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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 07-21-2016

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©2015 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket Breeze THE VALLEY ©2016 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. FREE valleybreeze.com @ JULY 21-27, 2016 Like us on Follow us on Millville's Memory Show celebrates 100 years of pride. PAGE 6 HOMEGROWN TALENT Historic Slatersville house on track for demolition NORTH SMITHFIELD – A house built in 1805 that falls just outside the border of the Slatersville Historic District will soon be demolished and likely sold to the town for the purpose of widening the entrance to Pacheco Park, a plan put forth by North Smithfield officials that has some local preserva- tionists and historians rankled. "I'm a little stunned," said Christian de Rezendes, the owner of the Slaterville-based studio Breaking Branches Pictures. "I saw that it was in bad shape, but I very naively kept think- ing 'there's no way they would tear that down. That would be incredibly stupid. You're a new National Park that's tear- ing down an 1805 mill house.' It doesn't make any sense." The property at 27 Main St. is part of a National Historic District, and is believed to predate the Slatersville Mill. It was one of six buildings identified in the Historic Slatersville Walking Tour as a place that housed mill workers, and the ring on the stone wall in front of the structure was once used to tie up horses. Public Works Director Raymond Pendergast may have been the first in town to note that if the building, which has been neglected and deteriorating since it was abandoned in 2013, was knocked down, the entrance to Pacheco Park could be widened, an improve- ment town officials have been looking to By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Seven-year-old twin sisters LILA KAYE- KUTNER, left, and MANDI KAYE- KUTNER, pick out their favorite fruits and vegeta- bles. Daniel's Farmstead, in Blackstone, opened its farmers market for the season last Sunday, featuring naturally grown fruits and vegetables. Summer harvest See HOUSE, Page 8 YOUNG VOICES The Rhode Island Children's Chorus celebrates 14 years. LIVING St. Jean will take over leadership of No. Smithfield schools in August NORTH SMITHFIELD – After 11 years leading North Smithfield schools, Supt. Stephen Lindberg presided over his last meeting Tuesday night, thanking teachers and administrators in the dis- trict for his time in the role despite the early termination. "I just want to say it's been a joy – a literal joy – to work with this school department, these teachers, the sup- port staff and the administration over the past 11-plus years," he said. "Yes, we had ups and downs, but we have By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com See LEADERSHIP, Page 12 27 MAIN ST., NORTH SMITHFIELD Hole Championship Course Par 36 9 30 Locust Street Bellingham 508-883-1600 bungaybrook.com FR I-SUN 18 HO LES w ith CART $ 52 M O N-THUR S 18 HO LES w ith CART & LUNCH TEE O FF 8 a.m . - 2 p.m . $ 52 Lunch voucher m ust be redeem ed sam e day. Be Jolly ~ G olf Be Jolly ~ G olf In Ju ly In Ju ly C h r i s t m a s C h r i s t m a s

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