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The North Providence Breeze 09-11-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2019 IN OUR SCHOOLS 15 open to the public. One resident said she was especial- ly upset to be kept out because she'd skipped an evening class to be there. Officials confirmed that people were kept out because this was only intended as a tour for public officials. Such a move constitutes a violation of the Open Meetings Act. The Breeze will not be filing an OMA complaint because a reporter for the paper was allowed in and thus is not considered an aggrieved party. School Committee Chairman Frank Pallotta did not respond to requests for comment. Town Council President Dino Autiello said he authorized the town clerk to post the tours as a public meeting of the council because he knew all council members were planning to attend. "On our end, my job was just to post it because we were all in the room," he said. "The rest of it I was unaware of." Those residents who did show up and try to join the tours were told that the schools will host public tours at a later date. The School Committee posted the tours as an open session of a special meeting. The Town Council also listed it as an open meeting but its agenda stated that Supt. Joseph Goho would conduct a tour of the two new schools for the School Committee and Town Council spe- cifically. Goho said it wasn't his call to set the parameters for the tours. EXCLUDED From Page 7 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE North Providence town officials and School Committee members tour the new STEPHEN OLNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in North Providence on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to look at the new classrooms that await students returning for the new school year. Conducting a tour of the new school is CHAD HEALEY, a representative of Colliers International who managed the building project. BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOZENROD Town Councilor STEFANO FAMIGLIETTI steps into a cozy reading nook, located off the library media center at McGuire Elementary School, joined by Project Manager CHAD HEALEY. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE THE NEW CAFETERIA at Stephen Olney School features bright colors and plenty of sunlight. BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD School and town officials climb the stairs at the new MCGUIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. In the background, so-called "bird boxes" offer a nook for students to sit and peer out. In your time of need, The North Providence Breeze will print your loved one's full obituary for a small charge. The paper also places the obituary on our Web site, valleybreeze.com, as soon as it is provided to us by your family's funeral director. Notification to friends and neighbors is also made weekdays on WOON-AM radio announcements. Should you desire our services, kindly inform your funeral director. The full charge is $90, or $125 for lengthy obituaries, in the edition of your choice. You may place the obituary in any of our other editions for $50 each. Thank you. OBITUARIES 3rd Generation Family Owned and Operated Geoffrey Greene ~ LfD Jennifer Greene faGan ~ LfD 2251 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 231-9307 • www.robbinsfuneralhome.com Barbara M. Darnbrough in Memory July 26, 2019 Loved & Missed so much Anthony Aurecchia & Family

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