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The North Providence Breeze 05-15-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 15-21, 2019 NORTH PROVIDENCE 5 NORTH PROVIDENCE – A Providence man is looking to re-establish an old-time kind of venture in a new way in North Providence, proposing a mobile cart peddling fresh fruit and veg- etables. Lawrence O'Reilly approached the Town Council last week for approval of a peddler/vendor license. After he offered some vague answers about where and when he plans to sell his goods, Mayor Charles Lombardi rose and expressed some concern about approving such a license without officials knowing exactly what O'Reilly has planned. Council members had asked O'Reilly where he intends to sell, and he mentioned "different areas," including basketball courts and ballparks. He said he would "have to keep moving along" and wouldn't spend long in any one place. Councilor Stefano Famiglietti asked about when he plans to sell his goods, and O'Reilly said it will be a part-time gig. Council President Dino Autiello noted that if O'Reilly plans to actually enter parks, he needs approval through the Recreation Department. He responded that he'll just stay on the side of the street and the periphery of parks. Autiello emphasized that this is a different type of peddler license than the council typically approves, as most peddlers are selling such items as fireworks or flowers on specific dates and in certain loca- tions for such holidays as Mother's Day, Easter or the Fourth of July. He also mentioned that O'Reilly would need a Sunday sales license if he plans to sell on a Sunday. Lombardi urged the council to be careful about giving a peddler "carte blanche" access to go where he pleases. He said he could see a situation where pulling off to the side of a road such as Smith Street might cause a traffic problem, among other potential issues. "I'm a little concerned," said Lombardi. At Lombardi's request, Councilor Ken Amoriggi made the motion, backed by the rest of the council, to approve the vendor license on a fourth-month probationary basis to see what sort of complaints come in and what police have to say about the venture, contingent on O'Reilly providing the town clerk's office with a list of planned loca- tions and times he plans to sell his goods. Council gives probationary nod to roving fruit and veggie stand By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Mancini Center will hold Memorial Day celebration May 23 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the follow- ing programs. • A Memorial Day Celebration Luncheon and Live Musical Show will be held Thursday, May 23, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include an open- ing ceremony with the Northern Rhode Island Korean War Veterans. A musical show will be held at 1 p.m. with the Company Bees; enjoy music of the 1940s and songs of the Andrew Sisters. The luncheon begins at noon. The cost is $3 per person. Open to members and nonmembers 55 and older. For reservations, call 401-231- 0742, ext. 107. • A Wheel of Fortune game will be presented by Maxine Hutchins of Right At Home on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. • "Bird Brain For A Day" will be presented by "The Laughing Lady," Louise Cadieux, on Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. • An Art Class Exhibit will be held Thursday, May 23, at 9 a.m. The NPMC painting and quilting class members will be showcasing their work. • The Insight Support Group will meet Tuesday, May 21, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The group brings together people who are living with vision loss to help them find ways to overcome the isolation, loneli- ness, and frustration that they may be feeling. To register, contact Rick Andrade at 401-941-3322, or email randrade@in-sight.org. • A trip to the Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion will be held on Friday, June 21, departing at 9:30 a.m. and returning at approxi- mately 4:30 p.m. The cost is $22 per person and includes admission to flower show. For more information, call 401- 231-0742. Pawtucket Soup Kitchen names award winners PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen announces the recipi- ents of the 7th annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards. Honored for their exemplary service and commitment to the soup kitchen are: Dr. Peter Baziotis, Thomsen Foodservice, and TriMark United East. The Honorable Joseph Keough, a longtime board member and, until his death, vice president of the board, will be honored posthumously with an Ernie Marot Humanitarian Award for his tireless efforts, support and com- mitment to the soup kitchen. The awards will be presented on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen's 7th annual Ernie Marot Humanitarian Awards and Fund Raising Dinner. For more information, call 401-258- 4616 or email pawtucketsoupkitchen@ gmail.com. Read all 5 Valley Breeze papers online Visit valleybreeze.com Click on 'E-Editions'

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