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The North Providence Breeze 09-18-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Community and school officials gather around MAYOR CHARLES A. LOMBARDI on Sunday morning, Sept. 8, as he is assisted by Whelan student JONATHAN MROZEWICZ in cutting the ribbon on the new play- ground at Whelan Elementary School. See more photos on Page 19. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Questions are swirling in North Providence as to how a music teacher, who was arrested on child pornography charges last week, managed to slip under the radar for more than two decades. Longtime teacher Anthony Martin, 52, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography on Sept. 12 as the result of an investi- gation into his internet use. Martin allegedly used his home computer at 255 Central St. in Lincoln to access child pornography. Martin has worked in North Providence schools as a music and band teacher for the last 25 years, teaching at both the elementary and middle school level. Prior to his arrest, he was teaching at Stephen Olney Elementary and Centredale Elementary. Parents of children in North Providence were outraged after Supt. Joseph Goho sent an email informing them that Rhode Island State Police had arrested "an elementary teacher in our school By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See ALLEGATIONS, Page 4 Board wants redesign from MSA developer Concern centers on how to protect residential stretch of road NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Planning Board last week sent the developer of a proposed new commercial complex at 1998 Mineral Spring Ave. back to the drawing board, with members telling Anthony Manzo they want to see the project fit in more nicely with the surrounding neighborhood. The Centredale end of Mineral Spring still has a residential compo- nent to it, and board members said it's important to maintain that feel here. Manzo was asked to prepare a By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See DEVELOPER, Page 14 From shifting soccer practice times and closing parks earlier to canceling community events and dropping mos- quito larvicide into storm drains, local communities are taking varied pre- cautionary measures against Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare but seri- ous mosquito-borne illness. State and local officials have been warning resi- dents to take precautions against the "critical risk" posed by EEE until the first hard frost of the year, which usu- ally occurs in the middle of October or later. The Rhode Island Department of Communities taking varied precautions against EEE By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See EEE, Page 10 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2019 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Family Owned Since 1926 $100 Off New Gas Boiler or Furnace LIC. #RIMP882 • One Day Gas & Oil Boiler Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW to get your Gas Boiler or Furnace ready for winter. Community outraged by allegations against longtime music teacher INSIDE Celebrating all things Autumn INSIDE Celebrating all things Autumn Autumn in the Valley n ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Featuring... — Professional pumpkin carver shares secrets — Classic or complex - candy apple season is here — Tour haunted places and vampire spaces — Get helpful tips on everything from fashion to photos — Read up on fun local fall events Courtesy of your friends at

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