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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-06-2020

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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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY MALLORY IAMARONE, 7, of Glocester, stretches out as she takes a yoga class for kids at the pavilion at Kent Field in Glocester last Saturday. Children ages 7 and older enjoyed the weather as they joined in the class, led by Traci Gilchrist, of the Natural Wellness Studio in Harrisville. The class was part of the summer reading program at the Glocester Manton Free Public Library. See more photos on page 6. SMITHFIELD – In her second attempt to win the Senate District 22 seat, Melanie DuPont is chal- lenging incumbent Sen. Stephen Archambault, who is seeking re-election for a fifth term after first being elected in 2012, in a Democratic primary on Sept. 8. The District 22 seat serves 21,000 resi- dents in Smithfield, 5,000 residents in North Providence, and 1,000 residents in Johnston. DuPont, who was born and raised in Smithfield and lives at 27 Hattie Ave. in Greenville, received 37.6 per- cent of the vote in the 2018 Democratic primary, but said she feels confident in her second run at Archambault based on her messages of bringing courage and compassion to the Statehouse. "I believe it's the job of the govern- ment to help the people to pursue happiness. That's our job. I'd like to see more of it," she said. Archambault, a lifelong Smithfield resident who lives at 195 Whipple Road, said he chose to run again because he loves to help people. DuPont takes another run at Archambault for District 22 By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See DISTRICT 22, Page 21 DUPONT ARCHAMBAULT Take a pic and get it fixed Smithfield's new app lets residents report issues SMITHFIELD – Tired of hitting the same pothole every day and not sure what to do about it? Smithfield has teamed up with the company SeeClickFix to pro- vide a mobile app on Android or iPhone where citizens can take a photo or video of a problem and report the problem and its location with descriptions back to the cor- rect town department. Tax Assessor Drew Manlove worked with the Town Council and Town Manager Randy Rossi to bring the program to Smithfield. Manlove said the app can be used to report a streetlight out, broken sidewalk, missed garbage pickup and more. The homepage has an information link for Town Council meetings, emergency ser- vices, and more. "It's a new way to give people easy access to town government," Manlove said. By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See APP, Page 22 SMITHFIELD – With little more than one year before the union of Winsor Elementary School and Anna McCabe Elementary School, the dis- trict's unification committee is asking for residents' help in naming the uni- Community asked to help rename McCabe By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See SCHOOL NAME, Page 21 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE AUGUST 6-12, 2020 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & 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. Register For Online Courses: excel.html Improve Your EXCEL Skills! • Take courses from the comfort of your home or on-the-go using your smart phone • "Ask The Expert" feature submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134

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