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The North Providence Breeze 01-29-2020

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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BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY SARAH CARVALHO, 13, top, of the North Providence Barracudas swim team, reaches out to shake hands with MARINA PEREIRA of the Northern Rhode Island Penguins swim team after her victory in the girls 13-14, 50-meter freestyle race at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center last Saturday. See more photos on Page 9. Barracudas vs. Penguins NORTH PROVIDENCE – A North Providence school adminis- trator has been fired from his job, effective immediately. Thomas Meagher, who most recently served as dean of stu- dents at North Providence High School, was let go during a termi- nation hearing held by the School Committee last Wednesday, Jan. 22. Supt. Joseph Goho confirmed the news Monday, but said he can't provide further comment on this personnel matter. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See FIRED, Page 2 Meagher fired as dean of students at NPHS Autiello says council does its homework; wants more involvement from women NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi is calling for the Town Council to use utmost care when naming new members to the North Providence Zoning Board. Though the mayor is stopping short of calling for a major shakeup on the board, he says he hopes the council, which appoints its members, will do its best to improve the makeup of the volunteer body. The Zoning Board absorbed heavy criti- cism from Lombardi and others two weeks ago after its approval of a home on a sub- standard lot on North Elmore Avenue last year. There is typi- cally little competi- tion in terms of candidates for the positions. These are pivotal positions when it comes to planning the future of North By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See APPOINTMENTS, Page 2 LOMBARDI NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town has approached the state with a request to approve two-way traffic on a portion of the Centredale Bypass, a move that would allow drivers nearing this end of Mineral Spring Avenue to turn left instead of going all the way around the bypass and up Smith Street. "We're hoping to convince the state to go along with this," said Mayor Charles Lombardi. According to Lombardi, this pro- posed left turn could be "a first phase of trying to address traffic in Centredale," with additional steps possible later. Under the proposal, all traffic for now would stay the same except cars coming up to the light near Tumblesalts Café being allowed to Mayor: Left at end of MSA first step in fixing Centredale traffic By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TRAFFIC, Page 7 CHEERS FOR BEERS! Our look at Northern Rhode Island's thriving craft beer scene INSIDE THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2020 Your One Stop Source for: 375 Putnam Pike, Village Plaza Smithfield, RI | 401-757-6872 HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. • Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. •CBD Lotions •Healing Balms •Tinctures •CBD Pet Products MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE Smithfield location only. NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 2020 CBD CURIOUS? We're here to help you and answer your questions. Koi • Hemplucid • Original Hemp FREE SAMPLES Serving Our Community The Law Office of Kenneth J. Amoriggi 984 Charles Street, North Providence, RI 401-722-3777 Personal Injury Family Law Landlord Tenant Law Immigration Labor & Employment Law Real Estate Law Debt Collection Warm Your Home This Winter! Lombardi urges great care in appointing members to boards

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