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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-18-2019

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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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series on tickets given out in Smithfield. Last week we reported on what the 1,742 tickets were for (registra- tion violations led the way), and this week we're reporting on the streets where the most tickets are handed out. SMITHFIELD – It's no secret that busy Route 44/Putnam Pike is known for having the biggest police presence in town, but the latest numbers from the Police Department show just how wide the margin is. Smithfield police are watching and ticketing motorists on streets where violations and accidents most frequently occur, said Police Chief Richard St. Sauveur this week. From January to mid-June, the Smithfield Police Department issued 1,742 citations, with the largest por- tion, a total of 684 tickets, or 39 per- cent, given on Putnam Pike. St. Sauveur said the tickets are occurring on busy roadways such as Putnam Pike and Douglas Pike/Route 7 because that is where the most col- lisions and violations happen. Collision and traffic data "shows those locations may need more detail. More than one-third of tickets given on Putnam Pike By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See TICKETS, Page 4 Class rank dismissed New cum laude system approved in Smithfield SMITHFIELD – Smithfield High School Principal Dan Kelley said listings of top students will disap- pear after the School Committee approved dismissing the grade point average ranking system in favor of the Latin cum laude system. Courses will be weighted begin- ning in 2023 to award students who take challenging courses, such as college prep, honors, advanced placement and early enrollment pro- gram, with more credit toward their grade point average. The Class Rank Committee decid- ed that a college prep course will be worth one credit, honors worth 1.05 credits and AP and EEP receiv- ing 1.10 credits. The current system does not weigh courses, but for col- leges requesting weighted ranking, AP and EEP received 1.08 credits. School Committee Chairwoman By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See RANKING, Page 11 The Smithfield "All Lit Up" Parade Committee spon- sored a food truck night at Deerfield Park on Tuesday to raise money for the holiday parade. Visitors at the event chose from 15 food trucks and listened to live music. MARISSA SYLVESTER, of Greenville, is help- less but amused as the Jenga tower she and friends were working on collapsed into a pile of wooden blocks during the event. See more photos on page 14. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JULY 18-24, 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. Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville Accepting New Patients Dr. Scott B. Klimaj 949-3200 Your Smile J A S W E L L ' S F A R M S TA N D & B A K E R Y w w w. j a s w e l l s f a r m . c o m O P E N D A I LY 8 a . m . - 5 p . m . BLUEBERRIES PLUS: OUR OWN Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, Muffins, Cookies Gourmet Hot and I ced Coffees Farm Fresh Fruits & Vegetables! FRESH PICKED BLUEBERRIES Call 231-9043 for info on PICK YOUR OWN FRESH PICKED CORN & SUMMER VEGETABLES Now Available 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 Try Our Own All Natural Lemonade Our Own Cider Donuts & Blueberry Donuts

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