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The North Providence Breeze 06-12-2019

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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18 NORTH PROVIDENCE JUNE 12-18, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION Church. The guys became Boy Scouts, came of age and then went across the street to become a volun- teer fireman," he said. "Those were all in all some of the best days and years of my life." The future of the brick building at 1135 Mineral Spring Ave. has not yet been determined, but Lombardi said, "whatever comes in, we're going to make sure it fits in well with the neighborhood and that taxpayers get the most bang for their buck." The town has no use for the build- ing, he said, and would be looking to "get the best possible agreement together regarding its future use," either by a sale or long-term lease option. As Marieville prepares to shut- ter, two new elementary school facilities are preparing to welcome students for the first time in the fall. Construction on the new Stephen Olney and James L. McGuire Elementary Schools is set to wrap up this summer, just in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. A 41,870-square-foot building with 62,504 square feet of interior space will soon replace the former 28,831-square-foot Stephen Olney building. The new McGuire School has a footprint of 37,066 square feet with 61,968 of interior space. The former school facility was just 25,008 square feet. The McGuire site will become slightly larger with the acquisition of a private home at 13 Cottage St., made formal by the Town Council on June 4. The home on that prop- erty will be treated by a pest control company and then torn down in the next couple of weeks. The Stephen Olney site will also expand with the acquisition of another residential property by the town at 48 Barrett Ave. The closing on that home is scheduled for July 15, at which time care and control would be turned over to the School Department. It is also set to be demolished to improve the traffic pattern for buses outside of the new school. The town is still interested in a third property, 42 Barrett Ave., which sits next to 48 Barrett. Its neighbor to the left was razed last summer after the town purchased the home, with the same future set for its neighbor to the right. The homeowner, Lombardi said, is not interested in selling the home and expressed some trepidation in making a deal with the town after his previous property in Smithfield was taken via eminent domain to build the Fidelity campus. In addition to the two major elementary school projects, a series of smaller projects on the district's existing school facilities will also kick off on June 13. North Providence High School is slated for air quality and fire alarm improvements. Greystone is scheduled for bathroom renova- tions, ADA improvements and other sitework. Plans are being drawn up for a new traffic pattern outside Centredale, Birchwood Middle will receive three new rooftop units to improve air circulation, and crack- ing in the walls will be addressed at Ricci Middle. All of this work is expected to begin this week and be completed for the start of the next school year. MARIEVILLE From Page 5 An early photo of MARIEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, which will close this week for good after nearly 90 years of service to local students. Jain's Laundry Lowest Price in town new state-of-the-art equiPment LocateD on the north ProViDence/Johnston Line 1 miLe from north ProViDence hiGh schooL Plaza 44 • 39 Putnam Pike, Johnston 231-7019 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. WASH • DRY • FOLD Drop Off Service only 69¢ per lb. Includes Softner, Bleach, Soap & Hangers Same Day Service We deliver the highest caliber of medical and rehabilitative care, with the compassion, kindness and respect every patient deserves. Schedule a tour Call Today! Mount St. Rita Health Centre featuring Mercy Rehabilitation 15 Sumner Brown Road Cumberland, RI 02864 (401) 333-6352 Short Term Therapy & Long Term Care S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Stump Grinding Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS

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