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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-07-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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4 BUSINESS NOVEMBER 7-13, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION WOONSOCKET – A new hiring agency is looking to fill the need for employers of all sizes in the northern Rhode Island area. Alex Hughes, owner of Reigning Love Staffing Agency at 68 Cumberland St., said he opened the business earlier this month after noticing a void in services in greater Woonsocket. While a few agencies provide hiring services at specific businesses within the city, potential job applicants and employers need to head to other parts of the state to find an independent agency that works with different industries, he said. "If you're looking for a temp agen- cy, you have to leave Woonsocket," he said. "You have to go down to Providence, to Cranston, and not everyone wants to do that." The Boston native recently moved to the city from Ohio with his wife, Jessica, and two kids in order to be closer to his parents. With 15 years experience in human resources, he's confident he'll be able to offer a much-needed service in the larger region between Providence and Boston. His previous business ven- tures include landscaping and video game companies back in Ohio. The company has already received resumes and is looking for clients in all fields, including office administra- tion, warehouse, skilled trades, IT, Reigning Love Staffing opens in Plaza Center By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM ALEX HUGHES and his wife, Jessica (not pictured), recently opened Reigning Love Staffing Agency in the Plaza Center office complex at 68 Cumberland Street. logistics and sales. The business also offers a resume service, said Hughes, and handles benefits and pay for clients. Hughes said he's already fallen in love with his adopted city and received a warm welcome from city officials as the business prepared to open. Though it's only been a short time since his arrival, he's looking to stay and become a part of the com- munity. "It's just trying to get the roots settled down because I plan on being here until my youngest one graduates high school, and he just started first grade," he said. Reigning Love Staffing Agency is located on the third floor of the Plaza Center office complex, 68 Cumberland St., Suite 303. The busi- ness accepts applications in person at the office Monday through Friday, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. More information is available at or by calling 401-488-4866. The Meadows Association announces events NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Meadows Tenant Association will hold a Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Scott Rondeau. The monthly Monday bingo will be held on Nov. 25. Doors open at 11 a.m. and games begin at noon. New games including a build-up. Cost is $20 for everything need to play and extra specials will be sold. Snacks can be purchased and coffee is free. Call Connie for a reservation at 401- 597-0417. There will be no Monday bingo during December, January and February. It will resume in March. Bingo is also held on Thursday evenings. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. The next Association meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 2. Celebrating November birthdays are Doris Lanctot, Steve Roust, Pauline Belisle, Claire Biron and Connie Levasseur. Cancer Center Support Group will meet Wednesday WOONSOCKET – The Landmark Cancer Center Support Group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Cancer Center located at The Rehabilitation Hospital of R.I., 116 Eddie Dowling Highway, North Smithfield. The next meeting is set for Wednesday, Nov. 13. ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. 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The cost is $189 per year, or $4 per week. Phone 401-334-9555 for details. COPYRIGHTS – or its content may not be linked to any other Web site without the written permission of the publisher. News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS In accordance with Section 13 of the North Smithfield Zoning Ordinance, notice is hereby given of a public hearing of the North Smithfield Town Council scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:45 P.M. at the North Smithfield Middle School, 1850 Providence Pike, North Smithfield, RI to consider the following general amendments to the North Smithfield Zoning Ordinance. Section 5 District Use Regulations Section 5.4 District use regulations Section 5.7 Ground-mounted Solar Photovoltaic Installations Collectively, the changes would encourage accessory use (behind the meter) of solar arrays to supplement electrical use for existing commercial and industrial buildings, including commercial, for profit systems, if scale affords, such as in big box areas, as a matter of right. Residential use of solar that is ground-mounted still requires a special use permit. All other commercial, for profit solar arrays, may allow for subdivision activity to house all panels, infrastructure and appurtenances entirely on the vacant lot being created provided all subdivision lots are conforming by area and dimension. Lastly, additional flexibility was provided to decommissioning with an emphasis on cash bonds with amounts determined by peer review engineering expertise. These proposals may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearings. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Persons interested in the above amendments are requested to attend said meeting and be heard. The amendments are available for review in the Town Clerk's office at the Municipal Annex. Individuals requiring assistance should call the Town Clerk's office at 767-2200, ext. 326 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the hearing date. Per order of the North Smithfield Town Council, Lillian Silva Scott, Town Clerk INVITATION TO BID The Woonsocket Housing Authority, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Contractors for completing Re-construction of Fire-Damaged Apartments #26 & 62 at the Veterans Memorial housing development, RI 3-2; in accordance with the documents prepared by William Starck Architects, Inc., 126 Cove Street, Fall River, Massachusetts. The work generally includes, but is not limited to the following: New finishes, doors, windows, cabinets, plumbing, plumbing fixtures, electrical panel, re-wiring of apartments, receptacles, switches, etc. Bids are subject to Equal Employment Opportunities, bonding requirements and other bidding and contract requirements as set forth in the construction documents. Bids will be received until 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Woonsock- et Housing Authority, 679 Social Street, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Deposit that is not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount and made payable to the Woonsocket Housing Authority. Bid Forms and Bid Documents will be available for pick-up, in PDF format on compact disc (CD) beginning Monday, November, 11, 2019 at the office of the Architect, William Starck Architects, Inc., 126 Cove Street, Fall River, Massachusetts, 02720, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. A deposit for Bidding Documents is required in the form of certified or cashier's check in the amount of Forty Dollars ($40.00) per CD, payable to the Woonsocket Housing Authority. This deposit will be refunded upon return of the CD in good condition within ten (10) days of the bid opening. Otherwise, the deposit shall become the property of the Woonsocket Housing Authority. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for Thirty Five Dollars ($35.00) per set, payable to William Starck Architects, Inc., to cover mailing and handling costs. If mailed, bids shall be sent to the Woonsocket Housing Authority, 679 Social Street, Woon- socket, Rhode Island, 02895 and received no later than the date and time specified above. A Pre-bid conference is scheduled for 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the project site, 2 Bourdon Boulevard, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 02895. Meet at the Administration/ Maintenance building. Bids are subject to prevailing wage rates as determined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor. The Woonsocket Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding if it be in the public interest to do so. WOONSOCKET HOUSING AUTHORITY Robert R. Moreau, Executive Director AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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