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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-03-2020

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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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY MIA WATERSON, 3, of Scituate, searches for a vegetable bigger than her hand as she takes part in the scavenger hunt dur- ing Family Day at the Scituate Farmers Market last Saturday. The kids had a list of items to find as they searched among the tents of the vendors. Many of this week's vendors canceled due to the threat of rain, so the farmers market will host another Family Day next Saturday, Sept. 5. See more photos on page 14. SCITUATE – Instead of placing political campaign signs in front of local businesses, the Scituate Business Association decided to help the Scituate businesses Spread Kindness By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See KINDNESS, Page 18 More election coverage begins on page 3. See PRIMARY, Page 19 SMITHFIELD – Voting on pri- mary day next Tuesday, Sept. 8, will look different than in past years, said Board of Canvassers member Pasquale Matteo, as the town is pre- pared to keep the public safe using social distancing and cleaning mea- sures. Each polling booth will be cleaned between voting, he said, and voters will be asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing of six feet while waiting to vote. In addition to COVID-19 preven- tion measures, Matteo said polling locations have changed due to con- struction at two elementary schools. The Smithfield Board of Canvassers closed Old County Road and McCabe Elementary Schools for vot- ing this year due to ongoing renova- tions and expansions. Districts will be combined to use other locations. Visit www.sos.ri.gov to find your polling location. Officials prepared for primary day in Smithfield By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com SMITHFIELD – More restau- rant closures are bound to happen in the coming weeks, says David Dadekian, of Eat Drink RI, in light of Blackie's Restaurant's announce- ment that it closed due to COVID- 19 restrictions making it infeasible to operate. Dadekian, who also works with Blackbird Farm in Smithfield, said that sadly, plenty of restaurants in Smithfield and around the state are in a similar situation to Blackie's, where reduced dining capacity or no dining room significantly impacted revenue. Dadekian, who runs a website dedicated to the Rhode Island food scene, said while some can make Dadekian: More restaurant closures likely after Blackie's By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See RESTAURANTS, Page 19 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2020 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & www.jaswellsfarm.com OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FARMSTAND & BAKERY • We Are Now Picking Our Own • Apples • Sweet Corn • Tomatoes Zucchini • Summer Squash Cucumbers • and so much more WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP DAILY 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Orders can be placed online or over the phone and we bring everything to your car. APPLE PICKING starting sat. sept. 5th call for info www.JASWELLSFARM.com Our own fresh Apple Cider Donuts and fresh baked Pies, Pastries and more made to order! Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation.

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