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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-21-2019

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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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE EUGENIE DEROSIERS celebrates her 105th birthday last Friday, at Heritage Hills Nursing Center on Douglas Pike, in Smithfield. She was born in Manville and grew up in Smithfield. She has a son and a daughter, 11 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She worked at Worcester Textile of North Providence for more than 30 years. Above, Derosiers meets with one of her great-granddaughters, BETHANY DUNN, of Cumberland. Dunn said she remembers sitting on the couch with her and watching "Star Trek." See more photos on page 4. FOSTER – Officials in Foster are looking to draft a local marijuana ordinance outlining zoning for pot grow operations and marijuana sales Foster prepares for legalized marijuana By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See MARIJUANA, Page 6 GLOCESTER – Like any typical 2 1/2-year-old boy, Noah Daigle loves dinosaurs and helping steer his father's Husqvarna tractor. Day-to-day life in the Daigle home changed drastically on Jan. 4 when Noah was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, a rare cancer diag- nosed in 800 children annually in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. "Jan. 4 is the day our lives changed, and we have been living this fight ever since," said Noah's mother, Sarah Daigle. Now, Noah and his family spend much of their time at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, where he is receiving chemo treat- ment for a tumor on his kidney. To help the family during this time, Christine Stromberg, Sarah's cousin, is organizing a benefit Community rallies behind boy with rare cancer By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See NOAH, Page 7 SMITHFIELD – Notices sent out this week will show an increase in property values for the majority of Smithfield homeowners after a 2018 Substantial increase in Smithfield's property values By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See PROPERTY, Page 8 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE FEBRUARY 21-27, 2019 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & 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. Bright Start Academy Preschool Pre-K Celebrating Our 20th Year! Now Enrolling for 2019/2020 1 FREE Week with Enrollment (Expires 3/31/2019) 688 Putnam Pike (Rte. 44), Greenville, RI 401-949-5461 www.BrightStartRI.com

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