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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 09-06-2018

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. Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 6-12, 2018 Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE The Woonsocket Museum of Work & Culture and PBS welcome Julia, a friend from Sesame Street, to the museum's free annual Labor Day Open House on Monday. Julia is a curious 4-year-old with autism who meets with local chil- dren, including NAIYALSE TAVERAS, 3, of Woonsocket, and her older brother, DANTEY YANTIN, 10, also of Woonsocket. See more photos on page 9. Making friends with Julia NORTH SMITHFIELD – Two Republican and two Democratic candidates for state Senate District 23 will try for their parties' nomina- tion in the state primary election next Wednesday, Sept. 12. Three of those four candidates are from Burrillville, as a decision on the proposed Invenergy power plant looms large over a district that also includes parts of North Smithfield and Glocester. With all four candidates starkly opposed to the plant, voters will turn to the candidates' records, as well as their views on state issues, to decide how to cast their vote. The Senate 23 race is North Meet the candidates for Senate District 23 By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer See SENATE, Page 17 NORTH SMITHFIELD – When the children of Slatersville Congregational Church, UCC, return to Sunday School this weekend, they'll follow in the footsteps of a tradition that goes back to the earli- est days of Slatersville village, when town life revolved around the work- ings of the local mill. The Sunday School, which cele- brates its 210th anniversary this year, was founded in 1808, only one year after John and Samuel Slater founded the original Slatersville Mill with their partners, William Almy and Obadiah Brown, on the banks of the Branch River. In those days, children often worked alongside their parents, and education, for most, was a luxury that could only be afforded after a long week working in the mill. "They worked Monday through Friday, whatever the hours were, At Slatersville Congregational, Sunday School keeps churchgoers connected to the village's rich history By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer NATHANIEL DEXTER served as the school's first superintendent after it was founded by John and Samuel Slater. See SUNDAY SCHOOL, Page 22 See TEACHERS, Page 22 WOONSOCKET – City teachers returned to school Tuesday after the holiday weekend under work-to-rule status to protest what they see as the administration's unwillingness to negotiate a fair contract, an arrange- ment no one in the city, including the teachers, seemed happy about. Several teachers and parents showed up at Tuesday's City Council meeting to share concerns about the situation, including Michelle Marandola, a mother of two juniors With work- to-rule in place, city teachers get vocal By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer 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 No fee for initial consultation.

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