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The North Providence Breeze 3-26-14

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©2014 Breeze PuBlications inc. puttin' on the glitz NPHS students put on a prom fashion show fundraiser. PAGE 8 SpRing BlooMS Wildflowers add a pop of color to the landscape. LIVING A Valley Breeze Newspaper Breeze ThE NorTh ProVIdENcE FREE valleybreeze.com @ MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2014 By EThAN ShorEY Breeze staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com NORTH PROVIDENCE – Most complaints lodged with the town's new whistleblower system have been sitting in limbo since the program launched last December. The North Providence Financial Audit Committee charged with running the system has been advised not to take any action to investigate the complaints until after policies and procedures for doing so have been formalized, said Anthony Natale, administra- tor for the whistleblower system and a member of the Financial Audit Committee. The recommendation to wait was made by attorney Raymond Mansolillo, of Mansolillo-Calabro, said Natale. It came after the com- mittee hired Mansolillo as its attorney in a meeting March 6. According to Natale, the idea is that all complaints should be handled in the see dELAY, Page 2 see MEEhAN, Page 16 By EThAN ShorEY Breeze staff Writer ethan@valleybreeze.com NORTH PROVIDENCE – Workers have commenced interior demolition on a build- ing that local officials say will be a vital new recreational resource for all town residents to enjoy. The project, paid for mostly through rec- reation grants and the North Providence Police Department's windfall from a Google settle- ment, will bring modernized recreational rooms and a new police substation to the water- front of the Wenscott Reservoir. About $750,000 to $800,000 will be spent on the project when all is said and done next spring, said Mayor Charles Lombardi. Richard Zarlenga, a North Providence native who has come out of retirement to over- see the reconstruction project, said he and others are taking a "piecemeal" approach, meaning the job will take longer but save money by not hiring a private contractor. Town workers will With no policies set, whistleblower probes stall NATALE Breeze Photo By ethan shorey Above is an artist's rendering of what the new recreation building at Camp Meehan will look like when complete. At right, Clerk of the Works rIchArd ZArLENGA, left, goes over plans for the new building with Building Supervisor JIM FuoroLI, center, and BErNIE SALVATorE, the town's federal program coordinator. Camp Meehan overhaul begins Town employees will do much of work to save money ZArLENGA "Like" us on "Follow" us on NORTH PROVIDENCE 6 54-410 0 1818 M ineral Spring Ave. Sun. - Thurs., 11AM - 12AM ; Fri. & Sat. 11AM - 1AM SM ITHFIELD/ GREENVILLE 2 33-8 96 6 375 Putnam Pike $ 7 99 CARRYOUT ONLY F O R A L L O F Y O U R F L O O R I N G N E E D S 25 Esten Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 • (401) 723-6996 www.FactoryCarpetOutlet.com .com For a FREE Estimate call (401)723-6996

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