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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-26-2019

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©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE A Rubber Ducky Regatta was held at Esmond Park Conservation Area in Smithfield last Saturday. The event featured 366 rubber ducks dropped into the Woonasquatucket River as part of a fundraising effort to provide grants to Smithfield Public Schools. Ducks were sponsored for a donation of $5 each. Some ducks got stuck in the weeds, and BENJAMIN LOISELLE, on the ground, and CALIN HANNAN, both 7 and of Smithfield, help them break loose. See more photos on page 10. SMITHFIELD – Plans for retail shopping, a bank with a drive-thru and a drive-thru restaurant at the former Benny's location in Greenville received a second round of approvals after developers scaled back a por- tion of the building and closed off an entrance. Revised plan at Benny's wins approvals By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See BENNY'S, Page 11 Rubber ducky rescue SCITUATE – Did President George Washington take his troops through Scituate and stay at the Potter estate near the Potterville School dur- ing the Revolutionary War? Archeologist and member of the Scituate Preservation Society Kimberly Smith hopes to solve that and other questions surrounding the old schoolhouse located at 316 Old Plainfield Pike in a program for Archeology Month in October. "We dig to answer questions," Smith said. She said the digging will most like- ly start in the spring as she teaches an archeology class at Scituate High School to prepare students to work as archeologists. She said she plans on hosting talks with the Preservation Society until then. Smith said history and mystery surround Potterville, or "Potter's Local encourages residents to dig Scituate history By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See HISTORY, Page 8 SMITHFIELD – A new and smarter traffic signal system at The Crossing at Smithfield will be com- pleted later this fall as part of a $1.3 million safety improvement project, according to Charles St. Martin of Sensor system at Crossing to be completed this fall By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See CROSSING, Page 18 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2, 2019 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Our Uplifting Environment and Special Approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care have created a Quality of Life You Simply Can't Get Anyplace Else. Welcome Autumn (401) 949-0180 www.andersonwinfield.net www.jaswellsfarm.com OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FARMSTAND & BAKERY Pick Your Own Pumpkins Assorted Fall Decorations Pick Your own DailY from 10 a.m.-4 P.m. or fresh PickeD APPLES • Our Own Fresh Pressed & pasteurized Apple Cider • Our Own Candy, Caramel, Chocolate & Caramel, and Gourmet Apples featured on Food network •Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, AND MUCH MORE!! APPLE CIDER DONUTS! Weekend Concessions available: Hot APPLE CRISP, Apple Cider Donuts, DOUGHBOYS & MORE!

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