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The North Providence Breeze 06-13-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON North Providence High School senior MAKENZIE KENNEDY, right, prepares to take a photo of KAITLYN GOMES and NICKY SILVESTRI outside the VMA Auditorium in Providence on Thursday night, prior to graduation ceremonies. Gomes will attend George Mason University, Silvestri, CCRI, and Kennedy, Bridgewater State University.. Congratulations, NPHS Class of 2018 Graduates urged to be 'So extra!' 'Cut the negativity and keep doing you,' suggests valedictorian NORTH PROVIDENCE – One graduation speech will likely stand out among the rest for North Providence High School's Class of 2018, after Principal Joseph Goho's address to the graduates morphed into a flash mob at last Thursday's commencement in Providence. "Tonight our students will deserv- edly take center stage, and meet me in the middle to receive their well-earned diplomas as high school graduates ready to take on the world," he said. As "The Middle"" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey began to play, a group of undergraduate By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See GRADUATION, Page 5 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The years-long standoff between town officials and a local doctor over what officials have deemed an "eyesore" building at the corner of Smithfield Road and Mineral Spring Avenue took an upward trajectory Monday when inspectors used a drone to check out the top of the structure. Zoning Official Mike Carnevale said the inspection went off largely without incident, a far cry from two years ago when Dr. Anthony Farina called the police on officials due to accusations that they broke into his property to inspect it. Carnevale said he expects to have an analysis of Monday's inspec- tion and photos taken by the drone within a week. The Breeze reported in late 2016 that the owners of the building were complying with an order to shore up the vacant building. In January of 2017, the town rescinded an order to demol- ish Farina's boarded-up build- ing at 1840 Mineral Spring Ave., after Farina had required improve- Officials use drone to inspect eyesore building By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See EYESORE, Page 4 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 JUNE 13-19, 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 www.jaswellsfarm.com OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FARmStAnd & bAkERy try our FRESh mAdE ALL nAtURAL LEmonAdE Plus our own Fresh baked Pies, Pastries, muffins, Cookies Gourmet hot and Iced Coffees Farm Fresh Fruits & Vegetables CELEbRAtE FAthER'S dAy WIth A StRAWbERRy ShoRtCAkE CELEbRAtInG oUR 119th SEASon! our own Cider donuts & new Strawberry donuts! Fresh Picked Strawberries Available Soon! Call for info.

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