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The North Providence Breeze 12-12-2018

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | DECEMBER 12-18, 2018 NORTH PROVIDENCE 3 NORTH PROVIDENCE – After a car crash damaged his property at 2 Robin St. in North Providence last month, David Condon is asking the town to address speeding issues in the neighborhood and to include his street and surrounding ones in a traffic study previously proposed by the Town Council for another part of town. "There's so much speeding going on. It's crazy," said Condon, who's lived on Robin Street for two years. "People go way too fast." The speed limit on Robin Street is 25 miles per hour. Condon's house is located two- tenths of a mile from Mineral Spring Avenue, in the area behind Whelan Elementary School. After learning of Condon's con- cerns, Police Chief David Tikoian said he plans to implement more traf- fic enforcement in the area. At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 17, Condon and his two young daughters heard a loud crash. When he went outside, Condon saw tire tracks in the snow that went from his neighbor's front yard, at the intersec- tion of Woodward Road and Robin Street, into his front yard. A stop sign located at the intersection was struck and knocked down. The driver had already left the scene. A heavy boulder had also been struck and was moved about 20 feet, according to a copy of a police report. Condon previously placed a row of large rocks along his front lawn as a safety measure. "The car totally missed the corner," Condon told The North Providence Breeze. "I don't know how." A clean-out pipe and five shrubs were also damaged, according to the police report. Two officers checked the neighborhood for any vehicles that might have been involved in the crash but were unsuccessful, it stated. Condon said he's made numerous complaints about what he says is nonstop speeding on his street, talk- ing to Mayor Charles Lombardi and posting on the police Facebook page. He said he was told that his road is a cut-through and there is nothing that can be done. "That doesn't satisfy me," said Condon, whose daughters are 11 and 13 years old and who spend time in the front yard. "I'm worried that someone is going to get hurt. Then everyone is going to ask why hasn't this been addressed?" He added, "I pay quite a bit in tax dollars to have to worry about being safe in my own home." Tikoian told The Breeze that offi- cers patrolled the Robin Street/ Woodward Road area 12 times in September, 29 times in October, and 20 times in November. There were also 16 documented times officers had a radar post or a car stop in the neighborhood. "There has been enforcement, but maybe we need to be a little more robust in that area," the chief said. He added that he plans to have Lt. Michael Tavarozzi visit Condon to Citing speeding concerns on Robin Street, resident asks police for traffic study By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Contributing Writer TIRE TRACKS show where a vehicle entered Condon's property and caused dam- age to the front lawn. CONDON See SPEEDING, Page 12 NOW OPEN in Lincoln, RI Family Owned & Operated 622 George Washington Highway • Unit 70 Lincoln, Rhode Island •333-1593 Sun.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-Midnight | Fri. & Sat. 6 a.m-3 a.m. (Late Night) Get a $ 5 Bonus Coupon with $ 25 Gift Card purchase Family Owned & Operated Gift Cards for Every-Who! Check out our NEW GRINCH INSPIRED MENU Exclusively at IHOP (Limited time only) ARE YOU LOOKING TO LOSE WEIGHT IN 2019? Our NEW WEIGHT LOSS STUDY may be right for you! Researchers at The Miriam Hospital are studying approaches to improve long-term weight loss. All individuals will receive a behavioral weight control program which focuses on healthy eating and exercise. Contact The Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center at 401-793-9713 or tleblond@lifespan.org

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