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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 09-20-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY MICHAEL EMERSON, 5, of Cumberland, chases bubbles at the 12th annual Great Pumpkin Festival at North Smithfield High School on Saturday. The festival featured a pumpkin carving and decorating contest, a pumpkin pie bake-off, games, prizes, crafts music, food and more. See more photos on page 9. Bubblemania NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town Council will reconsider its vote to approve a resolution requesting the School Department and other municipal departments boycott Nike products, following a firestorm of criticism from residents and protesters across the country this week. Council President John Beauregard, who ini- tially introduced the proposal, told The Valley Breeze Wednesday he plans to recall the vote at a meeting next Monday, Sept. 24, giving all five No. Smithfield councilors pull back on Nike vote after heavy criticism By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See NIKE, Page 17 Explorer Riverboat could make landing at Market Square WOONSOCKET – For the first time in more than 10 years, the Explorer Riverboat might be headed for Market Square after city officials applied for a grant to purchase a small patch of riverfront adjacent to the bustling commercial neigh- borhood for the construction of a permanent dock. The Explorer, a project of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, currently offers tours of the Blackstone River from a temporary dock at Cold Spring Park in By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com WOONSOCKET – Construction of a 28-house development is moving forward off Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, with the developer on track to complete construction of a new road and begin building homes by early November, according to city officials. The wide access point currently taking shape on Diamond Hill Road just west of its intersection with Mendon Road is Theresa Marie Avenue, a new road that will service Sapphire Estates. The 28-house development planned for 7.5 acres of land will include a cul-de-sac and connection to Diamond Hill Road and Morris Street with a utility easement onto Morin Street. "They are hoping to have everything done by the beginning of November, Diamond Hill's Sapphire Estates brings new road, underground utilities By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See SAPHIRE, Page 18 See EXPLORER, Page 10 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. 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg. 3, Ste. 307, Lincoln, RI www.hearforyouri.com At Home For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Call today to schedule your appointment & ask about our Interest Free Financing! 401-475-6116 Our services include: • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist Remember the Sound?

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