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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-27-2019

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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16 NORTH COUNTY NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 4, 2019 | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION began Nov. 18 and has continued almost every night since. The sus- pects are walking up driveways and checking car door handles to see if cars are unlocked. In two nights he said 25 cars were broken into and had items stolen from them. He said the robber- ies were concentrated in the North Scituate and Chopmist Hill areas, and he suspects it will continue to spread around town. "I hate to say it, but we're allowing the criminal to steal from us leav- ing our vehicles unlocked," the chief said. "That being said, people need to be reminded to secure their cars. We'll keep on investigating it and any leads we've been following up with daily." Delaere said there is video footage of suspects walking up a driveway and testing a car handle. He said all robberies occurred in unlocked cars. The thieves are not breaking win- dows or prying open doors, accord- ing to the chief. He said victims reported that the robbers stole wallets, cash, credit BREAK-INS From Page One co-op squad, 24-21, on a late field goal, and the high-powered Broncos suffered its first Division II loss of the year by falling to Mount Pleasant in triple overtime, 46-40. Ponaganset, which will take a 6-4 mark into this week's matchup, trails in the holiday series, 19-14. Burrillville has won the last five meetings. The N.S./Mount co-op team, meanwhile, will carry over the momentum from its program's first title into its Thanksgiving Day matchup against Scituate on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Spartans' new turf complex. While the co-op team takes a perfect record into the game, the Spartans will sport a 2-7 mark, with both victories coming against first-year Davies. N.S./Mount leads the series, 7-4, and has won the last two Turkey Day games by a combined 83-0 score. Smithfield will also host North Providence in the 49th meeting of their Thanksgiving Day rivalry on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Boyle Athletic Complex. The Cougars will enter this game with a 3-7 overall record that includes a 1-6 mark in Division III play. Their league victory came on Oct. 4 on their Homecoming Day game against the Sentinels, 39-0, but NP went on to drop its next four contests and get shut out in three of them. As for the Sentinels, they have had a nightmarish year that saw them lose their first nine games, all of them by 24 or more points, and fail to score in seven of them. But Smithfield broke into the win column in its non-league game against Scituate on Nov. 16 by soaring to a 42-21 victory. NP also picked up its third win that day by rolling past Hope, 40-12. Smithfield leads the holiday series, 26-21-1, but NP has won five of the last six meetings. FOOTBALL From Page One cards, and jewelry. "They go right into the vehicle and steal anything available. Anything," he said. Delaere said he is concerned the thieves will escalate and possibly steal a vehicle if the keys are left in it and it's unlocked. He said robberies are taking place in the evening hours at various times of night, and the night shift is vigi- lantly patrolling as they search for suspects. Delaere said the department follows up on every tip and lead. "Our guys will not stop. They're relentless. I guarantee we'll break the case," he said. Delaere said nearby towns of Glocester, Foster, and some towns in Connecticut are experiencing similar incidents. "People need to secure their vehicles and keep a keen eye if the motion detector goes off. Then call and report it to the police," he said. The chief said the town experienc- es a spike in car larcenies this time of year, but rarely to this degree. The chief is asking for help from the community. He asked that any person with information about sus- picious activity to call the Scituate Police Department at 401-821-5900. Mancini appointed chief financial officer for city of Providence PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge Elorza has announced that Lawrence Mancini, of Smithfield, current direc- tor of finance, is to be appointed chief finan- cial officer for the city of Providence. A graduate of Bryant University and Mount Pleasant High School, Mancini has served the city of Providence for more than three decades in several capacities including acting director of administration, deputy director of finance and deputy city collector, where he gained municipal finance experience at all levels. As CFO, Mancini will provide executive-level analysis and lead strategic planning to manage the city's financial affairs. This includes analysis of debt service capacity and associated debt service management, pension and other post-employment benefits. Mancini will also be the lead financial official for all financial transactions, spearheading or direct- ing negotiations associated with the development of revenue opportuni- ties. In addition to his city service, Mancini received the 2017 Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council Robert M. Goodrich Public Service Award, given annually to a municipal employee for distinguished service. MANCINI BUSINESS do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at Place your classified ad online at Take the next big step in joint replacement. Step 1: Get a joint replacement procedure. Step 2: Go home the same day. Introducing same-day joint replacement procedures that help patients recover from the comfort of home with no overnight hospital stay, thanks to the partnership between Ortho Rhode Island's first-class orthopedic surgeons and state-of-the-art technology at the South County Health Orthopedics Center. 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