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The North Providence Breeze 4-30-14

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2014 Breeze PuBlications inc. SeaSon opener Residents celebrate spring with the season's first scoops. PAGE 5 new BuSineSS on tap Third brewery joins the growing local beer scene. PAGE 4 A Valley Breeze Newspaper Breeze ThE norTh ProvidEncE FREE @ APRIL 30-MAY 6, 2014 By EThAn ShorEY Breeze staff Writer NORTH PROVIDENCE – The owner of the building that houses Ocean State CrossFit at 975 Charles St. says she'll be left with no choice but to sue the town if officials follow through on an earlier attempt to shut the gym down. Rosemarie DeMarco said the town officials had no legal basis for issuing a cease and desist order for the gym on April 11. Claims by Zoning Official Kelley Morris that the zoning office did not give final zoning authorization for the gym are not relevant, she said, since she and her team followed all processes laid out for them by town officials. DeMarco, a North Providence resi- dent who says she has deep ties locally, is not at all happy with Town Council members who pushed to have CrossFit shut down just days after its official opening at the end of March. In addition to the $100,000 or so invested by the owners of CrossFit ($70,000 just for the equipment), said DeMarco, she herself invested approximately $36,000 more to install show- ers after town officials required that they be put in. Morris could not confirm whether town officials did indeed require installation of the showers, and other town officials could not immediately be reached. DeMarco said she signed a CrossFit landlord: I'll have no choice but to sue Breeze Photo By DaviD Wuerth On Friday afternoons the North Providence Senior Center hosts a "dance & stretch class" for anyone who is interested. The class leads members in an hour of moderate stretching exercises and simple dance steps. BArBArA chAmPAGnE, center, of North Providence, laughs during an arm movement exercise last Friday. See more photos on page 9. see croSSFiT, Page 7 dEmArco Seniors soar into fitness By EThAn ShorEY Breeze staff Writer NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town Council members are distancing themselves from a memo sent by their attorney Raymond Mansolillo to the U.S. Department of Justice that accuses Police Chief Paul Martellini of mislead- ing officials about a $150,000 gift to the Hopkinton Police Department. Martellini is irate at the memo, which claims to be sent on behalf of the council and accuses him of mak- ing some sort of "backroom deal" with the money. He's denying that he "misled" anyone during what has been a very "transparent process," saying it's "very unfair and unfortunate" that Mansolillo Attorney accuses chief of misleading on Google spending Martellini irate; council members distance themselves from memo see SPEndinG, Page 8 mArTEllini "like" us on "Follow" us on

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