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The North Providence Breeze 11-20-2019

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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North Providence Edition Sports & Recreation NOVEMBER 20-26, 2019 @ BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES North Providence High senior NICK CONTE sports his Duke cap and sweatshirt as he stands next to a banner with the Blue Devils' logo on it during last Wednesday afternoon's National Letter of Intent signing ceremony inside the high school's library. Conte signs NLI to Duke Cougars' baseball captain takes talents to Atlantic Coast Conference school as pitcher/middle infielder NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High senior Nick Conte has been regarded as one of the top shortstops in northern Rhode Island, but it's been at another position where Conte had attracted the atten- tion of several Division I colleges along the East Coast for the past year and a half. It's been as a pitcher, and it's been at showcase tourna- ments, such as the Future Starz Tournament in Durham, N.C., Summer Rivalry Classic at Fenway Park in Boston, and Perfect Game WWBA World Championships in Jupiter, Fla., where Conte had delivered some outstanding performances on the mound. With all the attention he's received this year, all eyes across the state promise to be on Conte next spring when he takes the field for the Cougars. But before setting his sights on 2020, the hard-throwing righthander took care of an important piece of business last Wednesday after- noon by signing a National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Duke University. During a 15-minute ceremony that saw Conte's family mem- bers, classmates, and some fac- ulty members gather inside the high school's library, as well as By ERIC BENEVIDES Valley Breeze Sports Editor See CONTE, Page 14 Hallworth House 66 Benefit Street Providence, RI 02904 401-274-4505 Caregivers need a break? We offer extended short-term care… • Overnight 2-14 day stays available • skilled nursing • Dynamic city views • Long-term care Located on the East Side of Historic Providence just minutes from University Heights CareLink S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Stump Grinding Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Dr. Mona Aoude Klibanoff Now accepting New Patients 55 Broad Street, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-3400 Dr. Klibanoff specializes in primary eye care including comprehensive eye exams, treatment of ocular diseases, glasses and contact lens service, and the pre and post operative management of cataract and LASIK surgery patients. Weeknight and Saturday Appointments Available

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