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The North Providence Breeze 03-31-2021

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4 NORTH PROVIDENCE MARCH 31-APRIL 6, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION APRIL 4 Happy Birthday, Lauren Clem! From all your friends at The Valley Breeze! APRIL 16 Happy Birthday, Big Ed! From King Jim the Magnificent APRIL 21 Happy 18th Birthday, Marchello Cardillo! We love you, Mom, Dad, Lorenzo and Grandma Also, Happy Birthday, Frank (FP47) The Weirdo! From wife, Jr., Super Mario and Luigi BIRTHDAY CLUB NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence School Department has agreed to a settlement sum with Durham School Services after the district questioned whether it should pay for busing services not rendered during the pandemic. North Providence schools were closed to students for several months as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, and officials made the decision to pause payments to Durham busing. Last week, legal representatives for the school district recommended that the School Committee pay Durham a settlement amount of $269,764. The company had demanded that amount, calculating a half-payment for 47 days in April, May and June of last year. As part of last spring's contract negotiations, the district received a $100,000 credit. School attorneys argued that the credit would make the hit to the budget about $169,000. By agreeing to pay Durham the $269,764 settlement, the school dis- trict is released from its liability on the 2017-2020 transportation con- tract. The School Committee voted to pay the settlement, with Steven Andreozzi voting against. He said the district already paid the company while schools were closed. "They gave us the $100,000 credit, but also got paid for services not ren- dered. I have a hard time reconciling the $100,000 credit. To me, it just doesn't add up," he said. During the March 25 meeting, the School Committee also voted to delay their discussion and vote on the district's COVID-19 vaccination policy. The policy was tabled last month as well. Chairman Frank Pallotta said President Joe Biden has prioritized vaccinating teachers so in-person education may resume. The district has been working on a policy gov- erning vaccines, but Pallotta asked the committee to wait for further guidance from the state and federal government. Assistant Supt. Louise Seitsinger said 25 percent of the student popu- lation in North Providence remains in distance learning as of now, com- pared to 30 percent at the start of school last September. "We expect to bring more students back every day," she said. School district agrees to pay Durham busing By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer Do you like to read The Valley Breeze? Then please shop with our advertisers, and tell them 'I saw it in The Breeze!' ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. 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The cost is $189 per year, or $4 per week. Phone 401-334-9555 for details. COPYRIGHTS – or its content may not be linked to any other Web site without the written permission of the publisher. News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to satisfy lien of the owner, by public internet sale via for competitive bidding to begin on March 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. and conclude April 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m via the Compass Self Storage located at 711 Branch Ave., Providence, Rhode Island 02904. The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes, and appliances. 1107 Chandra Ashley 1112 Deja Depeza 1144 Patrice Maina 2208 Linda Griffin 2221 Andrea Marrero 2234 Ingrid Ortega 6212 Lancelot Outland 7172 Crystal LeClaire 9336 Danielle Landry Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Compass Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is subject to adjournment. Knock on Wood Furniture Custom Finish or You Finish & Save Tables • Chairs • Entertainment Centers Stools • Hutches • Bookcases • Benches Corner Cabinets • Bedroom Sets • etc. 1661 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, RI 725-0360 Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu & Fri 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. UNFINISHED & FINISHED FREE 4 PEG COAT BOARD With any purchase $20 Off any purchase of $100 or more With ad. One per order. Does not apply to sale items. 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 pub- lic meeting at 6:00 P.M. on April 14, 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: Dial 1 646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 822 1288 9570 1. 1601 Mineral Spring LLC- Public Hearing- Application for master plan approval for a Major Land development consisting of 3 structures with a total of 6 commercial units. Recommendation to the Town Council for a Zone Change from Commercial Professional and R-8 to Commercial General. is application is also requesting a comprehensive plan amendment to the Future Land Use map from Professional office and medium low density residential, to Commercial General. Location: 1601 Mineral Spring Avenue, Plat 22B, Lot 724, 730, 746, 748 & 750 Applicant: Michael Greico, 1880 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI, 02919 By Order of the Planning Board Brent Wiegand- Director of Planning APPLICATIONS ARE ON FILE FOR REVIEW IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT OF- FICES AT 2000 SMITH STREET, NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI. INDIVIDUALS REQUEST- ING INTERPRETER SERVICE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED MUST NOTIFY THE TOWN CLERK AT (401) 232-0900 SEVENTY TWO (72) HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE HEARING. 1290 Mineral Spring Ave. North Providence 722-3222 Fax Orders 722-0300 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. TOO BUSY TO CALL? E-MAIL YOUR ORDER: PP@PAULYPENTASDELI.COM Pauly Penta's G o u r m e t I t a l i a n D e l i Easter Menu Check out our Full Easter Menu online! BOAR'S HEAD HAMS ALL hams come oven ready pre- glazed, decorated with pineapple & cherries & in a foil pan • Whole Sweet Boneless Ham • Half Sweet Boneless Ham • Whole Semi Boneless Sweet Ham • Half Black Forest Ham • Whole Black Forest Ham • Whole Honey Maple Ham • Baby Black Forest & Baby Honey Maple APPETIZERS • Pizza Rustica • Frittatta's omelets • Antipasto • Stuffed Mushroom LASAGNA STUFFED SHELLS OR MANICOTTI DESSERTS • 9" Round Rice Pies • 9" Round Ricotta Pies both available with pineapple VEGETABLES • Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes • Oven Roasted Potatoes • Roasted Carrots • Glazed Carrots • String Bean Almondine •& more CHICKEN ESCAROLE SOUP STUFFED ARTICHOKES

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