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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-19-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON ELISE CHEN, 6, of Smithfield, returns a serve during a tennis game with her family on the Deerfield Park tennis courts on Monday morning. It was a cool, clear morning after a gusty rainstorm the night before. See more on page 7. SMITHFIELD – As temperatures drop and COVID-19 cases rise, 18 local businesses are getting a helping hand to continue business outside, receiving $75,000 in supplies last Friday from Smithfield town officials. The first two stops of the day delivered outdoor heat lamps to the Thirsty Beaver and Kountry Kitchen. Thierry Delos of the Kountry Kitchen, 10 Smith Ave., said the lamps work much better than he anticipated, and the help was greatly appreciated. Unlike most restaurants during the pandemic, Kountry Kitchen's business expanded during the summer with a larger crowd coming for outdoor dining. Delos transformed his parking lot to the popular Kountry Clam Shack, featuring seafood favorites and live entertainment from local musicians each Saturday. Kountry Kitchen still serves inside at almost 50 percent capacity, and Delos said outdoor din- ing, especially brunch, is popular. Kountry Kitchen has three outdoor heating lamps already, Delos said, Grants bring heat to Smithfield businesses By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See GRANTS, Page 9 SCITUATE – Scituate will not par- ticipate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island program placing collection bins around area commu- nities, citing dumping and unsightly buildup of donations outside bins as reasons to hold off. During a Town Council meeting last Thursday, the council unanimously rejected allowing BBBS to bring six collection bins to Scituate, even as officials from other communities wel- come the nonprofit. Councilor Abbie Groves said BBBS requested permission to put donation bins at Town Hall, Animal Control, the Police Department, Department of Public Works, Tasca Field and Scituate High School. Groves said most of the bins would be in North Scituate, and not spread out enough. Building Official George Dumont sent a letter to the council opposing the addition of the collection bins, and said in his experience the con- tainers become a collection area for furniture, mattresses and trash bags. "They are nothing more than a nui- sance and become a rodent harbor- age," Dumont wrote. He said he received numerous com- plaints about the management and Scituate says no to Big Brothers Big Sisters collection bins By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See BINS, Page 16 SMITHFIELD – Georgiaville Place, at 95 Farnum Pike, will feature nine two-bedroom condo- minium units on less than 1 acre of land between the Waterfront Townhouses, 97 Farnum Pike, and the Farnum Court Condominiums, 93 Farnum Pike. The Planning Board last week approved the plans with condi- tions, including an on-site walk- through and that the developers take abutters' concerns into consid- eration. The development consists of two three-story buildings, one with five two-bedroom units in the front of the lot, and a second building in the rear with four two-bedroom units. Each unit covers approxi- mately 2,000 square feet. Neighbors of proposed Georgiaville Place worried about privacy By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See GEORGIAVILLE, Page 8 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE THE VALLEY BREEZE & NOVEMBER 19-25, 2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE & Observer 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. (401) 480-8282 bscanlon.remax.com Email: barbara@barbarascanlon.com INSIDE Look for our annual Holiday Gift Guide INSIDE Look for our annual Holiday Gift Guide

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