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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-30-2020

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 THE VALLEY JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION AUG. 1 Amayra C. Leporacci, Happy 7th Birthday! Love, Nana, Papa and mother Happy 7th Birthday, Amayra C. Leporacci! Love, Daddy, Mommy and Korra AUG. 4 Bradley Burroughs, Happy 14th Birthday! We all love you very much! On your way to high school! Grandma, Grandpa, Mom, Dad and Bella AUG. 8 Emily Grieve, to a delightful grand- niece, and boy what a gymnast! Lots of love Aunt Nell and Uncle Tony AUG. 9 Happy Birthday, Gerry Duhamel! Love, Kathy Jarry XO AUG. 12 Becky Tellier, lordy, lordy, look who's 40! From, Deb, Lou and Otis AUG. 14 Adrianna Fortin, Happy Birthday, Puddin'! Love Pepere and Gram Happy Birthday, Taylor Paige Quinn! I love you to the moon and back! Love, Mum-Mum AUG. 16 Luke Thorpe, to my favorite youngest brother, a computer whiz and smarter than he thinks! Love Mare and Tony AUG. 20 Izabella R. Masse, Happy 11th Birthday to the love of my life! Goya/Fluffy AUG. 23 Happy Birthday, Kayla Montanari- Jamieson! Best birthday gift – daugh- ter, Mya Rose! Love, Grandma Chris AUG. 27 Judy Berthelette, Happy Birthday, Sis! Love ya, Deb AUGUST BIRTHDAY CLUB Students receive scholarships from Milford Federal MILFORD, Mass. – Milford Federal Bank has awarded several scholarships to local high school graduates toward expenses in fur- thering their education. The Milford Federal scholarship program has awarded $10,000 annu- ally, for over 10 years. Each school selected a scholarship recipient based on need, academic stand- ing, and involvement in school and extracurricular activities. Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School graduate Sage Hurteau was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. She will be attending Coastal Carolina University in the fall. CORRECTION In articles about the election pub- lished on July 2 and July 26, The Valley Breeze misidentified the name of the Democratic candidate run- ning against Republican incumbent Thomas Paolino in Senate District 17. His name is John Barr, not John Douglas. 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. ADVERTISING – Call your sales representative, or Director of Sales Jack Birolini at 401-334- 9555, ext. 141 or email: CLASSIFIEDS – Place ads at, or call 401-334-9555 during office hours. NEWS BRIEFS AND CALENDAR EVENTS Let others know about events sponsored by your non-profit organization, church or school. • Deadline: Entertainment news is Friday at noon. All other news is Monday 3 p.m. • Submit: We prefer receiving news via e-mail. Send yours to You may also fax or mail your item. Receipt does not guarantee publication. Event marketing by for- profit businesses requires paid advertising. DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE? Share the good news of your births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. This is a free service. Pictures will be returned upon request. • Get forms: Visit, click on "Celebrations" at left, and select a form; or call 401-334-9555; or stop by the office during business hours. OBITUARIES – Obituaries cost $90–$125. They are posted online immediately, and placed in the first available paper. Check with your funeral director for details. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED STORY? All current stories remain free online for one week after print publication. Older stories are now archived online back to July 2001. We're sorry, but we have few back issues of papers in our offices and cannot provide free library services. • Online: Visit, and click on "Search The Breeze Archive." Use keywords to find old stories. Single stories cost $2.95 through our Newsbank partners. Multi-story packages, which provide lower costs per story, are also available. SUBSCRIPTIONS – The Valley Breeze may be delivered anywhere in the United States, in an envelope, by First Class mail only. 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 NOTICE OF VOTER REGISTRATION Due to Covid-19, the Town Clerk's office located at 83 Green Street is currently closed to the public. On the following website you can register online or print the form to mail into the Town Clerk's Office at the address above: For those residents who are not already registered to vote, the last date to register to be eligible to vote in the Primary Election scheduled for September 8, 2020 is: SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020 FROM 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M. Voter registration forms will be made available in the lobby of the North Smithfield Police Station, 575 Smithfield Road for new voter registrations and to correct names and addresses of registered voters. If you would like to receive a Mail Ballot for this election, please go to the website above or call (401)767-2200 ext. 504 to request an application. e deadline to request a Mail Ballot is: TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020 AT 4:00 P.M. Per Order of the North Smithfield Board of Canvassers Lillian Silva Scott, Town Clerk EPA Proposes Remedy for the Landfill and Resource Recovery Superfund Site e United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a remedy for Operable Unit 2 which includes cleanup of groundwater at the Landfill and Resource Recovery Superfund Site located in North Smithfield, RI. e Proposed Plan's purpose is to inform the public of the alternatives considered and solicit comment on EPA's preferred remedy. e remedy EPA proposes in this Proposed Plan has the following components: • In situ (below ground) treatment and sequestration of groundwater contaminants using a two-stage reactive treatment zone; • Land use restrictions (called "Institutional Controls" or ICs) to prohibit the use of contaminated groundwater until cleanup levels are met and to require evaluation of the vapor intrusion pathway as part of new building construction; • Contingency implementation of active groundwater extraction and ex situ (above ground) treatment, if results from treatability studies indicate that the proposed remedy will not be effective in attaining cleanup levels at the Site; • Restoration with native vegetation of any wetland habitat altered by the remedial action; • Long-term groundwater, surface water, and residential well monitoring; and • Periodic reviews, at a minimum of every five years, to assess the protectiveness of the remedy. EPA's proposed remedy for the Site is estimated to cost approximately $11.7 million and is estimated to take approximately two to three years to design and implement. Groundwater is estimated to achieve cleanup standards downgradient of the remedy within approximately 20 years, and throughout the Site (outside the landfill boundary) within approximately 55-119 years. ese actions will prevent exposure to contaminated groundwater at the Site until cleanup levels are met. Opportunities for public comment and how to learn more: On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 7:00 pm, EPA will hold an informational meeting followed by a formal hearing. is event will be held virtually via Skype. Residents may participate virtually by clicking on the following link: superfund/lrr (which will bring you to the EPA website), then click on the "Join EPA Skype meeting" button or join by phone by calling: 1 857-299-6148 then enter PIN: 616539680# Following the informational meeting, there will be a formal hearing in which EPA will take oral public comments on EPA's preferred remedy, which will be included in the official site record. Comments may also be submitted via EPA's call-in voice- mail box or in writing during the 30-day public comment period from July 29, 2020 to August 28, 2020. Comments must be submitted no later than Friday, August 28, 2020. Comments may be submitted via email, fax, mail or call-in voicemail box to: Hoshaiah Barczynski, Remedial Project Manager; US EPA New England; 5 Post Office Square; Mail Code: SEMD 07-01; Boston, MA 02109-3912; email: ; FAX: 617-918-0275. Comments may also be le on EPA's call-in voicemail box by calling: 617-918-1910. Copies of the Proposed Plan may be viewed on the Landfill and Resource Recovery Superfund Site web page at superfund/lrr or obtained by contacting Sarah White, Community Involvement Coordinator, US EPA Region 1, by phone (617) 918-1026 or email (, or via computer at the Municipal Annex Building; 575 Smithfield Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896; 401-767-2200. Please make sure to call in advance, as this location may be closed to public at this time.

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