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The North Providence Breeze 03-31-2021

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2 NORTH PROVIDENCE MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION North Providence added to hardest-hit communities list for vaccines Gov. Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health on Monday announced that beginning Tuesday, March 30, people who are 16 years of age and older who live in one of eight hardest-hit ZIP codes covering parts of Providence, Cranston, North Providence and all of Pawtucket and Central Falls, will be able to register for vaccination appointments at state-run vaccina- tion sites and participating pharmacy locations. These additional appointments are being made available as the state is expanding efforts to ensure that resi- dents of communities hardest hit by COVID-19 have access to vaccina- tions. The eight specific ZIP codes are: 02860, 02861, 02863, 02904, 02905, 02907, 02908, and 02909. "From the day I took office, my top priority has been building our vaccination capacity and getting shots in arms in as many Rhode Islanders as quickly as possible," said McKee. "I'm pleased that our supply from the federal government contin- ues to increase and I encourage all Rhode Islanders to sign up for their shot as soon as they are eligible." People can register online at www. vaccinateRI.org. People who can't register online can call 844-930- 1779. After adjusting for age differences, the hospitalization rates in Rhode Island's hardest-hit communities is roughly 3.5 times higher than in the rest of the state. Starting at age 50 and older, residents of these com- munities have higher hospitalization rates than residents who are age 70 and older statewide. Within these communities, COVID-19 has dis- proportionately impacted Rhode Islanders of color. The age-adjusted hospitalization rate among Hispanic or Latino Rhode Islanders is 4.6 times higher than the rate among white non-Hispanic Rhode Islanders. Similarly, the age-adjusted rate among Black or African American Rhode Islanders is 2.6 times higher. RIDOH continues to work with the McKee administration's Equity Council and other partners on strate- gies to narrow these disparities and expand access to vaccine among communities of color. Library closed this Friday; book clubs announced NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., will be closed April 2, in observance of Good Friday. The Mystery Book Club will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. This month's read is "The Word is Murder," by Anthony Horowitz. For more infor- mation, call Sara at the Reference Desk at 401-353-5600, ext. 3. The Tuesday Book Club Zoom Meeting for grades 3 through 5 will be held Tuesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. Copies of this month's read, "Inkling," by Kenneth Oppel, are available at the library. Registration is required for the Zoom link and pre-packaged snacks to enjoy while discussing the book during the meeting. Participants will choose next month's book to be read. For more information, call the Children's Department at 401-353- 5600, ext. 5. IN BRIEF Roman Catholic Diocese announces Easter services PROVIDENCE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence announces that Auxiliary Bishop Robert Evans will preside at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., and on Easter Sunday, April 4, Bishop Tobin will preside at the 10 a.m. Mass. For a full Holy Week schedule, visit www.dioceseof- providence.org and click on the Holy Week & Easter button. The 10 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass in the Cathedral will be livestreamed on the diocesan YouTube channel. Visit YouTube.com and search "Diocese of Providence." 2021 SUMMER CAMP for Children Ages 5-12 Open Camp Registration throughout the Summer! www.MOTHEROFHOPECAMP.com 1589 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814 401-568-3580 Check out website for our COVID guidelines Landscape construction ~ Commercial • Residential Backhoe Work & Excavation Services Paver Patio Work • Septic Installs & Repairs 767 Hartford Pike, Scituate, RI 401-934-0581 Farm & Greenhouses Owned & Operated by the Polseno Family Please like us on Facebook • ScituateNursery.com Scituate Nursery Beginning Wednesday, March 31st Open with a beautiful selection of EastEr Plants Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Shop Competitive Shop Local • Shop Smart Congratulations to all rhode island all state & Mass. distriCt students! Especially those below whom study at Rick's Musical Instruments: Especially those below whom study at Rick's Musical Instruments: Senior Trumpet Instructor Dave Bergeron Nicholas Soares #1 Jasmin Dowling #5 Andrew Orlando #16 Junior Trumpet Instructor Dave Bergeron Joey Lezon #13 Senior Flute Instructor Pamela Ryan-Landry John Patita #7 Meghan Stevens #10 Abby Sevegny #15 Junior Flute Instructor Pamela Ryan-Landry Teaghan Derfler-Murphy Senior Saxophone Instructor James Mullen Aedan Derfler-Murphy - Alto Saxophone Junior Percussion: Instructor Rob Martin Ty Messier #4 Junior Clarinet Instructor Katelain Tavares Lorelei Archambault #15

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