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The North Providence Breeze 03-27-2019

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4 NORTH PROVIDENCE MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION IN BRIEF North Providence AARP meets March 28 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Chapter #4580 AARP meeting will take place on Thursday, March 28, at 1 p.m., at the Church of the Presentation on Mineral Spring Avenue. The guest speaker will be Paul Caranci, author of "The Hanging and Redemption of John Gordon," the true story of the last Rhode Island execution. There will be a book signing and coffee to follow the talk. New members and guests are welcome. town has the needed cash flow to postpone the budget process 30 days. He said he made the request of the Town Council after last year's budget- ary process was later thrown out of whack by changes at the state level, particularly modifications related to car taxes. There's again plenty of buzz about the uncertainty of the car tax and whether it will be phased out by the state as quickly as previously planned, said the mayor, and he'd rather wait until after everything shakes out. Past uncertainty and changes on car taxes, particularly two years ago, have prompted the need for changes to be made after he's already crafted his budget, he said. "At least now we know when we adopt the budget this year it's final," he said. Those comments from Lombardi were made prior to a Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Monday where House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello pledged that the phaseout of car taxes will stay on schedule. According to a schedule put out by the town this week, Lombardi will formally present his 2019-2020 budget at the council meeting of May 7, starting at 7 p.m. That will be fol- lowed by: • A public hearing on the budget on May 21, also at Town Hall, starting at 6 p.m. • A budget session with department heads on May 23 at 9 a.m. • A council work session to review all budgets on May 29 at 5:30 p.m. • A final public hearing and a return of the budget to the mayor on June 27 at 5:30 p.m. • And adoption of the budget on July 1 at 5:30 p.m. BUDGET From Page One BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Enjoying a luncheon of corned beef and cabbage at the Mancini Center on March 15 in celebration of St. Patrick's Day is JANET GIANARCO of North Providence. Smiling Irish eyes ing they can see the need for shift- ing priorities to address needs, but union members are seeking an addi- tional 3 percent raise in response to the change, saying they're due the extra money in hazardous duty pay. That move, which has been round- ly criticized by Lombardi, has gone to the arbitration process, and the two sides are now working toward an agreement on a neutral arbitra- tor. Firefighters are in the middle of six straight years of pay increases, or 21 percent overall. Staffing levels in the North Providence Fire Department have remained the same through the change. The third rescue added in February was already in the town's possession as a backup vehicle. RESPONSE From Page 3 St. Clare High School Class of 1964 to reunite WOONSOCKET – St. Clare High School Class of 1964 will hold its 55-year reunion on Sunday, June 23. A Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church (formerly Our Lady Queen of Martyrs), Park Avenue, followed by a luncheon at The Village Haven at noon. For more information, email pau- IN BRIEF ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. 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The cost is $189 per year, or $4 per week. Phone 401-334-9555 for details. COPYRIGHTS – or its content may not be linked to any other Web site without the written permission of the publisher. News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link Notice of Public Sale of Personal Property Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of the owner, by public internet sale via for competitive bidding to begin on March 27, 2019 at 11 a.m. and conclude April 10, 2019 at 4 p.m. via the Compass Self Storage location at 711 Branch Ave., Providence, Rhode Island 02904. The Personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes, and appliances. 1193 Phillip Sangster, 1197 Willa Truelove, 1253 Gloria Johnson, 2384 Zoraya Acosta, 6314 Willa Truelove, 7229 Margaret Dunn-Escajadill, 7384 Bernardino Ortiz. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Compass Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is subject to adjournment. ATTENTION NORTH PROVIDENCE RESIDENTS SPRING CLEANUP PROGRAM STARTS APRIL 1, 2019 APRIL 1, 2019 thru DECEMBER 15, 2019 weekly pick-up (OR UNTIL THE FIRST SNOW STORM) YARD WASTE WILL BE PICKED UP ON A WEEKLY BASIS YARD WASTE MUST BE IN BIODEGRADABLE BAGS OR CONTAINERS MARKED YARD WASTE ONLY ANY QUESTIONS, CALL 719-1610 TOWN OF NORTH PROVIDENCE State of Rhode Island Charles Lombardi, Mayor RECYCLING

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