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The North Providence Breeze 06-05-2019

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4 NORTH PROVIDENCE JUNE 5-11, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION A final hearing on the town's $112 million budget plan is set for June 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall, and adop- tion of the budget will be July 1, also at 5:30 p.m. Town Council President Dino Autiello told The Breeze he gives his colleagues on the council a lot of cred- it for digging into the budget in search of savings, and also to Lombardi for coming up with a good and lean spending plan. Five hours of work netted about $175,000 in cuts, he said, though there were many fixed costs such as the school bond payment and contractual increases that could not be changed. "There really weren't a lot of places to cut," he said. Savings were found in the legal bud- get, public buildings budget, and in the cost of streetlights, he said. The council also added $50,000 back into the budget to build a new playground in the area of Whelan Elementary School. That was the only new expenditure added to Lombardi's budget, said Autiello. Councilors considered cuts to the fire overtime budget of $1.1 million, he said, but learned that the depart- ment has already spent $1.6 million on its $1.1 million budget this fiscal year with a month still to go. Also discussed was a cut to the police overtime budget, but that was also dismissed after councilors learned that the line item is not being over- spent and the overall police budget is down. Autiello said the council will con- tinue to look at possible additional savings leading up to the final budget hearing and vote on June 27. TAX From Page One Dressed in their finest march- ing uniforms, the NORTH PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL COUGAR BAND played selections of patriotic music - a highlight of the town's Memorial Day parade. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Step in time O'Brien praises OK of Corvese animal abuser registry NORTH PROVIDENCE – Rep. William O'Brien, serving District 54, North Providence, is praising the pas- sage of legislation sponsored by Rep. Arthur Corvese, District 55, North Providence, to create a statewide ani- mal abuser registry aimed at prevent- ing those with a history of mistreating animals from obtaining other animals. O'Brien is a cosponsor of the legis- lation. "I thank Rep. Corvese and the House of Representatives for passing this important legislation which will not only protect our state's innocent animals, but may also help protect victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes," he said. "This registry will ensure that animal abus- ers will no longer be able to get their hands on defenseless and innocent animals." The registry would be maintained by the Office of the Attorney General, and include all animal abusers who are convicted or plead guilty or no contest after the legislation has been enacted. The abuser's information would be on the registry for 15 years after his or her release from incarcera- tion, or upon conviction if no jail time is served. Those convicted of a second animal abuse charge would be on the registry for life. All convicted animal abusers would have five days from release or conviction to register and must pay a one-time $125 fee for the administra- tion and maintenance of the online registry. 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. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? Contact Managing Editor Ethan Shorey at or call 401-334-9555, ext. 130. 24-hour, 7-day voice mail. ADVERTISING – Call your sales representative, or Publisher Tom Ward at 401-334-9555, ext. 123 or email: CLASSIFIEDS – Place ads at, or call 401-334-9555 during office hours. 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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 compet - itive bidding to begin on May 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and conclude June 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. via the Compass Self Storage located 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. 1101 Rayna Leuropa, 1136 Samuel Vargas, 1197 Willa Truelove, 1192 Alicia Brady (formerly unit of Rosaly Cruz), 2127 Yolanda Hidalgo, 2220 Naomi Jeanty, 2358 Shanita Lassiter, 7188 Jasmine Washington, 9224 Philip Santos, 9319 Anthony Pelliccio, 9371 Talisha Harmon. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be re - moved at the time of purchase. 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