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The North Providence Breeze 03-07-2018

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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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Councilors target surprising loophole in trash rules BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE FRAN GOLOMBIEWSKI, of Cumberland, in foreground, leads a Zumba Gold class at the Salvatore Mancini Center Monday. The center has seen lots of activity since it reopened earlier this year, after being taken over by the town. See more photos on Page 11. NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town Council members were inspecting the town's ordinances on trash dis- posal last week when they heard a shocker: The town doesn't require residents to put trash in barrels when placing it curbside. Councilor Ken Amoriggi said he couldn't believe what he was hear- ing. In the many months the town has been debating what can be done to clean up and cut off food sources for rats, no one has brought up the fact that the town doesn't even require that trash be put in a barrel, said Amoriggi. The councilman said a change to require all residents to place their trash inside barrels will be one recommendation he sees coming out of the Town Council's ordinance subcom- mittee, and he doesn't see a reason why it won't become the rule across town. "That's a definite," he said. Other restrictions, such as boost- ing fines for violations, will be ham- mered out through the committee process, said Amoriggi, but this one seems like a good start. Councilor Steven DiLorenzo said he was shocked to learn from Recycling Coordinator Bob Nascimento that town ordinances allow residents to place garbage bags on the curb, minus a barrel. "I was very surprised to hear that," he said. Council President Dino Autiello said he, too, was surprised to see the wording after taking part in so By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor AMORIGGI DILORENZO Kicking up their heels at the Mancini Center NORTH PROVIDENCE – Hoping to quell concerns from the community about the safety of North Providence schools in the wake of the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Supt. Bridget Morisseau told the School Committee last week that police have ramped up their presence at the town's educational facilities. Morisseau said officials are con- stantly re-assessing local safety mea- sures. "Our school safety plans are never finished plans," said Morisseau. Police have stepped up patrols at N.P. schools By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See TRASH, Page 2 See PATROLS, Page 6 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE MARCH 7-13, 2018 Lombardi Medical Associates LLC Wellesley Medical Building 1515 Smith Street, Suite M, North Providence, RI 02911 401-228-8775 Anthony J. Lombardi, Jr., MD Internal Medicine Josh's Roofing & Siding Inc. RI Reg. #20208 RI Comm. #182R MA Reg. #16296 In & Around The Business for Over 30 Years! • RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL ROOFING • SIDING OF ALL TYPES Unmatched Quality Attention to Detail Because You Have to Trust Who You Hire – WHY TAKE A CHANCE? Old School Values! 401-597-5660 or 508-922-3574 FOR UNCOMPROMISED QUALITY & VALUE SALADS | SLICES | CALZONES | SANDWICHES 1385 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 354-8888 TUESDAY-SUNDAY 11 a.m.-8 p.m. • VISIT US ON 22" 24 SLICES! THE LARGEST IN TOWN Zeppoles! Our Calzones Can't Be Beat!

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