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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-20-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE JOE LAMBRESE, left, drives by CONNOR CATARINA, right, as they shoot around at the grand opening of the new basketball court at Anna McCabe School last Saturday. The boys, both 13, and of Smithfield, enjoyed the event that featured a foul shot competition, a unified basketball game, food trucks, music and more. See more photos on page 17. SCITUATE – Police officer Richard Parenti was awarded the 2019 Floyd Ledbetter SRO of the Year by the National Association of School Resource Officers after three years serving Scituate schools. During last Thursday night's Town Council meeting, the council rec- ognized Parenti for his accomplish- ment, and cited him for his outstand- ing service and programs for Scituate students. Parenti said it was wonderful to receive the acknowledg- ment, and said it was due to the coopera- tion and support of Scituate's administra- tion, teachers and students. "It was a collabora- tive effort between staff and adminis- trators. They gave me the freedom to work with their oversight but allowed me to be independent and make decisions," Parenti said. Parenti earns highest national honor as school resource officer By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com PARENTI See PARENTI, Page 12 SMITHFIELD – Plans are in motion to build a new fire substation near the intersection of Route 116 and Route 7, said Fire Chief Robert Seltzer, who expects to break ground sometime next spring. Fire officials are focusing hard on a state-owned property behind the Holiday Inn at 1010 Douglas Pike, which appears to be the most afford- able option of those available. After voters approved the $4.5 mil- lion bond to construct a new station last November, Seltzer said the Fire Department Building Committee continued to work on the construc- tion of the station. Before purchasing a property, Seltzer said the committee will hire a company to design the station. That company will visit potential proper- ties and choose the one that's best for the town. "We want to keep everything mov- ing along and moving forward," the chief said. Seven firms responded to an April 25 request for qualifications for design services, and the Fire Town targets fire station property near Routes 116 and 7 By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See PROPERTY, Page 18 BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY Smithfield scores with new court Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JUNE 20-26, 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. Barbara A. Scanlon Broker Associate ABR, CPDE, CRS, e-PRO, PMN, SRES Home Office: (401) 480-8282 Licensed Since 1985 RE/MAX Town & Country barbarascanlon.com barbara@barbarascanlon.com SMITHFIELD: New Listing! Country living at its best! Custom built 3 bed, 3 bath, 3000+s s.f. Colonial situated on private 1.8 acre homesite. Fireplaced family room, formal dining, large eat in kitchen, office, master with bath/jacuzzi, hardwood floors, main level laundry, walk up attic for possible expansion, 3 car garage plus fenced rear yard with in ground pool. Perfect location within minutes to shopping, recreation and highway access. $614,900.

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