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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-09-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON JEFFREY GOUSIE, 8, of Smithfield, leans out his car window to touch a passing bubble as The Bubble Guy paid a visit to the Greenville Public Library last Wednesday. Mr. Vinny, The Bubble Guy, made his way through the new parking lot, creating giant bubbles that floated gracefully in the light wind as spectators mostly sat in their cars. SCITUATE – With final touches going on the Scituate Police Station, another overdue project, the expan- sion at the Scituate Animal Shelter, remains at a standstill due to a lack of funds. Delays on the construction of the shelter, located at 106 George Washington Highway, will con- tinue until $85,245 is raised to cover costs for the $154,590 bid by Superstructure Building for a concrete block perimeter wall, the sole bidder for the project. An alter- nate for $138,424 for a wood frame perimeter wall is also being consid- ered. The Town Council on June 11 approved fundraising through the Friends of the Scituate Animal Funds needed to complete Scituate Animal Shelter expansion By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SHELTER, Page 4 SMITHFIELD – After debate Tuesday, the Smithfield Town Council agreed in a 3-2 vote to allow the rescheduling of the Sour Apple Road Race to Sunday, Aug. 9. EMA Director Todd Manni said that as of now, this will be the first road race in the state to take place since the start of the pandemic in Rhode Island. Town Councilor Sean Kilduff motioned for the approval and Councilor T. Michael Lawton sec- onded the authorization of the request from Ocean State Multisport to reschedule the date of the race to Aug. 9, subject to state guidelines at the time of the race and the approv- al of local public health official and state officials. Town Council President Suzy Alba and Councilor Dina Cerra both opposed the motion. "I'm going to be honest, I do not feel comfortable approving this this evening," Alba said. "I don't know Smithfield council narrowly agrees to allow road race By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze Staff Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com See ROAD RACE, Page 9 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JULY 9-15, 2020 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & ROLL OFF CONTAINERS 10, 15, 20, 25, YARDS EXCAVATION DEMOLITION SERVICES BOBCAT SERVICES JUNK REMOVAL/CLEANOUTS UNMATCHED SERVICE RI Reg. #40046 SCREEN ALL LOADS FOR RECYCLABLES ROLL OFF CONTAINERS 10, 15, 20, 25, YARDS RETAINER WALLS • UNMATCHED SERVICE www.valleybreeze.com/learning/ ONLINE LEARNING Find out more, call 401-334-9555 x134 • Career Building • Excel • Communication • PowerPoint • Digital Marketing • Women in Business • Entrepreneurship • Security Awareness Online Professional Development

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