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The North Providence Breeze 11-18-2020

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 EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 18-24, 2020 NORTH PROVIDENCE 3 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The School Committee is set to take a vote on whether to amend its policy to reflect state guidance allowing some people to potentially not wear masks if they meet certain standards related to their health. The school board passed a mask policy at its October meeting, but after doing so, the Rhode Island Department of Education issued clarifications on mask-wearing through a challenge in another dis- trict, said Supt. Joseph Goho. In response, he said, the North Providence policy has been revised to reflect those changes and will be voted on at the School Committee's meeting tonight, Nov. 18. The clarification to be added is that applicable aspects of Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act must still be consid- ered when implementing the mask policy, said Goho, essentially mean- ing that a person with an appropri- ate medical condition may poten- tially qualify for an exemption to the mandate. The School Committee is able to vote on a policy and create it imme- diately as long as it's advertised and voted on as an agenda item at a public meeting, which is what was done last month, said Goho. Schools set to amend policy on face coverings By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor Scouts again offer holiday wreaths NORTH PROVIDENCE – Help the Scouts of Troop 5 and Pack 5 in North Providence with the funding they need to send youths to camp by buying a wreath this holiday season. Scoutmaster Joe Riccitelli said the prices have gone up a bit this year, to $17 for a door size and $25 for a wall wreath. Delivery starts this week. Pay by Venmo, @Troop5-NProv, for contactless delivery, or pay by check to Troop 5 North Providence, RI. Message the Troop & Pack 5 North Providence Facebook page or contact a Scout about an order. Deliveries will begin today, Nov. 18. Fresh pine door wreaths, with red handmade bow, measure 12 inches on their inside diameter, while wall wreaths measure 18 inches inside diameter, also with a bow. S STANLEY TREE • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby M ass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner Fully Insured Free Estimates N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4 401-765-4677 Since 1986 Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization Tree Removal Tree Removal Pruning Pruning Cabling Cabling Brush Mowing Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Stump Grinding Crane Service Crane Service L & N Toasty Totes Quality totes and handbags Handmade by local crafters Follow us on instagram @lntoastytotes Valley Breeze Thanksgiving deadline schedule and different publication days HOLIDAY DEADLINES The Valley Breeze will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The news and display advertis- ing deadline will move forward to Friday, November 20th at 3 p.m. The classified line advertising deadline will move to Monday, November 23rd at 9 a.m. PUBLICATION DAYS The Valley Breeze Pawtucket edition, and The North Providence Breeze edition will be delivered on Tuesday, November 24th (instead of Wednesday, November 25th).

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