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The North Providence Breeze 06-03-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON IVORY DALOMBA, 4, left, and RHAMANYA PERRY head for the parking lot after an afternoon in the sun at Notte Park last Sunday afternoon. See more photos on page 8. A day at the beach Council shifts money for potential school shortfalls 16 school staffers receive layoff notices NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council last week transferred $200,000 to a special council contingency account, adding it to $194,000 previously found in bud- get savings for potential as-needed expenditures, including to the School Department. The decision came a day after the School Committee voted to lay off 16 employees amid an ongoing tumultuous budget picture at the state level that could result in fur- ther cuts to communities and their schools. By ETHAN SHOREY and NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writers Pitts-Wiley: I don't feel safe in my own country PAWTUCKET – Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, co-founder of Mixed Magic Theatre, says the protests seen across the U.S. over the past few days after the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis are not a reaction to an isolated event. "This did not start with the mur- der of George Floyd," he said. "This is just the latest in a long line of historical events and trag- edies that have to be dealt with." The majority of protesters are peaceful and are "trying to point out serious inequities," he said. While he doesn't think the vio- By MELANIE THIBEAULT, JACKIE MOOREHEAD, LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writers PITTS- WILEY See PROTESTS, Page 20 LINCOLN – There are many pieces of the puzzle still needing to be fit in, but Lincoln would certainly be within its rights to sell a small chunk of land on the North Providence line to the neighboring town, said Town Administrator Joseph Almond this week. Lincoln's top elected official was asked about a statement by former Town Councilor Dean Lees to The Breeze that any sale would have to go to the voters, since it was residents who approved spending money on the 80-acre former Camp Meehan property back in 2005. "It was a simple purchase," Almond said. Almond noted that though there are some restrictions that would place limits on any possible sale, there is no stipulation anywhere prohibiting the reselling of any part of the land. He said there is a requirement that proceeds from any sale would Almond: No prohibition on selling land to North Providence By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See LAND, Page 21 See BUDGET, Page 14 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE JUNE 3-9, 2020 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. www.Tabeleys.com 401-431-2816 TABELEY'S ROOFING Factory Certified Installer 20 years of perfection Insured • RI Reg. #18045 • MA Lic. #172793 • Member RI From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered Discount on Windows & Siding Call for details. We offer a variety of quality vinyl siding systems. Lombardi Medical Associates LLC Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 401-228-8775 Anthony J. Lombardi, Jr., MD Internal Medicine

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