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The North Providence Breeze 02-17-2021

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | FEBRUARY 17-23, 2021 SPORTS & RECREATION 7 IN BRIEF North Providence L.L.'s final in-person signups are Saturday NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Little League will hold its final registration session for the upcoming season on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the press box at Romano Field. Due to COVID-19, the league asks that only one family member come to register. Masks must be worn. A birth certificate and a proof of residency is also required for all new players. The fees to sign up are $125 for the first child, $50 for the second, $25 for the third, and $75 for T-Ball. Players must be ages 4-16 by Aug. 31 in order to sign up – players ages 13-16 can sign up for the Junior/ Senior Division. Registration can also be complet- ed by going on the league's website at asp?url=npwll and following the instructions on the front page. Once the registration, medi- cal release, code of conduct, and COVID-19 waiver forms are down- loaded, printed, and filled out, they should be mailed, along with a check, to North Providence Little League, P.O. Box 113843, North Providence R.I., 02911. Vukas scores twice in co-op hockey team's D-II defeat BURRILLVILLE – North Providence High junior Ryan Vukas scored a pair of goals in the final period to spark a comeback by the Johnston/North Providence/ Tiverton co-op team in its Division II matchup against the Mount Hope/East Providence co-op squad last Friday night at Levy Arena. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, they suffered a 5-3 loss, which coupled with their 2-1 defeat the fol- lowing night in West Warwick to the West Warwick/EWG co-op team, dropped their record to 1-6. The Wildcats will wrap up their season with a 3:30 p.m. game on Thursday at Lynch Arena against the Providence Country Day/St. Raphael Academy/Wheeler co-op team and an 8 p.m. game next Sunday at Levy against Portsmouth. NP boys' swim team stays unbeaten at 6-0, raises win streak to 20 meets NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High boys' swim team upped its Stoyko Division dual- meet record to 6-0 last week by roll- ing to a 53-41 victory over Cranston East and a 48-46 win over Westerly in the Cougars' virtual swim at the North Providence Pool & Fitness Center. The two wins also extended NP's win streak to 20 meets, which dates back to the 2018-19 season. NP had spent the past two seasons swimming its dual meets in the lower-tier Brother Anthony Division before returning to the state's middle division. The meet with Westerly was close from start to finish, but saw the Cougars pull out the victory by taking the top two spots in the second-to- last event, the 100-yard breaststroke, and placing second in the 400-yard freestyle relay finale behind the team of Tony Azevedo, Taj Wehbe, Jayden Ortiz, and Nick Camacho. Jason Kudish led the way for the Cougars by claiming the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:09.94 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:34.63 and helping the 200-yard medley relay team of Ortiz, Wehbe, and Azevedo win its event in 1:53.38. Vinny Cotoia, whose runner-up finish in the breaststroke helped the Cougars score the eight points they needed to hold off the Bulldogs, also won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.43, and also capturing events were Azevedo (50-yard freestyle, 24.64 seconds) and Wehbe (100-yard butterfly, 1:03.17). Winning events for NP in its vic- tory over Cranston East were Kudish in the breaststroke and 500-yard freestyle, Azevedo in the 50-yard free- style, and Wehbe in the butterfly. The Cougars also swept the three relay events and saw the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Nick Camacho, Oscar Camacho, Azevedo, and Kudish win its race in 1:46.75. The girls' squad, meanwhile, split last week's action by grabbing a 52-40 win over Cranston East and suffer- ing a 58-35 loss to Westerly. Andrea Cortes was NP's lone swimmer to pick up a win in both meets, as she won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:31.93. The Cougars, who are 3-3, also received victories in their win over Cranston East from Autumn Card in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:19.64), Christine Pietkiewicz in the 200-yard freestyle (2:19.32), Cortes in the 500- yard freestyle (6:13.25), and the 200- yard freestyle relay team of Cassie Russo, Valentina Lopez, Card, and Cortes (1:59.23) and medley relay team of Russo, Card, Cortes, and Pietkiewicz (2:07.72). The Cougars will wrap up their dual-meet season on Friday at 3:30 p.m. with their virtual swim against Smithfield, which only has a girls' team this winter, and Rogers. NP boys' basketball team wraps up season by soaring past Hope for first D-II victory NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High boys' basketball team avoided ending up with its first win- less season in nearly a quarter century last Saturday after- noon by taking a 58-50 victory in its season finale at home over winless Hope. The Cougars, who wrapped up their Division II season with a 1-8 record, received a game-high 14 points from senior forward Antonio Albanese and nine from junior center Lincoln Drew. Junior forwards C.J. Almagno (seven points) and Jayden Shearman (six) added to NP's offense, and three seniors who also made key contributions were point guard Rafael Barrionuevo, Darian Acosta, and Nick Rioles. The Cougars were less than 24 hours removed from a 62-49 defeat to St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket that saw the Saints pick up their first win of the year. Albanese scored 16 points, Shearman added eight, and Drew tossed in seven to lead NP. scored 11 points, and sophomore guard Morgan McGrath added six points and dished out as many assists. Also playing well off the bench were freshmen forwards Andrea Vasquez, who had a team-high four steals, and Grace Eskildsen. "It's nice to get this (win), especially on our Senior Night," added NP head coach Jen Goulding. "This year has been tough; numbers are dwindling and spirits are low, so it was good to have this and build up their confi- dence a little bit." This game was actually a competi- tive one for the first 4 1/2 minutes, but the Cougars then took charge with a 15-2 run that gave them a 19-8 lead after a quarter of play. Alena Rizzo kicked off that run with back-to-back layups and a baseline jumper and ended it with a buzzer-beating runner in the paint. The Cougars then opened the sec- ond quarter with a 9-1 run that helped them soar into halftime with a 34-18 command, and they dominated the third quarter by scoring all 15 of its points, with eight coming from Caro. The Cougars were scheduled to visit Blackstone Valley Prep, which is win- less in five games, on Tuesday night in Cumberland. They will wrap up their season on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. by visiting playoff-bound Lincoln at the Lincoln Middle School's gym. From preceding page TOWN OF NORTH PROVIDENCE - PLANNING BOARD 2000 Smith Street , North Providence, RI 02911 (401) 232-0900 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the North Providence Planning Board will hold a public meeting at 6:00 P.M. on March 4 2021 on the digital platform Zoom, when all persons interested will be heard regarding the actions described below: Please click the link below to join the webinar: Or Telephone: 1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 827 1215 2280 Agenda Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Roll Call. 1. Approval of Minutes from meeting of January 13, 2021. 2. Former St. Patrick's School- Public Hearing: Application for Preliminary and Master plan approval for a Major land development project that proposes the adaptive reuse of the Former St. Patrick's School. is project proposes 24 residential units total. Possible vote to combine Master Plan and Preliminary Plan stages of review. Recommendation to Zoning for Multifamily use in a IS Zone. Location: 622 Woonasquatucket Avenue, Plat 14, Lot 31 Applicant: Tom and Kelly Clayton, 167 North Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852 3. Mainella Street Condominiums- Public Hearing: Application for Master plan approval for a Major Land Development project, proposing 2 condominium buildings with 4 units each. Location: 0 Mainella Street, Plat 2, Lots 360, 362 & 366 Applicant: Mainella Street LLC 150 Beachwood Drive, Warwick, RI 02828 4. Mendes- Recommendation to the Zoning Board for a Special Use Permit on Section 409(d) of the Zoning ordinance, additions to building or structures non conforming by dimension, for the expansion of a structure within a setback that is proposed to be no closer to side setbacks than existing structures. Location: 111 Homewood Avenue, Plat 9, Lot 236. Applicant: Robert Mendes, 111 Homewood Avenue, North Providence 02911 5. Geneva Mills- Public Hearing- Application for Preliminary and Master plan approval for a Major Land Development that proposes 32 new apartment units, Possible vote to combine Master Plan and Preliminary Plan stages of review. Recommendation to the Zoning Board for a Special Use permit under Section 401(e) Expansion of Buildings or Structures Nonconforming by Use Location: 1117 Douglas Avenue, Plat 5, Lot 764 Applicant: Immortal Land Development, principle Steven Lancia, 1 West Exchange Street, North Providence, RI 02904 6. Capital Improvements Budget- recommendation to the Town Council regarding the Towns Capital Improvements Budgets fiscal year 2022-2026. 7. Administrator's Report- By Order of the Planning Board Brent Wiegand- Director of Planning APPLICATION ARE ON FILE FOR REVIEW IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT OFFICES AT 2000 SMITH STREET, NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI. INDIVIDUALS REQUESTING INTERPRETER SERVICE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED MUST NOTIFY THE TOWN CLERK AT 401-232-0900 SEVENTY TWO (72) HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE HEARING. North Providence School Department Preschool Program We have openings in our afternoon (12:42-3:05) preschool programs. We have school 5 days a week following the school calendar. Child must be age 3, 4, or 5, and be toilet-trained. Families are responsible for transportation to and from school. ere is not any before or after school care. ere is a yearly tuition fee. Classrooms are at Greystone and Centredale schools. Call the Early Childhood Office at 349-4732 or email to request a Child Outreach Screening packet.

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