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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-13-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. SMITHFIELD – After being found with more than 25 dogs and puppies, and more than 100 snakes and rats living in poor conditions back in March, a Smithfield man was sentenced to 22 months probation and 80 hours of community service. Michael "Noel" Ramos pleaded no contest to multiple charges, includ- ing unnecessary cruelty to animals and conspiracy, on Sept. 4, accord- ing to Earl Newman, animal cruelty officer with the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Terms of his probation prohibit him from owning animals, except reptiles, for the length of his proba- tion, according to Newman. Ramos relinquished ownership of five dogs and numerous snakes and other rep- tiles upon sentencing. Ramos was arrested alongside Michael Williams back in March thanks to a tip to RISPCA and Smithfield Police Department regard- ing the animals in a home at 189 Pleasant View Ave. in poor condi- tions. Police had arrested Williams for animal cruelty last year when about 30 dogs were removed from the home on Pleasant View Avenue. At that time, a judge ordered all 30 dogs returned to Williams. One man sentenced, another charged in animal cruelty case By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY The play was fast during the LIL' STRIKERS GAME between Dick's Sporting Goods and Pop on the Block, when Smithfield Youth Soccer opened its season last Saturday at Deerfield Park. See more photos on page 21. See CRUELTY, Page 9 At the Smithfield Animal Control office, two rescued bulldogs remain in the shelter after a nearly six-month wait. SCITUATE – Upgrades to Caito Field and school renovations are scheduled to begin immediately, after the Town Council awarded R.A.D. Sports the project for $2,892,397 at a Sept. 5 meeting. With five members present, the council voted 5-0 to approve the bid, including Republican David D'Agostino and the self-described "Independent Men," President John Mahoney, Michael Payette, Scott Amaral and Nick Izzi. The bid's approval is the first step in using the $4.9 million school improvement bond approved by voters last November. School and field repairs are part of the $7.2 mil- lion five-year capital improvements plan that will use an additional $2.3 million in capital reserve funds to upgrade the schools. According to a 2017 bond report, 79 percent of the upgrades are eligible for 35 percent reimbursement from the Rhode Island Department of Education. School Committee members pre- sented plans to the council with sup- port from Supt. Carol Blanchette and Turf field, school improvements approved in Scituate By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See IMPROVEMENTS, Page 2 Election results See results from Wednesday's primary election online at Look for complete coverage of the results in next week's print edition. Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville Dr. Scott B. Klimaj 949-3200 Foot and Ankle Specialists 949-3220 David M. Colannino, D.P.M. F.A.C.F.A.S. Dominic J. Roda, D.P.M. 41 Sanderson Road • Smithfield, RI 02917 Call or visit our website for an appointment today. GREENVILLE Discover a new way to treat your foot and ankle pain with K-Laser therapy DRUG FREE • SURGERY FREE PAIN FREE Foot and Ankle Care for the Entire Family! • Sports/overuse injuries • Heel Pain • Fractures • Orthotics • Digital X-Ray on site Our office is excited to be the ONLY practice in RI to offer this new and innovative therapy to reduce swelling and inflammation with no side effects. 949-0180 Back To School Check out our Fall Home & Garden Business Directory INSIDE Check out our Fall Home & Garden Business Directory INSIDE fa ll Home & Garden Business Directory 2018 ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. SEPT-13-2018-FHID.indd 1 9/6/18 10:05 AM

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