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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 04-28-2016

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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©2015 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY ©2016 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. FREE @ APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2016 Like us on Follow us on Young Novans softball team stepping up to the plate. PAGE 20 SUPER START BREEZE PHOTO BY SANDY SEOANE MAYOR LISA BALDELLI-HUNT and her mother-in-law, EDITH HUNT, speak with former PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON during his visit to the Woonsocket Senior Center Monday. Clinton's visit was one of two Rhode Island stops aimed at garnering votes for his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. See story on Page 5. Presidential surprise Calling all backyard 'kings' of BBQ Show off your skills and win prizes at the arts and music festival this June WOONSOCKET – It is likely the oldest cooking method in the world, and it's been mastered and remas- tered by generations of outdoor chefs. Many a hungry fan will insist that barbecue, done right, can turn even the toughest cut of meat into a tender and juicy – albeit messy – culinary delight. And the quest to create the very best is a skill they say takes both patience and the proper palette. Do you think you have what it takes? A BBQ and Dynamite Cook- off will be held at the Blackstone Valley Music and Arts Festival at Homestead Gardens in North Smithfield on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. The tasty attraction will be at the center of the massive two-day event, with both celebrity judges and the chance for guests to weigh in on who should take home prizes. If you think your skills are superior, then Mike Larivee of the competitive barbecue team 'Four Smoking Guys' says it's time to step up. By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer See BARBECUE, Page 19 FAMILY FUN Blackstone River Theatre presents Bill Harley on Saturday. LIVING NORTH SMITHFIELD – It's a project that's been discussed for years – creation of a wind turbine on land near Dowling Village along Eddie Dowling Highway. This week, the idea edged much closer to reality as Wind Energy Development LLC sought a special use permit for creation of a 465-foot- high structure on property owned by Ruth Pacheco. The Planning Board gave its bless- ing to the proposal at an April 7 meeting, unanimously voting to rec- ommend that the Zoning Board issue the permit. That's when abutters were first made aware of the plan. "Not a lot of people know about it. Nobody was given notice," said Maureen Souza, whose mother owns a parcel adjacent to the land where the turbine would be built. "It's about 46 stories high." If approved, the turbine would become one of the tallest structures in Rhode Island, as longer blades would be needed to catch electricity-generat- ing wind in the area, which are gen- erally less strong than coastal gusts. But proponents say the 87-meter-long blades would create minimal noise in the area and that shadows would be Plans submitted for 465-foot-tall wind turbine in No. Smithfield By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer See TURBINE, Page 23 Fine Dining Friday & Saturday 4-10pm ORDER ONLINE at 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-Midnight 204 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 766-1157 or 766-0709 DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL OLLY'S PIZZERIA Best Chicago Style Pizza in Town LARGE 3 TOPPING PIZZA FOR $11.99 CHOICE OF 15 DIFFERENT SMALL SUBS, A BAG OF CHIPS AND A 20 OZ. COCA COLA BEVERAGE $6.29 + TAX LARGE SUBS $7.49 + TAX CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS. 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

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