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The North Providence Breeze 06-14-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. ORIANA HUNTER is all smiles as she enters Veterans Memorial Auditorium for the NPHS graduation ceremony last Thursday. BREEZE PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY DYLAN PHAN celebrates as he's called onstage to receive his diploma at North Providence High School's graduation ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence last Thursday. Police audit complete, but 249 pieces of evidence still missing Lug nut, empty bottles among 'unfound' items; no missing jewelry, guns or cash, says deputy chief NORTH PROVIDENCE – Officials say they've completed an audit of the North Providence Police Department's evidence rooms to determine how many items are sup- posed to be there and how many of those are still unaccounted for. Deputy Chief Charles Davey told The North Providence Breeze that the department collected 26,963 pieces of evidence between 2002 and 2017, and the outcomes for 249 of those items, or less than 1 percent overall, are still being investigated. Of the 249 items in the depart- ment's "virtual bin" of "unfound" items, said Davey, police officials now know that eight of them are empty medicine bottles taken during a 2015 call for a suicide. The officer who logged the bottles labeled them as drugs, he said, but there were no drugs in them. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See AUDIT, Page 18 NORTH PROVIDENCE – True success and wealth are not measured in dollars, but instead in compassion, helping others and taking risks, many said at North Providence High School's Class of 2017 commencement. The class of 208 graduates was lauded for its academic, athletic and community service accomplishments by Principal Joseph Goho last Thursday, June 8, but not without the help of two of his "boys," graduates William Nugent and John Nash, who he called up on stage to join him for their handshake – gestures that made the crowd roar after the three "dabbed," a dance move. Town and school officials, friends and families gathered at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, where Goho applauded the class collectively, and pointed out five students with perfect attendance throughout their senior year: Lauren D'Amico, Haley Jasper, Alexandria Nogueras, Brendan O'Connell and Michael Osei, who had perfect attendance since middle school. Goho quoted Pope Francis, saying compassion "is not weakness, it is fortitude. The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people," and said it is imperative to act responsibly and with humility. He said one of the best examples of this life motto was the Class of 2017's valedictorian, Diana Doorley. "Perhaps her greatest attributes are her selflessness and compassion for others," he said, reading off remarks from NPHS Class of 2017 urged to battle fears, challenges By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION See GRADUATION, Page 5 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE valleybreeze.com @ JUNE 14-20, 2017 401-228-8775 401-228-8775 Now Accepting New Patients Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 Lombardi Medical Associates LLC A NTHONY J. L OMBARDI , J R , MD Internal Medicine 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 J A S W E L L ' S F A R M S TA N D & B A K E R Y w w w. j a s w e l l s f a r m . c o m O P E N D A I LY 8 a . m . - 5 p . m . PLUS: OUR OWN Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, Muffins, Cookies Gourmet Hot and I ced Coffees Farm Fresh Fruits & Vegetables! Our Own Cider Donuts Our Own Cider Donuts & New Strawberry Donuts!!! & New Strawberry Donuts!!! CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY WITH A STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CELEBRATING OUR 118 TH SEASON! Fresh Picked Fresh Picked Fresh Picked Strawberries Strawberries Strawberries Available Soon! Available Soon! Available Soon! Call For Info. Call For Info. Call For Info. Try Our Own All Natural Lemonade

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