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The North Providence Breeze 06-24-2020

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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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Margie Caranci had already developed quite a reputation for her flow- ers before this year's stay-at-home spring. With more time on her side, Caranci set out to create her best display ever at 26 East Ave., a prop- erty measuring just a little over a tenth of an acre but where every square inch, including space for a pool, fish ponds and fire pit, is maximized. After taking a recent tour of Caranci's yard, neighbor Marjorie Hubyk said what she's done is simply "breathtaking." This year's flower displays are bigger and better Caranci creates 'breathtaking' flower displays By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor MARGIE CARANCI shows off the many thousands of flowers she carefully cultivates around her East Avenue home every year. BREEZE PHOTOS BY ETHAN SHOREY See FLOWERS, Page 9 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence School Committee is set to decide this week whether to pay Durham School Services during the time its buses have been down during the pandemic. The Breeze reported last week that Cumberland school officials had voted that it wasn't "practicable" to pay Durham, effectively saving that district $900,000 in payments. While schools aren't obligated to pay the busing company when school isn't in session and students are not being driven to school, said Cumberland attorney Stephen Adams, a further vote on the prac- ticality of paying the company was needed based on the language of the federal CARES Act. Paying is strictly voluntary, he said, and is "aspirational" within the CARES Act. Organizations eligible for grant funds must still pay employees dur- ing a pandemic, he said, unless it is not practicable, which was the case here. North Providence Supt. Joseph Goho said attorney Ben Scungio has reviewed the district's indi- District will consider whether to pay bus company By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See BUSES, Page 9 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE JUNE 24-30, 2020 SOAK UP THE SUMMER SEASON! INSIDE Published by Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer It's Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer Summer Time! SUMMER-NPS-2020-Lise.indd 1 6/15/20 9:17 AM Register For Online Courses: excel.html Improve Your EXCEL Skills! • Take courses from the comfort of your home or on-the-go using your smart phone • "Ask The Expert" feature submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134 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 AC Service Ready for Summer.

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