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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-04-2020

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4 WOONSOCKET JUNE 4-10, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION Student makes 'ear savers' for Landmark Medical workers WOONSOCKET – Health care workers at Landmark Medical Center received a special donation of person- al protective equipment on Monday. Ryan Golditch, a 4th-grader at Oak Lawn Elementary School in Cranston, visited the hospital to present several bags of mask-wearing aids he made at home on his 3D printer. Each bag contained a mask hook, an N95 hook and an "ear saver," all designed to hold elastics away from the ears and make masks more comfortable for health workers who have to wear them for eight or more hours each day. Golditch said he got the idea to make the devices after realizing how uncomfortable his own mask was. "When I got my mask, the ear elas- tics were not comfortable on it and I had to wear it whenever I went out," he said. He reached out to Dr. James McDonald, medical director for the Rhode Island Department of Health, who, along with the Healthcare Coalition of Rhode Island, helped coordinate a donation to Hasbro Children's Hospital. After that first donation, said Golditch, he wanted to make more and decided to make a second batch for workers at Landmark. "They're all working and helping us all stay safe while we all get to stay home," he explained. Golditch said he spent about 18 hours making the devices for Landmark workers. When he grows up, he said, he wants to continue his work with technology as an artificial intelligence engineer. Landmark staff members met Golditch and his mom, Lynda, outside the hospital on Monday to accept the donation. Staff members thanked him and offered to give him a tour of Landmark once COVID-19 is no lon- ger a concern. By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM RYAN GOLDITCH, front, a 4th-grader at Oak Lawn Elementary School in Cranston, visited Landmark Medical Center on Monday to present staff members with several bags of "ear savers" and other devices he made at home to help make mask-wearing more comfortable for medical workers. Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary will hold indoor yard sale this weekend WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, will hold its Indoor Yard Sale on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning this Saturday, June 6. The yard sale will be open every weekend in June with new items every week. All items priced to sell and all proceeds benefit the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary. Masks are required and there is a limit to the number of people allowed in at a time. BRVNHC announces nonprofit grants WHITINSVILLE, Mass. – Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor announces a round of partnership grants for nonprofits within the corridor that are striving to keep up or advance their mission dur- ing these difficult times. BRVNHC will provide grants up to $2,000 for equipment, services and training to improve remote communi- cations or provide alternative means of engaging the public. Projects must be completed by Sept. 30. For more information, visit . IN BRIEF 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. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? Contact Reporter Lauren Clem at lauren@ or call 401-334-9555, ext. 138. 24-hour, 7-day voice mail. 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News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link INVITATION TO BID e Woonsocket Housing Authority, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Contractors for completing Exterior Building Envelope Repairs to the Administration/ Maintenance/Community Building & Apartment Buildings #1, 2, 3 at Morin Heights, RI 3-1 housing development; in accordance with the documents prepared by William Starck Architects, Inc., 126 Cove Street, Fall River, Massachusetts. e work generally includes, but is not limited to the following: Administration/Maintenance/Community Building: • All exterior surfaces of the entire building shall be power-washed, scraped, sanded, primed and painted with two (2) coats of paint, including, but not limited to existing shiplap siding, CMU, brick, concrete foundation, wood trim, window frames, window security frames, handrails, louvers, doors, frames, etc. • Replace deteriorated, and/or prep./paint metal doors/frames/hardware. • Prep./paint existing (and/or replace) shiplap wood siding and wood trim. • Prep./paint existing CMU and masonry. • Replace existing deteriorated wood siding and trim. • Replace portions of existing faux parapet with PVC components. • Lead-based paint abatement methods will be required at all wood components which have tested positive for the presence of lead. Apartment Buildings 1, 2 and 3: • In general, all existing fiber-cement siding shall be replaced with new solid PVC siding; all existing fiber-cement trim shall be replaced with new PVC trim; all existing PVC trim shall remain in place; all existing aluminum-wrapped (upper/2nd level) soffits, fascia, rakes shall remain in place. Field verify all conditions prior to submitting bid. • Replace all existing fiber-cement siding and trim boards with new solid PVC siding. • Replace asphalt shingles on lower canopy roofs and associated flashings over front and rear entrance doors. is work will be included as a Deduct Bid Alternate. 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, June 24, 2020 at the Woonsocket Housing Au- thority, 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 free of charge, in PDF format on compact disc (CD) beginning Wednesday, June 3, 2020 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. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for irty 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, Woonsocket, 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, June 10, 2020 at the project site, 66 Morin Heights 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. e Woonsocket Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any infor- malities 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 TDD 1-800-745-6575 Request for Bids NORTH PROVIDENCE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT IS SOLICITING COST PROPOSALS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT. REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS WILL BE ISSUED ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 2010 AT 10:00 a.m. PROPOSALS WILL BE OPENED AT NORTH PROVIDENCE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, 2240 Mineral Spring Ave. No. Prov. 02911 ON JUNE 19, 2020 AT 10:00 a.m.

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