Valley Breeze

The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-12-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 3 of 39

4 ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL JULY 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Burrillville Council president running for state Senate GLOCESTER– John Pacheco III announced he will be running for election to the District 23 state Senate seat. The Burrillville resident served on the Town Council for the past six years, the last four as president. According to Pacheco, many necessary changes have occurred since he joined the council, including improved school safety, repaired school buildings, and the creation of a program to combat substance abuse. "As president of the board of administration, I've been so proud to lead the board in updating our town buildings and revitalizing the Assembly Theatre, while showing a surplus in our budget for the last four years," he said. Pacheco said he will bring skills he learned from the town to the Statehouse, such as forward think- ing, and an inclusive problem-solving style of leadership. He said he wants to convince state legislature that "our little corner of R.I. is not so little," and the town holds a strong presence with vital concerns. "Our corner of the state must be heard. The issues are real and the people are, too," Pacheco said. PACHECO Alba seeks re-election to Town Council SMITHFIELD–Three-time Councilwoman Suzy Alba, a Democrat, announced she will be running for another term on the Town Council. Alba helped create and implement a leadership program for Smithfield High School girls, now in its third year, hosted the town's first Woman's History Month event in March, and was a key player in forming a com- pensation agreement with Bryant University to pay the town quarterly for costs incurred for providing police, fire and rescue services on campus. "I am proud to live and raise my family here, and I would welcome the opportunity to continue my work and advocacy on behalf of all of our residents and families," she said. She also worked to institute full-day kindergarten, among other educa- tional enhancements while serving on the Smithfield Public Schools Citizens Advisory Group. Since first elected in 2012, Alba focused on key issues promoting open, honest and ethical government practices, investing in public education, and promoting economic growth initiatives. Alba also donated her $4,000 council stipend to commu- nity initiatives and local nonprofits. "It has been an honor and a privi- lege to serve the town of Smithfield," Alba said. Alba served as liaison to the Elementary Reconfiguration Committee, the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, and the ad hoc committee working the past several year to create a dog park. "Now that I am a mother, I am even more committed to ensuring that Smithfield remains one of the best and safest communities to live in Rhode Island, and that our town services, schools, recreation, senior services, and public safety are second to none." ALBA Lawton to run for re-election to council SMITHFIELD – Democrat T. Michael Lawton has declared his intent to run for re-election on the Smithfield Town Council this year. Lawton served on the council for two years, and said during that time he was an advocate for the taxpayer. He opposed last year's budget, which imposed a 5 percent tax increase, arguing it would made the town unaf- fordable. "It has always been my position that the town needs to hold the line on taxes and consolidate municipal ser- vices wherever possible," he said. The town needs to expand the com- mercial tax base with economic devel- opment to offset the tax burden on residential homeowners, Lawton said. "If re-elected, it would be my goal to work with my council colleagues to develop a long-range economic plan that would foster economic develop- ment in those areas of town designated for such growth in our community Comprehensive Plan," he said. Lawton is a father to three children in the district, and a rec- reational coach. Over his last term, Lawton said he worked to improve recreational fields and con- struct the outdoor basketball courts. "Our residents and children at a very minimum deserve to live in a town where its recreational facilities are on par with those in other commu- nities," he said. The challenges facing Smithfield can be overcome by working together, Lawton said. Lawton runs the Allstate Insurance Agency on Douglas Pike with his wife, Kerri. LAWTON C I T A T I O N PM No. 18-3441 State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations PROVIDENCE, SC Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN – PM No. 18-3441 TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and to: MARION BOSTROM ESTATE, its Unknown or Unascertained Heirs at law, RI DIVISION OF TAXATION, TOWN OF FOSTER, THE WESTERN R.I. HOME REPAIR PRO- GRAM, its Unknown or Unascertained Shareholders, State of Rhode Island- Dept. of Human Services Whereas, an amended petition has been presented to said Court by Manda Panda Partners, LLC c/o of 1226 Charles Street, North Providence, in the County of Providence and said State, to foreclose all rights of redemption from the tax lien proceedings described in said amended petition in and concerning a certain parcel of land situate in the County of Providence and in said State, bounded and described in said petition as follows: That certain lot or parcel of land with all the buildings and improvements thereon situated at 41 Mount Hygeia Road, in the Town of Foster, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island laid out and designated as Lot 37, on Assessor's Plat 14. And more particularly described in Book 30, Page 454- 455 located in Office of the Foster Recorder of Deeds. If you desire to make any objection or response to said petition you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer, under oath, setting forth clearly and specifically your objections or defense to each part of said petition, in the office of the Superior Court in Providence on or before AUGUST 2, 2018 , that you may then and there show cause, if any, why the prayer of the petition should not be granted. Unless your appearance is filed by or for you, your default will be recorded, the said petition will be taken as confessed and you will be forever barred from contesting said petition or any decree entered thereon. And in addition to the usual service of this notice as required by law, it is ordered that the foregoing citation be published forthwith once each week for three successive weeks in the Valley Breeze, a newspaper published in said Town of Foster and County of Providence, State of Rhode Island on JUNE 28TH, JULY 6TH, and JULY 12TH, 2018 WITNESS, the SEAL of our SUPERIOR COURT, at Providence, this 21st day of JUNE A.D., 2018. SUSAN M DIGGINS, CLERK Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Glocester Home Rule Charter, that a Public Hearing will be held in Town Council Chambers at the Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike, Glocester, RI on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to consider amendments to the Glocester Code of Ordinance as follows: Proposed Amendment Part 5: Policies, Chapter 368: Fee Schedule § 368-1 Fees enumerated Sections: Building Permits & Zoning Fees To amend building permit fees to reflect R.I.G.L. & to include text "zoning amendments" in fee schedule under zoning application fees. The proposed amendments are available for public inspection and reproduction in the office of the Town Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and are available online at The proposed amendments may be altered prior to the close of the Public Hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the Public Hearing. All persons interested in the above are respectfully requested to be present at that time and place to be heard thereon. Individuals requiring interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the office of the Town Clerk at 568-6206, Ext. 0 not less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing date. Per Order of the Glocester Town Council Jean M. Fecteau, CMC, Town Clerk TOWN OF GLOCESTER TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED CODE OF ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TOWN OF SCITUATE PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Scituate Land Development and Subdivision Regulations that a Public Informational Meeting will be held at the time, date and place indicated below for the purpose of presenting and discussing a Major Subdivision – Preliminary (Final Requested), identified below, and to provide the public the opportunity to comment on the proposed project. Time and Date of Hearing: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Place of Hearing: Scituate High School Auditorium 94 Trimtown Road, Scituate, RI Paul & Jessica Eldridge (owner) 824 Central Pike Plat 47 – Lot 26 Proposed 2-Lot Subdivision with Zoning Board approval required Availability of Information The Plans and accompanying documents for this Proposal are available for the public review during normal business hours at the Scituate Town Engineer's Office, 195 Danielson Pike, Town Hall – Scituate, RI All persons interested in the above are requested to be present at the time and place to be heard thereon. Facilities are accessible to handicapped persons. Persons requiring special accommodations must call the Town Clerk's Office at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting (401) 647-2822. Individuals Requesting Interpreter Service For The Hearing Impaired Must Call 647-2822 Seventy-Two (72) Hours In Advance Of Said Hearing. TTY # 1-800-745-5555. Per Order of the Scituate Plan Commission Jeffrey C. Hanson, Chairman

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Valley Breeze - The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-12-2018