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The North Providence Breeze 04-17-2019

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 APRIL 17-23, 2019 @ Calendar 7 Entertainment 2 Movie 5 Real Estate 6 Recipe 4 Classifi eds 9 QUICK INDEX Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFFREY DUNN The joy of collecting Bookshop owner talks antiquarian books in Smithfield April 30 KENNETH GLOSS, proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop, one of the country's oldest and largest anti- quarian book shops, outside the shop at 9 West St. in Boston. Julie Jargon is a reporter with the Wall Street Journal. Heretofore, she has written about food companies like Starbucks and McDonald's. As of April 2, however, Ms. Jargon is writ- Teens and video game addiction ing a WSJ column titled "Family and Tech," described as dealing with "the impact of technology on family life." In her inaugural column (April 2, 2019), which could have been writ- ten by public relations folks at Sony and the American Psychological Association, Ms. Jargon strives to convince her audience that simply because a child has difficulty putting down the game controller and find- ing creative, productive things to do does not mean he's a video game addict. Given that addiction is defined as being obsessed with and having great difficulty ceasing the use of a harmful substance or involvement in a non- productive or pathological activity, I fail to see anything but contradiction See PARENTING, Page 6 SMITHFIELD – The proprietor of Boston's historic Brattle Book Shop, Kenneth Gloss hadn't planned on run- ning the family business. "I've always been interested in books. I didn't necessarily think I would take over," Gloss, who has a degree in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, told The Valley Breeze. "If my father had been 10 years younger and healthier, there's a good chance I'd be a chemist." Instead of a laboratory, Gloss works in one of the country's oldest and larg- est antiquarian book shops. He spends his time traveling around New England By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer See BOOKS, Page 2 You Are Invited to . . . May Breakfast at Cortland Place Come and join us for our 1st Annual Breakfast Buffet Celebration! Wednesday, May 1 • 8:30-10:30 a.m. CORTLAND PLACE 20 Austin Ave., Greenville, RI RSVP to: Gina Lee D'Amore-Brown • 401-487-1947 Call to reserve - Space is limited. Let Andre "D" AGENT be YOUR Agent - Together we'll get home! Call me Andre "Da Bunny"at 401-439-5227 (cell) Email me So SELLERS NOW is the TIME to SELL! BUYERS ARE MULTIPLYING LIKE RABBITS

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