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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-20-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY KAITLYN CREIGHTON, 13, of Smithfield, uses her grabbers to reach a piece of litter during the cleanup of Georgiaville Pond. The cleanup was part of Save The Bay's International Coastal Cleanup efforts in Smithfield last Saturday. See more photos on page 20. Give us your tattered and worn flags American Legion installs drop boxes at two locations SCITUATE – When members of the community kept asking American Legion Post 19's senior vice com- mander what should be done with tattered and worn American flags, Jeannie Vachon came up with a solu- tion. With help from community mem- bers, Legion members transformed two retired drop boxes into tattered flag collection centers, one behind the North Scituate Navigant Credit Union, 135 Danielson Pike, and the other at the Hope Public Library, 374 Hope Road. Vachon saw other cities and towns across the country made similar col- lection boxes and had thought she would bring the concept to Scituate. When she brought the idea to others, she said everyone quickly jumped on board. "The Legion post is very com- munity oriented. We knew we could do this and get others behind us as well," Vachon said. Legion members approached the Scituate High School Art Department to paint designs on the boxes. Two students, Erin Turnbull and Victoria Venditto, painted patriotic designs onto the boxes, nearly completing them before they graduated. Legion member Dwight Farrar said By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See FLAGS, Page 18 Pond improvement Waterman tavern renovations called into question Preservationists say it's a 'witch-hunt' SMITHFIELD – Resident Alfred Costantino says no further money should be spent on rehabilitating Greenville's Waterman Tavern until conclusive plans are made for its future. At Council President Paul Santucci's request Tuesday, Costantino present- ed details on the town's funding of renovations at the tavern, located on Putnam Pike next to the Greenville Fire Station. He emphasized the lack of parking and public access to the building. Though the presentation was on Tuesday's Council meeting agenda, Council Vice President Alberto LaGreca motioned to table the item until Costantino can provide a hard copy of his presentation. "If I wanted to know the sta- tus of the historic Waterman Tavern, wouldn't I ask the Historic Preservation Committee? Wouldn't I ask the committee that's putting that together, that's overseen that?" he asked. LaGreca said he was confused why the council has demanded that past By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See TAVERN, Page 10 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. Family Owned Since 1926 LIC. #RIMP882 Are you thinking about replacing your boiler? Before you sign on their dotted line, give us a call for a free estimate. We can beat or match any of our competitor's prices! $100 Off Any New Boiler or Tankless Water Heater • One Day Gas & Oil Burner Replacements • Same Day Gas & Electric Water Heater Replacements • Boiler Repairs & Maintenance • HVAC Service & Replacements • All Work Guaranteed Call NOW To Schedule Your Yearly Gas Boiler & Furnace Maintenance

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