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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-03-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Members of the Chepachet Fire Department and Providence Police Department visited Mother of Hope Camp in Chepachet for a Public Safety Day last Wednesday. Fire and police personnel spoke to campers about social media safety and stay- ing safe in their neighborhoods and gave campers a chance to check out police and fire vehicles. The day was coordinated by retired North Providence firefighter John Wheeler. From left, ANTHONY CHATWIN of Chepachet, AMIR AHMED of Providence and JOSIAH BEYER of Harrisville check out a Chepachet fire truck. See more photos on page 6. SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Zoning Board of Review last week approved a special use permit for a 10.7-megawatt solar array at 512 Log Road, allowing the large-scale solar system in a residential district. The ground-mounted solar farm will not seek any variances from the Smithfield solar ordinance, said Joelle Rocha, attorney for applicant Daniel Coolong. Still, the Zoning Board on June 26 approved the solar farm with a request that the Planning Board, which gave master plan approval for the project on May 16, work with the developer to plant seedlings to replace trees cut for the project. Zoning Board Chairman James Busam said developers should "make every effort to replant as many trees and join in any other program devel- oped for solar farms," that the town may request. Of the 119-acre lot, developers will clear-cut 46 acres of land, or 38.8 percent of the lot. While below the 40 percent maximum clearance under the town's zoning ordinance, Board approves Log Road solar amid calls for new trees By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See LOG ROAD, Page 4 Combining learning and fun for Public Safety Day SCITUATE – The Scituate Police Station is set to be completed, but at a significantly higher cost than once projected. The Police Station Building Committee will recommend Scituate- based Sugrue and Associates to the Town Council to complete the par- tially constructed police station after reviewing all applicants. The board rejected the low bid by former Town Council President John Mahoney, who previously stopped construction of the project after being ousted from office. PSBC member Al Durand made a motion at the June 26 meeting to select Sugrue's $1.2 million bid for Company recommended for $1.2 million completion of police station By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See POLICE STATION, Page 4 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JULY 3-10, 2019 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & • Complete Heating Systems • Remodeling • Repairs • Water Heaters • Complete Sewage Ejector Systems for Basement Baths • Senior Citizen Discounts C. J. Nemes, Inc. Plumbing & Heating 24-Hour Emergency Service 769-4776 Master Plumber, R.I. #1911 Mass. #25011 Member of The Better Business Bureau Drain & Sewer Cleaning Happy 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. 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! www.tothepointeofperformingarts.com

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