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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-08-2018

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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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY BRAD POIRIER A tree fell on SEBILLE ROAD in Smithfield and crushed the front of this UPS truck during last Friday's storm. The driver escaped without injuries. See more storm coverage on pages 5 and 8. SMITHFIELD – Greenville resident Angelica McAfee says the reason she won the St. Timothy Award is because she is blessed. McAfee, 17, a senior at Bay View Academy, said the award is the "high- est achievement" a student can receive from the Providence Diocese. Local student wins highest award for Catholic youth By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer MCAFEE See MCAFEE, Page 16 New England champions! Lynch, McGill propel Ponaganset wrestling team to first regional title PROVIDENCE – It started out as a goal at the beginning of the season, and last Saturday night at the Providence Career & Technical Academy facility, it became a real- ity, as the Ponaganset High wrestling team made school history by captur- ing the New England championship with 83 total points. Not only did the Chieftains become the ninth Rhode Island school in his- tory to win the regional title, but two seniors, 138-pounder Sam Lynch and 145-pound Cole McGill, won indi- vidual N.E. titles to help Ponaganset edge Mount Anthony Union High of Bennington, Vt., a 30-time state champion, by three points. "Honestly, it hasn't set in, but I'm really, really proud of all of our kids," Ponaganset head coach Mike Joyce said after the two-day N.E. meet, which featured wrestlers from 176 schools. "There are a lot of kids in our room that didn't start or make their way into the lineup, but the reality was they were there every day and they worked hard every day, so this championship is as much theirs as the two guys we had crowned New England champions tonight." The team championship went right By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Writer See CHAMPS, Page 6 SMITHFIELD – Town Council members want no part of a plan that would have them taking over pur- chases of open space. The council on Tuesday unani- mously passed a resolution to the Town Council opposes disbanding Land Trust By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See COUNCIL, Page 9 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE MARCH 8-14, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Dr. Scott B. Klimaj 949-3200 Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville Accepting New Patients Smile, It's Almost Spring! Now Enrolling for Fall 2018 (401) 949-0180

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