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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-21-2019

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 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Fifth-grader HANNAH ERICKSON scrapes the kernels from an ear of corn as she prepares a vegetable soup and corn bread for her family. She was portray- ing early settler Damaris Hopkins at the Clayville Elementary School's 28th annual Harvest Celebration last Wednesday. Clayville students assumed the identities of the settlers and Native Americans as they explained to guests what life was like in 1620. See more photos on page 2. SCITUATE – Suffering burns on 25 percent of his body, co-pilot Lyle Hogg helped the passengers off the burning 49-foot DeHavilland Twin Otter plane that he and Capt. Thomas Prinster force-landed on the icy surface of the Scituate reservoir on Feb. 21, 1982. Now, 37 years later, Hogg and Prinster are being honored in the 2019 Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 23. Prinster, a former naval aviator from North Kingstown, died in 2018 from complications resulting from his extensive burns and lung damage. Hogg spoke with The Valley Breeze & Observer about that fateful day when he became a hero. "There's a saying among us pilots," Hogg said. "It goes that you never know upon which flight your career will be judged, so make every flight your best." That February day, only four years into his flying career and five months with Pilgrim Airlines, Hogg's abilities were judged. The trip was supposed to be quick, a short flight from LaGuardia Airport Pilots honored for landing burning plane on frozen reservoir By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See PILOTS, Page 18 HOGG SMITHFIELD – Developers of the Tea Lots, Earl Gray and Smithfield Estates, will go back to the drawing board after conces- sions offering more affordable housing were not enough for the Planning Board. Attorney Timothy Kane said at a Nov. 14 meeting that developers decided to scale back the mixed residential and commercial build- ing plans to 139 units on 42 acres and a 34,000-square-foot commer- Board: More affordable housing still not enough at Tea Lots By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See TEA LOTS, Page 13 SMITHFIELD – An updated waste and recycling ordinance will mean more interactions with residents who mix recycling with trash, according to the Department of Public Works Director Gene Allen. During Tuesday's Town Council meet- ing, three major changes to the Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance were approved, adding stronger language to confront residents who do not correctly separate recy- clables from trash, Allen said. Allen said the ordinance had not been updated since 2013, and the goal was to create a stronger relation- ship with the trash collector. Allen said cameras capture garbage and recycling as it is dumped into col- lection trucks, and notifies the DPW of offenders. "We send out educational informa- tion to residents we have caught with it," Allen said. Town Council President Suzy Alba asked the DPW to track the number of offenses and repeat offenders so the town can create a fee schedule for repeat offenses. Smithfield seeks to crack down on non-recyclers By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See RECYCLE, Page 11 ALLEN Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE NOVEMBER 21-27, 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. Home Office: (401) 480-8282 Email:

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