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The North Providence Breeze 10-10-2018

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 KAI CAPITUMINI, a 7th-grade clarinet player from Ricci Middle School, rinses the soap from a car dur- ing a benefit car wash on Saturday spon- sored by the middle school bands. See more photos on Page 4. Cleaning up for the band NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence School Committee expressed con- cerns last week regarding the huge price tag for removing mold from the Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School in September. Surface mold that developed in class- rooms due to elevat- ed humidity levels at the end of summer delayed the start of school for Ricci stu- dents, who returned to school a week later than the rest of the district. Interim Supt. Robert O'Brien said the cost of cleaning out the mold totaled $341,000, calling the number "staggering." O'Brien told the School Committee that the cost was high due to the fact that the entire build- ing had to be cleaned "from top to bottom in a one-week period in order to open school. The crews were working double shifts and we had to pay prevailing wages." Expensive mistake: School board balks at 'staggering' cost of mold cleanup By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See MOLD, Page 14 O'BRIEN NORTH PROVIDENCE – A condo development known locally for representing the height of idyllic living is in turmoil, with residents there seeking major changes in its management and expressing a lack of confidence in financial decisions being made. Three movements within the Louisquisset Condo Association, where condos surround lush golf fair- ways and greens, are seeking a new path forward for the residential devel- opment, with 200 or more residents joining together last Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Knights of Columbus Dillon Council on Douglas Avenue for a meeting to discuss protecting their interests. Residents at 1 Overlook Circle are calling for an audit of all money spent by the condo association, a complete overhaul of the association's bylaws, and a revamping of the asso- ciation's board of directors, among other changes. Topping the list of concerns here is a new plan to invest $14 million into a seven-year vinyl siding project Uprising at Louisquisset Condos as residents protest decisions By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CONDOS, Page 16 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE OCTOBER 10-16, 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 Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings!

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