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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-01-2019

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 DAVID VALLANTE, 11, who attends Gallagher Middle School, pets BETTY, a miniature therapy horse, during her visit to Smithfield High School last Thursday morning. Betty, a 3-year-old miniature horse and registered therapy horse, paid a visit to the high school to spend time with students participating in the extended school year program. Betty was rescued by Joanna Steak and started her career as a therapy animal in June of this year. See more photos on page 2. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Mini horse, big smiles Burning down the house SMITHFIELD – The sounds of splashing water and children's laughter may soon return to Camp Shepard after 11 years as the YMCA and the town of Smithfield plan to bring new life to the closed day camp. On July 22, the Smithfield Fire Department teamed up with the YMCA of Greater Providence for fire training exercises and a controlled burning of the camp's old care- taker home at 71 Colwell Road in Greenville. Director of the YMCA of Greater Providence Steven O'Donnell said the house burning marks the begin- ning of the revitalization of the 130- acre campground and a potential partnership between the YMCA and the town. "It's the first shot at working togeth- er to get the camp back in place and make it a viable entity," O'Donnell said. He said the goal is to bring the By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer Plans to reopen Camp Shepard take shape after controlled burn for fire training See CAMP SHEPARD, Page 10 FOSTER – The Foster Town Council removed Planning Board Chairman Ronald Cervasio from his position last Thursday due to a claimed "lack of decorum" and disrespectful behavior to the com- munity, the council said. Following formal complaints about his conversations online, in person, and over the phone, the council agreed to remove Cervasio from his position. The root of the removal stemmed from an April 2018 voicemail from Cervasio to Henry Chabot, owner of Foster Bear Arms Trading Post and the bait and feed store out front located on Route 6, said Town Council member Heidi Rogers. The council gave Chabot a tem- porary permit that expired at the end of June to run his business out of trailers without a septic system, Foul-mouthed Cervasio booted from Planning Board By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See CERVASIO, Page 14 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE AUGUST 1-7, 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. Bright Start Academy Preschool Pre-K Celebrating Our 20th Year! 688 Putnam Pike (Rte. 44), Greenville, RI 401-949-5461 Part-time employment opportunity available in September To learn more, OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FARMSTAND & BAKERY Our Own ALL NATURAL LEMONADE Try our New Specialty Strawberry or Blueberry Flavored Lemonades. FRESH PICKED BLUEBERRIES Call 231-9043 for info on PICK YOUR OWN Fresh Picked Corn & Summer Vegetables Now Available Our own Cider Donuts & Blueberry Donuts Try Our Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches! Plus Our Own: Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, Muffins, Cookies, Gourmet Hot and Iced Coffees

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