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The North Providence Breeze 12-02-2020

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 – A statement clock meant to match the renaissance going on in Centredale is now installed at the village's roundabout. The clock, on Smith Street within easy sight of both Town Hall and Mineral Spring Avenue, features the town colors of blue and gold. The time of day can be read from four directions. Workers are now in the process of adding some lighting to make it even more prominent, says Mayor Charles Lombardi. "This is another step in updat- ing this neighborhood," said New landmark town clock now overlooking Centredale By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor NORTH PROVIDENCE – A com- pany is proposing 24 new housing units in the former St. Patrick's School at 622 Woonasquatucket Ave., a prop- erty that's been vacant since it was abandoned as a temporary space for students at Stephen Olney Elementary School when a new school was completed last year. The Planning Board, at a meeting scheduled Dec. 9, will hold a public hear- ing on an application for preliminary and master plan approval for a major land development project proposing the adaptive reuse of the former school building. A possible vote would combine master and pre- liminary plan stages. Town Planner Brent Wiegand said Monday that he hadn't conducted a full review yet of the application from Touchdown Realty Group, but said the proposal calls for 15 units contain- ing two bedrooms and two bathrooms each, four units with two bedrooms and one bathroom apiece, and five units with one bedroom and one bath- room, for the total of 24. The developers aren't seeking Residential units planned at old St. Patrick's School By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See CLOCK, Page 11 See ST. PATRICK'S, Page 11 BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY The town's imposing new clock is installed inside the reshaped Centredale roundabout. Town Hall is visible down Smith Street in the background. 'The small club with a big heart' Rotary Club of North Providence helps community with Million Mask Challenge NORTH PROVIDENCE – As part of its mission to make a differ- ence in the local community, mem- bers of the Rotary Club of North Providence distributed 2,000 medical- grade masks to first responders and community organizations last month. The initiative was part of the Rotary Million Mask Challenge Project, where nearly 1 million masks were distributed across New England. Rotarian Ted Rossi, of East Hampton, Conn., and the Rossi Family Foundation donated all of the masks. Carol Newberry, presi- dent of the Rotary Club of North Providence, told The Breeze she and other Rotary members wanted to express their thanks to first respond- ers and other essential workers who have been working throughout the pandemic. "That feeling of giving back to the community" is why so many people join Rotary, she said. On Oct. 7, a truck carrying 140,000 protective masks arrived at the Statehouse in Providence where members of Rotary clubs from across By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See ROTARY, Page 6 WIEGAND THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE DECEMBER 2-8, 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. Lombardi Medical Associates LLC Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 401-228-8775 Anthony J. Lombardi, Jr., MD Internal Medicine Happy Holidays

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