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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 02-20-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE North Smithfield Police Chief STEVEN REYNOLDS, center, enjoys time with his family, in front from left, granddaughters AVERY, 4, and KALLIE, 6; in back, son STEVEN and grandson NICK, on his last day at the department on Feb. 14. He is leaving the department after 24 years. Thank you, Chief Reynolds WOONSOCKET – A com- pany that offers cash payments in exchange for donations of blood plasma is joining Walnut Hill Plaza, continuing a trend of non-retail uses in a previously thriving com- mercial space. CSL Plasma, a Florida- based company, is outfitting a 12,000-square-foot space in the Diamond Hill Road shopping plaza for a plasma collection center and storage area. The company will take up two units in the retail strip, including one formerly occupied by a CVS. Workers for Mattcon General Contractors were inside the build- Plasma donation center coming to Walnut Hill By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See PLASMA, Page 14 WOONSOCKET – Shakespeare's classic tale of love and magic in an enchanted forest will come alive at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts beginning next Thursday, Feb. 27. The show follows the story of four young lovers who escape into the woods and the fairies who live there sowing mischief and confu- sion. Though originally set in ancient Greece, Beacon students have brought the story into the 1950s and 1980s, introducing modern elements into the set and plot. Kira Hawkridge, a 2008 Beacon graduate, will direct the show. Hawkridge previously worked with students on a production of "Peter and the Starcatchers." She is an adjunct faculty member and guest artist at Community College of Rhode Island and an award-winning director with Out Loud Theatre of Providence. Beacon Theatre Workshop to stage 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See BEACON, Page 9 NORTH SMITHFIELD – Neighbors of a Buxton Street com- posting operation are raising a stink about a business they say doesn't belong in their residential neigh- borhod. Frank Jacques is the owner of Buxton Hollow Farm, a 30-acre property he purchased with his wife, Nancy, in 2002. Since about 2005, he's used the property for composting, turning piles of yard waste and food scraps into usable compost that he sells to local gar- deners and stores. The business, he said, is a leader in its industry, partnering with colleges and state and federal authorities to educate others about compost. In an age where most Buxton Street neighbors cry foul over composting operation By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See COMPOST, Page 14 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving North Smithfield Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE FEBRUARY 20-26, 2020 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. University Orthodontics Bryan F. Beagan, D.M.D. Smithfield (401) 349-4355 Cranston (401) 942-0300 North Smithfield (401) 762-2830 (401) RI-BRACES RI-BRACES.COM Mario's Appliances Serving Loyal Clients since 1989 (401) 765-1636 Appliance Sales & Service Refrigerators, Stoves, Space Heaters, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers & More! 6 Month Guarantee on Parts and Labor 98 Elm St. Woonsocket, RI 02895 mariosappliances@gmail. com 30 Years in Business! Mario's Appliances Serving Loyal Clients Since 1989 (401) 765-1636 Appliance Sales & Service Refrigerators, Stoves, Space Heaters, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers & More! 6 Month Guarantee on parts and labor 968 Elm St. Woonsocket, RI 02895 mariosappliances@gmail. com 30 years in business!

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