been identified by the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH) and 38 individuals self-quarantined do to 2nd contact. All cases arrived from the same trip to Italy which points out the need to find out a person’s travel history and contact history during patient survey. Outreach to the people who were in direct contact with any of these three individuals is ongoing. These direct contacts will be self-monitoring for symptoms at home for 14 days with public health supervision. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is managing contact tracing for people on the return flight that these three individual took back to the United States.

North Providence has been monitoring COVID-19 since its first discovery in China. The same Infectious control practice should be followed as for the flu of any other communicable disease. Because human coronaviruses most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, Rhode Islanders are reminded to take the same measures that healthcare providers recommend annually to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses.

• Get your flu shot, and make sure the people around you do the same.
• Wash your hands often throughout the day. Use warm water and soap. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand gel.
• Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Viruses can spread by coughing or sneezing on other people or into your hands.
• Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
• Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.
• Keep surfaces (especially bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, and toys for children) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant.

The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected.
At this time, we are at low risk and monitoring the situation. If COVID-19 escalates we are prepared to provide Town wide safety measures.

Director Emergency Management
John A Silva

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

Mayor Charles Lombardi Officially Swears in Colonel Arthur J. Martins as Chief of Police


Congratulations to Colonel Arthur J. Martins on his appointment last night to Chief of the Department.




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Rhode Island D.O.T. Director acknowledges NPPD’s DUI efforts

Rhode Island D.O.T. Director acknowledges Colonel David Tikoian and the officers of the North Providence Police Departments efforts to reduce drunk driving in the town.


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