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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-21-2019

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4 SCITUATE / SMITHFIELD NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Former councilor commits to building Country Liquor Store SCITUATE – An attorney rep- resenting former Town Councilor Nicholas Izzi said despite multiple delays, Izzi is committed to building the Country Liquor Store at 10 Hope Furnace Road. Seth Perlmutter, of Perlmutter Law, representing Izzi as JTD Corp., said Izzi has every intention of restoring the building, but litiga- tion on personal matters continue to delay the project. He spoke to the council on Izzi's behalf during the Nov. 14 council meeting. The council unanimously agreed to grant JTD Corporation a Class A Retailer license with the stipulation that construction needs to take place before next year's renewal. Town Councilmor Charles Collins noted that Izzi's proposed building at 10 Hope Furnace Road remains non-existent. "The question has been brought up to me by a couple of people. It's been three to four years, and there's not a building there," Collins said. "I say it's passed and awarded as long as there's a plan on when we'll get a building. Otherwise, next year, we wouldn't renew this," Town Councilor Tim McCormick agreed the license should be consid- ered for nonrenewal if no progress has been made a year from now. "I agree. I think we've got to give him a reasonable amount of time to get this done," he said. Perlmutter said that Izzi has paid the licenses each year, despite no progress on the building. He said the latest delay is due to Perlmutter's own neck surgery and missing work for several weeks. The attorney said he was hoping to inform the council that night that construction was to begin immedi- ately, but he was "laid up." 'Unfortunately, man proposes, and God disposes," he said. He said he expects Izzi's hearings on domestic matters to end between Nov. 25 and Jan. 15. "Once it's done, I can (assure) the council that he has every intention of rebuilding and operating that business," Perlmutter said. Also at the Nov. 14 meeting, 100-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Everett Edgar Grist was honored for his service to the country. State Rep. Robert Quattrocchi presented Grist with a citation from the Rhode Island House of Representatives for his service in the military and to the town. Grist earned the World War II Victory Medal, American Victory Medal, European African Eastern Campaign medal, and the Honorable Service Pin for faithful service to his country. State Sen. Gordon Rogers also congratulated Grist with another citation for his hard work and sacri- fice. "It gives me great pleasure to get you things for the service that you've done for this country," Rogers said. Town Council President James Brady thanked Grist for his service, giving him a citation on behalf of the town. "We want to honor your service, your courage, and most of all, your sacrifice. It's commendable," Brady said. Quattrocchi said he honored Grist's service by reaffirming his oath to the state of Rhode Island and the constitution just as Grist had done for his country. "Thank you for your service," Quattrocchi said. Grist said that he is thankful for the recognition and citation. "Scituate is a great place. It's a great place to be. I've been here a long, long while, and I hope to be here longer," he said. By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer Get outdoors with Land Trust Days Encore Nov. 30 SCITUATE – Join the Scituate Land Trust for a walk in the woods at Westconnaug Meadows as part of the Land Trust Days Encore during Thanksgiving weekend. The walk is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m. The walk will test your knowledge of a variety of tree species: white pine, gray birch, oak, and chestnut, among others. A highlight is a brief primer on vernal ponds. The event is hosted by representatives of the Scituate Land Trust and Conservation Commission. Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes. This event is free and suitable for all ages. Leashed dogs are wel- comed as well. This walk will be can- celed in the case of heavy rain and/ or thunderstorms. Visit . For more information, contact Brian at bvenditelli@rpiannuccillo. com . Directions: From Route 102 in Clayville, turn onto Field Hill Road. Follow Field Hill Road and turn right onto George Washington Highway, where Clayville Elementary School is on the right. Follow for a half mile to the trail parking lot on left, in front of the baseball field. Encore weekend will feature guided walks by land trusts in some of the state's protected places from Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1. Visit the Land Trust Days web- site for a full Thanksgiving week- end schedule and details at www. . Microsoft Word Basics offered Monday SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will offer Word Basics on Monday, Nov. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. This workshop covers the dif- ferent types of documents you can create and is designed for those who have never used Word or have a lim- ited knowledge of the program. Registration is required. Call the library at 401-231-5150. SMITHFIELD NEWS ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? Contact Jacquelyn Moorehead at jackie@ or call 401-334-9555, ext. 125. 24-hour, 7-day voice mail. 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News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link TOWN OF GLOCESTER PUBLIC HEARING ISSUANCE OF A NEW VICTUALING LICENSE Notice is hereby given by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester, RI, being the Licensing Board in said Town, under the provisions of Section 5-24-1 of RI General Laws as amended, that the following named applicant has applied to said Town Council for a license, under said Act, for the year ending December 1, 2020. All remonstrants will be given an opportunity to be heard before any action is taken on the following: Paris Irons Farm Location of Business: 86 Paris Irons Road e Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on December 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike Per order of the Town Council Jean Fecteau, CMC, Town Clerk e Glocester Town Hall is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 568-6206, Ext. 0 not less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting date. TDD #401-568-1422. GLOCESTER RESIDENTS WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you are a registered voter in Glocester, please consider spending six months working on reviewing our Town Charter. e Town Council will be appointing members to a Charter Review Commission to review the Town Charter and suggest their recommendations for possible additions, deletions, or changes to be considered in the coming year. If you would like to be considered for this nine member temporary committee please come to the Town Clerk's Office and fill out a talent bank application or go to our website at: and fill out an application. Appointments will be made in December 2019. Any questions? Call the Town Clerk at 568-6206 ext. 0. Jean M. Fecteau, CMC, Town Clerk

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