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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-25-2020

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2 SCITUATE JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION SCITUATE – Seasons Corner Market owner Andrew Delli Carpini continues expanding his businesses throughout northern Rhode Island as Scituate's Planning Commission has approved a 10-pump gas station and convenience store on Hartford Pike. Though Delli Carpini said his stores are well-kept, respectable businesses, and will provide a much- needed service in town, not every- one involved was happy. Abutter Donald Bergeron, of 5 Ridgewood Drive, said during a meeting last Thursday that he and his wife are "absolutely heart- broken" about the development. Bergeron expressed his concerns during the master plan approval process in 2018. He apologized for his angry behavior in the past, but said the arborvitae shrub buffer and sand fil- ter septic screen is upsetting to him and his family. Bergeron said he hopes the property will have more buffering, adding that the "experi- mental" sand filter puts his well water at risk. "I drink this water. We wash our clothes here. My grandson drinks this water. This will be right next to my well," he said. Delli Carpini said his design took Bergeron's concerns in mind and moved the building and septic system as far from abutters as possible. He said the speaker for the drive-thru does not project sound more than 20 feet, and will remain as minimally intrusive as possible. The pair agreed to do water qual- ity tests on Bergeron's well before construction and one year after completion to ensure no damage was done to his property. Bergeron agreed, and said it's "the best that can happen, right?" "We went above and beyond," Delli Carpini said. The commission approved the gas station and convenience store at 54 Hartford Pike. Construction will require grading the sloped site to a flat surface, which will call for loose stone slopes surrounding the site. The Planning Commission denied a request from developer Colbea Enterprises to hold an administrative hearing with Town Planner Joseph Casali for final plan approval. Preliminary plan approval was unanimously granted under the fol- lowing conditions: • Fuel tank vents will be shifted to the left away from abutters as much as possible. • No staging or construction vehi- cles will be allowed to work on any roadways. • Plans will be revised to include well abandonment standards for an existing well. • Department of Health permit results, including well water potabil- ity and yield, will be reported to the town before issuance of a building permit. • A RIDOH well installation per- mit will be provided to the town before a certificate of occupancy is issued. • The developers will review plans for alternate landscape options with- in the stone slopes to soften the hard appearance. • Water quality testing will happen at the abutter's well with permission. Attorney Beth Noonan, who rep- resented the developers, said the conditions were acceptable. She said the site, across from Tasca Field, did not need any zoning relief other than signage, and it met Department of Environmental Management stan- dards. The site will feature a 5,000-square-foot Seasons Corner Market convenience store with a drive-thru coffee shop and five fuel- ing stations for a total of 10 pumps. The store will remain open 24 hours. Traffic engineers have pre- dicted few delays caused by custom- ers. Seasons Corner Market approved on Hartford Pike By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com BERGERON Hope Library announces Summer Reading Challenge SCITUATE – Hope Library, 374 North Road, will host its 2020 Summer Reading Challenge – Imagine Your Story, online this sum- mer. Beginning on Monday, June 29, children being read to and children reading on their own can earn digital badges and reward tickets by reading and completing activities. Visit www. hopepubliclibrary.org and find the Imagine Your Story button to register. Choose your challenge and read, log in your reading, and complete activities to earn digital badges and raffle tickets for end-of-summer prizes. For those who do not want to participate online, packets are avail- able at the library. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most of the library programming will be conducted virtually. Visit the program calendar on the library's website to find dates for virtual story times, performances, book clubs and the Story Walk. Summer reading books are available for curbside pick- up at this time. Free copies of this year's Kids Read Across R.I. book, "Changeling," by William Ritter, are available on a limited basis. Call the library to reserve books or Take and Make crafts. Call the library at 401-821-7910 or email childrenslibrarian@hopepub- liclibrary.org for more information. Most virtual programs will be done using Zoom and links to the pro- grams will be sent once you register. Brandon W. Mitchell and Garrett S. Donnelly, both of Scituate, have been named to the fall semester dean's list at Saint Michael's College. Mackenzie McCann, of Scituate, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Seton Hall University. Talia Botelho, Aimee Elliott and Molly Richard, all of Smithfield, have been named to the fall semester dean's list at Eastern Connecticut State University. Meghan Campbell, of North Scituate, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Eastern Connecticut State University. Michael Clement and Mallory Sanderson, both of Smithfield, have been named to the fall semester dean's list at Quinnipiac University. Adele Andrews, of Chepachet, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Northeastern University. Alyssa Ambrosino, of Smithfield, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Champlain College. Sabrina Lee, of Chepachet, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Champlain College. Cole Hayhurst, of Foster, has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Northeastern University. Amanda M. Woodbury, of North Scituate, received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in psychology from Sacred Heart University. COLLEGE NEWS Scituate Food Distribution Day July 1 SCITUATE – A Scituate Food Distribution Day will be held on Wednesday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Generations at Chopmist Hill Inn, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road. Food will be distributed to Scituate residents of all ages at no charge. There will be boxes of both perish- able and nonperishable food items for families, children and the elderly. Farmers market coupons will be available with a Scituate ID. IN BRIEF Creative Pool System, Inc. Swimming Pool Supplies & Services 17 Commerce Street, Greenville (behind A&W) • 949-4400 In shop Salt Cell and Filter Cartridge overnight deep cleaning Get Ready for Pool Openings! FILTERS & PUMPS IN SHOP REPAIRS

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