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The North Providence Breeze 06-05-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 5-11, 2019 NORTH PROVIDENCE 7 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Two more properties now coming under town control will be used to enhance the exterior spaces around new local schools, says Mayor Charles Lombardi. The mayor, at a meeting Tuesday, June 4, was set to ask the Town Council to vote to transfer ownership of a previously purchased home at 15 Cottage St. from the town to the School Department. That home will be leveled and the property used to enhance the playground area at the new McGuire Elementary School. Also Tuesday, the council was to vote on the purchase of 48 Barrett Ave., a home located near the inter- section of Mineral Spring Avenue and Douglas Avenue that will allow greater traffic safety around the new Stephen Olney Elementary School. "Barrett is for safety, Cottage is for more space," said Lombardi. Both schools are being built through a voter-approved bond and were not part of original plans. The Barrett Avenue home is being purchased for about $320,000. The Cottage Street home was purchased for about $170,000. The goal with the Barrett Avenue home is to allow buses to easily move onto school property and off Douglas Avenue, lessening conges- tion at a very busy intersection, said the mayor. It will also create a safer situation for students. The last thing anyone wanted was for taxpayers to point fingers, after investing millions of dollars in a new school, and ques- Town secures two properties to enhance space around new schools By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com NORTH PROVIDENCE – Local historic preservationists say they see a model for potential reuse of the old E.A. Brayton School on Thomas Street in Centredale within the AS220 space in Providence. AS220 is a nonprofit commu- nity arts organization in downtown Providence providing a space for artists to live, work, exhibit and per- form. There are four rotating gallery spaces, a performance stage, a black box theater, print shop, dark room, media arts lab, dance lab and youth programs, among other amenities. It includes 47 affordable live/work stu- dios and a bar and restaurant. Members of the North Providence Historic District Commission, who are opposing any efforts to demol- ish the old Brayton School and want see to see it redeveloped instead, were set to take a tour of AS220 on Tuesday evening, June 4, for the "purpose of getting ideas for E.A. Brayton School," stated the agenda. Chairwoman Ruth Bucci said AS220 founder Bert Crenca, former- Brayton School building advocates tour AS220 in Providence for creative ideas By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Preservationists are seeking ideas for reusing the old BRAYTON SCHOOL, above. Take in a movie at the Mancini Center NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. • The Mancini Cinema will pres- ent the 1959 movie "Some Like It Hot" on Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m., and the film "9 to 5" on Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. • A Taste of Summer Dine & Dance event will be held Thursday, June 20, from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased by June 14. The event will be catered by Mickey G's and will include a bowl of red or white chowder, six clamcakes, corn bread, water- melon and dessert. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Eddie "The Fixer." • The program Herbals & Complementary Medicine will be presented by URI Pharmacy Outreach Thursday, June 13, at 11 a.m. Learn about some of the most popular herbals and why you should be careful using them. 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