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The North Providence Breeze 04-17-2019

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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NICK MUSCENTE helps his son LUCAS LAURIE, 7, with his casting skills during the Mayor Charles Lombardi's Fishing Derby at Notte Park on Monday afternoon. The second Saturday in April is officially opening day of the fishing season in Rhode Island. See more photos on Page 8. Casting a line at Notte Park BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON ISABELLA BIBBY, 9, a 4th-grader at Whelan Elementary School, gets ready to cast her line into the pond during Mayor Charles Lombardi's annual fishing derby at Governor Notte Park on Monday afternoon. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Though it's still early to make grand determinations on the impact of a changed speed limit on Mineral Spring Avenue, local police say they've noticed that drivers seem to be taking it slower during the first week of having a consistent 25-mile- per-hour zone. Deputy Chief Arthur Martins, the former Pawtucket officer who first questioned why the speed limit was 35 miles per hour for most of the busy state roadway, told The Breeze it may take several months to show anything signif- icant in terms of how the new speed limit is impacting safety. "As far as accidents and other relevant data, it is much too early to draw any concrete con- clusions," he said. Martins and Chief David Tikoian said they were both surprised to Police: Motorists already going slower on Mineral Spring Avenue By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com MARTINS See TRAFFIC, Page 4 PAWTUCKET – Stop & Shop's pain is other stores' gain. Grocery markets across the area are seeing a surge in foot traffic and food sales during the ongoing strike by workers at the chain. With Easter and Passover approaching, and many trying to find new spots to buy their food, those lines are expected to get longer. Some shoppers seemed confused by the sudden influx of other cus- tomers at their regular shopping spots, apparently unaware of the connection between that boost in customers and the strike at Stop & Shop, where parking lots have been mostly empty. The lines got so long at Market Basket in Attleboro, Mass., that customers were being asked to wait outside. An employee confirmed that the store was seeing huge crowds as a worker strike took place a little more than mile up the road at Stop & Shop on Cottage Street. At multiple Dave's Market stores, customers were reporting having trouble finding a parking spot. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See STRIKE, Page 12 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE APRIL 17-23, 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, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Family Owned Since 1926 LIC. #RIMP882 Are you thinking about replacing your boiler? Before you sign on their dotted line, give us a call for a free estimate. We can beat or match any of our competitor's prices! $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater • One Day Gas & Oil Burner Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW To Schedule Your Yearly Gas Boiler & Furnace Maintenance Other grocery stores jammed as Stop & Shop strike continues

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