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The North Providence Breeze 08-26-2020

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Typical opera- tion of the town pool facility costs local tax- payers about $331,000 per year, says Mayor Charles Lombardi. When one factors in the requirements that would have to be complied with during the pandemic, that cost balloons by about $124,000 more to cover five days per week. Some residents are asking Lombardi to reopen the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center located behind the North Providence Library on Mineral Spring By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Getting ready for in-school learning BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE JENNIFER BENELL, speech pathologist at Greystone Elementary in North Providence, organizes the students' books as part of getting the school ready for the beginning of the school year. See related photo on page 13. Lombardi says he'll try to reopen pool, but cost is prohibitive See POOL, Page 13 Sherwood Avenue resident requests three-way stop sign Autiello suggests asking police to increase enforcement in area NORTH PROVIDENCE – Though an existing one-year halt on new stop signs runs through December of this year, the Town Council this month still heard a request for a new three-way stop at Sherwood Avenue and Lori Drive. Susan Ragano, of 32 Sherwood Ave., made the request, saying there have been a lot of close calls in the neighborhood during the pandemic By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See STOP SIGN, Page 18 NORTH PROVIDENCE - School Committee chairman Frank Pallotta says candidate for School Committee Catarina da Silva is running a "campaign of negativ- ity" against the school district and her opponent, incumbent Roderick DaSilva. Pallotta, who has been campaign- ing with the incumbent DaSilva, wrote a letter to The Breeze this week responding to a series of comments made by the challenger in a recent article. In the story, published Aug. 21, da Silva said she is running partly due to the fact that per-pupil spend- Pallotta takes issue with da Silva, she fires back By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See CAMPAIGN, Page 16 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE AUGUST 26-SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 (401)944-2450 Our uplifting environment and special approach to Alzheimer's and dementia care have created a quality of life you simply can't get anywhere else. MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE Visit our website BriarcliffeGardens.com or call to book a Virtual Tour from the Comfort of Home Convenient to US Hwy 6 and I-95 in Johnston, RI 49 OLD POCASSET ROAD BriarcliffeGardens.com Serving Our Community The Law Office of Kenneth J. Amoriggi 984 Charles Street North Providence, RI 401-722-3777 www.amoriggilaw.com Personal Injury Family Law Landlord Tenant Law Immigration Labor & Employment Law Real Estate Law Debt Collection Don't forget to VOTE on September 8th!

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