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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-09-2019

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8 NO. SMITHFIELD / WOONSOCKET MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET "As you know, the Stadium Theatre really draws a lot of business to our city and it would be great to see a café or restaurant in that space," he said. He also pointed out the city's potential as a location for the grow- ing craft brewery scene, but added he thinks Pawtucket and Providence have done a better job of utiliz- ing their resources on this front. In March, Lops Brewing, a brewery slated to open on North Main Street, became the most recent city busi- ness to seek a legislative exemption due to its location within 200 feet of Harris Elementary School. Though the exemption was granted, Mancieri pointed out that the General Assembly's six-month recess could prevent future businesses from open- ing under similar exemptions. He also cited statistics that ranked Rhode Island 45th in the country in brew- ery employment growth, placing it behind its New England peers. "That kind of tells you that some of our liquor laws are a little too stringent and we're not really using it to the best of our ability to grow our economy," he said. Despite the arguments in favor, councilors still had concerns over the request and opted to take another look at the measure during an upcoming work session. Council President Daniel Gendron said after the meeting he would be open to passing the measure if amended to apply only to restaurants and main- tains the state requirement for bars and liquor stores. "I would hate to see a bar room placed next to the school, and in speaking with the sponsor (Soucy), he's speaking more of a restaurant that serves alcohol instead of a bar," he said. Any request issued by the City Council for a legislative change would still require action by the city's General Assembly before it could move forward on the state level. The measure would also maintain the city's ability to grant or deny liquor licenses for individual establishments. LIQUOR From Page 5 NSHS Class of 1971 offers memorial scholarship NORTH SMITHFIELD –The North Smithfield High School Class of 1971 is accepting applications for its annual scholarship. The scholarship is being offered to a 2019 graduating NSHS senior who anticipates entering an accred- ited college, university or technical program. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of academics, commu- nity and school involvement, poten- tial, motivation and teachers' recom- mendations. Applications are now available in the high school guidance office. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 24. It will be presented at the senior awards/scholarship night in June. This scholarship is dedicated by alumni in loving memory of their deceased classmates. Anyone wishing to contribute to the scholarship memorial fund or who would like more information can contact the committee chairper- son at JMarion353@cox.net . 146 Supply Center 146SupplyCenter.com 1 Drive Green coupons, are valid for dollars off the agreed upon purchase price of select new John Deere products, and from an authorized John Deere dealer made between May 1, 2019 and September 29, 2019. In order for the coupon to be valid, customers must sign, date, and submit a registration card at the Drive Green Event where the coupon was obtained and that same customer must redeem the coupon with 30-60 days of that same Drive Green Event, depending on offer. Coupons valid only at participating U.S. and Canadian John Deere dealers. Other restrictions apply. See participating dealer or visit JohnDeere.com/DriveGreen for full details. Drive Green Demo Days are Back! Location: 146 Supply Center 97 Worcester-Providence Turnpike Millbury, MA Date & Time: May 16 th -18 th Thursday & Friday, May 16 & 17 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. See It. Drive It. Own It. Take the time to test drive a John Deere so you can experience the difference for yourself. 1023E COMPACT TRACTOR XUV8251 GATOR™ UTILITY VEHICLE Z915B ZTRAK MOWER $200 OFF 1 Select Turf & Utility Vehicles $500 OFF 1 1-4 Family Compact Tractors! DRL Carpet 27 Veterans Way • Woonsocket, RI www.drlcarpet.com 401-765-2830 SHOP OUR SHOWROOM! 3 Room Special $ 775.00 Berber or Plush Carpet Based on 360 sq. ft. Additional charges may apply. Carpet Cleaning CARPET BINDING • LUXURY VINYL FLOORING • LAMINATE FLOORING OR SHOP AT HOME! 401-769-2575 fax 401-766-2956 www.nsfenceri.com 375 Saint Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI RI Contractor's Reg. #6112 Fully Insured COMPLETE LINE OF RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FENCING FENCING MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF INSTALL OPEN FOR OUR 35TH SEASON!

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