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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-03-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JULY 3-10, 2019 SCITUATE 5 SCITUATE – From bodybuild- ing to homebuilding, former '80s and '90s movie star David Paul's interior designs are landing in northern Rhode Island where his rustic, reclaimed wood aesthetic and "ancient" barn feel is welcome. Now, Paul connected with local shop owner, Mark Brigido, for the build-out of a new ice cream shop to open in the Scituate Village Plaza at 25 Village Plaza Way later this sum- mer. Paul said he designed his homes to have a lived-in feel using recy- cyled wood and repurposed antique furnishings. Brigido said he knew immediately that Paul's designs were his vision for his ice cream shop after visiting Paul's home off Douglas Hook Road in Chepachet. Inside the ice cream shop, Paul used wood reclaimed from a barn from the 1700s recently dismantled in Foster. The wooden planked walls, floors and furniture have wooden Dutchmen, or bowties, throughout for embellishment, which he says is his signature look. "The whole idea was to make it look like you came into this old building and turned it into an ice cream shop," Brigido said. Paul fashioned tables, stools and a wheelbarrow using the reclaimed wood for the shop as well. "Like walking into an old barn or farm that was never touched by time," Brigido said. To do so, David mixes textures of raw wood, antique stones, and reclaimed furnishings from vintage appliances. "Artists take things that are garbage and turn it to art," Paul said. Paul and Brigido shop at antique markets, yard sales, flea markets, and just about anywhere else authentic antique fixtures can be purchased. There's an old wooden water well pump and spigot framing walls, while the front windows are framed with layers of bricks peeking out behind stones. Details include recycled copper fixtures on the windows to antique French bricks at the entrance. Paul said he finds inspiration from the pieces they find, and lets the design work invest itself. "I let the objects speak to me and show me what it can become," Paul said. Inspiration comes from his expe- riences traveling around the world for acting and photography. He said he brings colors and textures into his home from his memories of the ancient outdoor markets he saw while in Italy. Originally from Hartford, Conn., Paul and his twin brother, Peter, starred in numerous movies centered on the pair's bodybuilder physiques and comedic timing. Known collectively as "The Barbarians" from their breakout role in the 1987 film, "The Barbarians," the pair starred in films throughout the '80s and into the '90s before leav- ing the scene for artistic pursuits. Paul followed his passion for inte- rior design, photography, art and directing films in Glocester while Peter resides in Vermont. Paul said he found two tall doors from an old abandoned mill, and repurposed the wooden doors into Movie star reinvents himself with reclaimed designs By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer Movie star turned interior designer, DAVID PAUL, moved to Chepachet to make his dream of living in a barn with rustic designs a reality. Paul constructs furniture, like the bed he sits on, and other furnishings like the table at left which will go into Mark Brigido's new ice cream shop in the Scituate Village Plaza. BREEZE PHOTOS BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD See RECLAIMED, Page 12 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF FOSTER ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW JULY 10, 2019 7:00 PM FOSTER TOWN HOUSE 181 HOWARD HILL ROAD The Town of Foster Zoning Board of Review will hold a Public Hearing on July 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Foster Town House, 181 Howard Hill Road, Foster RI to hear an appeal of the Decision granting Preliminary Plan Approval of Quahog Solar, LLC (a/k/a Hartford Solar) recorded on May 7, 2019, relative to a Solar Installation located on Hartford Pike between poles 3-12, Plat 18 Lot 30 in an Agricultural/Residential AR district on 45.3 acres. The Appeal and all responsive documents can be reviewed at Town Hall at 181 Howard Hill Road in the Planning Department during normal business hours. Individuals requiring interpreter service must notify the Town Clerk's Office at (401) 392-9200 at least 72 hours in advance of the hearing date. By order of the Zoning Board of Review Paula Mottshaw, Chair A G E N D A TOWN OF SCITUATE - ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW Of Hearing on Applications for Special Use Permits, Variances and Appeals under the Zoning Ordinance: Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Board of Review will be in session at the Town Council Chambers, 195 Danielson Pike, N. Scituate on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm when all persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following applications for Special Use Permits, Variances and Appeals under the Zoning Ordinance. Pledge of Allegiance CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING: Case #1236 Scituate Preservation Society (owner/applicant). Location of premises 706 Hartford Pike, Assessor's Plat 30 – Lot 1; RR120 under the Zoning Ordinance. Appeal of the Letter/ Notice of Violation issued by the Zoning Official on April 10, 2019 and the Building Official on April 17, 2019. NEW APPLICATION: Case #1228 Polseno, John. Location of premises 767-771 Hartford Pike, Assessor's Plat 23 – Lot 20; RR120 under the Zoning Ordinance. Request for a Special Use Permit for a Guest House, pursuant to Art. II Section 2.4 Applicants must submit all documentary evidence (i.e. expert reports, drawings, surveys, deeds, photographs, etc.) to the Zoning Clerk no later than five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing. is also applies to objectors (abutters) who seek to introduce documentary evidence for the Zoning Board of Review to consider at the hearing. Abutters shall be provided with a copy of this requirement as part of the notification they receive in advance of the hearing. If the applicant or objector fails to submit documentary evidence in advance of the hearing, the Zoning Board of Review may, in its sole discretion, continue the hearing to a later date to allow for a review and evaluation of the proffered documentary evidence. By order of the Zoning Board of Review Kenneth P. Borden, Chairman Individuals Requesting Interpreter Services For e Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing Must Call 647-2822 Seventy Two (72) Hours In Advance Of Said Hearing. TTY #1-800

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