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The North Providence Breeze 12-05-2018

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 LETTER TO THE EDITOR 11 Thanks to Mayor Lombardi As a resident of North Providence, I am extremely proud of Mayor Lombardi's persistence in pursuing legal action in an effort to demolish Dr. Anthony Farina's dilapidated building. The collapsing building amounted to nothing more than an eyesore for anyone that drove by it. The mayor's hallmark gritty fighting style is an asset to the taxpayers of our town. The mayor's battle with a stub- born local physician whose property was maintained in a deplorable state for years is just another victory for the taxpayers of North Providence. Mayor Lombardi's leadership is unquestionable and his ability to fight for what is right is even more honor- able. As far as Dr. Farina is concerned, his failure to maintain his building in a manner that is consistent with the state building code and the audacity to paint the collapsing building in multiple colors with a caricature of the mayor is a slap in the face to all of the residents and businesses. Keep up the good work, Mayor Lombardi. REGINA STEFANO North Providence Donations sought for statewide Kids, Cops & Christmas campaign Col. Ann Assumpico, superinten- dent of the Rhode Island State Police and director of the Department of Public Safety, announced that state, local and federal law enforcement officers are collecting toys, gifts and gift cards for the 2018 Kids, Cops & Christmas campaign. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts and gift cards for boys and girls of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, will be accepted. Gift cards are especially appreciated by teens. Individual gifts should be valued at $25 or less. Donations from corporate sponsors are also appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at any Rhode Island State Police bar- racks or local Police Department through Tuesday, Dec. 11. Donations will be distributed to social service agencies who repre- sent families throughout the state. These agencies include Crossroads Rhode Island, Family Service of R.I., Children's Friend, Project Night Vision, Hispanic Ministerial Association of Rhode Island, Multi- Service Center for All, Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Center for Southeast Asians, African Alliance of Rhode Island, and Chad Brown Alumni Association. IN BRIEF DENTAL EXAM ADVISED BEFORE SURGERY New research suggests that patients who are scheduled to undergo major cancer surgery might be able to reduce their risk of complications by schedul - ing a dental examination beforehand. According to the study, patients who visited the dentist were somewhat less likely to have post-surgery pneumonia and were more likely to be alive within 30 days of their surgery. This finding can be explained by the fact that respira - tory germs can grow in biofilms and microorganisms that grow on the surfaces of the teeth and tongue. By treating bacteria-laden dental "plaque" prior to surgery, patients can reduce the possibility that these microorganisms will be inhaled into the lungs where they may cause pneumonia. We know how important it is to you that the people who take care of your dental needs be well-informed, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and caring and compassionate. Our promise to you is that our office will provide you with dental care of the highest quality, based on sound medical modalities, using the most appropriate procedures, and utilizing extremely qualified staff members. Keep on top of your dental health by calling DENTAL ARTS GROUP, 401-521-3661. Comfortable, comprehensive dental care for you and your family is available at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston. P.S. In cases of head and neck cancers, there is almost always a mandatory dental examination if it is expected that radiation will be a part of treatment. Conveniently located just minutes from Route 1! 508-399-7330 350 Cushman Road North Attleboro, MA www.ChemawaGolf.com Purchase a $100 Gift Card and receive a FREE Chemawa or a Titleist Golf Cap Offer expires 12/21/18 Open 8 a.m. - Noon Daily Chemawagolf@comcast.net

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