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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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6 NORTH PROVIDENCE NOVEMBER 20-26, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION space for medical uses, but that's not a done deal yet. Units are either 1,600 or 1,700 square feet. "If it works, I expect they would go in the middle," he said. It's hard to sign a lease when you don't own the property yet, he added, saying that's why he's seeking approval to hopefully proceed soon. Manzo told the board he has no intention to blast as part of the development. Mike Murphy, of 211 Central Ave., said his concern with the side- walk is that it would extend from Mineral Spring Avenue to the end of his driveway and then stop. He said he doesn't see the advantage of that because there is no sidewalk for the rest of the length of Central Avenue to Smith Street. Manzo said he thinks that the sidewalk adds to the attractiveness of the development and provides a good separation between the road and pedestrians. Murphy said he is glad to have a local developer that residents can work with instead of an outsider who wouldn't care. Lynn Redding, of 2 Cedar St., said she believes that Manzo has made a really good effort to comply with everything asked of him. She said she is pleased with the latest plan. Jack Zisk, of 2 South Pleasant Ave., thanked board members for their questions of the developer. He said members are seeking a first-class project and he's pleased that Manzo has worked with the board to address concerns. Member Henry Riccitelli said he agrees that Manzo has addressed all the comments received to date. Mayor Charles Lombardi said the meeting was a "breath of fresh air," saying it is unusual to see a development like this where there are only a few abutters in attendance and none of them have any complaints about the development. DEVELOPMENT From Page 5 Mancini Center announces trips, upcoming events NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center has announced upcoming trips and events. • The Mancini Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. • Tickets are now available for the following events: The Company Bees Holiday Show, $3, includes lunch, Thursday, Dec. 5, noon; Holiday Celebration with singing Santa Tom Conte, $10, includes lunch catered by Mickey G's, Friday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. • The Mancini Center is now accept- ing 2020 membership renewals. The fee is $10 for North Providence residents and $15 for non-residents. Memberships are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Membership applications are included in the November/December newsletter, on the website and at the Mancini Center reception desk. • Beacon Hospice will provide grief support on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. Participants will learn about the grieving process and develop strategies for coping. • The Creative Writing Group will meet Friday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. The group offers a safe, collegial environment where participants can meet like-minded people with whom to share their story. • A Beginner Drawing Class will be offered on Friday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. Learn to draw by recognizing shapes using pencil, charcoal, pastels and col- ored pencil. The fundamentals will be taught. • Representatives of Spinnaker Asset Management will speak about estate plan- ning on Monday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. • The trip Christmas Time in Newport and La Salette will be held on Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. The cost is $99. For more information, call Richard Cece at 401- 529-7802. • Tickets are available for the North Providence Senior Center Association's Holly Jolly Bingo event on Sunday, Dec. 8. Doors open at 10 a.m., games begin at noon. Open to the public. Tickets $25, and may be purchased in advance at the center. Only 200 tickets will be sold for this event. There will be more than $1,800 in cash prizes given away, and a grand prize $500 jackpot. There will also be more than 20 door prizes given away. The event includes complimentary pas- try, sandwiches, pizza, chips, dessert and beverages. Players must be 18 or older to play. For more information, call 401-231-0742 or visit . Jain's Laundry LOWEST PRICE IN TOWN NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT LOCATED ON THE NORTH PROVIDENCE/JOHNSTON LINE 1 MILE FROM NORTH PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL Plaza 44 • 39 Putnam Pike, Johnston 231-7019 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. WASH • DRY • FOLD Drop Off Service only 69¢ per lb. Includes Softener, Bleach, Soap & Hangers Same Day Service 9 Powder Hill Road (Off Rt. 123) Lincoln, RI 401-728-5903 Open Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. VISIT OUR FACTORY OUTLET STORE!

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