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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 05-23-2019

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 23-29, 2019 WOONSOCKET 5 The 11th reunion of the 118th and 1118th Rhode Island National Guard will take place on Wednesday, May 29, at the Bocce Club, 226 St. Louis Ave., Woonsocket. Members of the reunion committee are, from left, THOMAS DUNAYESKI, SONNY VADEBONCOEUR and LISA ROY. The event will begin at 6 p.m.; pictures will be taken at 6:30 p.m.; a family-style chicken dinner will be served at 7 p.m. For more information, call Sonny at 401-766-7953, Tom at 774-573-3842 or Lisa at 401-601- 1722. 118th and 1118th R.I. National Guard reunion City rubbish and recycling on holiday schedule WOONSOCKET – In obser- vance of Memorial Day, the Woonsocket Recycle Facility will be closed on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27. Residents are reminded that curb- side pick-up of trash, recycling and yard waste from May 27 to May 31 will be delayed by one day. The yard waste drop-off facility in the town of Blackstone will be closed on Saturday, May 25. Call the Solid Waste Division at 401-767-8880. Two men plead guilty to gun theft WOONSOCKET – Two Boston area men pled guilty in U.S. District Court on May 15 after a police inves- tigation linked them to the theft of a firearm from a Woonsocket store in August 2018. According to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island Aaron Weisman, Charlie Vick, 30, of Everett, Mass., and Gabriel Rosario, 23, of Chelsea, Mass., traveled from Boston to a fire- arms dealer in Woonsocket on Aug. 31, 2018. Once in the store, Vick asked the store manager for assis- tance with ammunition, and the man- ager accompanied Vick to an area of the store away from the countertop where a .22 caliber firearm was dis- played. While Vick and the manager were away from the counter, Rosario placed the .22 caliber firearm in his waistband and left the store. Vick, a convicted felon, then pur- chased three boxes of ammunition and left the store, and the two were seen entering a vehicle and leaving the area. The firearm was later sold on the streets of Boston. Rosario was charged with theft of a firearm from a licensed dealer and Vick was charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition. Both men pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Rosario will be sen- tenced in June, and Vick will be sen- tenced in August. Library to host R.I. Author's Day on June 1 WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Harris Public Library and the Association of Rhode Island Authors will host their second annual Rhode Island Author's Day on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. Signed books will be available from 22 local authors, including 16 new to the event this year. Patrons can browse the selections and speak with authors about the publishing process and opportunities for local writers For more information, visit www. Public Service Announcement Free Pre-K is now available in Woonsocket. The Pre-K program is a 6 hour a day pre-school educational experience with wrap around care available for working parents. If your child will be 4 years old by September 1st and you live in Woonsocket now is the time to fill out an application. 126 children will be chosen by lottery from the applications received. Deadline to submit an application is July 5th. Applications can be completed online using the link Or they can be picked up at Connecting for Children and Families, 46 Hope St., at Woonsocket Head Start Child Development Association, Inc. 204 Warwick Street and at YWCA Rhode Island, 514 Blackstone Street.

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