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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-27-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE SCITUATE – A new proposed ordinance that will ban the sale of cats and dogs from any retail busi- ness, unless from an animal rescue, has the Town Council under ques- tion from residents and Perfect Puppy owner Scott Bergantino after the Rhode Island state veterinarian raised concerns over the possible law. At the request of Town Clerk Margaret "Peggy" Long, State Veterinarian Scott Marshall, with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, reviewed the proposed amendment, and responded with his opinion in a letter that was shared with the council. Marshall said that the town's reso- lution to the very complex problem of commercial pet trade oversimpli- fied the solution. During the June 20 Town Council meeting, councilor Tim McCormick requested more time to meet with Marshall to discuss Marshall's letter further. "He spoke about concerns with how it was structured," McCormick said of the proposed ordinance. Councilor Gary Grande agreed, and said the town cannot afford any more lawsuits. The council voted 4-3 to continue the matter to the next meeting on State vet: Pet ban oversimplified solution By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer Re-enactor and historian TOM SANZI, of Chepachet, portrays Governor Dorr during the Glocester Heritage Society's Dorr Rebellion Day at the Reuben Mason House. The Gloucester Light Infantry set up a campsite at the house, which features the Dorr Rebellion room, housing many historical artifacts and papers from Governor Dorr. Guided tours were available as well as cannon fire at dusk. The event was held at the house, located at Acote's Cemetery in Chepachet, last Saturday. See more photos on page 18. BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY See PET BAN, Page 22 Dorr Rebellion revisited GLOCESTER – World War II and Korean War veteran Ralph Palmieri will be sitting on top of a blue convertible waving to crowds as the grand mar- shal of the Ancients & Horribles Fourth of July Parade this year. The 94-year-old said he refused to ride the parade in anything else, though his friend and Glocester Town Councilor Jay Forgue tried to convince him to sit up on a chair in the back of his classic 1927 Ford pickup truck. "I said to him, how am I supposed to get up there?" Palmieri said. WWII and Korean War vet announced as Ancients & Horribles Grand Marshal By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer PALMIERI See PALMIERI, Page 12 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JUNE 27-JULY 3, 2019 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & 401-949-0180 OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FARmStAnd & bAkERy Try our own ALL NATURAL LemoNAde FResh Picked BeRRies Now AvAiLABLe ceLeBRATiNG oUR 120Th seAsoN! try Our Own Cider donuts & blueberry donuts! OPEN 4TH OF JULY 8 a.m. - Noon call ahead to order celebrate the 4th with our All American Fresh Baked Apple, Blueberry or cherry Pies our own Pastries, muffins, cookies Gourmet hot & iced coffees IS YOUR TODDLER READY FOR DANCE CLASS AT TO THE POINTE OF PERFORMING ARTS? Classes Offered in All Styles of Dance and to Ages 18 Months through Adult TO THE POINTE OF PERFORMING ARTS? Sign Up Now for Summer or Fall Summer session begins on July 8th! 3 RHODE ISLAND LOCATIONS! 999 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston 942-5554 9 Cedar Swamp Rd., Smithfield 354-0054 2435 Nooseneck Hill Road, Coventry 385-9500 CREATIVE MOVEMENT at TTP is a great way to start off your child's dance experience! Mommy or Daddy & me classes will give your toddler the opportunity to grow, become independent, socialize with other children, practice taking turns, fine tune gross & fine motor skills, gain confidence, and have fun in the process!

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