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CUMBERLAND – A dense and largely uncontrolled cover of invasive Norway maple trees between Mill Street and the Blackstone River next to Town Hall make it virtually impossible to see much of the park from street level, discouraging use and creating safety concerns.

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WOONSOCKET – A long-awaited dog park in Woonsocket is officially under construction and should be ready by the end of the year, according to Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Pumpkins in the Park, which took a year off last year during COVID protocols, will return to Notte Park this weekend, featuring a first-of-its-kind community pumpkin carving contest c… More

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PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket will soon be home to the country’s only museum dedicated to celebrating the culture and history of Cape Verdean-Americans, say leaders of the museum currently located i… More

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GLOCESTER – Glocester author Deborah Tillinghast said she found inspiration for her new book, “A Dream Worth Keeping,” on her solitary walks along Glocester roads, where she would often pick up a record… More

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SCITUATE – Five low-to-moderate-income condo units at Chopmist Hill Estates, developed by former Town Council President John Mahoney, will sell for nearly double an initial asking price after the Plan C… More

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SCITUATE – The town of Scituate will host free flu vaccine clinics at WellOne, 35 Village Plaza Way, on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and at Hope Library, 374 North Road, on Sunday, Nov. 7, f… More

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SMITHFIELD —The second round of hearings seeking preliminary plan approval from the Smithfield Planning Board was postponed last Thursday due to a timing issue with developers, according to Town Planner… More

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LINCOLN — Witches are running “amuck, amuck, amuck” in Lincoln, as filming begins at Chase Farm Park this week on Disney’s “Hocus Pocus 2.” More

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CUMBERLAND – Blackstone Valley Prep High School is planning a major expansion on Broad Street, a move leaders there say will allow the school to get to its capacity and help alleviate traffic and parkin… More

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SMITHFIELD – Historian Robert Leach says he considers the remaining stone structures of the Fountain Spring Mill at 893 Greenville Ave. to be of great historical importance to not only Smithfield and Rh… More

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SCITUATE – Five low-to-moderate-income condo units at Chopmist Hill Estates, developed by former Town Council President John Mahoney, will sell for nearly double an initial asking price after the Plan C… More

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SCITUATE – The town of Scituate will host free flu vaccine clinics at WellOne, 35 Village Plaza Way, on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and at Hope Library, 374 North Road, on Sunday, Nov. 7, f… More

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SMITHFIELD —The second round of hearings seeking preliminary plan approval from the Smithfield Planning Board was postponed last Thursday due to a timing issue with developers, according to Town Planner… More

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LINCOLN — Witches are running “amuck, amuck, amuck” in Lincoln, as filming begins at Chase Farm Park this week on Disney’s “Hocus Pocus 2.” More

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CUMBERLAND – Blackstone Valley Prep High School is planning a major expansion on Broad Street, a move leaders there say will allow the school to get to its capacity and help alleviate traffic and parkin… More

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SMITHFIELD – Historian Robert Leach says he considers the remaining stone structures of the Fountain Spring Mill at 893 Greenville Ave. to be of great historical importance to not only Smithfield and Rh… More

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Note: This is the fourth installment in a multi-part series covering the history of Lincoln in commemoration of the town’s 150th anniversary. More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – Nichole Notarianni, a Medicare consultant, will hold Medicare seminars for the annual election period, at the North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., on Friday, Nov. 5, and Thursday, Dec. 2, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. More

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SMITHFIELD – The joy that 76-year-old Dora Barbeau felt when she saw her renovated in-law apartment after returning from a long trip was only slightly eclipsed by the fame she found when her granddaughter’s TikTok reaction video went viral this week. More

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LINCOLN — Some people assume, falsely, that paranormal investigations became popular around 2004, when shows like “Ghost Hunters” explored the paranormal realm on television. More

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CUMBERLAND – The start of redevelopment at the Ann & Hope Mill appears to be drawing near, with town officials having some exchanges with the developer on some minor points in recent weeks, according to Planning Director Jonathan Stevens. More

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WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Education Department will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with the governor’s office and Rhode Island Department of Health on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hamlet Middle School, 60 Florence Drive. More

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WOONSOCKET – Three administrators at the Woonsocket Housing Authority have been placed on paid leave amid an investigation into alleged overspending on a security contract, the latest in a series of internal tensions to play out at the public housing agency. More

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Three veterans from the towns of Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Millville, Mass., will take part this weekend in the first honor flight sponsored by the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs since 2019. More

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Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center Senior Health Careers students volunteered for community service cleaning up Dunn Park on Saturday, Oct. 23. Participating in the cleanup are, from left, Emily Dulak, Anashelly Herrera, Lily Matvongsa, Marie Diouf, Kaitlyn Beaulieu, and Ava Perry. … More

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – ATV riders and proponents in North Smithfield are pushing back against what some have described as an unfair attempt to target all ATV riders as a result of a dispute between two neighbors. More

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Due to a typo, an article in the Oct. 21 edition of The Valley Breeze misstated the year the state’s bullying policy was last revised as 2021. According to documents on the Rhode Island Department of Education website, the state’s bullying policy has not been revised since 2012. More

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CRANSTON – DiPrete Engineering, a civil engineering, land planning, and land surveying firm with offices in Cranston, Dedham, and Newport, has announced the joining of Andrews Survey & Engineering Inc., creating one of the largest land surveying operations in Southern New England. More

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CUMBERLAND – Cumberland Emergency Medical Services will offer monthly CPR and automated external defibrillator training on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Community Room of the Cumberland Public Safety Complex, 1379 Diamond Hill Road. More

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PAWTUCKET – After canceling their annual Halloween parade for the second year in a row, neighbors in the Oak Hill section of Pawtucket wanted to still do something festive for the holiday. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – There’s an inexplicable urge to create felt by artists: a deep need more than a want to pick up the pencil or paintbrush. More

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The Valley Breeze is seeking to hire a full-time reporter/editor who will split their week between reporting and editing/layout/production for our award-winning newspapers. More

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PAWTUCKET – With some seven in 10 criminal cases in Pawtucket including a vehicle used by perpetrators, 17 license plate-reading cameras erected around the city are giving police a clear edge in catching people, says Chief Tina Goncalves. More

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PAWTUCKET – School board members are expressing their frustration over vendors not providing the services they promised and not being held accountable in providing appropriate learning conditions for students and staff during ongoing school upgrades. More

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PAWTUCKET – Patricia DeDora-St.Germain is hosting a Concerns & Coffee Hour for District 6 voters on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 670 Weeden St., where residents can ask questions and directly discuss concerns they have relevant to the district. More

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PAWTUCKET – Two women running for City Council in District 6 on the west side of Pawtucket are campaigning for every available vote in the final days leading up to a winner-take-all primary next Tuesday, Nov. 2. More

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PAWTUCKET – After a year of livestreamed or filmed productions, Illuminate Creative + Theatrical Arts Co., formerly known as A Work in Progress Productions, will once again bring live mainstage productions to the Tolman High School theater this weekend. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town officials are looking to change the local zoning ordinance and amend the town’s comprehensive plan to make them consistent and close loopholes that are allowing developers to build more units on their properties. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A plan that would transform the town’s old public safety complex property at 1967 Mineral Spring Ave. into a three-building commercial development is up for review by the Planning Board. More

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mark Santilli is due in court this Thursday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. to face murder charges connected to his alleged stabbing of Torrezz Lumpkins in a home on Smithfield Road. More