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The North Providence Breeze 08-19-2020

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Similar to efforts earlier this year to increase outdoor capacity for local restau- rants, town officials now plan to consider blanket provisions for possible later closing times. The council last week held off on approving requests by the owner of The Duke Kitchen and Spirits at 1839 Smith St., Joseph Arroyo, to expand its outdoor license to allow customers to stay outside past the town's newly adopted mandate of 11 p.m., until 1 a.m., and to extend By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Council will consider blanket decision on late-night dining VALLEY BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE AIDYN LOPES, left, and PAISLEY JACOBS, both 6 and cousins from North Providence, enjoy the tire swing at Stephen Olney Park in North Providence on Monday, as the heat wave ended and cooler temperatures returned. See more photos on page 19. AMORIGGI NORTH PROVIDENCE – With residents stuck at home for large por- tions of the past few months, crimes typically associated with people being out and about are down significantly. According to Chief of Police Arthur Martins, crime from Jan. 1 through July 31 dropped substan- tially compared to the same period in 2019. In total, there were 1,391 "offense reports" taken in 2020, compared to 1,672 in 2019. Total arrests were down, from 822 in 2019 to 684 in 2020, as were total calls for service, from 24,744 in 2019 to 23,595 in 2020. There were 19 burglaries over those seven months this year, compared with 24 burglaries last year, 17 shop- lifting incidents in 2020 compared to Crime in NP down during pandemic By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CRIME, Page 24 NORTH PROVIDENCE - Catarina who? Signs around town posing that question have had some residents scratching their heads. In a recent Facebook post, School Committee member Roderick DaSilva sought to clear up any con- fusion, addressing an "issue" that he said has been bothering him for a few weeks. "As most of you have surely noticed, my opponent in the race for the School Committee seat in District 2 has put up signs that merely say her name, followed by 'who?'" The first time I saw them I was concerned that some people might think that I put out those signs to mock her, or something of that nature," he said. His opponent, Catarina da Silva, said the signs were a playful attempt to distinguish herself from "the other DaSilva." She agreed that the signs, which It's DaSilva v. da Silva for District 2 School Committee seat By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See DINING, Page 22 See DISTRICT 2, Page 22 MARTINS Getting into the swing of things THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE AUGUST 19-25, 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. • 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!

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