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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-09-2019

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6 NO. SMITHFIELD / WOONSOCKET MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET venience store. He pled no contest to the charges and was given a 20-year sentence with 27 months to serve and a 213-month probationary period. The Breeze attempted to reach Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and City Solicitor John DeSimone via email to learn what criteria was used to evaluate applicants and whether any other candidates were qualified for the posi- tion, but questions on the matter went unanswered. Phone calls and emails to Finance Director Chamberland were not returned. In response to a public records request, The Breeze learned that Chamberland was one of at least 14 candidates who applied for the posi- tion over a six-month period. The position was advertised three times, with a September 4, 2018, application deadline drawing seven applicants, a December 4, 2018, deadline drawing 9 applicants and a February 11, 2019, deadline drawing 14 applicants. A similar job for a janitor/security guard was also advertised in March 2018. It was unclear whether Chamberland applied for the position during all posting periods or only in advance of the final deadline. Police Chief Thomas Oates referred questions on the matter to the city solicitor, as the hire was made through the city Personnel Department and not by the Police Department. Asked whether he had any concerns over an individual with a criminal record working in close proximity with police, he said he had no concerns over anyone working at the Police Department. "I have a great support staff who are dedicated and hardworking and I have no issues or concerns with any of them," he said. According to the posting, the job includes general cleaning and mainte- nance of the Police Department under the supervision of the police chief as well as assistance with snow removal and other tasks. The position is over- seen by the Local 670 municipal employees' union. CONCERNS From Page One Conversation on Energy Infrastructure Development in North Smithfield today NORTH SMITHFIELD – A Community Education and Conversation on Energy Infrastructure Development in North Smithfield will be held today, May 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Smithfield Middle School, 1850 Providence Pike. The event is hosted by Engage North Smithfield, along with par- ticipation by town residents and North Smithfield Town Planner Tom Kravitz. Discussed will be the pro- cess of development, the pros and cons, and any other issues brought up. Questions from town residents that were generated by an online survey and those that are brought by attendees will also be covered. For more information, contact Engagenorthsmithfield@gmail.com . Access the survey via the Engage North Smithfield Facebook page. S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. Smithfield, Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Fully Insured Free Estimates 401-765-4677 www.StanleyTree.com Tree Removal Pruning Cabling Brush Mowing Stump Grinding Crane Service Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS Affordable Solutions for Your Tree Problems Stump Grinding Plant Health Care Spraying/Fertilization TREE REMOVAL EXPERTS ASPHALT & CONCRETE SERVICES RI Reg. #382815 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg. 3, Ste. 307, Lincoln, RI 401-475-6116 www.hearforyouri.com Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist Spring into the Conversation, May is Better Hearing Month! At Home For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Our services include: Call today to schedule your appointment and ask about our Interest Free Financing! • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs 10 Monument Square, Woonsocket RI 02895 (401)767-1990 100 Old River Road, Lincoln RI 02865 (401)333-0780 WE WILL PAY YOU CASH TO REFINANCE YOUR AUTO LOAN FROM ANOTHER LENDER WITH US. SAVE MONEY ON YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENT AND GET PAID FOR DOING SO! We will help you save, even when you need to spend. www.blackstoneriverfcu.org Mention this ad to receive the discount. WE WILL PAY YOU 1.00% OF THE RE-FINANCE AMOUNT, UP TO $300, JUST TO REFINANCE YOUR AUTO LOAN WITH US. Rates depend on credit score.

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