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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-11-2019

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18 WOONSOCKET JULY 11-17, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Members of the MOUNT SAINT CHARLES ACADEMY CLASS OF 1969 gathered June 7-9, for their 50-year class reunion. The weekend included a tour of the Museum of Work and Culture, a get-together at the Woonsocket Elks Lodge, a tour of the campus highlighting the changes over the past 50 years, reunion banquet, a memorial Mass said by Father Richard Desaulniers and the awarding of the 50th anniversary gold diplomas during the commencement ceremonies. Alumni who participated included Albert Baro, John Baron (not pictured), John Beauchamp, Albert Beaulieu, Roger Bonin, Paul Brousseau, David Cote, Ronald Cousineau, Andre Desmarais, Willie Dettonnancourt (not pictured), Richard Frost, Gary Gibson, Henry Heroux, Robert Keith, John Lamoureux, Robert Lavergne (not pictured), Dennis Limoges, Kevin Littlefield (not pictured), Donald Lucchesi, Richard Marcoux, Arthur Miller, Robert Morin, Peter J. Morran, Jude O'Connor (not pictured), Kevin Palardy, Jacques Pelletier, Francis Petrin, Gregory Pokorny, Stanley Pora and Michael Sipala. Mount 50-year reunion Woonsocket Senior Center announces activities WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Senior Center, 84 Social St., announces the following pro- grams. • Performers for July are Steve Burke, Thursday, July 11, 10:30 a.m; Vini Ames, Thursday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.; Robert Black, Thursday, July 25,10:30 a.m. • Hawaiian Luau: Monday, July 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. Entertainment is provided by Fran Golombiewski. Tickets are $6 for members and $10 for guests. Tickets are available at the information desk in the main office. The following exercise classes are offered: • Mondays, 10 a.m.: Seniors in Motion with Steve. • Tuesdays: Tap for Fun with Fran, 10 a.m.; Zumba Gold with Fran, 1:30 p.m. • Wednesdays: Senior Fitness, 10 a.m.; Adult Tap with Fran, 2 p.m.; Yogalates, 3 p.m. • Thursdays: Line Dancing with Fran. 2 p.m.; Ballet Class, 3 p.m. • Fridays: Senior Fitness, 10 a.m. Exercise programs offered in North Smithfield at Scouters Hall are: Zumba Gold, Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.; Chair Exercise, Mondays, 11 a.m. For more information, visit www. seniorservicesri.org . Tuesday to issue a decision. Board Chairman Robert Najarian led the deliberations, going through a list of criteria the board must consider in deciding whether to issue a special use permit and height variance that would allow the project to move forward. Najarian took issue with Green Development's characterization of the noise, shadows, installa- tion hazards and possible impact on property values caused by the turbine, questioning whether evi- dence presented by the company adequately addressed residents' concerns. In particular, he pointed to testimony by neighbors of the company's other wind turbines who told the board noise from the tur- bines has impacted their everyday lives. Though company representa- tives assured board members the turbine would not violate the town's noise ordinance, Najarian noted the turbine gets louder at night and in winter, times when it would be dif- ficult for authorities to evaluate pos- sible complaints. "Neither condition would appear to be fair to local property own- ers or conducive to testing by local authorities," he said. Najarian also criticized the company's defense of the shadow flicker, disagreeing with the argu- ment that a projected 10 hours of flicker per year for some neighbors fell well within an industry standard that considers up to 30 hours an acceptable amount. "Why should an abutting resident be expected to find one minute of flicker acceptable, never mind 10 hours?" he said. TURBINE From Page One Continues on next page Want to turn 'likes' into business? Can't figure out how? Let us help! We can help you manage your Facebook & Instagram accounts Contact Brad to get started today! E-mail: brad@breezedigitalmedia.com or call: 401.334.9555, x154 We can also help create your own manageable website with really useful features: •Mobile Optimization • Lead Generation & Lead Notifications • Monthly Reporting • Including Hosting

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