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The North Providence Breeze 07-10-2019

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Land Trust looks to buy 'spectacular' riverfront lot Waiting for fireworks JAMES GUARNIER and KATIE SUTTON, both of North Providence, watch a colorful sunset over the Wenscott Reservoir while waiting for the fireworks to begin at Notte Park on Wednesday night. See more photos Pages 4 and 6-12. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON NORTH PROVIDENCE – Construction of the new North Providence Public Safety Complex, located at 1825 Mineral Spring Ave., is 96 percent complete and within budget, according to Chief of Police David Tikoian, with a grand opening expected to take place in late August or mid-September. "Everything is good. We're almost there," Tikoian told The Breeze. "From my perspective, all in all the building is progressing very well, with construc- tion work expected to be wrapped up next month." The building certificate of occu- pancy is expected to be secured within the half of August, Tikoian said, which will allow personnel and equipment to move from the department's current location at 1967 Mineral Spring Ave. to the new complex. Located across from North Public safety complex nearly complete, within budget TIKOIAN See COMPLEX, Page 19 NORTH PROVIDENCE – With registration for the fall 2019 season underway, leaders of the North Providence Youth Soccer Association say they are hoping to boost enroll- ment numbers for the year-round local sport and create more competi- tive teams. While the organization saw a slight increase from 300 children in the rec- reation program last year to 330 this year, Aldo Luna, a member of the board, said only about 120 go on to play in the competitive program. He added that they've also seen drop-offs after the fall season, espe- cially with older kids. "Once it becomes competitive, we lose them," Luna, who coaches his son's U-14 boys team and his daugh- ter's U-11 girls team, told The Breeze. "Once you lose them for the winter, you lose them for the spring." NPYSA seeks to boost enrollment, add more teams By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See SOCCER, Page 14 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE JULY 10-16, 2019 Lombardi Medical Associates LLC Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 401-228-8775 Anthony J. Lombardi, Jr., MD Internal Medicine TIMBER TREE SERVICE, INC. Bobcat Services Firewood • Trimming FREE ESTIMATES 40 years Experience (401)726-TREE (8733) www.timbertreeserviceri.com Licensed Arborists | Fully Insured | License #655 65 Ton & 45 Ton Cranes Available 24 Hour Emergency Tree Removal T I M B E R T R E E S E R V I C E , I N C . NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence Land Trust are considering a pro- posal to purchase some three acres of property along the Woonasquatucket River, a "pretty spectacular spot," according to Town Planner David Westcott, who serves as a member of the committee. Members of the Land Trust are going through a due diligence period, including reviewing various aspects of a potential purchase on June 13. It remains unclear how much the Octeau family is looking to receive for the property at the end of Adams Lane, but the price tag for this conservation and recreation space appears to be in the range of $300,000. Mayor Charles Lombardi didn't comment specifically on the Adams Lane parcel but said "depending on the cost" that he believes the town should preserve whatever open space it can. Westcott said there is a "big chunk of upland" space here, as well as some wetlands and a hard shore. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See LAND TRUST, Page 2

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