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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-26-2014

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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©2014 Breeze PuBlications inc. bazaar time of year Check out all the area bazaars going on this season. LIVING bird-watching Take a day trip to see the beautiful birds of New England. LIVING Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze The VaLLey FREE @ NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 3, 2014 MIke hewITT, above, enjoys clamcakes and chowder at the North Smithfield High School Senior Class fundraiser dinner last Friday. Hewitt's daughter Kat is a junior at the high school. BrIaN rowe, 17, right, a senior, fills the empty tray with a freshly made batch of clamcakes. See more photos on Page 19. Valley Breeze Photos By charles lawrence Clamcakes for a cause By SaNDy SeoaNe Valley Breeze staff writer WOONSOCKET – Senior Services Inc. has reached an agreement with the city of Woonsocket that will allow the organization to lease the building at 84 Social St. for $1 a year until July of 2016. The contract, approved unanimously this week by the City Council, brings an end to four months of uncertainty for the organization, which provides health and quality of life pro- grams free of charge to local seniors. Terms of the previous con- tract that ended in June have been extended for two years. The deal allows Senior Services to continue to use the building essentially free of charge, and the city will pick up all costs for maintenance and utilities. The organiza- tion brings in around $9,000 annually by renting out some of the space, and will still be allowed to keep those profits. "In light of recent develop- ments and the submission of final financial documents, I am recommending that the lease extension be approved," said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt at a City Council meeting last week. "During that two-year period, I hope to review the current location of the Senior Center and the adequacy of the building." The solution is something of an about-face for city admin- istration, which initially said that any deal made with the organization would have to include more of a shared bur- den. "Initially, what they wanted us to do was get a one-year lease and pay all of the utili- ties on the building, plus col- lect half the rent we receive from letting the Rotary Club and the Autumnfest Steering Committee use the space," said Senior Services Board President Robert Picard. Picard, however, said from the start that any deal short of an extension would result in a cut in programing. Relief: Senior Services reaches two-year agreement with city 'I notified the board and they were tickled pink.' ROBERT PICARD Senior Services Board President pIcarD By erIc BeNeVIDeS Valley Breeze sports editor NORTH SMITHFIELD – Scituate High head coach Mark Reed was faced with the same dilemma that all coaches encounter when their teams have important postseason football games to play after Thanksgiving. Do you rest or give lim- ited playing time to your key players during their Thanksgiving games? After all, we're talking about non- league games that's merely for pride and bragging rights, and the worst thing that could happen to a playoff team in a game with very little meaning is if they lose a valuable starter or two to injuries. Or do you let your starters play their hearts out and do whatever it takes to win on Turkey Day? After all, there are still eight or nine days between Thanksgiving and the state's four Super Bowls. That would be more than enough time to rest up any bumps or bruises and have Northmen will host Thanksgiving Eve matchup with Scituate see FooTBaLL, Page 7 see DeaL, Page 19 Like us on Follow us on Enjoy a Mediterranean dining experience with a special menu 204 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 766-1157 or 766-0709 DISCOVER OLLY'S AT NIGHT! ORDER ONLINE at Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 4-9 p.m. Prepared by Executive Chef John formerly of Vercelli's New Menu Items ~ New Decor Old Friendly Service & Same Owners Open 7 days a week with our regular menu Sun. - Thurs. 10am-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 10am-11pm (401) 762-2422 • D R D AVE W ARD . COM 460 S OUTH M AIN S TREET • W OONSOCKET , RI 02895 PLEASE 6 Winthrop St., 6 Winthrop St., Woonsocket , RI 02895 Woonsocket , RI 02895 401-597-6885 401-597-6885 Black Friday Weekend Black Friday Weekend Nov. 29 th & 30 th from 10am-6pm for a Nov. 29 th & 30 th from 10am-6pm for a Relaxed Shopping Experience! Relaxed Shopping Experience! We have the Boxes • Bows • We have the Boxes • Bows • Decorations & Great Gift Ideas Decorations & Great Gift Ideas Join us Join us Hot Mulled Cider, Pie, Soups & Holiday Hors d'oeuvres Games & Prizes too! 2 CREATION STATIONS TO MAKE YOUR OWN GIFT BOX!

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