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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-19-2020

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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | NOVEMBER 19-25, 2020 SMITHFIELD 5 SMITHFIELD – Police Chief Richard St. Sauveur say the home- owner at 27 Green Ave. did the right thing when they called the Smithfield Police Department after discovering a grenade in the front yard while raking leaves on Sunday. St. Sauveur said he is grateful that the homeowner discovered the train- ing grenade before something tragic happened, such as accidentally pull- ing the pin while raking. The bomb squad, police and fire departments, as well as the fire mar- shal confirmed that the grenade was active and would have exploded if activated, St. Sauveur said. "It was not a toy," the chief said of the rusted grenade with a blue pull lever. He said the live grenade is capable of detonating, causing serious bodily harm, and death. The department closed off a por- tion of the neighborhood while crews worked at disabling the grenade. St. Sauveur said the grenade clear- ly had been on the lot for some time, showing wear from weather and being out in the elements. He had no leads on how the device came to be in the yard. The police chief commended the homeowner for following the correct measures and contacting authorities. "This is not a call you get every day. It was pretty unusual," he said. Chief: Mystery grenade removed safely By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com Make Gratitude Trees with Greenville Library SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library will host The Middles: Gratitude Trees, for grades 4-6, online with Google Meet on Monday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. Grades 4-6 are invited to create a Gratitude Tree, just in time for Thanksgiving. All you need is a good branch, a pair of scissors, and a pen or marker. The library will provide the rest in craft kits that you can pick up at the library. Register to reserve your kit and receive a link to the Google Meet. Call the library at 401-231-3630 or visit www.greenvillelibraryri.org . IN BRIEF Library lists new hours SMITHFIELD – Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, has announced new fall hours. The library will be open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed on Sundays. No appointments are necessary to visit the library. Curbside pickup is also available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the library at 401-949-3630 to schedule a pickup time. FOSTER TOWN COUNCIL e Foster Town Council will conduct a Public Hearing regarding proposed Zoning Map Amendment under consideration on December 10, 2020 at 7pm upon the petition of Partner's Auto Auction, David Mihailides, owner, of Assessor's Plat 13 Lot 25. e Public Hearing will be held remotely via Zoom.us. e proposed Zoning Map amendment seeks to extend the General Business Mixed-Use zoning district (GBM) to encompass the property located at Assessor's Map 13 Lot 25, which is currently zoned within the Agricultural/Residential (AR) zoning district. A full copy of the proposed Zoning Map amendment can obtained from the Foster Planning Office. e proposed Zoning Map amendment may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alteration or amendment must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Planning Department 181 Howard Hill Road Foster, RI 02825 401.702.5012 Request for Generator Services e Woonsocket Housing Authority, Woonsocket, RI will receive proposals for "Generator Services" for all seven properties for up to a three-year period. e submission date is Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm. at the Woonsocket Housing Authority at 679 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895. e RFP package will be available on line at www.woonsockethousing.org in Bid Opportunities under the Procurement heading. Questions regarding this proposal may be directed to Susan Castrataro at 401-767-8062 or Scastrataro@woonsockethousing.org. Robert Moreau Executive Director "An Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer" TDD 1-800-745-6575 TOWN OF GLOCESTER PUBLIC NOTICE e Town Council of the Town of Glocester, County of Providence, State of Rhode Island hereby ORDAINS the following amendments to the Glocester Code of Ordinance were ADOPTED by the Town Council following a Public Hearing held on November 5, 2020 Chapter 350 Zoning: Article IX Section 350-67 through 350-80 inclusive Historic District Zoning e amendment includes changes to the permitting and procedures for improvements to or demolition of all structures within the Historic District Appendix, Chapter A423 Historic District Commission -Rules and Regulations e amendments include changes to procedures to be consistent with Chapter 350 Zoning: Article IX Section 350-67 through 350-80 inclusive Historic Zoning District Effective Date: November 5, 2020 Jean Fecteau, CMC, Glocester Town Clerk PUBLIC NOTICE UNDER THE SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS TOWN OF GLOCESTER Notice is hereby given that the Glocester Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Pursuant to R.I. Executive Orders #20-05 executed by Governor Gina Raimondo, this meeting will be teleconferenced via Zoom: Via Computer: https://zoom.us/j/97908040890?pwd=QlZaK2MwMXVrUWpITkdma1Zybk5VQT09 Via Telephone: 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 979 0804 0890 Meeting Password: 502865 e following application will be considered at the public hearing: Econox Renewables, Inc., applicant and Edward J. Kelley, Jr. etux Eva M. , owners. Applicant requests Preliminary Plan review for a Major Land Development Project for property located on Absalona Hill Road, further described as Assessor's Plat 17 Lot 26 in an A-4 Agricultural-Residential zone. Applicant seeks to install a large- scale 0.99 MW DC ground-mounted solar energy system. If communication assistance or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Glocester Town Clerk's office at 401- 568-6206 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. Meeting materials are available at http://www.glocesterri.org/boards-commissions.htm#planning. PUBLIC NOTICE UNDER THE SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS TOWN OF GLOCESTER Notice is hereby given that the Glocester Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Pursuant to R.I. Executive Orders #20-05 executed by Governor Gina Raimondo, this meeting will be teleconferenced via Zoom: Via Computer: https://zoom.us/j/97908040890?pwd=QlZaK2MwMXVrUWpITkdma1Zybk5VQT09 Via Telephone: 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) Meeting ID: 979 0804 0890 Meeting Password: 502865 e following application will be considered at the public hearing: Econox Renewables, Inc., applicant and James E. Petersen etux Lucille L. , owners. Applicant requests Preliminary Plan review for a Major Land Development Project for property located on Absalona Hill Road, further described as Assessor's Plat 17 Lot 35 in an A-4 Agricultural-Residential zone. Applicant seeks to install a large-scale 249 kW DC ground-mounted solar energy system. If communication assistance or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Glocester Town Clerk's office at 401- 568-6206 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. Meeting materials are available at http://www.glocesterri.org/boards-commissions.htm#planning.

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