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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-16-2020

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BARBARA MORIN, left, a labor and delivery nurse, assisted with ANGELICA MORRIS'S delivery of her son, DANIEL SHAWN LEONARD-MORRIS, at Landmark Medical Center last Tuesday, July 7. Morin was also present for Morris's birth in 2001. WOONSOCKET – Barbara Morin, a labor and delivery nurse at Landmark Medical Center, had an experience last week that she said only happens when you've been doing this job for a long time. On June 7, she assisted with the delivery for a mother who she in turn helped deliver 19 years ago when she was working at Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket. Angelica Morris, mother of the healthy baby boy, said the recognition was immediate when she walked into the hospital last Tuesday. "My mom came in with me, so when she found out that (Morin) was staying, my mom was super excited, too. Because she was there when my mom was giving birth to me, and she was there for my baby boy," she said. 'Grandnurse' helps deliver former patient's grandson By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer Morin, too, said she knew right away it was a special moment. "When Angelica walked in, she looks just like her mother, and she sounds just like her mother, so I knew immediately we were on the same page," she said. Daniel Shawn Leonard-Morris was born on July 7, 2020, exactly on his due date. There were no problems with the delivery and the family was able to head home after a few days. The proud parents, Morris and her boyfriend, Shawn Leonard, live WOONSOCKET – One month after an accident killed a motorcycle driver and seriously injured his pas- senger, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is looking at improving the intersection where it took place. Public Safety Director Eugene Jalette said on Monday that the state agency is conducting a compre- hensive study of the intersection of Diamond Hill and Walnut Hill roads. The study, he said, will look at differ- ent ways to improve the intersection, including the possibility of a traffic light. "This is a comprehensive study by the DOT. They're looking at right- hand turns lanes, what have you. They're looking at everything at that intersection to make it safer," he said. On June 7, North Smithfield resident John Blain was killed after the driver of an SUV turned out of Walnut Hill Road in front of him as he was driving his motorcycle on Diamond Hill Road. His passenger, Kim Tanguay, sustained serious inju- ries and is still recovering. The driver DOT studying intersection where man died last month By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer See 'GRANDNURSE,' Page 10 See STUDY, Page 10 NORTH SMITHFIELD – A 120-unit housing complex planned for Victory Highway is nearing the end of its approval process, with a final vote on the project anticipated next month. Slater Village is a 55-plus adult active and assisted living community that will be located about 3,000 feet west of the intersection of Victory Highway and North Main Street. The same company that built the Silver Pines condomini- ums is behind the project, and the two are expected to connect via a private road. The project also involves extending a water line up Victory Highway to ser- vice the development. Members of the town Planning Board Walking trail, affordable housing part of Slater Village developmemt By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer See SLATER VILLAGE, Page 17 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving North Smithfield Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JULY 16-22, 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. Remember the Sound? Reclaim your ability to enjoy every moment with the latest virtually invisible hearing aid technology. Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist At Hear For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Our services include: • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs 401-475-6116 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg. 3, Ste. 307, Lincoln, RI Call today to schedule your appointment & ask about our Interest Free Financing!

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