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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 09-21-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2017 Serving North Smithfield, Blackstone and Woonsocket BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON CHRISTOPHER WATERS, also known as the "Bubble Guy," creates massive bubbles just over the heads of eager youngsters at last Saturday's Great Pumpkin Fest on the North Smithfield Middle School grounds. See more photos on page 10. WOONSOCKET – It's been six years since Woonsocket native Emily Luther's cover of "Someone Like You" by Adele became a YouTube sensation, going viral and ultimately landing her a per- formance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Starting Monday, Sept. 25, her fans will have the chance to see her on national television again, and this time it may be much more than just a one-time gig. Luther tried out for Season 13 of NBC's hit television show "The Voice" and blind auditions begin airing this week. Whether or not Luther, who graduated from Woonsocket High School in 2010, inspired one of the Woonsocket's Luther to appear on 'The Voice' By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com LUTHER NORTH SMITHFIELD – A new traffic law that turned a previously busy road, often used as a shortcut, into a one-way street around rush hour has raised concerns with local police as well as some residents who feel the rule is unfair and ineffective. Old Smithfield Road became a "do not enter" from the Sayles Hill end on weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11. Since then, the North Smithfield Police Department has handed out 115 citations on the road. Eric Rondeau, president of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers 410, said the change is not only causing traffic backups, but is also leading to concerns on staffing and safety. "We're getting complaints from By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com New rules for Old Smithfield Road causing concerns WOONSOCKET – Those who have driven the streets of Woonsocket in the past month have likely seen them. Old bicycles, sprayed-painted in bright colors and decorated with baskets of fake flowers began pop- ping up across the city over the past several weeks, and have continued to multiply. In parks, situated on islands, and showing up by a few unexpected landmarks and road- ways, the bicycles have added a pop of color to the local scenery. The bike project is an effort by Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt to add more art to the city without spend- ing money. "My feeling has been, and it still is, that for an urban community we do not have enough artwork in the com- munity," the mayor told The Breeze. "I Art for free: Mayor's bike project adds color to city streets By SANDY SEOANE Valley Breeze Staff Writer sandy@valleybreeze.com Bubble mania See BIKES, Page 8 See RULES, Page 14 See LUTHER, Page 13 Our annual peek at this colorful season INSIDE ALL THAT'S FALL Our annual peek at this colorful season INSIDE ALL THAT'S FALL THE VALLEY BREEZE | SEPTEMBER 21-27, 2017 AUTUMN IN THE VALLEY 2017 1 Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn Autumn In The In The In The In The In The In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The In The In The In The In The In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn In The Autumn Autumn Autumn Valley Valley Valley Valley Valley Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley Valley Valley Valley Valley Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Valley In The In The In The Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Inside Our go-to guide of fall events Traditional fall favorites Ideas for your home A fresh look at Halloween ©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. S E L E C T P u b l i c a t i o n 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Bldg. 3, Ste. 307, Lincoln, RI www.hearforyouri.com At Hear For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Enjoy hearing Enjoy hearing all of life's all of life's moments... moments... Not just Not just the quiet time. the quiet time. Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist Call today to schedule your appointment & ask about our Interest Free Financing! 401-475-6116 • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs Our services include:

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