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The North Providence Breeze 06-06-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Lined up for the next activity during Greystone Elementary School's Olympic Field Day, these 3rd-graders have a lot of energy to put into the outdoor events. Both Greystone and McGuire schools held their field days last Friday. See more photos on Page 7. Olympic-size fun NORTH PROVIDENCE – With a number of key projects in town mov- ing beyond the planning stages, Mayor Charles Lombardi says he's ready to shift his focus to the revitalization of the Centredale village. According to Lombardi, mul- tiple developers have expressed interest in various buildings within the village, including the recognizable and oddly-shaped commer- cial building at 2031 Smith St., located at the easterly gateway to Mineral Spring Avenue. With ongoing momentum in Centredale, particularly the continued success story at the Hopscotch Village (Tumblesalt's Cafe), as well as pur- chases by developers such as Planning Board member Shane Piche, Lombardi said there's no better time than now to take a targeted approach to the village Centredale revitalization moves into the spotlight By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CENTREDALE, Page 15 NORTH PROVIDENCE – A number of administrators will depart from North Providence public schools at the end of the academic year, leaving at least five unfilled positions including two elementary school principal posi- tions, a middle school principal and school finance director. Among those leaving the district are Finance Director John McNamee, Ricci Middle School Principal T.J. Mellen and Greystone Elementary Principal Lori DeSimone. School Committee members said Whelan Elementary School Principal Andrea Pleau may also move on when the school year ends. Pleau did not a return a request School officials: Staff exodus not due to termination clause By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com Mayor hoping to 'encourage a little renaissance on Smith Street' LOMBARDI See STAFF, Page 4 Breeze THE NORTH PROVIDENCE A Valley Breeze Newspaper FREE JUNE 6-12, 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. Factory Certified Installer From roofs to windows Tabeley's has your needs covered 15 years of perfection Lic# RI 18045 MA REG. #172793 – Member RI TABELEY'S ROOFING www.Tabeleys.com 401-431-2816 tabeleyroofing@msn.com

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