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The North Providence Breeze 01-10-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE CAMERON CAPRIO, 9, right, leads his friend, TYLER GUILFOYLE, 9, center, and his brother, CONNOR CAPRIO, 10, all of Smithfield, down the hill at Stephen Olney Park in North Providence last Sunday after the region got walloped with a snowstorm last week. Snow riders NORTH PROVIDENCE – Officers from the North Providence Police Department issued 16 tickets and had 19 vehicles towed during the first major snowstorm of the winter season last week, continuing a tough approach on parking that began last winter. Chief of Police David Tikoian said owners of an additional 16 vehicles that were in violation of a parking ban were successfully contacted to move their vehicles from the roadway. The 19 vehicles towed amounted to nearly double the 10 cars towed in a storm a year ago, the first storm after Mayor Charles Lombardi announced that residents who don't remove their cars during parking bans would no longer get sec- ond chances. Police responded to a total of 126 calls for service from midnight last Thursday to midnight Friday, and investigated 12 accidents during that 24-hour period. Police used a variety of chan- nels to inform the public about the parking ban beginning at 1 a.m. on Thursday. By KEVIN AHERNE Valley Breeze Contributing Writer See PARKING, Page 11 NORTH PROVIDENCE – If the town is unable to secure the grant funding needed to build a new state-of-the-art athletic field behind North Providence High School, Mayor Charles Lombardi says he believes residents would support borrowing the money to get the job done. Lombardi, speaking to the Town Council on Jan. 2, said as long as officials can prove where the bor- rowed money is going, he suspects residents would vote to approve such a bond issue. The mayor said he regrets that officials didn't simply add $1 million or $2 million for a new field to the new school construc- tion bond passed last election. Replacing the field is a "top prior- ity," he said, and the town is doing everything it can to secure outside funding. "We're talking to whoever we can to address this situation," he said. Mayor: Borrowing money for new football field would gain residents' support By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See FIELD, Page 4 TIKOIAN NP police tough on snowstorm parking Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings! Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE JANUARY 10-16, 2018 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 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

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