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The North Providence Breeze 03-03-2021

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Despite the rain, a line of people forms at NORTH PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL last Saturday for COVID-19 shots. See story on page 4. Ready for the vaccine NORTH PROVIDENCE – Rather than just adding more stop signs or speed humps to a town already littered with both types of devices, town officials are trying to take a more common-sense approach to chronic problems with speeding through neigh- borhoods. Ordinance Committee Chairman Stefano Famiglietti was planning a "speed hump sum- mit" on Tuesday, March 2, to bring everyone into the same room to discuss strategies for cutting down on speed- ing, including talking to police about their vari- ous approaches. One area that should be explored, said Famiglietti, is the science of strategic line paint- ing on roadways, giv- ing drivers the illusion that they're going faster than they are or tricking them into thinking that a speed bump is there no matter how many times they might drive a cer- tain route. In addition to Tuesday's meeting, By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Officials: Lining is an alternative to speed humps, stop signs See SPEED, Page 7 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are taking steps to address safety and noise complaints at Shiloh Gospel Temple, 974 Charles St. A neighbor of the church last month complained of late-night noise coming from the church on multiple occasions, but the pastor of the church, the Rev. Eric Perry, says those complaints are all related to a series of events held from a Wednesday to Sunday in January to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Town seeks to resolve noise, parking complaints at local church By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com PERRY See NOISE, Page 6 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Police Chief Arthur Martins said this week that a thorough review of two finalist architectural firms that are bidding to design the new North Providence Animal Shelter on Smithfield Road should be done and a winner announced within two weeks. Martins and Mayor Charles Lombardi, responding to Animal Shelter Committee member Cathy Lanni's assertions at last Saturday's Coffee with a Cop forum that offi- cials are taking too long to get this Officials doing final review of animal shelter architects By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See SHELTER, Page 6 THE NORTH PROVIDENCE ©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE A Valley Breeze Newspaper THE NORTH PROVIDENCE Breeze FREE MARCH 3-9, 2021 Roofing by ROOFING SPECIAL GOING ON NOW! STAMPED CONCRETE and FLAT WORK WE HANDLE ALL INSURANCE CLAIMS • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No Job Too Small • FREE Roof Inspections (401) 225-9422 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate 100% FINANCING Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 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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