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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-11-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE NANCY GAIEWSKI, of Scituate, catches a giant disc thrown by one of her grandchildren at Scituate Old Home Day, held at the North Scituate Congregational Church on July 4. The annual Independence Day event included limbo, hula hoop, musical chairs and water balloon contests for all ages, pony rides, face painting, crafts and more. See more Fourth of July photos on pages 6-13. BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY SMITHFIELD – If your registra- tion's expired, it's probably not a good idea to drive through Smithfield. Registration violations have easily surpassed speeding tickets for the first half of 2019, a dramatic shift from last year when speeding took the top spot. Of the 1,742 citations given by the Smithfield Police Department from January to mid-June, 1,116 were in three top categories of registration, speeding and phone violations. Police handed out 564 tickets for registration violations, 375 tickets for speeding, and 177 for unlawful use of the phone. The other top categories for tickets, according to 165 pages of informa- tion obtained by The Valley Breeze & Observer through a public records request from the SPD, were: • Disobeying traffic control devices, 162; • Not wearing a seat belt, 117; • Invalid inspection sticker, 46; • Not having a required light, 37; • Illegal U-turn, 21; • Refusal to submit to a chemical test, 17; • Failure to provide proof of insur- ance, 14; • And following too closely behind By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com Smithfield PD tickets by the numbers Most citations given for registration, speeding, phone violations See TICKETS, Page 15 SCITUATE – Another town proj- ect started by the "Independent Men" on the former Town Council is over its budget and late, says Town Council member Charles Collins. A 30-foot-by-30-foot expansion on the Scituate Animal Shelter was approved last September, but, as with the Scituate Police Station project, construction stopped when members of the former council were voted out of office two months later. Collins said the foundation for the addition was poured last November, and no progress has been made on the building since. Animal shelter work blowing budget and deadlines By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com Catch and release See SHELTER, Page 17 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JULY 11-17, 2019 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & 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 401-949-0180 andersonwinfield.net Happy Birthday, Buddy!

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