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The North Providence Breeze 12-06-2017

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 ETHAN PROULX, and his mother, STEFANIE, of North Providence, place a "Love" ornament on a Christmas tree they've dedicated to Stefanie's grandmother, Vivian Chrzan, at the Cumberland Monastery last Saturday. More than 130 adopted trees will be illuminated nightly Dec. 10-25 at the Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. NP family 'adopts' a tree NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are jumping into the fray on a proposal for a controversial new waste transfer station in Pawtucket, saying the facility will have a nega- tive impact on North Providence residents if developed. Town Councilor Raymond DeStefanis was set to propose a resolution opposing the Pawtucket transfer station at a meeting Tuesday evening, Dec. 5. In attempting to fix its trash problem, said DeStefanis, Pawtucket is placing a burden on its neighboring communities. "I think Pawtucket's just pushing their trash problems into that area, which is going to create a problem for Providence residents and North NP officials opposed to Pawtucket transfer station By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TRANSFER, Page 23 Town seeks another $400,000 for fields, boating center NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are seeking two grants total- ing $400,000 from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to fund upgrades to local baseball fields and develop a new boating center. Grant writer Lisa Andoscia was set to present the town's latest grant requests to the Town Council on Tuesday evening, Dec. 5. Mayor Charles Lombardi's priorities were to submit: • A small recreational grant of $100,000 to fund new outdoor lights at the three town baseball/softball fields where there are currently no lights, as well as three new electronic scoreboards and upgrades to sprin- kler systems. The three fields, including two 60-foot (infield) baseball fields and a 90-foot field, are in Captain Stephen Olney Park off Smithfield Road. There is a "dire need" for improve- ments at the fields, said Andoscia. • A large recreational grant of $300,000 to renovate and expand the former arts and crafts building at Camp Meehan on the Wenscott Reservoir into a new kayak and canoe boating and education center, as well as a new boat shed for boat storage By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See GRANTS, Page 24 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE DECEMBER 6-12, 2017 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 401-228-8775 Happy Holidays Kids! Don't miss our pull-out coloring book inside!

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