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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-27-2019

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Marie H. Howard, 74, of Howard Lane in Harmony, passed away on Nov. 17, sur- rounded by her fam- ily in the Overlook Nursing Center in Pascoag. She was the wife of Robert L. Howard. They had been married for 44 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Edouard and Helen (Waterman) Plante. She had lived in Harmony her whole life. She was a bus monitor with Hopkins Transportation for many years before retiring. She had also worked with the Glocester Department of Public works as a supervisor of the Litter Crew. She was a member of the Roger Williams-Rumford Grange #52 and a past member of the Laurel Grange #40. She had been a member of the Harmony Fire Department, the HFD Ladies Auxiliary and member of the HFD Championship Muster team. She had been an honorary member of the Massasoit Forest Cedarettes #91 at the time of her death. She was a member of the RI State Grange and the National Grange. She was the wife of Past Master Laurel Grange #40, Robert Howard. Besides her husband, she leaves her children, Jennifer M. Lawson and her husband, John, of East Providence, and Mark R. Howard of Glocester. She was the sister of Germaine A. Stott of Glocester and David G. Plante of Glocester, Captain, PFD retired. She was the sister of the late Jerome E. Plante. Her funeral was held Nov. 22, in the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville. Burial was held in Acotes Hill Cemetery, Chepachet. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roger Williams-Rumford Grange #52, c/o Shirley Lawson, Secretary, 120 Wilson Avenue, Rumford RI 02916. For messages of condolence, please see www.andersonwinfield.net . Marjorie L. (Gleason) Sherman, 90, passed away Nov. 21. She was the beloved wife of the late Sidney H. Sherman for 67 years. Born in Glocester, she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Dorothy (Glines) Gleason. She was the loving mother of the late Allen Sherman. She is survived by her daughter Karen L. Sherman, her husband, Michael Phillips, and their daughter, Emma. She was the sister of Robert Gleason and the late Leslie Gleason. Marjorie was a lifelong Glocester resident. She was a member of the Chepachet Union Church and the Chepachet Grange. Marjorie was a homemaker and alongside her late husband worked the family farm. Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., in the Chepachet Union Church, 1138 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Visitation is respectfully omitted. In her memory, please consider donations to Chepachet Union Church or RIPBS, support your local farmers, take a long walk and eat des- sert. For information and condolences, visit TuckerQuinnFuneralChapel.com . SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION | NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 4, 2019 OBITUARIES / NORTH COUNTY 15 Marie H. Howard Marjorie L. Sherman HOWARD SHERMAN Hope Historical Society hosts Christmas party Dec. 7 SCITUATE – Hope Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas party at the Barn on Ryefield Road, on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. The event will include games, fel- lowship and refreshments. Donations will be collected to help a family in need. Santa Claus will also be making his yearly appearance at the party. less a private entity, the power to enter people's homes based on a written complaint raising a vague concern about an animal's care or welfare." Moreover, the legislation was disguised as an attempt to target unlicensed rescuers; however, the wording included "any person who renders a service to any animal." The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution was added as part of the Bill of Rights on Dec. 15, 1791. It deals with pro- tecting people from the searching of their homes and private property without properly executed search warrants. The R.I. DEM and the RISPCA have no business taking that pro- tection away nor should elected officials ever again consider such a proposal. DENNIS TABELLA Director of Defenders of Animals, Inc. RISPCA From Page 11 Lorenz: Impeachment efforts unfounded After three years of effort by the Democrats to remove the Republican president of the United States, the basis for those efforts was exposed as being totally unfounded. Their latest venture is to base their impeachment inquiry on a phone call with the Ukrainian president. A phone call President Velodymyr Zelensky has publicly stated, several times, did not include a quid pro quo. The Democrats' stated purpose is to exercise their Constitutional obligation. When indeed, it would appear as if they wish to placate Hillary Clinton so she doesn't run again (a looming disaster the Democrat Party wishes to avoid), as well as, overturn the 2016 election and disenfranchise the 63 million Americans who voted for the presi- dent. Constitutional obligation? ... Not so fast. The entire impeachment inquiry smacks of a partisan, politi- cal probe. A "witch hunt." The intelligence communities' inspector general stated that the basis of the inquiry ... an account of the phone call by a secondhand, unidentified whistleblower could have an arguably political bias. The Democrats' initial hear- ings were in secret, while denying Republican committee members full participation. Now the whistle- blower is willing to answer written questions from Republicans and bypass Democrat committee chair- man Adam Schiff. Very interesting. And, more revelations will be forthcoming, but with a twist for the overzealous Democrat leadership. Be mindful that truth has another calling. That charges of sedition and treason will ring throughout the land. And all the evildoers who are attempting a coup d'état, of our presidency and Constitutional Republic, will find their way in front of the docket. It's going to get a bit crowded. JOE LORENZ Portsmouth Member, R.I. Republican Party Presidential Election Committee LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Animal control partnership begins Dec. 1 Library hosts Decoration and Ornament Sale SMITHFIELD – The town of Smithfield has announced it is set to begin its partnership with Lincoln and Cumberland on Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Blackstone Valley Municipal Animal Shelter, 25 Wellington Road, Lincoln. The police chiefs and animal control officers from the three com- munities have been working collab- oratively to iron out mutual policies and procedures. Beginning on Dec. 1, Smithfield animals will be housed at the Blackstone Valley Municipal Shelter in Lincoln. Smithfield residents looking to contact animal control will con- tinue to use 401-233-1055 and for an emergency call the Smithfield Police Department at 401-231-2500. "This partnership is a great start to other potential collaboration between the three communities and even more statewide," said Town Manager Randy Rossi. "The Blackstone Valley Municipal Animal Shelter provides an upgrad- ed facility with numerous amenities on the 17.6 acre property for the animals." As part of the agreement, the town of Smithfield will pay the town of Lincoln $1,000 per month for the use of the facility, which includes the housing, feeding, care and adoption for all animals picked up by animal control officers. SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will host its Holiday Decoration and Ornament Sale on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the prices on all the remaining items will be reduced. The sale will offer new and pre- owned seasonal holiday decora- tions, figurines, collectibles, and ornaments, along with gift items. Organizers say all proceeds will benefit library programs and/or services. For more information, call the library at 401-231-5150. AREA NEWS SCITUATE NEWS Land trust hosts Boots and Beer walk Saturday BURRILLVILLE – On Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1:30 p.m., the Burrillville Land Trust is hosting its 3rd Boots & Beer walk at Edward D. Vock Conservation Area, 603-805 Jackson Schoolhouse Road in Pascoag, fol- lowed by a beer tasting at the newly opened Bravo Brewing Company, 75 Pascoag Main St., in Pascoag. Visit www.RILandTrustDays.org . Breakfast with Santa in Scituate Dec. 8 SCITUATE – Breakfast with Santa will be held at St. Joseph Church, 144 Danielson Pike, on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $8 per adult; $6 for senior citizens; $4 per child; children 3 and under are admitted free (maximum charge of $25 per family). The cost includes breakfast, a photo, and a small gift for children ages 12 and under. Scituate Tree Lighting set for Dec. 8 SCITUATE – A Tree Lighting will be held at the North Scituate Gazebo, 606 West Greenville Road, on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be train rides for chil- dren (weather permitting), music in the gazebo, Santa arriving by train, hot chocolate, cider and food avail- able. Admission is free. do you know? The Valley Breeze & Observer distributes almost 10,500 papers in greater Smithfield every Thursday. In your time of need, The Valley Breeze & Observer will print your loved one's full obituary for a small charge. The paper also places the obituary on our web site, valleybreeze.com, as soon as it is provided to us by your family's funeral director. Notification to friends and neighbors is also made weekdays on WOON-AM radio announcements. Should you desire our services, kindly inform your funeral director. The full charge is $90, or $125 for lengthy obituaries, in the edition of your choice. 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