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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 10-15-2020

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET | VALLEY BREEZE | OCTOBER 15-21, 2020 CAMPAIGN / THE VALLEY 21 "In today's world, it is essential that elected officials are responsive, attentive and above all, respectful to their colleagues and constituents," she said. "We all actively maintain and utilize any and all forms of communication, including social media plat- forms, and will use those plat- forms to keep Woonsocket citizens informed, offer help, and engage in thoughtful discussions regarding moving the city forward." Morisseau said they are committed to listen to and represent all of their constituents no matter their political affiliation and to put the best interests of Woonsocket over personal politics. "Politics today is so divisive that progress is hin- dered. We have lost oppor- tunities due to too much of a focus for who gets the credit instead of what is best for our city," she said. From preceding page Soucy says team shows commitment to community WOONSOCKET – David Soucy said the first promise his team will make is a com- mitment to their commu- nity. Soucy said he, Margaux Morisseau and Garrett Mancieri realize leadership doesn't start only at a swear- ing in ceremony. "Our team has shown a true commitment to Woonsocket through volunteerism and leadership in numerous local, state and national civic and charitable organizations. If you've been to an event here in the city the past few years, chances are that you've run into one or all of us," he said. These experiences and rela- tionships, he said, give them unique knowledge and insight on how best to improve the community and move Woonsocket forward through their commitment, even when they're not seeking office. "Voters expect their civic leaders to be part of their community, meeting face to face and interacting with them to hear their concerns," he said. "Our team has done that and will continue to do that as your city councilors." Disney running for City Council WOONSOCKET – Michael Disney released the following about his campaign for Woonsocket City Council: "If I become the next city councilor, I want to try to lower taxes for people who have homes in Woonsocket and also get a commu- nity center to get kids off the street so they won't get in trouble with the law," he said. "I want to get a Market Basket and a Christmas Tree Shop in Woonsocket. Downtown Woonsocket looks like a ghost town. We need to bring new business to Burke running for re-election to School Committee WOONSOCKET – Donald G. Burke, present vice chair- man of the Woonsocket School Committee, announc- es his bid for re-election to the Woonsocket School Committee. Burke had served three years on the appointed School Committee and two years on the recent elected School Committee. Burke stated in a press release, "As an educator and teacher of 45 years, I under- stand the bigger picture of education, the workings and collaboration of a school dis- trict, the dynamics of a school building, and the passion of the classroom. My focus has always been on the best education for my students in my classroom and now the larger classroom of the 6,000 Woonsocket students in the district. I enjoy serving on the School Committee and ask for your vote so I can con- tinue serving the district, its administration, the principals, the teachers and staff, and most importantly the students of the city of Woonsocket." Woonsocket and give them a tax break. We need to get the homeless of the street, find them a job and a place to live. Who ever becomes the next mayor of Woonsocket, I will work with that person," he said. He added, "I am a big Elvis fan. I would like to have an Elvis Presley week- end in August for people who are Elvis fans." WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE Paolino pledges to protect those with pre-existing conditions These are unprecedented times, says District 17 Sen. Thomas Paolino. "COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our daily lives. Health insurance cover- age is now more important than ever," he said. As your senator and a member of the Health and Human Services DISTRICT 17 Committee, I will con- tinue to support protecting patients with pre-existing conditions and the inclusion of children under 26 years of age on their parents' health insurance plan." Last year, he said, "we eliminated surprise out-of- network billing and joined efforts championed by the AARP to reduce the cost of prescription drugs." Health care costs "have reached exorbitant levels while deductibles have also risen," he said. "I am run- ning for re-election because I believe you deserve an expe- rienced voice in the state Senate to advocate on your behalf as we navigate the COVID crisis together while securing required health care benefits for all residents. Thank you, stay well, and I humbly seek your vote on Nov. 3." The Valley Breeze owners urge you to "Think outside the big box." Buy local! Thanks for your support! Millville Library will host craft fair Saturday MILLVILLE, Mass. – The Millville Free Public Library, 169 Main St., is hosting a craft fair fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will be held out- doors in the library's parking lot and will feature both craft- ing and art supplies for kids and adults as well as seasonal finished crafts. All proceeds will go to benefit the Millville Free Public Library. Masks and social distancing practices are required. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 24. For more informa- tion, email librarian@millvil- lema.org. MoWC will host gallery talk Wednesday WOONSOCKET – The Museum of Work & Culture will host a virtual gallery talk with artist Zach Horn on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., as part of United We Bargain, Divided We Beg, a 10-week exhibition featuring Horn's paintings and sculp- tures of real union members. Horn's talk will feature insights into the inspiration for his work, creative pro- cess, and the personal con- nections that drive his use of art to support organized labor and boost workers rights. The public may reg- ister for the talk by emailing mowc@rihs.org.

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