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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-25-2015

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©2015 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY ©2015 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. FREE @ NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 2, 2015 Like us on Follow us on Dinner is served BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Teens from St. John's Church in North Smithfield donate their time serving a complete Thanksgiving dinner to help mothers who attend the YWCA Rhode Island in Woonsocket on Nov. 19. The event is part of 12 hours of community service the teens do in preparation for Confirmation in 2016. Serving turkey, stuffing, vegetables and cornbread are from left, GIANNA CAPRACOTTA, 14, ABBY ANGELL, 13, SAMANTHA MATTOS, 13, ELIZABETH DAGESSE, 14, JACKSON LAFERRIERE, 13, JACK PUCCETTI, 13, COLE DUBOIS, 13, and JOSH CARUFEL, 13. All are from North Smithfield. See more photos on Page 7. WOONSOCKET – Taxpayers who hope to receive a tax break for owner- occupied properties will have to prove they are eligible for the exemption annu- ally by submitting a form to City Hall under new laws adopted this month by the Woonsocket City Council. The process aims, in part, to recoup tax rev- enue lost from residents who register vehicles out- side the city. "It's going to help the city regain some money that we're not getting right now," explained Councilor Roger Jalette. "This is a method that is going to be used in the city of Woonsocket to help eliminate these automobiles that are registered in Massachusetts, and everywhere else, for people trying to get away with not paying their taxes to the city." According to the new ordinance, resi- dents must file a "homestead application" annually by January 31 providing evi- Woonsocket Council creates new requirements for Homestead Exemption By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer JALETTE See EXEMPTION, Page 18 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Wishing you a wonderful holiday from your friends at The Breeze. CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES Holiday show at the Stadium Theatre gets the season started. LIVING Lafleur retires early, Lombardi to be sworn in NORTH SMITHFIELD – School Committee member Robert Lafleur has retired one month before his res- ignation was originally scheduled to take effect to allow his replacement, former town solicitor James Lombardi, to take his seat. Lafleur, a former chairman, submit- ted a resignation letter in October, citing his fight against cancer as well as his displeasure with the recent appointment of Budget Committee Chairman Michael Clifford to replace Christine Bonas on the board. The resignation, he wrote, would take effect Dec. 31 rather than in November, to allow "a proper vetting and application period to inform inter- ested residents outside the 'political friends' arena." This week, Lafleur submitted a sec- ond letter to Town Clerk Debra Todd. "Due to my continued treatments and since the Town Council chose not to take the time to post the vacant position as is their choice, I have moved up my date to allow the appointment of Mr. James Lombardi, to be sworn in accordingly," Lafleur wrote. "I do want to thank the Town Council for their selection to fill my vacancy with a worthy candidate." By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer See COMMITTEE, Page 19 Call for a Complimentary Orthodontic Evaluation Smithfield (401) 349-4355 Cranston (401) 942-0300 North Smithfield (401) 762-2830 Voted as a "Top Orthodontist" in Rhode Island Monthly poll for 2012-2015 "University Orthodontics is the best!" –Alyson, East Providence, RI "I am in the dental field & can definitely separate the good doctors from the mediocre doctors. Dr. Beagan & his staff are the model office." –Kim, Smithfield, RI T.H. MALLOY Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our new HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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