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The North Providence Breeze 08-28-2019

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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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE JANICE ARSENAULT, of North Providence, takes part in a Zumba class at the North Providence Senior Center on Monday. Arsenault, formerly a librarian at Stephen Olney and James McGuire elementary schools, says, "Seniors are not at all like they used to be. Today they are fit and firm." See more photos on Page 6. Feeling fit for life Grant will help students cope with opioid realities School to offer free yoga, kickboxing classes NORTH PROVIDENCE – The painful realities of opioid addiction can be difficult to talk about, espe- cially for middle school students. The Dr. Edward A. Ricci Middle School has been awarded a $21,000 State Opioid Response Grant to tackle the problem head-on, empow- ering students to feel they are in con- trol of their future and to get help for themselves, or possibly their parents. According to school officials, at least three parents of local students have died in the last five years due to opioid/drug overdoses. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See OPIOIDS, Page 4 For the Florida city of Lake City, an insurer this summer paid $460,000 in a ransom to get back 100 years' worth of records. Hackers behind a coordinated attack on more than 20 Texas enti- ties, the majority smaller local governments, were asking for $2.5 million. Schools in Newport were crippled this month with a malware attack, but officials weren't confirming whether ransom demands were involved. Communities across the U.S. are Communities use training, backups to deal with ransomware attacks By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See RANSOMWARE, Page 4 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE AUGUST 28-SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 Our Uplifting Environment and Special Approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care have created a Quality of Life You Simply Can't Get Anyplace Else. 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 OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FArmStAnd & bAkEry Fresh Picked Corn, Summer Fruits & Vegetables NOW AVAILABLE Our Own Cider Donuts Cider Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches & Sundaes Too! Fresh picked & pick your own Starting Aug. 31st OPEN LABOr DAy APPLES PLUS OUR OWN Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, Muffins, Cookies, Gourmet Hot and Iced Coffees Try Our Own All Natural Lemonade Old safety complex, Marieville School for sale NORTH PROVIDENCE – A pair of town buildings expected to fetch significant purchase prices have been put up for sale or long-term lease. The two buildings, located on opposite ends of the town, could bring combined revenue to the town of $4.5 million or more, according to Mayor Charles Lombardi. Lombardi told The Breeze the sale or lease of the now-defunct public safety complex, at 1967 Mineral Spring Ave., and the recently vacat- ed Marieville Elementary School, 1135 Mineral Spring Ave., will further solidify North Providence's financial standing and benefit tax- payers for many years. Though Lombardi isn't giving exact figures on the asking prices, he said the two-acre school property is up for an estimated $2 million and the three-acre safety complex prop- erty is on the market for between $2.5 million and $3 million. Neither of the properties has an online list- ing. "It's definitely a financial windfall," said the mayor, adding that he only recently starting thinking that a long- term lease at both buildings might be better for the town than a pair of one-time sales. Leasing a building By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See FOR SALE, Page 8

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