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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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THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JANUARY 9-15, 2019 2018 PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 3 One of the things I miss most about my new job as a newspaper owner and manager is that I don't get to take too many news photos anymore. It's too bad. I loved doing it from the time I had my first job as a photojour- nalist 41 years ago. Our paper is in very good hands, though. Robert Emerson, Charlie Lawrence and Bill Murphy do won- derful work for you each weekend and at many big events like graduations. I didn't know Charlie and Bill much before they worked here, but I'm glad both found their way to The Breeze. Bob Emerson, however, I knew. Back when I was younger and admiring The Providence Journal between my classes at Rhode Island College in the 1970s, The Journal had one of the best photojournalist staffs in the United States, and Bob was among the elite, winning contests as the best photojournalist in New England. He called me when he retired from WJAR-TV, and obviously, I jumped at the chance to have him with us. On the following pages are just some of the excellent work these three men provide each week. I'm grateful they are on our team. Enjoy! - Tom Ward, publisher TOM WARD BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY The Shea High School fashion show "Afro Beauty," was a raucous event, but slipping backstage, you find a qui- eter setting. I found Destiny Monteiro, 17, of Pawtucket, preparing her hair before her turn on the stage. • Tables • Chairs • Flatware • Cups • Plates • Linens • Glasses • Cafe Tables • Bar Stools • Games • Drink Machines • Cotton Candy Machines • & More! www.qualityrental.com WE RENT IT ALL... 723-5555 1122 Charles St. North Providence 725-0928 390 Walcott Street Pawtucket Your PartY Headquarters HOURS Monday - Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. IMPERIAL TILE & MARBLE WORKS, INC. 1006 Charles Street, North Providence, RI (401) 725-4928 fax (401) 725-4998 Serving Rhode Island Since 1949 Builders Registration #837 Complete Kitchen and Bath Remodeling including Cabinets, Countertops, Plumbing and Electrical. IMPERIAL TILE & MARBLE 65 Years of Experience The oldest continuously operating granite fabricator in RI

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