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The North Providence Breeze 01-13-2021

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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4 NORTH PROVIDENCE JANUARY 13-19, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE What do you do if you are retired, bored and stuck in the house because of the coronavirus? MARCOS FIGUEROA, of North Providence, a retired Providence firefighter, goes treasure hunting with his metal detector throughout the state. Here he sweeps the ground at Captain Stephen Olney Park, in North Providence on Monday. Figueroa hears a signal and digs up an old ring, not a coin, at Stephen Olney Park on Monday. Figueroa's metal detector signals it has found a metal object buried below the surface. A reading between 77 and 84 most likely means he has found a penny; 85, a dime, and 86 to 90 signals a quar- ter. Other objects have different values. Library offering hotspots and story times NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library has 21 mobile hotspots available to town residents to borrow. Patrons may borrow the hotspot for one week for internet home use. For more infor- mation, visit the library or call 401- 353-5600, ext. 2. Patrons who borrow a mobile hotspot must sign a contract upon checkout. To help the library stay open, patrons are asked to limit browsing to 15 minutes, self-screen for symp- toms before entering the library and must wear a mask. Lobby pick-up is offered during open hours of the library. Call 401-353-5600, ext. 2, to schedule a pick-up time. Meeting rooms are closed and seating is avail- able only for computers. Computer usage is by appointment, so call 401- 353-5600, ext. 3. The North Providence Children's Department is excited to offer two new eight-week "Tale"-Gating Storytimes. "Tale"-Gating Storytime at the pool will be held on Tuesdays through March 2, at 9:30 a.m. This storytime will meet in the pool parking lot behind the library. "Tale"-Gating Storytime at Notte Park will be held on Wednesdays from Jan. 13 to March 3 at 9:30 a.m. This storytime will meet in the lower parking lot at Governor Notte Park. Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs, chalk to decorate their own space, blankets, and to dress for the weather. Masks are required for everyone over age 2. Registration is required, so call the children's depart- ment at 401-353-5600, ext. 5. The North Providence Library staff say they're excited to offer a Mead Instruments Telescope for adult patrons to borrow. The library also offers preloaded Paperwhite Kindles, available to adult patrons. There is a three-week loan, with more than 200 titles preloaded. Call 401-353-5600, ext. 2, for more information. do you know? You can place a Classified Ad anytime at Click on 'Classifieds' NORTH PROVIDENCE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 2240 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 02911 Is Soliciting Cost Proposals for an Electronic Signature Service. Requests for Proposals will be issued on ursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Proposals will be opened at North Providence School Department Central Administration Office on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Office: (401) 233-1100 Ext. 11111

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