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The Valley Breeze & Observer 05-23-2019

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | MAY 23-29, 2019 SMITHFIELD 3 SMITHFIELD – Battery-powered candles flicker in the Waterman Tavern's window, hinting at the new life that appears to be coming to the historic structure after changes for the Smithfield Preservation Society brought several women to the board. At an early April meeting with the Preservation Society, several offi- cers, including President John Emin, stepped down from their positions, appointing a round of women in their place. Katie Law, 36, a lifelong preser- vationist and admirer of all things historic, particularly in Smithfield, was appointed as the new president of the group. Law is also the head of the Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission. Jeanne Verity is the new vice presi- dent and Jennifer Newbury is the secretary. Emin's two granddaugh- ters, Marina and Joselyn, are also newly elected board members. Maja Giguere, who worked on "Our Town: Smithfield," a PBS doc- umentary, is also new to the board. Law said she is proud to be a leader of women in local preserva- tion, saying the new members are all passionate about preserving the town's history. "Women have been caring for this building for a hundred years or more and now we are continuing on as the next stewards of the tavern/ exchange bank," Law said, stand- New group of women have big plans for historic preservation By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com Newly appointed members of the Smithfield Preservation Society are, from left, President KATIE LAW, MAJA GIGUERE, and Secretary JENNIFER NEWBURY. They say they are excited to begin preservation work in Smithfield, starting with the completion of the Waterman Tavern. BREEZE PHOTO BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD See PRESERVATION, Page 14 Valley Breeze offices to close for Memorial Day HOLIDAY DEADLINES The Valley Breeze office in Lincoln will be close on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day. The news display advertising deadline will move forward to Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m. The classified line advertising deadline will remain Tuesday, May 28 at Noon. TOWN OF SMITHFIELD INTOXICATING BEVERAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Smithfield Town Council of Smithfield serving as the Smithfield Licensing Board, that an application for a License to sell in- toxicating beverages under the provisions of Title 3, of the General Laws of R.I., 1956, and any amendments thereto has been made to said Council as follows: TRANSFER OF A CLASS B-VICTUALLER BEVERAGE LICENSE Tavolo Pizzeria, LLC d/b/a "Biagio's Pizzeria", 970 Douglas Pike in the Town of Smithfield TO: Tavolo Pizzeria, LLC d/b/a Biagio's Pizzeria", same location e above named application will be in order for a hearing at a meeting of the Town Council on June 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, at which time and place all remonstrants may make their objections. e public is welcome to any meeting of the Smithfield Town Coun- cil. If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) or any other accom- modation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager's office at 401-233-1010 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, MMC, Town Clerk NOTICE TO ALL TOWN OF GLOCESTER RESIDENTS: The Town of Glocester will be conducting a Town-wide Property Revaluation commencing June 3rd, 2019. In accordance with RI General Laws 44-5-11.5 and 44-5-11.6, a full revaluation is required every nine years. The purpose of the revaluation is to reconcile property assessments to their full and fair cash value as of December 31, 2019. The Town of Glocester, RI has hired Vision Government Solutions to conduct the revaluation, and they will have data collectors visiting and inspecting every property in Town as part of the revaluation process. All Vision Data Collectors will carry photo identification, as well as a letter from the Town Assessor stating the nature of their work. Residents having any questions about this process should contact the Tax Assessor's Office at 401-568-6206 ext. 3. TOWN OF GLOCESTER, RI TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING GLOCESTER CODE OF ORDINANCE: PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 45-24-53, and in accordance with the Glocester Home Rule Charter, that a Public Hearing will be held in the Town Council Chambers of the Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike, Glocester, RI on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to consider proposed amendments to the Code of Ordinance as summarized below: Proposed Zoning Ordinance: Chapter 350-5 Definitions, Sect. 350-58.2 Farm Accessory Uses and Attachment 1, Table of Use Regulations (Proposed amendments would expand accessory uses that may be allowed on farm land) Availability of Information The proposed amendments are available for public inspection and reproduction in the office of the Glocester Town Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM and on the Town's website, http://www.glocesterri.org. The proposed amendment 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 the time and place referenced, to be heard thereon. Individuals requiring interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at 568-6206 not less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing date. Per Order of the Glocester Town Council Jean M. Fecteau, CMC, Town Clerk Additional questions DPW Recycling 401-233-1034 x 105 Bring your rimless passenger vehicle tires for recycling - help us keep them out of the landfill and recycle them into new products!

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