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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-07-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JUNE 7-13, 2018 Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Graduates, including DYLAN MATERAS, in center, receive congratulations from friends and family as the ceremonies conclude and they form the procession at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School's graduation ceremony last Friday. BMR graduates on to 'extraordinary things' BLACKSTONE – Though the morning's rain threatened to bring the festivities inside, the weather held out and the sun peeked through just long enough to add a touch of color to Blackstone-Millville Regional High School's 48th commencement exer- cises, held on the front steps of the high school last Friday, June 1. The 89 graduates entered to the sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance" played by the BMR High School Band under the direction of Todd Shafer. According to Principal Michael Dudek, who offered the welcoming address, the Class of 2018 had much to be proud of. Among its many accomplishments, the class saw the BMR High School Marching Band take home two national cham- By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer Writing on the wall Cass Avenue mural by WHS students tells a piece of city history WOONSOCKET – On the morning of April 15, 1912, the Titanic, the largest passenger ship of its time, crashed into an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic, taking more than 1,500 passengers with it. That's the story everyone knows, but far fewer know the impact the Titanic left on Woonsocket. It's a story the Woonsocket High School gifted art class, led by art teacher Diane Mayers, is determined to tell By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM MAJDA WAHBY, a freshman at Woonsocket High School, works on part of a railroad scene in a new mural located on Cass Avenue. WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's proposed fiscal year 2019 budget appears headed for significant changes after a majority of city councilors supported amend- ments to the budget ordinance at Monday night's council meeting. Council member Jim Cournoyer, supported by council members Jon Brien and Denise Sierra and Council President Daniel Gendron, presented members of the administration with a list of amendments cutting funding to nearly all departments, reducing overall spending and cutting the pro- posed tax levy by $799,735. The biggest hit to the mayor's Mayor's budget gets cool reception from city councilors By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer Blackstone-Millville Class of 2018 See BMR, Page 8 See BUDGET, Page 12 See MURAL, Page 15 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, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Family Owned Since 1926 $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater Call NOW to take advantage of the Energy Rebate Program LIC. #RIMP882 Specializing In: • High Efficiency Gas Boilers • Tankless Water Heaters • Ductless Mini Split A/C Systems • Boiler Maintenance and Repair CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR YEARLY GAS BOILER & FURNACE MAINTENANCE

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