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The North Providence Breeze 10-14-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE ISABELLA RYAN, left, and ARIA BARBER, both 8 and of North Providence, settle in to watch the Halloween-inspired movie "Hocus Pocus," last Friday. The free Halloween movie at the Overlook at Meehan Amphitheater replaced the popular Pumpkins in the Park event. A little 'Hocus Pocus' NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town is preparing to sell the first in a series of 20 properties pur- chased over the summer from National Grid to the North Providence Housing Authority. The property abutting the Housing Authority's existing property, a vacant parcel on Charles Street between the organization's driveway and Carovilli Street, measures about 18,000 square feet. Mayor Charles Lombardi said this is one of about 10 or so full-sized buildable lots obtained through the $200,000 purchase with National Grid and the only one so far that's in the pro- cess of being sold. "We need to decide how we're going to merchandise them," he said. An additional 10 or so Grid lots are smaller and mostly abutting residential property owners, he said. Those are being offered to abutters, and if sold, would be added to their existing properties for increased tax value and more revenue to the town. One of the Marieville By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Town set to sell one of its new Marieville properties to Housing Authority See SALE, Page 15 NORTH PROVIDENCE – A newly installed buddy bench outside of Centredale Elementary School is designed to help foster friendship and connection. Last week, Centredale became the second school in North Providence to receive a buddy bench, creating a special place in the school yard where a child can go if they want someone to talk to. The buddy bench program began at Ricci Middle School as a way to honor the late Ian Alexander Novacek, a Ricci 7th-grader who died in 2018. "Ian will be forever remembered as a young man who had an infec- tious smile, a great sense of humor, RMS students build and dedicate new buddy bench By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See BENCH, Page 10 NORTH PROVIDENCE – When Jonét Nichelle, of North Providence, watched Crystle Stewart win the Miss USA crown in 2008, she told her mom that she wanted to achieve that title one day. NP's Nichelle headed to Miss USA competition By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com JONÉT NICHELLE See MISS USA, Page 15 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE OCTOBER 14-20, 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 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.

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