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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-28-2019

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. Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2019 valleybreeze.com @ Calendar 7 Entertainment 2 Movie 4 Real Estate 6 Recipe 5 Classifi eds 9 QUICK INDEX WOONSOCKET – Last year, the "Hamilton" bug hit Rhode Island when Providence Performing Arts Center announced the world-famous musical would make a stop dur- ing its second U.S. tour later this year. It was exciting news for fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the actor and playwright whose international hit took over the Broadway stage in 2015. It was also expensive news – "Hamilton" tickets have been known to go for hundreds or even thousands of dollars and sell out within a matter of minutes. Thankfully, for local fans, there's another option. On April 4, 'In the Heights' hits WHS stage By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Usnavi, played by MARCO HERNANDEZ, holding the flag, finds girls crowding around him after he has won the lottery, in the dress rehearsal for the upcoming musical "In the Heights," being presented April 4-6 at Woonsocket High School. Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND See 'IN THE HEIGHTS,' Page 2 See CONTEST, Page 2 Weighing in on the college admissions scandal To the many readers who recently asked: Yes, I do take requests, and yes, I will riff on the "Perpetually Beautiful People Who Laid Out Mega-Bribes to Guarantee That Their Beautiful and Everlastingly Entitled Bratz Get into the College of Their Choice Scandal." Why would anyone who's been pay- ing attention be surprised? When polls find that a majority of high school stu- dents believe that cheating on tests is acceptable if it means they might get into a better college, why would any- one be aghast at their parents paying big bucks to fudge transcripts and test See PARENTING, Page 6 Ready, set, grow Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful launches community beautification contest PAWTUCKET – A battle is bloom- ing in the Blackstone Valley. As part of a new competition hosted by Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, nine cities and towns are invited to beautify a location in their community, vying for monetary priz- es and bragging rights. Entries for Blackstone in Bloom are welcome from Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Smithfield, Glocester, Burrillville and Central Falls. By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com Johnston, RI 1764 Mendon Road (McDonald's Plaza) Cumberland RI 02864 401-334-7317 www.cumberlandkitchen.com R.I. Reg. # 41460 "D"AGENT Let Andre "D" AGENT be YOUR Agent - Together we'll get home! Call me Andre "D" AGENT Goulet at 401-439-5227 (cell) Email me andygoul@gmail.com www.WorkWithDagent.com Every wonder what it would cost to buy a house? Ever wonder what's the advantage to owning? Ever think that buying a house is a difficult process? If you answered YES to any of these questions THEN, ASK RI Reg. # 40046 Demolition & Dumpster Services GUARANTEE Dumpster in 12 Hours! For all of your Disposal Needs! ROLL OFF CONTAINERS DEMOLITION & BOBCAT SERVICES REVOLUTIONARY DISPOSAL SERVICE UNMATCHED EXPERIENCE

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