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The North Providence Breeze 04-22-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL STAFF wave to the parade of North Providence fire and police vehicles that drove around the hospi- tal grounds last Tuesday morning, in an expression of gratitude for the hospital employees. See more photos on page 6. NORTH PROVIDENCE – A veteran captain in the North Providence Fire Department was arrested in Warwick on April 6 after allegedly driving drunk and becom- ing combative with police officers there. Robert Bell, of Warwick, was charged with DUI, refusal to sub- mit to a chemical test, and operat- ing a vehicle with alcoholic bever- ages present, according to a police report. He allegedly had an open container of White Claw Hard Seltzer in the center console of his vehicle. During the police stop, which happened around 6:30 p.m., according to the report, Bell was argumentative and used profanity, repeatedly letting out large sighs as questions were asked of him. Officer William Holz, in his account of the arrest, said Bell told him of his position as fire captain in North Providence, later noting the relationship between law enforce- ment agencies to say that police shouldn't have been bothering him. "Bell stated this was bulls--- and this is not how 'we' should be treat- ing each other," states the report. NP fire captain charged with DUI By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CAPTAIN, Page 5 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The true extent of David Westcott's accomplishments here on Earth may never be fully known, say those who treasured him most in life, but one thing is for sure: his impact will be felt for generations. Westcott, 66, a lifelong North Providence resident and the town's former planner who was known for his integrity and unmatched knowl- edge on a host of topics, died on the morning after Easter, April 13, after succumbing to cancer that became resistant to treat- ment. His wife, Iris, said the final days in home hospice care were especially dif- ficult given the fact that they were alone due to everyone being in isolation. She was planning a small family funeral ceremony at the North Burial Ground in Providence to comply with Gov. Gina Raimondo's prohibi- tion on gatherings of more than five Westcott remembered for immense heart, knowledge By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor WESTCOTT See WESTCOTT, Page 7 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town has a buyer for the old E.A. Brayton School in Centredale, 2 Thomas St., securing a purchase price far above what many expected and had previously been offered. Mayor Charles Lombardi said the Developer agrees to pay $107,000 for old Brayton School By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See BRAYTON, Page 3 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE APRIL 22-28, 2020 • Complete Heating Systems • Remodeling • Repairs • Water Heaters • Complete Sewage Ejector Systems for Basement Baths • Senior Citizen Discounts C. J. Nemes, Inc. Plumbing & Heating 24-Hour Emergency Service 769-4776 Master Plumber, R.I. #1911 Mass. #25011 Member of The Better Business Bureau Drain & Sewer Cleaning Hiring Licensed Plumbers call for Details! The Law Office of Kenneth J. Amoriggi 984 Charles Street, North Providence, RI 401-722-3777 www.amoriggilaw.com Personal Injury Family Law Landlord Tenant Law Immigration Labor & Employment Law Debt Collection Estate Planning If you are in need of any personal assistance during the ongoing crisis, we are here to help. Contact me. ~ Serving RI and MA Since 2001 ~ 401-572-8311 LYNCHFENCECO.COM Licensed & Insured RI Reg. #26468 Free Estimates

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