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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-13-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Experiencing the excitement of the Pinewood Derby races are, from left, RYAN CONTARINO, 8, of Smithfield, CAMERON CHARLEMAGNE, 8, also of Smithfield, and IBOU FALL, 8, of Johnston. Cub Scout Pack 3 held its annual Pinewood Derby at Greenville Baptist Church last Friday. See more photos on page 16. Off to the races SCITUATE – Custodial work- ers say they will most likely not stay on staff if the Scituate School Committee decides to privatize custodial services, said Scituate Custodians Union President Joshua Homerston after two of three bids from private companies came in below current costs on Monday. Three private companies returned bids from last week's request for proposals for the privatization of school custo- dial services, two of which are $200,000 less than what Custodians unlikely to return if schools privatize work By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com HOMERSTON Chase Bank set to replace Burger King Several other projects on the docket SMITHFIELD – Get your Impossible Whopper from Burger King while it's still possible. Plans to tear down the fast-food chain res- taurant on Route 44 to build a new Chase Bank are going before the Planning Board tonight, Thursday, Feb. 13, said Town Planner Michael Phillips. Phillips said owners haven't really given the reasoning behind demolish- ing the Burger King, located at 438 Putnam Pike, for a Chase Bank. A public informational meeting for the master plan review will be held start- ing at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall. Plans from owner Janco Central will raze the 4,682-square-foot Burger King and build a smaller, 3,470-square-foot Chase Bank at the 1.21-acre location. The bank will be a standalone building set closer to the street, and will have a freestand- ing drive-thru kiosk to the west of the building. The kiosk will be similar to the freestanding Bank of America kiosk across the street at the Apple Valley Mall, 445 Putnam Pike. By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See BURGER KING, Page 6 Labor of love Sentinel Legacy Gala is from the heart SMITHFIELD – With hearts asso- ciated with love, it is fitting that the upcoming Smithfield Sentinel Legacy Gala on Saturday, Feb. 29, benefiting the American Heart Association, is By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See CUSTODIANS, Page 11 See GALA, Page 5 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE FEBRUARY 13-19, 2020 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Stop by for a FREE Buddy Coloring Book Anderson Winfield Funeral Home (401) 949-0180 www.andersonwinfield.net Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville www.drscottri.com Dr. Scott B. Klimaj 949-3200 Barbara A. Scanlon Broker Associate ABR, CPDE, CRS, e-PRO, PMN, SRES Home Office: (401) 480-8282 Licensed Since 1985 RE/MAX Town & Country barbarascanlon.com barbara@barbarascanlon.com CuMBERLAND: ARNOLD MiLLS! Charming 4 bed, 2 bath Cape Cod situated minutes from highway, schools, shopping and recreation. Brick fireplace, hardwood floors, 3 season room, attached garage, walkout lower level to private rear yard. ideal location for Boston or Providence commute. Seller will either replace cesspool or credit for new septic system. $339,900

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