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The North Providence Breeze 04-18-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON North Providence West Little League player LANDON GRAHAM, 5, seems to be contemplating his first baseball game during the Opening Day Ceremonies at Romano Field on Saturday morning. This is the final year there will be separate East and West leagues, as they will merge next year. Parents, coaches, and play- ers paraded down Woonasquatucket Avenue to Romano Field as part of the opening ceremonies, and children got to visit with the Pawtucket Red Sox mascot Paws. See more photos on Page 11. Game face Brady won't seek another term on Town Council Council President Autiello will look to replace her NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town Councilor Alice Brady, one of a group of council members who took power in 2010, after a scandal that saw three former council members go to prison, says she will not seek another four-year term on the board this fall. Brady, making the announcement in a news release Monday, confirming months of specula- tion, said she has enjoyed her time serving on the coun- cil, adding that it's been both rewarding and fulfilling. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Chief and mayor: We only need seven detectives NORTH PROVIDENCE – The head of the town's police union is urging the Town Council to exercise its authority and demand that Mayor Charles Lombardi fill two vacant detective positions in the North Providence Police Department. Dennis Stone, president of the North Providence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 13, said the mayor's continued "disregard for proper staffing" and failure to maintain the depart- ment's current table of organization, despite the council's vote last year to pass a budget funding all nine detec- tive positions, is a violation of the town's charter and is preventing the depart- ment from running as it should. The union has approximately 13 to By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See BRADY, Page 2 See DETECTIVES, Page 4 BRADY STONE Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE APRIL 18-24, 2018 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. Family Owned Since 1926 $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater Call NOW to take advantage of the Energy Rebate Program LIC. #RIMP882 Specializing In: • High Efficiency Gas Boilers • Tankless Water Heaters • Ductless Mini Split A/C Systems • Boiler Maintenance and Repair CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR YEARLY GAS BOILER & FURNACE MAINTENANCE Police union president demands action on filling detective posts

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