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The North Providence Breeze 11-13-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE SETH TRAVIS, of Colchester, Conn., a Navy veteran, volunteers to clean the THOMAS DEANGELES MEMORIAL at the Lymansville V.F.W. Post 10011 in North Providence on Veterans Day. Travis was working nearby for Loureiro Engineering and decided to volunteer his time at a local V.F.W. post. See more photos of Veterans Day tributes on Page 12. NORTH PROVIDENCE – A Providence-based school for students with unique needs is set to make a move to the former Marieville Elementary School at 1135 Mineral Spring Ave. in North Providence. The Center for Individualized Training & Education, or CITE, is a nonprofit school serving a diverse population of special needs students. It was first formed on the grounds of Butler Hospital in 1978, according to its website. Mayor Charles Lombardi, at a spe- cial meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, was seeking the Town Council's approval on a 10-year lease agreement for $15,000 per month in payments to the town from the CITE school, which is currently based on Bough Street in Providence. That's $1.8 million total. "This is probably the best agreement I have ever made either personally or governmentally," said Lombardi, who had expressed his desire to lease the property instead of selling it to main- tain town control while bringing in just as much or more revenue than a sale could net. The mayor is also seeking a sepa- Lease of old school expected to bring $1.8 million By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See LEASE, Page 10 Military shine Morisseau admits to felony, must pay $9,434 by Friday Former superintendent declines to apologize to town's taxpayers NORTH PROVIDENCE – After admitting to defrauding the North Providence School Department in court last week, the former superin- tendent of schools must now pay it all back. Bridget Morisseau had been caught spending thousands of tax- payer dollars on personal purchases during her brief tenure in North Providence. Morisseau pleaded no contest, admitting to a felony charge of embezzlement and fraudulent conversion, in Superior Court last Friday, Nov. 8. In March, Morisseau was arrested and charged with embezzlement/ fraudulent conversion and obtain- ing property by false pretenses, both felonies. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See MORISSEAU, Page 4 MORISSEAU NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town Council President Dino Autiello, chairman of the North Providence Animal Shelter Committee, says he's fairly con- fident after the committee's first meeting back following a two-year hiatus that the town can get a shov- el in the ground on a new shelter by next spring. Though some members of the committee last week were talking numbers of $1 million or even up to $2 million, Autiello and Mayor Charles Lombardi are still focused on the estimated price tag of $600,000 for the shelter, half paid for by the neighboring town of Autiello hopes for animal shelter work by spring By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SHELTER, Page 10 INSIDE Look for our annual Holiday Gift Guide INSIDE Look for our annual Holiday Gift Guide Holiday Gift Guide d i Published by f id NOV-13-2019-GIFT-NPS-Mel.indd 1 11/4/19 10:13 AM THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE NOVEMBER 13-19, 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. www.jaswellsfarm.com OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FArmStAnd & bAkEry Gourmet Apples Fruit & Gift Baskets Delivery & Shipping Available Send your loved ones a piece of Smithfield Thanksgiving Pies Thanksgiving Pies q q Over 20 varieties available - place your orders early! Order deadline Monday, November 25th OPEN Wed., Nov., 27 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day Our own caramel, chocolate & caramel, and Gourmet Apples featured on Food Network and in Yankee Magazine. Fresh Cider Donuts, Pastries, AND MUCH MORE! CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH JASWELL'S FRESH CUT TREES Arriving Saturday November 30 th Lombardi Medical Associates LLC Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 401-228-8775 Anthony J. Lombardi, Jr., MD Internal Medicine

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