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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-02-2020

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JANUARY 2-8, 2020 SMITHFIELD 5 Al Bruno isn't finished yet "I'm a little bit nosy. I don't like to see things unfinished. It gets my goat." So says Albert Bruno, 88, who, it seems, has always been ready to start something in order to call attention to what he sees as unfin- ished or un-attended to business. He is equally outspoken on issues of public interest or personal con- cern, being especially vigilant in making his views known when his birthplace, Smithfield, is involved. Al, as he is universally known, served as Smithfield's Building and Zoning official from 1978 to 1990 (and before that from 1971 he was assistant to his predecessor, Fred Austin). He has never been bashful. For a long time he decried the fact that when the former Dorothy T.P. Dame School closed and was re- purposed as the East Smithfield Library, the name of the former principal was removed from the structure. Al began a lobbying and letter- writing campaign to have the honor restored. It took some time, but today in addition to the library sig- nage the facility is once again iden- tified with lettering as the Dorothy T.P. Dame building. He hasn't had success yet with his next priority which has to do with the naming of another educa- tional facility, the Old County Road School. Dedicated in the 1950s as the Veterans Memorial Junior High School, the building was converted to an elementary school after the Vincent Gallagher Middle School came into being. Instead of re-naming the former junior high the Veterans Memorial Elementary School it was instead named after the road on which it stands. "Why dishonor every veteran in town," Bruno bristles, still capable of a fit of pique despite having cam- paigned many years for a return to honoring the veterans in some fash- ion on the school façade. He has been writing letters and lobbying via the media on the subject longer than he can remember, but it still angers him. He even has a mantra. "I like to say 'I know what the veterans did for the community and the country to deserve recognition, but I'll be darned if I could tell what a road did to merit the honor.'" He estimates that in all of the nation's wars and conflicts there were probably as many as 5,000 people from Smithfield who served in the armed services. "That's a big slap in the face," comments Bruno, who is a Korean War era veteran of the Army him- self. Despite all his efforts, he says he has waited years for an answer as to why the designation as a memorial was dropped. "I'm still waiting," he declares. "Nobody pays attention. That's what gets me." Lately, he has been formulat- ing an alternative plan. Aware of the project underway to rehab the East Smithfield Recreation Center, a place dear to his heart owing to his youthful connection to the site, he is suggesting that upon a re- dedication of the building, a way might be found to honor veterans in its name. One More Thing LAURENCE J. SASSO, JR. AL BRUNO See SASSO, Page 12 NOTICE Town of Foster Gun Shop/Second Hand & Holiday Sales Licenses NOTICE is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Foster, in the State of Rhode Island, being the licensing Board in said Town, under RIGL 5-21-2 of the General Laws of RI, 1956, and RIGL 11-47-38 & 39 of the General Laws of RI 1956, as amended; and Foster Town Ordinances Article III, Division 2 Section 12-94 that the following named person/corporation have applied to said Town Council for a Gun Shop license, as well as a Second Hand and Holiday Sales license for the year ending December 31, 2020: Diablo Custom Workz LLC, d/b/a Diablo Custom Workz Address: 72 Old Danielson Pike, Foster, RI Type of license: Gun Shop / Second Hand Sales / Holiday Sales e above application will be in order for a Public Hearing at a meeting of the Town Council to be held January 9, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., at the Benjamin Eddy Building, 6 South Killingly Road, Foster, RI, at which time and place all persons remonstrating are entitled to be heard. e public is welcome to any meeting of the Town Council or its committees. If commu- nication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) is needed for the hard of hearing or any other accommodation is required to ensure equal participation, please contact the Town Clerk at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. By order of the Town Council Susan M. Dillon Town Clerk TOWN OF SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Smithfield Town Council will hold a Public Hearing at the Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM. e purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider and act upon proposed amendments to the following Articles and Sections of the Smithfield Zoning Ordinance. Summary: e amendment involves changing the table of uses to prohibit Medical Marijuana Emporium and Licensed Manufacturers in all zones and allows for a new use category Compassion Center without the retail sales or dispensing components by Special Use Permit in the Industrial (I) zoning district. Specific amendments include changing Section 4.3 Table of Uses, "L. MEDICAL MARIJUANA" 7. Medical Marijuana Emporium; and 8. Licensed Manufacturer from allowed uses by Special Use Permit to uses Prohibited in the Industrial (I) zoning district and adding a new Use category, L-6a. Compassion Center (Excluding retail supply or dispensing) that will be allowed by Special Use Permit in the Industrial (I) zoning district. At said Hearing opportunity will be given to all interested persons to be heard upon the proposed amendments. e proposals shown thereon may be altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing, without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the Public Hearing. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the Hearing. A complete copy of the proposed amendments are available for inspection or copying at the Smithfield Planning Office, Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island during regular business hours (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday) and may be viewed on the Town website, www.smithfieldri.com. Interested persons requiring special accommodations or assistance are requested to notify the Town Manager's Office (401-233-1010) 48 hours in advance of the meeting. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL. Suzanna L. Alba, President Town of Scituate Annual Public Notice Public Notice Registry for Changes to the Zoning Oridinance or Subdivision and Land Development Regulations e Town of Scituate has established a public notice registry allowing any person or entity to register for electronic notice of any public hearing related to changes to the local regulations related to subdivision of land and for any public hearing related to zoning ordinance amendments. To register, please visit www.scituateri.org click on the "subscribe to E-news" button on the top half of the main page. Please subscribe and provide your email address to "ELECTRONIC REGISTRY FOR PLANNING/ZONING". Please contact the Scituate Town Clerk's office at (401) 647-2822 ext.100 if you have any questions. is notice is given pursuant to RIGL §§ 45-23-53(d) and 45-24-53 (g) TOWN OF GLOCESTER, RI TOWN COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING GLOCESTER CODE OF ORDINANCE PROPOSED AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Glocester Home Rule Charter that a Public Hearing will be held in the Town Council Chambers of the Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike, Glocester, RI on ursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30 PM. e purpose of this meeting is to consider proposed amendments to the Code of Ordinance as summarized below: Proposed Ordinance: Part 1, Administrative Legislation, Chapter 48, Town Road Map. Part 3, General Legislation, Chapter 145-2 & 145-3, Building Permits, Article II, Permits for Construction of New Building Chapter 221-5, Parks & Recreation Areas, Firearms Chapter 221 Parks & Recreation areas, Article 1. Recreation Areas, 221-5. Firearms Availability of Information e proposed amendments are available for public inspection and reproduction in the office of the Glocester Town Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM and on the Town's website, http://www.glocesterri.org. e proposed amendment may be altered prior to the close of the Public Hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the Public Hearing. All persons interested in the above are respectfully requested to be present, at the time and place referenced, to be heard thereon. 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 not less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing date. Hearing devices are available without notice. TDD #401-568-1422. Per Order of the Glocester Town Council Jean M. Fecteau, CMC, Town Clerk

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