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The North Providence Breeze 12-13-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY SUE GRECO, left, of Warwick, gives a thumbs-up to AVA ST. PIERRE, 8, after painting her face during the Winter Wonderland Breakfast hosted by Whelan Elementary School in the Knights of Columbus hall last Saturday. See more photos on Page 11. A thumbs-up for Rudolph NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials say residents shouldn't have to deal with contractors doing major construction work on Sundays. Mayor Charles Lombardi said he was at his business a couple of weeks ago when a call came in from a con- stituent around 7:15 a.m. that a roof was being replaced next door to him. That was one of several complaints Lombardi and others have fielded in recent months from North Providence residents upset about construction work being done on Sundays. At a Town Council meeting Dec. 5, Lombardi asked the council to put him on the agenda for a meeting in January to discuss the possibility of creating an ordinance that would ban such activities on Sundays. Council members responded that they thought such an ordinance already existed, but agreed to put Lombardi on the agenda. The mayor said Monday that after further research at the town clerk's office, he found an existing ordinance dealing with construction activities on Sunday. "No person shall operate a bull- dozer, power shovel or other heavy machinery, as is used in construction Town seeks to enforce ban on Sunday construction By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CONSTRUCTION, Page 2 NORTH PROVIDENCE – City officials are seeking to settle a three- year-old dispute sparked when they shut down a CrossFit fitness facility at 975 Charles St. in the spring of 2014. Mayor Charles Lombardi told the Town Council last week he's inclined to settle the matter with the DeMarco family, who own the property, before it ends up in court. The town has had numerous closed- door sessions on a potential payout, he said, "and I just think it needs to come to a head." Lombardi said he accepted some of the blame for the DeMarco fam- ily signing CrossFit as a tenant, saying, "I feel partly responsible for this." The mayor had originally approached the property owners and introduced them to the owners of CrossFit, saying they should con- sider opening the gym. Shortly after it opened in the spring of 2014, the gym was shut down after complaints from residents about loud banging from Officials looking to settle dispute over shuttering CrossFit's Charles St. facility By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CROSSFIT, Page 6 A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE DECEMBER 13-19, 2017 Our uplifting environment and special approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care have created a quality of life you simply can't get any place else MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE CALL 401-944-2450 FOR A PERSONAL TOUR Conveniently located off Central Avenue, near US 5 in Johnston, RI 49 Old Pocasset Rd. www.briarcliffegardens.com HOLIDAY PIES Over 20 varieties available place your orders early! OPEN DAILY UNTIL DECEMBER 24TH J A S W E L L ' S F A R M S T A 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 L Y 8 a . m . - 4 p . m . CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH JASWELL'S Gourmet Fruit & Gift Baskets Delivery & Shipping Available Send your loved ones a piece of Smithfield Try Our Own Gourmet Apples featured on Food Network and in Yankee Magazine. Fresh Pastries and Cider Donuts 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 Happy Holidays 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 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE

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