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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-30-2020

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 SMITHFIELD 7 at the facility by non-members. With quarantine giving people more free time than ever, Gustavsen said she's witnessed an increase in boating and kayaking on the pond. Many, she said, are not using a life jacket or taking proper safety precau- tions. "It's a safety concern for us on the lake," Gustavsen said. Gustavsen said the association rec- ognizes members and people in the neighborhood who frequent the lake, and also recognize newcomers who do not belong there. "It's absolutely not open to the public," Gustavsen said. "We have restrictions on the pond for use. People do not respect the pond or area rules and cause safety issues." Gustavsen emphasized that the res- ervoir is private property owned by the Slack Reservoir Association, and may only be used by members and abutters to the Slack Reservoir. Boats authorized by the Slack Reservoir Association are issued reg- istration stickers, and owners under- stand rules for boat use. Unregistered boats belonging to people entering from the beach do not, she said. She said members pay dues to pay for the upkeep and use of the lake, including water level maintenance and weed maintenance. She said boats coming from different water sources might transfer invasive weeds into the reservoir. "We're just trying to protect our interests," she said. The Valley Breeze & Observer reported in late June that all Smithfield beach- es had been closed for swimming for the summer to conform to social dis- tancing guidelines. Gustavsen said closure and signs stating the pond is private property do not stop people from swimming in the pond or dropping in boats. "It's trespassing," Gustavsen said of using the water outside of the swim- ming area. The swimming area at Slacks Pond does not currently have lifeguards on duty. Parks and Recreation Director Bob Caine said while the town owns the sand on the beach and the small, roped-off swimming area, the Slack Reservoir Association owns the water rights on the pond. He confirmed that association members pay dues for pond main- tenance. Caine said he is pushing to make sure no one uses the beach as a boat ramp. "The association is very passionate about it," he said. Caine added that Smithfield police are enforcing no-swimming laws, and are responding to calls on the Georgiaville and Slacks Ponds regarding swimming, particularly at night. "They're being called down all the time," Caine said. From June 15 through July 8, Smithfield police responded to calls to beaches, mostly Georgiaville, removing 300 to 400 people from the water and beaches, according to Chief Richard St. Sauveur. "In the current environment, unless someone is being uncooperative with orders to leave the water/beach, charging people is not the best course of action," he said. SLACK RESERVOIR From Page One See BEACHES, Page 21 TOWN OF SMITHFIELD INTOXICATING BEVERAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Smithfield Town Council of Smithfield serving as the Smithfield Licensing Board, that an application for a License to sell intoxicating bever- ages under the provisions of Title 3, of the General Laws of R.I., 1956, and any amendments thereto has been made to said Council as follows: CLASS A BEVERAGE LICENSE Northern RI Liquor Warehouse, Inc., to be known as "Northern RI Liquor Warehouse", 970 Douglas Pike, Bldg. B in the Town of Smithfield. e above named application will be in order for a hearing at a meeting of the Town Council on August 4, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, at which time and place all remonstrants may make their ob- jections. e public is welcome to any meeting of the Smithfield Town Council. If commu- nication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager/s office at 401- 233-1010 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, MMC, Town Clerk TOWN OF SMITHFIELD INTOXICATING BEVERAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Smithfield Town Council of Smithfield serving as the Smithfield Licensing Board, that an application for a License to sell intoxicating bever- ages under the provisions of Title 3, of the General Laws of R.I., 1956, and any amendments thereto has been made to said Council as follows: CLASS B - VICTUALLER BEVERAGE LICENSE (To Include outdoor seating and bar service) Lola's Lounge, LLC, to be known as "Lola's Lounge", 55 Douglas Pike in the Town of Smithfield. e above named application will be in order for a hearing at a meeting of the Town Council on August 4, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, at which time and place all remonstrants may make their ob- jections. e public is welcome to any meeting of the Smithfield Town Council. If commu- nication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager/s office at 401- 233-1010 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, MMC, Town Clerk TOWN OF SMITHFIELD INTOXICATING BEVERAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Smithfield Town Council of Smithfield serving as the Smithfield Licensing Board, that an application for a License to sell intoxicating bever- ages under the provisions of Title 3, of the General Laws of R.I., 1956, and any amendments thereto has been made to said Council as follows: CLASS B - VICTUALLER BEVERAGE LICENSE (To Include outdoor seating and bar service) Ichiraku, LLC, d/b/a "Ichiraku Ramen and Fusion", 970 Douglas Pike in the Town of Smithfield. e above named application will be in order for a hearing at a meeting of the Town Council on August 4, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, at which time and place all remonstrants may make their ob- jections. e public is welcome to any meeting of the Smithfield Town Council. If commu- nication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager/s office at 401- 233-1010 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, MMC, Town Clerk TOWN OF SCITUATE PRIMARY ELECTION SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 VOTER INFORMATION: FINAL DAY FOR UNREGISTERED VOTERS TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 PRIMARY IS SUNDAY AUGUST 9, 2020 REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE DROP BOX OUTSIDE THE OWN CLERKS OFFICE, 195 DANIELSON PIKE REGISTER ON LINE AT https://vote.sos.ri.gov/ OR REGISTRATIONS ARE RECEIVED DAILY FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM AT THE TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE Voters intending to vote in a primary for a party other than which you are affiliated, must disaffiliated at least 30 days prior to the primary. Deadline to disaffiliate is Due to the Victory Day Holiday, the disaffiliation deadline is August 11th Click on the link below to verify or update your voter status https://vote.sos.ri.gov/ FINAL DAY TO APPLY FOR A MAIL BALLOT IS AUGUST 18, 2020 POLLING PLACES DISTRICT 1– SCITUATE HIGH SCHOOL 94 TRIMTOWN ROAD DISTRICT 2 – HOPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 391 NORTH ROAD DISTRICT 3 – CHOPMIST HILL CENTER 1315 CHOPMIST HILL ROAD POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM HARMONY HILL SCHOOL – FORMER STUDENTS NOTICE OF FILE REDUCTION Persons who were students at Harmony Hill School and discharged between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2012 are herewith notified that effective August 28, 2020, files detailing your placement at Harmony Hill will be reduced. If you wish to review or obtain documentation before your file is reduced, please make contact before August, 21, 2020. Write to Department of Student Records, Harmony Hill School, 63 Harmony Hill Road, Chepachet, RI 02814. TOWN OF GLOCESTER PUBLIC NOTICE e Town Council of the Town of Glocester, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island hereby ORDAINS the following AMENDMENT to the Glocester Code of Ordinance was ADOPTED by the Town Council on July 16, 2020: GLOCESTER CODE OF ORDINANCE Chapter 157 , Disorderly Conduct and Indecency; Eliminate Section 2E; Re-letter items e-v; and amend Section 4 to eliminate penalties for indecent intoxication. Effective date : August 19, 2020 Jean Fecteau, CMC, Town Clerk

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