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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-26-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY LAURA COLANTONIO In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the village of Greenville's Christmas tree has been lit to help spread a message of hope. Hope is Rhode Island's motto, and it's hope in the midst of crisis that Cumberland resident Mike Griffin and his family were pointing to when they strung 400 colored lights from "one little tree" in front of their home last week. That simple act, inspired by a request from Griffin's youngest son Liam, was enough to make national headlines, and though Griffin is sure others across the country might have had the idea to put up lights earlier in response to the coronavirus pan- Lights a sign of hope By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See LIGHTS, Page 6 GLOCESTER – Shops across the country are seeing guns and ammu- nition sell out, a trend driven by fear of the unknown. Will Worthy, owner of Big Bear Hunting and Fishing, said his shop has been out of ammunition for more than a week, and overall stock is down to 25 percent, or around At Big Bear, rush on guns driven by fear By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See BIG BEAR, Page 4 SMITHFIELD – Smithfield's own 2020 Military Spouse of the Year Brandy Brosnan is forced to talk about her recent award from the con- fines of a military base in Livorno, Italy, where she and her family have been in lockdown since March 9. Brosnan, a Smithfield native, said she and her family are doing well at Camp Darby, where she heads a USA Girl Scouts Overseas program. Much of the Scouts' meetings, Military Spouse of the Year shares confinement experience in Italy By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See BROSNAN, Page 5 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2020 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & (401)949-0180 www.andersonwinfield.net 949-3200 www.drscottri.com Dr. Scott B. Klimaj Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville Smile, Spring is here! Bright Start Academy Preschool Pre-K Celebrating Our 21st Year! Now Enrolling for September 2020 1 FREE Week with Enrollment (Expires 4/30/2020) 688 Putnam Pike (Rte. 44), Greenville, RI 401-949-5461 www.BrightStartRI.com OUR 2020 HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY INSIDE 2020 Edition – Published by A Northern Rhode Island Guide of Physicians & Health & Wellness Professionals Health & Wellness A Helpful Guide for Better Health

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