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The Valley Breeze & Observer 5-2-13

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester MAY 2-8, 2013 FREE Observer the valley breeze & Planting Knowledge Broadway Blonde Revive the Roots group visits Anna McCabe Elementary School . PAGE 6 'Legally Blonde' hits the stage at the Stadium Theatre. LIVING @ valleybreeze.com "Like" us on Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Boys of summer are back Smithfield Police shut down medical marijuana shop, future uncertain By GERRY GOLDSTEIN Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent gerryg76@verizon.net Valley Breeze & Observer photo by Elise Manahan Relaxing at the field as they watch their friends finish participating in the Smithfield Little League MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Saturday, are, from left, Tristan Moore, 11, Steven D'Amico, 12, Isaac Fagnant, 11, and Lance Costa, 12, all of Smithfield. The free event allows children to compete and showcase their baseball talents. See more photos on page 12. Court rejects Iverson's bid for retroactive pension award Scituate taxpayers spared $183,225 bill to add $1,400 to his monthly check By DENISE PERREAULT Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent SCITUATE – The town won a Superior Court decision April 4 that prevents former Town Councilor Richard Iverson from buying state pension credits for his 10 years of service on the council. If left standing, the decision saves the town $183,225. David M. D'Agostino, an See IVERSON, Page 14 Awarded as Smithfield's #1 Hearing Practice ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. SMITHFIELD – A nonprofit business that provides advice to registered users of medical marijuana – and gives them medicinal dosages as well – opened April 10 at 2 Esmond St., but the town shut it down April 23 because it had no cer- tificate of occupancy. One of the owners, Robert Stacks, of Warwick, said he was confident that required minor repairs and paperwork would be completed in time for the agency, RICaregivers Inc., to re-open as early as this week. However, municipal officials say that's not the case because the location is improperly zoned for the enterprise. See MARIJUANA, Page 9 Drug trade in Smithfield is prompting added police detective By GERRY GOLDSTEIN Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent gerryg76@verizon.net SMITHFIELD – Police Chief Richard St. Sauveur Jr. says that his request for an additional detective in the coming year's municipal budget is tied directly to a thriving illicit drug trade in the community. Town Manager Dennis Finlay, who in recent years has recommended level-funded budgets with no new positions, said last week that he endorses the police expansion because St. Sauveur made a compelling See DRUGS, Page 2

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