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The North Providence Breeze 07-15-2020

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi's proposal to buy a small piece of land from the town of Lincoln to expand Camp Meehan/Notte Park is not moving as quickly as he'd originally hoped. When the mayor approached Lincoln Town Administrator Joseph Almond with the idea in late May, he said he was looking to submit a grant to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management by June 5. Almond said at the time that the best they could do by early June was to begin Lincoln officials not enthusiastic about selling to NP By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY ROWAN BARKER, 5, of North Providence, pulls his mask down to smell a flower at the Scituate Farmers Market in June. It was the market's third week of operation following the state's re-opening during the coronavirus crisis. The grounds were set up with hand sanitizer stations and one way direction markers to encourage social distancing. The sweet smell of summer See LAND, Page 21 'Any little bit helps' Restaurant owners support petition for grant program to help R.I. small businesses When the pandemic first struck Rhode Island in the middle of March, like many restaurant own- ers Brad Aubin had to close his Tumblesalts Cafe on Morgan Avenue in North Providence as he and his team figured out how to pivot to takeout and delivery. After eight weeks of being closed, the cafe opened back up on May 15, and while Aubin is doing about 50 per- By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See PETITION, Page 22 Free school meals decrease as virtual school ends But families encouraged to stop by during summer NORTH PROVIDENCE – While the number of meals served to North Providence has fallen since virtual learning ended in June, hundreds of students are still being fed through the free service. One week after the COVID-19 pandemic shut schools down on March 13, North Providence officials and food service provider Chartwells opened three emergency feeding sites to ensure that students in the district By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See MEALS, Page 21 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE JULY 15-21, 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. www.valleybreeze.com/learning/ ONLINE LEARNING Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134 • Career Building • Excel • Communication • PowerPoint • Digital Marketing • Women in Business • Entrepreneurship • Security Awareness Online Professional Development

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