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The North Providence Breeze 01-09-2019

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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2 2018 PHOTOS OF THE YEAR JANUARY 9-15, 2019 | THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER I became fascinated with photography while in high school … the ability to freeze time. While at URI, I started shoot- ing for The Narragansett Times and North Kingstown Standard-Times, where I became the New England Press Association Photographer of the Year in 1971. In 1973, I moved to The Providence Journal and gar- nered the National Press Photographers Association "Photographer of the Year" award for New England. I moved to shooting video in 1980 at WJAR-TV, Channel 10, where I stayed for 36 years, picking up a few N.E. Emmy Awards along the way. Bored with retirement after three weeks, I started working part- time for The Breeze in 2016. I might not move as quickly as I did back in the day, but I still get a rush when I snap the shut- ter at just the right moment. I also really have to thank the people I have met in the field while at The Breeze, you made my transition from video back to still photog- raphy painless and fun. Thank you. ROBERT EMERSON CHARLES LAWRENCE My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was around 7 years old, and I have been interested in photography ever since. I got serious about it when I was in the U.S. Air Force. Most of my life, however, I spent as a radio time salesman, and only when I retired did I get my first job as a photographer. That was five years ago when my wife saw an ad in The Valley Breeze looking for a photographer. I applied and was hired. Now I get to meet many different people in all sorts of situations, usu- ally very positive. And when I can show the readers the emotion of the moment, that is when I feel I have suc- ceeded. I've been a professional photogra- pher for almost 30 years, but have been taking pictures all my life. My first official paid job was a one-time assignment for The Observer back in 1975. Forty years later, they finally took me back. ... I started my career as a freelancer, then moved into mar- keting, and then news photography for The Providence Journal. I left The Journal in 2009, moving to Lifespan, where I am now the photographer in the hospital network's Marketing and Communication department. My weekend gig with The Valley Breeze takes care of the photojournalism withdrawal pains! I have been a resi- dent of Lincoln since 2007, and really enjoy meeting my neighbors from The Valley each week. BILL MURPHY Meet our Breeze photojournalists VEE-JAY FLOOR COVERING 7 Commerce St., Greenville (Behind A&W) 401-949-0030 | www.veejayfloor.com Let Us Help with Getting Your Home Ready for the New Year. Carpet & Vinyl & LVT Top Name Brands Priced to fit your budget Family Owned & Serving the Community for 54 Years. Our Family to Yours . . . Comfort Classics Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner Six Nights Closed Tuesdays Private Party Reservations for 10-100 Guests 566 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828 401-349-3927 • www.cookanddagger.com Mon.-Wed. 5 p.m.-10 pm.; Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m./5-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11:30-2 p.m./5-11 p.m. Sun. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Closed Tues. E g gs B en e d i c t Pap p a r d e l l e T a c o s

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