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The North Providence Breeze 05-27-2020

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 ROBERT EMERSON EDWARD NAPOLITANO, left, senior vice commander of the State DAV, and JOHN PACETTA, commander of Chapter 21 of the Disabled American Veterans, carry a wreath to the Town Hall Veterans Plaza for a Memorial Day ceremony last Thursday afternoon. Due to Covid-19 regulations, North Providence held a scaled down Memorial Day ceremony at Town Hall last Thursday as one wreath was displayed. See more photos on page 6. Remembering fallen heroes NORTH PROVIDENCE – In Rhode Island the reopening date for churches was deemed to be this Saturday, May 30, and the church- es in North Providence have been working through various scenarios on how to proceed. Mary, Mother of Mankind church, at 25 Fourth St., has a couple of potential scenarios in mind as its leaders plan its first Mass for Saturday. "Right now we can accommodate about 65 parishio- ners," said the Rev. Dennis Kieton. "If we can get another priest, we will have an overflow in the hall, setting up another 55 seats, spread way apart." The church has updated times of Masses on its website with direc- tions for parishioners to follow. On Saturday, there will be a Mass upstairs with Rev. Kieton at 4 p.m. allowing in about 60 people. Downstairs there will be 40 people with another priest. This Sunday, May 31, there will be a "normal" Mass at 8 a.m. upstairs for 60 people. Mary, Mother of Mankind can NP churches making decisions on reopening By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Staff Writer NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town is looking to add to what Mayor Charles Lombardi calls its "crown jewel" at Camp Meehan and Notte Park off Douglas Avenue, commencing talks with Lincoln about the possibility of acquiring more acreage from the former camp. "Due to the lack of open space in North Providence, we continue to do more with less. The Camp Meehan facility has become the jewel of recreation in our town," wrote Mayor Charles Lombardi in a letter to Lincoln officials. "At the present time, it appears as though the town of Lincoln has no plans for the land that abuts North Providence." Lombardi said he brought up the possibility of purchasing prop- erty owned by the town of Lincoln and abutting North Providence's portion of Camp Meehan during a recent conversation with Lincoln Town Administrator Joe Almond, and Almond seemed to think a deal is potentially doable. North Providence previously purchased about 18 acres of its land from the nonprofit that ran Camp Meehan, and Lombardi says he would love to add 10 or 12 more acres on the Lincoln side. Town looks to purchase open land from Lincoln By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See LAND, Page 17 See CHURCHES, Page 20 KIETON THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE MAY 27-JUNE 2, 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. MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE Convenient to US Hwy 6 and I-95 in Johnston, RI 49 Old Pocasset Road | • 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 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.

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