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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-09-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 9-15, 2017 Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket BREEZE PHOTO BY TOM WARD SARAH CARR, left, the assistant director of the Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket, explains the interactive digital map for the new "Mills Along the Blackstone" exhibit at the museum. Listening are City Council President DAN GENDRON, right, with his wife, ANN MARIE. The new space was unveiled at the museum's 20th Anniversary Gala last Saturday night. See story and photos on page 8. Masonic group reaches agreement with Woonsocket City acknowledges organization's tax exempt status WOONSOCKET – Unlike the city's social clubs and other nonprof- its, the Woonsocket Masonic Temple Corporation will not be held liable for property taxes under a settlement agree- ment approved by the City Council this week. Instead, the group will pay the $11,136 By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com 'Mills Along the Blackstone' exhibit opens See TAXES, Page 22 NORTH SMITHFIELD – The group appointed to look at the town's plan for renovating municipal facilities has completed its work and is slated to make a presentation on its recommen- dation to the Town Council on Thursday, Nov. 16. According to Paul Vadenais, chairman of the Municipal Buildings Review Task Force, the council will have to either accept or reject the proposal in its entirety for inclusion on a ballot in 2018. Vadenais also said town residents have already had a chance to weigh in on the subject, and that no more public comment will be accepted on the process. That process has been a major source of contention between political factions in town over the past year. In 2014, voters approved a $5.2 million bond for improvements to municipal facilities including the Town Annex and the former Kendall Dean school. The money was part of a larger $12 million Task Force to present Kendall Dean proposal next Thursday By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com See KENDALL DEAN, Page 23 WOONSOCKET – A property that has been largely billed as key to the come- back of the city's Diamond Hill area has been purchased by one of Rhode Island's largest retailers. Ocean State Job Lot to close Walnut Hill store, expand to former Walmart By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer See JOB LOT, Page 15 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg. 3, Ste. 307, Lincoln, RI www.hearforyouri.com At Hear For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Enjoy hearing Enjoy hearing all of life's all of life's moments... moments... Not just Not just the quiet time. the quiet time. Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist Call today to schedule your appointment & ask about our Interest Free Financing! 401-475-6116 • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs Our services include: Depressed? Anxious? Stressed? 1 Social Street, W oonsocket, RI 02895 401-829-8838 Most Insurances Accepted Children • Adults • Couples • Families Now Accepting Medicare • Short term counseling • Unresolved Grief • Anxiety, depression • Substance Abuse Counseling • Anger Management • Opiate Addiction Treatment and Recovery Anthony Taraborelli, LICSW , CDP Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings!

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