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The North Providence Breeze 02-26-2020

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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LINCOLN – Before driving to the local shop for your next vehicle inspection, it would be smart to read up on the list of rules now being enforced by the state. Local auto shop owners are warning drivers that the state's new inspection system is much stricter than it was in the past, targeting, among other things, license plates and window tint- ing. Eddie Fox, owner of Larry's Lincoln Auto Repair on Great Road, said the state's emissions and safety testing division delivered a digital camera to his shop a few weeks ago to be used during inspections. The person inspecting the vehicle is now required to snap five photos of the car inside and out, before upload- ing the images and sending them to a digital archive. The cameras, which were distributed to every inspection station in the state this month, tie into the R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles. Each inspection now requires a minimum of five photographs, includ- By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer 'The stuff we used to help people with, we can't anymore. Your car has to be like brand new.' EDDIE FOX Owner, Larry's Lincoln Auto Repair See INSPECTIONS, Page 6 BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES The members of the NORTH PROVIDENCE HIGH GIRLS' SWIM TEAM show off their championship plaque after winning their program's first D-III title last Friday night at Roger Williams University. The Cougars broke eight school records during the 11-event meet to topple defending champion Cranston East by one point. See story on page 10. NPHS swimmers are D-III champs! NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town has hired Brent Wiegand, an East Greenwich resident who has been working as planning techni- cian for the town of Narragansett, as its new full-time town planner. Wiegand replaces David Westcott, who was working on a part-time basis. "He's a younger fellow who seems like he has a lot of energy and comes with great reviews," said Mayor Charles Lombardi on Monday. "The bottom line is Dave Westcott thought he would be the right guy for this job." Town hires Wiegand as new planner By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See PLANNER, Page 4 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Discussions on cutting the taxes local business owners pay on such items as equipment and furnish- ings are gaining steam among local officials. The Town Council's finance subcommittee is set to take up a proposal to slash tangible taxes at its meeting tonight, Feb. 26, start- ing at 5:30 p.m. in the assembly room at Town Hall. Chairman Ken Amoriggi said he was pleasantly surprised at two developments related to these Officials set to discuss 'tangible' way to cut taxes By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TAXES, Page 4 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE FEBRUARY 26-MARCH 3, 2020 (401)944-2450 FOR A PERSONAL TOUR Our uplifting environment and special approach to Alzheimer's and dementia care have created a quality of life you simply can't get any place else. Free Property Evaluation at no cost or obligation Call Norm Harrison, owner/broker 401-353-9000 x 10 Family Owned Since 1926 $100 Off New Gas Boiler or Furnace LIC. #RIMP882 • One Day Gas & Oil Boiler Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW to get your Gas Boiler or Furnace ready for winter. Stricter standards in force as state tightens up car inspection system

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