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The North Providence Breeze 07-10-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 10-16, 2019 THE WEEK THAT WAS 15 Nesselbush bill extending statute of limitations on abuse passes STATEHOUSE – A bill from Sen. Donna Nesselbush, of District 15, Pawtucket and North Providence, and Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee, of District 33, South Kingstown, Narragansett, amending the state's civil statute of limitations for child- hood sexual abuse was signed into law by the governor on July 1. The legislation extends the stat- ute of limitations for childhood sex abuse claims to 35 years. The previ- ous statute of limitations is seven years in Rhode Island. "Childhood sexual abuse is a scourge on our society, nationally and here in Rhode Island. "Today, passage of this legisla- tion significantly moves the needle forward for these brave victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse," said Nesselbush in a state- ment. The legislation would also extend to 35 years the statute of limitations for entities, individuals or organiza- tions that caused or contributed to childhood sexual abuse through negligent supervision, conduct, concealment or other factors that enabled the abuse to occur. The state and its municipalities are also included under this provision of the legislation. The 35-year statute begins at the age of 18 for the victims. The bill also includes a "seven- year discovery rule," which enables victims of sex abuse to file suit against perpetrators and non-perpe- trators up to seven years from the time a victim discovered or remem- bered abuse had taken place, such as through therapy as an adult. "Victims of childhood sexual abuse deserve justice and by passing this legislation, these brave people who have the courage to confront their victimizers will have a chance at justice for the crimes committed against them as children," said the lawmakers in a joint statement. Summer Breeze Open enrOllment All SeASOn 2019 Day Camp through August 9th • Traditional Outdoor Day Camp Activities • Boys & Girls Ages 5-12 • Weekly & Daily Options • Free Busing from the North Providence area • Affordable Pricing • Secure Online Registration • Friendly & Professional Staff 1589 putnam pike, Chepachet, rI 02914 401-568-3580 For more information, visit www.motherofhopecamp.com HIrInG GrOUp COUnSelOrS Enjoy the Local Flavor 1113 Mineral Spring Avenue Across from Stop & Shop in North Providence Offer expires 8/31/19. Plus tax. Valid at 1113 Mineral Spring Avenue location only. While supplies last. One coupon per visit. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Offer expires 8/31/19. Plus tax. Valid at 1113 Mineral Spring Avenue location only. While supplies last. One coupon per visit. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Medium Green Iced Tea 99 ¢ HAPPY HOUR 4 P.m. tO ClOse ~ 99¢ MediuM RegulaR Coffee oR Tea - HoT/iCed $ 2 .99 99 ¢ Egg and Cheese Breakfast Wrap Offer expires 8/31/19. Plus tax. Valid at 1113 Mineral Spring Avenue location only. While supplies last. One coupon per visit. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Offer expires 8/31/19. Plus tax. Valid at 1113 Mineral Spring Avenue location only. While supplies last. One coupon per visit. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Deluxe Mac & Cheese with Medium Iced Tea (Flavor extra) $ 1 .99 Smoothie (16 oz.) 225 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 401-345-3452 FRESH SOD EVERYDAY Acres of Flowering Trees, Shrubs & Perennials Smith's Nursery Smith's Nursery Call ahead for large areas Large selection of well established trees & shrubs to blend in with your existing landscape: • Eastern Redbud • Red Maple • Flowering Pear • Dogwoods & more Summer Sale 10% - 75% OFF ALL STOCK 401-769-2575 fax 401-766-2956 www.nsfenceri.com 375 Saint Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI RI Contractor's Reg. #6112 Fully Insured COMPLETE LINE OF RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FENCING FENCING MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF INSTALL OPEN FOR OUR 35TH SEASON!

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