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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-18-2019

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

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©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Stop & Shop's pain is other stores' gain. Grocery markets across the area are seeing a surge in foot traffic and food sales during the ongoing strike by workers at the chain. With Easter and Passover approaching, and many trying to find new spots to buy their food, those lines are expected to get longer. Some shoppers seemed confused by the sudden influx of other cus- tomers at their regular shopping spots, apparently unaware of the connection between that boost in customers and the strike at Stop & Shop, where parking lots have been mostly empty. The lines got so long at Market Basket in Attleboro that customers were being asked to wait outside. Other grocery stores jammed as Stop & Shop strike continues By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY MADISON MOREY, 2, of Glocester, and her mom, SARA, say hello to GUS as they visit the horses in the barn at the Martinelli's Farm Easter Egg Hunt, held at the farm in Scituate, on Sunday. See more photos on page 13. SCITUATE – Following a joint meeting with the Town Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rhode Island Housing on the mis- management of 24-unit subsidized apartment complex Rockland Oaks, the Scituate Housing Authority is seeking a management company or agent to oversee the complex for elderly and disabled residents. The SHA, after its joint meeting last Thursday, April 11, requested responses from a company or agent familiar with federal rural develop- ment and Rhode Island Housing regulations, policies and procedures. The Town Council questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Housing Programs Director Michael Rendulic for more than an hour to get to the bottom of reports from federal officials and R.I. Housing that found the project in violation of Housing Authority seeks management company for Rockland Oaks By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See STRIKE, Page 10 See ROCKLAND OAKS, Page 16 JOHNSTON – Since opening last August, the promise of public use for the many recreational fields at the Citizens Bank corporate campus off Greenville Avenue has been left unfulfilled, but according to Citizens Bank Executive Vice President Mike Knipper, that situation is about to change. The hard courts, which include two bocce courts, a volleyball court and tennis and basketball courts, will be open by the end of this week, Citizens courts to open this week, fields delayed to July By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See COURTS, Page 12 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE APRIL 18-24, 2019 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, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation.

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