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The North Providence Breeze 02-27-2019

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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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department is preparing to introduce an online reporting system to the town, and has already launched an online crime map- ping system. Both initiatives are part of an effort to embrace technology to "pro- vide better service to our community," said Deputy Chief Arthur Martins. The LexisNexis Desk Officer Reporting System, a community incident reporting solution set to go online March 4, provides a fast and efficient way for residents to report a variety of incidents. The types of incident reports to be accepted online are those of a minor nature where the suspect is unknown. These include harassing phone calls, lost property, vandalism to property, fraudulent use of credit cards and identity theft. The new capability will increase efficiencies within the department while enhancing services to residents, said police this week. Reports of violent crimes and inci- dents where a suspect is known or New in NP: Easy online crime reporting, mapping By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor MARTINS See CRIME ONLINE, Page 6 North Providence High School freshman SARAH LECLAIR, holding The Climate Reality Project's logo that she painted, has been accepted into the organiza- tion's training program to become a certified Climate Reality Leader. "This planet – this little blue speck in space – is all we've got," she told her classmates recently. NORTH PROVIDENCE – The world has only 12 years left to act before we enter "cata- strophic" climate change, accord- ing to a recent report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Now is the time to act, says North Providence High School freshman Sarah LeClair. "Twelve years is such a short peri- od of time … but it's time," she told The North Providence Breeze. LeClair, 15, will travel to Atlanta next month to become a certified climate reality leader, trained by The Climate Reality Project, found- ed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The organization has a mission of "catalyzing a solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity." When LeClair returns to North Providence, she hopes to share her knowledge to inspire others to action. At 15, NPHS student looks to lead on climate By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See CLIMATE, Page 4 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Local firefighters are demanding an extra 3 percent raise in "hazardous duty pay" in return for Mayor Charles Lombardi shutting down a fire engine and rede- ploying personnel to a rescue vehicle to accommodate shifting needs in town. Lombardi is irate over the move by the union to take the town to expen- sive arbitration proceedings over the matter, saying he's been "more than fair" with firefighters and it's apparently meant nothing to them. "I've been so fair to them that I'm embarrassed," he said "This is like legalized extortion." This year's existing 3 percent raise in the first year of a new three-year con- tract follows a prior contract with three more years of 3 percent raises, he said. It will be followed by two more years at 3.5 percent apiece, or a combined cumulative increase of some 21 percent in six years without this latest 3 percent request factored in, said Lombardi. Firefighters are looking to have the extra 3 percent raise go into effect from Feb. 16 through the end of the fiscal year in June. That would be a $150,000 immediate hit, said the mayor, and would impact department costs signifi- cantly in subsequent years due to raises being made on higher pay. 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