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The North Providence Breeze 04-03-2019

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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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Firefighter CHRIS PISTACCHIO, right, blocks a shot by Patrolman BRANDON BURSIE as members of the North Providence Police and Fire departments met for a charity basketball game in the high school gym last Thursday. See more photos on Page 15. Hot shot Town about to purchase another house near school One previously secured, three now being considered NORTH PROVIDENCE – One of three properties the town is target- ing to open up space around new schools would come at a price tag of $170,000, says Mayor Charles Lombardi, but unlike two other properties, which would be used to further expand driveway areas, this one would be used to expand the play area near McGuire Elementary School. The property, at 15 Cottage St. next to the new in-progress McGuire Elementary School, has long been an By ETHAN SHOREY and NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writers See HOUSE, Page 6 NORTH PROVIDENCE – When members of the North Providence Mayor's Youth Commission take aim at a new goal, it's a fairly good bet they'll meet it. Members, recalling one of their favorite memories of their child- hood, approached Deputy Recreation Director Jeannie Vickers about bring- ing back an Easter egg hunt for the town's children. Vickers said they were so keen on doing it that she couldn't say no. She Town's Youth Commission bringing back Easter egg hunt By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See EGG HUNT, Page 4 Officials try to explain where it went wrong with Morisseau Former superintendent has been arrested on felony counts NORTH PROVIDENCE – More than six months after the North Providence Police Department launched an investigation into the former superintendent of schools regarding her alleged misuse of taxpayer funds, Bridget Morisseau was arrested on March 26 and charged with felony embezzle- ment and fraudu- lent conversion, in addition to obtaining money under false pretenses. She is accused of using her school depart- ment credit card for a vari- ety of personal purchases, including airfare and hotel rooms. In the aftermath of the arrest, taxpayers likely have questions regarding the allegations against Morisseau, particularly on whether there were warning signs along the way. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer BRIDGET MORISSEAU See MORISSEAU, Page 8 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE APRIL 3-9, 2019 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. 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

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