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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-13-2019

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JUNE 13-19, 2019 NORTH COUNTY 7 William "Bill" Hawkins III of Greenville is no stranger to chal- lenges. "I didn't make teams I wanted to make. I've lost games when I was on teams. I didn't always get the job I applied for. Sometimes I did. "Things don't always work out the way we plan. Life isn't easy. You have disappointments, but you have to get back up," he says. Then he quotes a line from a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier: "Rest if you must, but don't you quit." In December of 2017, however, he got some unexpected news about his health that would test his fortitude and all of his powers of resilience. "I went for my annual physical. I wasn't feeling any symptoms, didn't expect any dramatic news," he recalls. However, the blood test for prostate-specific antigen, commonly known as PSA, was elevated. His doctor flagged the result and sent Bill to a urologist, setting in motion the kind of medical odyssey that any man dreads. A biopsy of his prostate gland was scheduled immediately. "Every snip they took was full of cancer," he divulges. It proved to be an aggres- sive type, so much so that his doc- tor moved up the date of surgery a month. Hawkins, 57, says he always tries to approach life with determination. He believes that obstacles are to be faced and overcome, but suddenly he was confronted by a very fright- ening adversary. As a former chairman of the Smithfield Democratic Town Committee, an experience that he says seems like it was an eternity ago, the longtime Smithfield resident has had plenty of practice marshaling his strengths, dealing with adversity, and attacking problems. However, nothing prepares someone for the disrupting impact of a diagnosis like the one he received. To complicate matters even more, during the operation he lost two pints of blood while he was still on the table and ended up in the ICU. However, with treatment, he rallied and inside of five days was back home. Then it was four months of healing and physical therapy before he could return to work. He was out of the woods, but found himself entering a strange new world. When Bill first learned of the diag- nosis he had turned to family and old friends who rallied to him. His wife Linda Octeau Hawkins and the seven children in their blended fam- ily, along with Bill's siblings and their families, have been very supportive. "I'm glad I had the surgery, but it's life-changing," he says. "You can't go back to who you were. 'You've got to give it your all' One More Thing LAURENCE J. SASSO, JR. See SASSO, Page 20 Parents of Foster-Glocester pupils attending non-public schools who wish to borrow Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language, English/Language Arts, and History/Social Studies textbooks for the 2019-2020 school year must apply at the Central Receiving Office, Ponaganset High School, 137 Anan Wade Road, Glocester, RI. Applications must be made during the weeks of June 17-21 and June 24-28, 2019 from 9:30AM- NOON and 12:30- 3:00PM ONLY. Delivery is not assured for requests made after June 28, 2019. Proof of residency is required. Books will be signed out to persons 18 years of age or older only. The following information must be provided for each book ordered: TITLE_____AUTHOR_____ PUBLISHER_____COPYRIGHT DATE_____ISBN#____ Books loaned for the current year must be returned at the time of ordering. Damaged or lost textbooks must be paid for before new books can be requested. Any questions please contact Brenda Hill at FOSTER-GLOCESTER NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL PUPIL TEXTBOOKS TOWN OF SCITUATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 1956, § 45-24-53, that the Town Council of the Town of Scituate will conduct a public hearing, open to the public, on ursday, June 13, 2019, at 7:00 pm at the Auditorium of the Scituate High School, 94 Trimtown Road, North Scituate, RI 02857 on a proposed new ordinance to the Code of Ordinances. Opportunity shall be given to all persons interested to be heard upon the matter of the proposed ordinance. e proposed new ordinance is under consideration and may be adopted and/or altered or amended 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. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the public hearing. e proposed new ordinance is available for review and/or purchase at the Town Clerk's Office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays and on the Town's web-site at AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANCES APPENDIX A – ZONING ARTICLE II – DISTRICT USE REGULATIONS Note: Words set as strikeover are to be deleted from the ordinance; words set in underline are proposed to be added to the ordi- nance. Section 1. Be it ordained by the Town Council of the Town of Scituate that Appendix A of the Code of Ordinances, Town of Scituate entitled Zoning is amended as follows: e following uses are permitted only in the districts marked with an "X." Uses permitted in the districts as special use permits under the provisions of Article 1 section 6C of this ordinance are marked with an "S." e top horizontal row in each use is the Town-wide Zoning; the bottom shaded row in each use is for Village Overlay Districts only. Section 2. e Town Clerk is hereby authorized to cause said changes to be made to Appendix A of the Town of Scituate's Code of Ordinances. Section 3. is ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage. By order of the Town Council Margaret M. Long, Town Clerk INDIVIDUALS REQUESTING INTERPRETER SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED MUST CALL 401-647-2822 SEVENTY-TWO (72) HOURS IN ADVANCE OF SAID HEARING. TTY #1-800-745-5555. Use District Section 7. RR-120 RS-120 BL BG M Business RRW- RSW- 60/80 60/80 . . . 18. Marijuana growing, processing, cultivating, testing, and sales, including but not limited to: Marijuana Compassion Center; Licensed Marijuana Cultivator; Licensed Marijuana Cooperative; Marijuana Processing and Testing; Marijuana Wholesale and Retail Sales; Recreational Use Facility. (Excludes Individual Medical Patient Residential Marijuana Cultivation). PUBLIC NOTICE Hebert Health Centers 2018 Consumer Confidence Report on Drinking Water Quality is now available for review. Please see receptionist for a copy of the report. 180 Log Road, Smithfield, RI NOTICE TOWN OF FOSTER PUBLIC HEARING APPLICATION FOR KENNEL LICENSE Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of Foster will hold a Public Hearing at the Foster Town House, 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI 02825, on June 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. regarding a Kennel License application made by Michelle and Alex Ziemba, D/B/A "e Country Mutt LLC" to be located at 110 South Killingly Road, Plat 07, Lot 0053. Hearing impaired persons attending who require the services of an interpreter should call the office of Town Clerk (391-9200) at least 72 hours in advance of said meeting. Susan M. Dillon Town Clerk TOWN OF GLOCESTER AMENDMENT TO THE 2019 YEARLY PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE The Glocester Economic Development Commission will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Glocester Town Hall. Jean M. Fecteau, CMC, Town Clerk

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