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The Valley Breeze & Observer 3-27-13

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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MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE Observer the valley breeze & The Gamm gets Real ticket to ride Don���t miss the Gamm���s production of ���The Real Thing.��� LIVING Local author takes us along on a ride through the universe. PAGE 2 @ ���Like��� us on Scituate High NEASC report favorable Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Ready, set, hunt! By DENISE PERREAULT Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent SCITUATE ��� A team of educators from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges has issued a generally favorable accreditation report on Scituate High School, taking note of just about every significant aspect of the 480-student school from the commendable lack of graffiti to a dearth of working computers. The team of 12 secondary school educators from throughout New England came to the school Dec. 2-5 to assess the quality of the educational program as well as such contributing factors as community resources, physical space, school culture and leadership. The group met with teachers, shadowed students, observed classes and examined student work. The team released its 72-page report earlier this month. A decision on accreditation will be announced in about two months, but Principal Michael Sollitto is optimistic that the NEASC imprimatur is forthcoming. ���I fully hope and expect��� that the school will win accreditation for another 10 years, he told the Breeze & Observer. ���The principal and leadership See REPORT, Page 10 Council considers ���toters��� for trash and recycling By GERRY GOLDSTEIN Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent VALLEY BREEZE & Observer PHOTO BY DAVID WUERTH The hunt is on. Shane Oberg, 2, from Smithfield, contemplates his next move as he gathers Easter eggs at the East Smithfield Public Library on Saturday. Shane and more than 30 other children ages 2-4 collected eggs and enjoyed pizza and juice. See more photos on page 13. NORTH PROVIDENCE SM ITH FIELD/ GREENVILLE 6 54-410 0 SMITHFIELD ��� The Town Council over the next several weeks will make a decision that could change the course of domestic subculture here: how garbage and recyclables are collected at the curb. At issue is whether pickup should remain as is or become automated, in which case householders would be introduced to a new contraption, the ���universal rollout cart.��� The thick-ply, 65-gallon carts ��� essentially plastic garbage cans on steroids ��� would be distributed free, two to a household starting later this year, with one for garbage bags and one for recyclable cans, bottles, and paper. The wheeled carts are designed to be lifted and emptied automatically by trucks that operate similar to those that service Dumpsters. The existing blue and green recycle bins, which annoy many residents because they blow around when empty, would themselves become recycling fodder if automation Dr. Scott B. Klimaj 2 33-8 96 6 1818 M i neralSpri Ave. ng Typical ���toters��� like this one could become familiar sights at curbsides in Smithfield. is adopted. The sea change in trash hauling is under study because the town���s current pickup contract with a private company expires June 30. The vendor, MTG Disposal, is the low bidder to continue here after five years of picking up both garbage and recyclables in the traditional way. The council has not yet awarded a new contract, but MTG, of Seekonk, Mass., is See TRASH, Page 17 Anderson Winfield Funeral Home 375 Putnam Pi ke Sun.- Thurs., 11AM - 12AM ;Fri & Sat.11AM - 1AM . 7 $ 99 CARRYOUT ONLY Dental care for the entire family. GREENVILLE MEDICAL CENTER 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville Accepting New Patients 949-3200 ��2013 Breeze Publications Inc. Route 44 at Greenville Common Greenville, RI 02828 (401)949-0180

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