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The North Providence Breeze 08-08-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Summer campers at the town's Gov. Notte Park created their own city last week, including their own newspaper, the "Notte Breeze" publication. Above, NICHOLAS CIOTTI, 9, transacts some business at the city's newspaper office on Thursday, Aug. 2. The "Exchange City" also included a City Hall, Police Station and jailhouse, Nature Shop, doctor's office and more. See more photos on Page 9. NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department has added two officers to its School Resource Officer Unit in the 2018-2019 school year, providing an additional layer of safety and commu- nity policing in local schools, say its lead- ers. The plan, accord- ing to Chief David Tikoian, is to assign one SRO each to North Providence High School, Ricci Middle School, Birchwood Middle School, and a rotating SRO for all elementary schools. "With the recent violence that has occurred in schools across our nation, I feel to take a proactive Town doubles number of resource officers in schools By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com NORTH PROVIDENCE – After a lengthy hiatus, the most popular activity at the North Providence Mancini Center is back. Evening bingo returns Tuesday, Sept. 4, according to Assistant Director Cheryl Lonardo. Members are "so excited bingo is back," she told The Breeze. Mayor Charles Lombardi said he's long believed that it "was only a mat- ter of time" before popular bingo games returned to the center. Officials had to go through the Rhode Island State Police to make sure all licens- ing was in order and equipment was working properly before restarting it, he said. Staff at the center will see where demand takes the activity, and it could expand the number of bingo events in the future. Lombardi has said he expects bingo to be a revenue generator at the Bingo's back at town's Mancini Center By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See RESOURCE, Page 4 See BINGO, Page 4 Notte Park campers create 'Exchange City' TIKOIAN Goho departs from Birchwood; principal position posted LINCOLN – Melissa Goho was named principal of Lincoln's Lonsdale Elementary School at a School Committee meet- ing last Thursday, leaving North Providence with yet another administra- tor vacancy. A former teacher in Lincoln, Goho has worked as principal of Birchwood Middle School in North Providence for the past three years. She is the wife of North Providence High School Principal Joe Goho, who also serves as vice chairman of the Lincoln School Committee. North Providence School Committee member Steven Andreozzi said the School Committee did not know that Goho intended to leave the district. "This is exactly why the penalty clause was instituted," he said, refer- encing the termination clause added to new administrator contracts in 2016 mandating that an administra- tor pay "a sum equal to 10 percent of their annual salary" if they do not provide advance notice before By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See GOHO, Page 2 GOHO Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE AUGUST 8-14, 2018 Lombardi Medical Associates LLC Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 401-228-8775 Anthony J. Lombardi, Jr., MD Internal Medicine See our Senior Living Guide inside! See our Senior Living ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. published by Senior Living Guide

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