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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-21-2019

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019 SMITHFIELD 11 PHOTO BY MICHAEL SALERNO With a magical woodland theme, SMITHFIELD WOODS SENIOR LIVING took home the award for "Best Display" in the 2019 Culinary Challenge hosted by the Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter on Nov. 13 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association's programs and services. Pictured, from left, are Justin Napolitano, dietary server; Catherine Rodrigues, sous chef; Ivonne Otero, director of dining services; Angela Hebert, Smithfield Woods executive director, Brittany Tremblay, director of financial services, and Donna McGowan, Alzheimer's Association executive director. Culinary for a cause Play games at the library tonight SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host an Adult Board/Card Game Night tonight, Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. The library will have an assortment of card and board games to choose from. Call the library at 401-231-5150 for more information. "If we know, we can institute a fine," Alba said, adding the fine will be modest and increase with each additional offense. Allen said the three changes include adding condominium asso- ciation collection, adding language to reflect current collection meth- ods for both trash and recycling, and reformatting the ordinance structure to be more in tune with other towns. Condo collection is now per- mitted after a developer and/ or board president meets with the Department of Public Works. Changes to the collection include not accepting commercial waste or construction waste. Current practice is to separate bagged trash from recycling, which should be placed in the yellow- lidded container loose and not bagged. The lids to both containers must be closed. Yard waste needs to be placed in brown paper bags labeled "yard waste." Containers need to be placed the day or night before collection day and be removed from curbs or roadways within 24 hours of collec- tion. Cart arrows should face the road, with handles and wheels fac- ing the house. The town's "no bin, no barrel," policy is still in effect. Trash will not be collected if the recycling bin is not present, Allen said. Allen said notices are sent out every week to residents who misuse the trash collection program. Allen said the DPW conducts spot inspections where there are problems. "They do look at it and put a sticker on it and let you know," Councilor Michael Lawton said. Allen said his department enters schools to educate youth about how to recycle and its importance fre- quently. Later Tuesday evening, the council scheduled a public hear- ing for next Monday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, to receive input on a possible $400,000 grant for renovations to the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center and Esmond Park Conservation area. The town will be responsible for matching $80,000 toward the project, which will be covered by impact fees. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Large Recreation Development Grant requires a hearing for public input to qualify for the grant, according to Town Manager Randy Rossi. The deadline for the grant is Dec. 11, and Rossi said the meet- ing needs to be conducted before applying. The town proposes to use the grant to pay for the repair of the trail leading to the Esmond Park Conservation Area, including light- ing and new landscaping. At the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, the grant will pay for historic signage, reno- vations to the recreation and com- munity rooms, new electrical, and enhance the entryway to be ADA compliant. RECYCLE From Page One

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