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The North Providence Breeze 07-24-2019

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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Cool it! BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON THE BEACH AT NOTTE PARK in North Providence was a busy place on a blistering hot afternoon last Saturday. The outside temperature was in the high 90s but felt like it was over 100 degrees. A group of young teens enjoy a spirited game of football in the water, keeping cool despite the high temperature. See more photos on Page 15. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Police began an enhanced enforcement effort at Notte Park/Camp Meehan on Friday evening, July 12, and Chief David Tikoian said there's already been noticeable improve- ment in the issues that were being seen there. Tikoian said town recreation staff who run the summer day camp Targeted enforcement aims to halt Notte Park nuisances By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See NUISANCE, Page 4 NORTH PROVIDENCE – A $25,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation will help make a longtime goal of re-establishing a K-9 unit in town a reality. Chief David Tikoian said he's pleased to announce the award for Town brings back K-9 unit By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See K-9, Page 2 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The State Traffic Commission has recon- sidered an earlier decision not to make traffic signal changes at the busy intersection of Mineral Spring Avenue and Charles Street, and is set to install left-turn signals at three of four access points. In a letter to the town, State Traffic Commission Secretary Sean Raymond said a 2017 study and vote against making changes was done prior to the opening of a new Cumberland Farms store at the intersection. "Therefore, the State Traffic Commission reconsidered this request since traffic conditions have changed," he said. A recent traffic analysis showed significant delays and backups for vehicles turning left at the intersec- tion, "which is lead- ing to risky driver behavior and creat- ing conflicts with the pedestrian crossing," said Raymond. The new Cumberland Farms store opened last September. The analysis showed left-turn light phasing could be added to the northbound and southbound approaches on Charles and the east- bound (toward Pawtucket) approach on Mineral Spring Avenue, with Signal changes coming to Mineral Spring, Charles By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See SIGNALS, Page 4 'I think this traffic light will relieve the traffic backup and generally make it safer.' KEN AMORIGGI Town Councilor AMORIGGI THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE JULY 24-30, 2019 NEW! Pay only $10 for ads for Items for Sale valued at $200 or less. 3 weeks, only $25. Visit, or call 334-9555 weekdays. Deadline, Tuesday at Noon. Looking to Sell Your Stuff? Let us help. Serving Our Community The Law Office of Kenneth J. Amoriggi 984 Charles Street, North Providence, RI 401-722-3777 Personal Injury Family Law Landlord Tenant Law Immigration Labor & Employment Law Real Estate Law Debt Collection

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