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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-27-2019

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SUNNY DION, of Woonsocket, learns the art of self defense at the Woonsocket Public Library on June 20. DAN GUERNON, of Dan's Martial Arts Center in Woonsocket, and his wife, Tanya, suited up and prepared to test their students on what they have learned during a five-week class on self-defense presented with the support of the Woonsocket Parks and Recreation Department. See more photos on page 17. Hit me with your best shot WOONSOCKET – With less than a week to go until July 2, candidates are making their final preparations for the special primary elec- tion, some at greater expense than others, according to campaign finance reports sub- mitted to the Board of Elections last week. One candidate, Alex Kithes, has raised more than $13,000 in the two months since launching his campaign, a possibly unprec- edented amount in the city for a special elec- tion candidate for a single seat. While some of those funds came from local contributors – including City Councilor David Soucy, for- mer Councilor Garrett Mancieri, Sen. Melissa Candidates gearing up for July 2 primary By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer More than $6,000 already spent on race for open seat NORTH SMITHFIELD – After 75 years of marriage, Raymond and Lucille Lavoie, residents at The Meadows, have finally found the secret to a long and happy life together. "You've got to give and take," said Raymond. "Well, a lot of the time, I take," added Lucille, to chuckles from both. The couple met in 1942 while working at the Lippitt Worsted Mill in Woonsocket, now home to Hanora North Smithfield couple celebrates 75 years of marriage By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer Everlasting love See LOVE, Page 10 See PRIMARY, Page 7 NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Town Council approved a $44,966,017 budget Monday night, but, after calls for possible changes resulted in confusion over whether the council could reconvene the fol- lowing night, that number may see changes in the days ahead. On Tuesday, a request to reconsider the budget spurred a flurry of emails between town officials over whether the Town Council could legally return to the discussion that night. Councilors ultimately decided to post- pone a possible budget meeting over concerns they would be violating the state's Open Meetings Act. As of Council approves $45 million budget, but tax rates still uncertain By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer See BUDGET, Page 21 BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving North Smithfield Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JUNE 27-JULY 3, 2019 Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? Anthony Taraborelli, LICSW, CDP 1 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 401-829-8838 • Short term counseling • Unresolved Grief • Anxiety, depression • SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING • Anger Management • Saturday Hours and Evenings Children • Adults • Couples • Families Most Insurances Accepted Now Accepting Medicare Family Owned Since 1926 LIC. #RIMP882 Are you thinking about replacing your boiler? Before you sign on their dotted line, give us a call for a free estimate. We can beat or match any of our competitor's prices! $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater • One Day Gas & Oil Burner Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW To Schedule Your Yearly Gas Boiler & Furnace Maintenance

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