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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 09-13-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2018 Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket See results from Wednesday's primary election online at valleybreeze.com after polls close at 8 p.m. Look for complete coverage of the results in next week's print edition. Election results BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE SERENITY DELORME, a 3rd-grader at Kevin Coleman Elementary School, selects from the books on the newly painted shelves at the school library on Sept. 5. The Woonsocket Rotary Club provided funds and members and community volunteers painted and sanded, installed air conditioning, new counter tops and new lighting and shades. See more photos on page 24. In search of a story WOONSOCKET – On the morning of July 2, residents of sev- eral neighborhoods on the city's northern border held their breath as a tense situation unfolded at the intersection of Social and Elm Streets. For several hours, police staked out a position in the parking lot of the Gateway Commons condo complex at 685 Social St. while Tyler Chandler, a suspect in the shooting of an officer earlier that day, engaged in a standoff with police. Chandler was eventually apprehended and charged with several counts of assault, and residents, who had been on lock- down during the incident, learned through news reports what had occurred just beneath their win- dows. One individual, however, had a front-row view of what occurred in the parking lot that morning. Ilanna Ball, owner of Finest Real Estate, the company managing the condo complex, watched the entire incident unfold on her cell phone through a security camera aimed at the Gateway Commons Police turning to private security footage to solve crimes By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com NORTH SMITHFIELD – A proposed 270-acre housing devel- opment with a controversial his- tory drew nearly 75 residents to last Thursday's Planning Board meeting, as board members and concerned parties weighed in on the latest version of the plan. Concerns ranged from the required blasting to the historical nature of the land to the impact on schools, and most of those present agreed they needed more 270-acre Rankin Estates proposal draws concerns from residents By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com NORTH SMITHFIELD – School administrators are scrapping a plan to pilot virtual snow days – at least for the time being – after the Rhode Island Department of Education said it would not recommend the plan for approval by the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education. The plan, which would allow the district to offer online instruction in place of a traditional school day up to three days during the school year, was among the first proposed in the state after the General Assembly passed a law allowing the measure last year. Virtual snow days on hold after state denies recommendation By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See SECURITY, Page 22 See RANKIN, Page 10 See SNOW DAYS, Page 9 ROOFING/GUTTER INSTALLS CALL FOR YOUR FREE ROOF INSPECTION TODAY! ALL MILITARY & SENIOR DISCOUNTS Roger Jalette Jr. - U.S. War Veteran - Roof Inspector for Quonset A.F.B. - Over 25 years experience - College Certified Roofing Education Fully Licensed and Insured (Inc. Workman's Comp.) 401-692-6545 • 508-954-5602 RI REG. #25429 MA LICENSE #162179 WWW.JALETTECONTRACTING.COM KNOWLEDGE & INTEGRITY are what it takes to get the job done right! Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Anthony Taraborelli, LICSW, CDP 1 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-829-8838 • Short term counseling • Unresolved Grief • Anxiety, depression • SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING • Anger Management • Opiate Addiction Treatment and Recovery Children • Adults • Couples • Families Most Insurances Accepted Now Accepting Medicare Check out our Fall Home & Garden Business Directory INSIDE In search of a story Check out our Fall Home & Garden Business Directory INSIDE fa ll Home & Garden Business Directory 2018 ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. SEPT-13-2018-FHID.indd 1 9/6/18 10:05 AM

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