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The North Providence Breeze 11-15-2017

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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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Members of the local Needlers Club, including MIKE SAJARIA, of North Providence, meet Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings at the North Providence Public Library to knit and crochet hats, mittens, blankets and other winter items. Their projects are on sale inside of the library, and proceeds benefit library programs. See more photos on Page 8. Needlers gather at the library 'Pink bag' initiative would keep clothes out of the dump NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Planning Board last Wednesday unanimously voted to advise the Zoning Board of Review not to grant a use variance to allow a marijuana cultivation facility at 1029 Charles St. The request from Rado Realty would have allowed a use prohibited in a commercial village, or CV zone, in 14,000 square feet of space of a building that's been used as a ware- house. The Zoning Board will consider Planners recommend against marijuana grow facility By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MARIJUANA, Page 6 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE NOVEMBER 15-21, 2017 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Residents could soon see pink bags dotting the town on recycling day if leaders move forward with a new program under consideration to keep clothing and other textiles out of the landfill. Kristen Brown, of Waste Zero, and a consul- tant for Simple Recycling, told the Town Council last week that Simple Recycling's pro- gram is totally free to the town and its residents. It gives a chance for residents to recycle materials they might not otherwise keep out of the dump, she said, while potentially saving on waste disposal costs. "It's easy, it's fun, it's pink," she said. Simple Recycling is a textile col- lection recycling company, picking up everything from clothing, shoes, purses and belts, to pillows and other fabric items. The company will also accept other home goods, including toys. Everything goes in pink recycling bags, which would be delivered to homeowners. Vans from the company run the same routes as the regular recycling trucks. The goal, besides making money for the company, is to push items "back in the reuse stream," said Brown. "It's one of the (most fun) pro- grams I've ever worked on," she said. The rapidly expanding Simple Recycling is set to open a new hub in Taunton, Mass., said Brown. Heritage Podiatry, Inc. Fam ily Foot Care Specializing in general, diabetic and elder foot care Robert V. Riccitelli, DPM Form erly affiliated w ith M assachu setts General Hosp ital and Harvard M edical School Accep ting all insu rances Call Today for you r ap p ointm ent 1801 Sm ith Street North Providence, RI 02911 401-830-5661 5 M oney Hill Road Chepachet, RI 02814 401-567-9288 Now Accepting New Patients Our own caramel, chocolate & caramel, and Gourmet Apples featured on Food Network and in Yankee Magazine. Fresh baked pies, pastries, AND MUCH MORE! Thanksgiving Pies Thanksgiving Pies Thanksgiving Pies Over 20 varieties available- place your orders early! Order deadline Monday, November 20th 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 . - 4 p . m . q q q q q q OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY 8 a.m.- 12 NOON Fresh Cider Donuts Available To Order! CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH JASWELL'S Gourmet Apples Fruit & Gift Baskets Delivery & Shipping Available Send your loved ones a piece of Smithfield 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TEXTILES, Page 2 BROWN See our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide magazine inside! NOVEMBER 15-21, 2017 Gift Guide magazine Published by Gift Guide 2017 Gift Guide 2017 Holiday The Valley Breeze & Observer, The North Providence Breeze & The Valley Breeze Pawtucket Edition GIFT-GUIDE-2017-80 Lise.indd 1 11/6/17 1:02 PM

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