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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-15-2020

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | OCTOBER 15-21, 2020 ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL 11 HOUSE DISTRICT 41 GLOCESTER TOWN COUNCIL HOUSE DISTRICT 40 He said he will not publicly engage in partisan politics during his cam- paign, or if the people elect him, dur- ing his time in office. In addition to the annual Financial Town Meeting, Venditelli said he will institute monthly debates on local issues, establish a petitions office, and draft a uniform code of behavior and procedures for meetings. "I hope I can count on your sup- port this year," he said. From preceding page Carosi pledges to advocate for environment SCITUATE – Pamela Carosi, Democratic candidate for House District 41, said everyone has a need for green open spaces. "I will be a strong advocate for thoughtful land preservation and clean drinking water in Scituate and western Cranston," she said. "Rhode Island is blessed with many beautiful landscapes and vistas, but we need to preserve these if we are to continue to enjoy them, and if we are to allow our children and their chil- dren to enjoy them as well. We want our small farms to continue with their family legacy. We want to fish, to hunt, to garden, and to walk on trails Weekend fireworks canceled in Glocester Glocester Heritage Society meets Monday Early voting available through Nov. 2 Gentian Garden Club craft Oct. 21 Funds sought for kitten room at shelter GLOCESTER – The Glocester Ancients & Horribles Parade Committee has announced that the group's Saturday, Oct. 17, fireworks have been canceled due to fire risk. For more information, email ahparade@gmail.com or visit July 4th Ancients and Horribles Parade on Facebook. GLOCESTER – The next meeting of the Glocester Heritage Society will be held on Monday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m., in the historic 1867 Evans one-room schoolhouse, located behind the Glocester Town Hall. The meeting is limited to 15 people. If you plan to attend, call 401-568-7347. Masks and social distancing will be observed. SCITUATE – The town of Scituate is reminding residents that early, in-person voting will be available at Scituate Town Hall from Oct. 14 through Nov. 2. Call 401-647-2822, ext. 0, for more information. Nov. 3 general election 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 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check your voting status online at https://vote.sos.ri.gov/ . SCITUATE – North Scituate Library will host a virtual Gentian Garden Club craft on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. The virtual craft program will be presented via Zoom. Registration is required. Call 401-647-5133 or visit www.sci- tuatelibrary.org for more information. SCITUATE – The Campaign for the Addition to the Scituate Animal Shelter is seeking donations to help fund a new kitten room at the shelter. For more information or to donate online, visit www.4kittens.org . Checks, made pay- able to CASAS, may be mailed to VI for SAS, P.O. Box 5, Clayville, RI 02815. Steere notes experience to help in challenging financial times GLOCESTER – Experience in successfully handling challenging situ- ations will be sorely needed over the next two years, said Walter Steere, Republican candidate for Glocester Town Council. "We will be faced with the daunting fiscal effects of the COVID-19 crisis," he said. "When I was first elected to the Glocester Town Council in 2008, we were in the midst of a deep reces- sion. My first year saw the state take away over $1 million in aid to our town. I was part of a council that worked diligently to minimize the impact of these cuts on the taxpayer while still maintaining the same level of services to our residents." He added: "I would be honored to serve you again and work together to get us through this challenging time." LaPlante wants to keep Glocester fiscally sound GLOCESTER – David LaPlante is running as an independent for Glocester Town Council. LaPlante said in a release that he served Glocester as a police offi- cer for 20 years, retiring as captain in 2006. He stayed an active par- ticipant in the community and cur- rently serves as moderator on the Harmony Fire Department Board of Commissioners. "I would like to serve on the coun- cil to continue the tradition of keep- ing Glocester fiscally sound in these uncertain times," he said. "Glocester is a great place to raise a family. Let's work together to keep what we have and ensure a great future. I would appreciate your support. You already have mine." Chippendale requests your vote on Nov. 3 GLOCESTER – State Rep. Mike Chippendale, a Republican, is seeking re-election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives District 40, repre- senting Foster, Glocester, and western Coventry. that have not been contaminated by pesticides and commercial by-prod- ucts," she said. Carosi said it's important to pre- serve the environment through thoughtful government while not interfering with the state's commercial and economic development. In Chippendale's time in the leg- islature, he stated, he has remained focused on the reduction of taxes on the state level, as well as stopping the "pass-through" items that leaders use to balance the state budget, while passing these costs down to munici- palities. Having a small business community in rural Rhode Island, these added local costs can only be absorbed by increasing property taxes, he said. Our localities cannot continue to bear the brunt of bad policies by a lopsided majority-con- trolled legislature, said Chippendale. As the longest serving member of House Oversight, Chippendale said he has also remained hyper-focused on corruption, and incompetence in state departments such with as the Department of Children, Youth and Families, the United Health Infrastructure Project computer deba- cle, and has made a lasting impact on these areas of state government. do you know? The Valley Breeze & Observer distributes almost 10,500 papers in greater Smithfield every Thursday. GLOCESTER NEWS SCITUATE NEWS

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