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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 10-10-2019

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CUMBERLAND – After several months of speculation and some recent hints on social media, it's official: Woonsocket's Ravenous Brewing Company is moving to Cumberland, with a new, larger location set to open later this month. The new building, located at 10 Industrial Road near the new round- abouts, will add approximately 35 seats to the brewery's current 10- to 15-seat setup and offer separate tast- ing and brewing areas. In its current location on Cumberland Hill Road, said owner Dorian Rave, the tasting room shuts down when it's time to brew because everything happens in one space. "The brew room will be separate, which is great because it'll allow us to be open and expand our hours," he said. Rave also plans to expand the brewing capacity with three new fer- menters and a new brewhouse in the Ravenous Brewing moving to Cumberland By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM Ravenous Brewing Company owner DORIAN RAVE stands by the new brew- house equipment in his new brewery and tasting room at 10 Industrial Road, Cumberland. The business will move to the new location later this month. See RAVENOUS, Page 18 NORTH SMITHFIELD – After 24 years of running the North Smithfield Police Department, Chief Steven Reynolds is trading in his badge for a base- ball glove. The long-serv- ing police chief announced his plans last week to retire next February. The announcement drew outpourings of well- wishes from other officers around the state who described Reynolds as a "quiet professional" and a leader in the law enforcement community. "He is truly an old-school state police detective," said Burrillville Police Chief Stephen Lynch, who served under Reynolds in the state police. "And what I mean by that is you really don't go home until you get an answer in the case. He was all about digging and digging and mak- ing sure victims got answers to their case." Reynolds, a Pawtucket native, start- ed his career with the Rhode Island State Police in 1974 at the age of 20. Over a 22-year career, he rose to the rank of captain and served as com- 'Quiet professional' Chief Reynolds retiring By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer See REYNOLDS, Page 18 REYNOLDS BLACKSTONE – Bullying, favorit- ism and workplace harassment were among the allegations leveled at former Blackstone Police Chief Ross Atstupenas in summary findings of an investigation conducted earlier this year. The findings, released this week, say Atstupenas vio- lated several depart- ment rules over the course of his time as chief, including conduct unbecom- ing of an officer, courtesy, professional image, report rule violation and fighting/quarreling. According to the report, officers and civilian personnel interviewed for the investigation described Atstupenas as a "bully" and "micromanager" who "has favorites" and "regularly screams and yells at officers and employees." Atstupenas couldn't immediately be reached for comment on the report. Investigation: Former chief created 'toxic work environment' at Blackstone PD By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer See ATSTUPENAS, Page 22 ATSTUPENAS ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving North Smithfield Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE OCTOBER 10-16, 2019 Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? 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INSIDE Our annual look at Woonsocket's Autumnfest INSIDE Our annual look at Woonsocket's Autumnfest Autumnfest WOONSOCKET – Four decades is a long time for any tradition to continue, but organizers of this year's Autumnfest say the event is still going strong and ready to last many years into the future as northern Rhode Island's largest community festival. Garrett Mancieri, general chairman of this year's Autumnfest Steering Committee, said the group has worked hard to keep After 41 years, Autumnfest looks to a strong future By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer FILE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY DORIS RONDEAU and FRANK BOBOLA, both of Cumberland, dance to the music of the Rich Bobinski Orchestra at last year's Autumnfest. The Rotary main Stage will be filled with entertainers all three days beginning Saturday mid-day. 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