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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-18-2021

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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4 SCITUATE FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER has the enjoyment of having mail delivered to them unless it is deemed to be an unsafe area. Her home, and the others sur- rounding her on Danielson Pike in North Scituate, is in no way a danger- ous area, she said. Yeaw contacted the North Scituate Post Office again and demanded that it provide home delivery service or a free post office box to homes denied service. The postmaster has now agreed to create a new route. "People are allowed to put up mailboxes up here on this stretch of road," Yeaw said. "It's pretty cool, isn't it? I feel like I took on the post office and won." Scituate Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Alicia Ann Kelley commented on Yeaw's Facebook announcement that she enjoys her walks to the post office to collect her mail, and Yeaw responded that the walks will be nicer now not having to pay for the box. St. Joseph Church secretary Donna Costa said she needs to stop by the post office every day on her way to work to pick up mail for the church on Danielson Pike and said the switch is great news. Anyone interested in signing up for a home mail delivery service should call North Scituate Postmaster Robin Brouillette at 401-647-9215. Residents switching to home delivery will need to put in a mailbox and submit a change of address form. Anyone who paid for the year in advance may be entitled to a partial refund. YEAW From Page One ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? Contact Jacquelyn Moorehead at jackie@ or call 401-334-9555, ext. 125. 24-hour, 7-day voice mail. 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News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link OSTER law offices TRUSTED FOR THREE GENERATIONS Robert D. Oster, Esq. Are you prepared? Toilet paper Face Mask Hand Sanitizer Estate Plan Let our family help you protect your family assets with an estate plan. Call now for a free virtual or in person consultation. Rhode Island does not have a procedure for certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. Estate Planning 640 George Washington Hwy. Building B, Suite 103, P.O. Box 22003 Lincoln, RI 02865 ~ Free Consultations ~ ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW 724-2400 Website: TOWN OF SMITHFIELD VOTER INFORMATION SPECIAL STATE REFERENDA ELECTION TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021 e Smithfield Board of Canvassers will use the following polling location for the Special Referenda Election: Smithfield High School 90 Pleasant View Avenue is polling location will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. You may view a sample ballot by visiting, which is the electronic RI Secretary of State Voter Information Center, visiting, or by calling the Town Clerk's Office at 233-1000 x 116 for further informa- tion. Per order of the Board of Canvassers Lyn Antonuccio, MPA, CMC, Acting Town Clerk TOWN OF SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND - PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Smithfield Planning Board will hold a virtual Public Hearing on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:00 PM. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider and obtain public input on a proposed amendment to the Housing chapter of the Comprehensive Community Plan. This amendment is proposed in accordance with the provisions of Section 45-22.2-8 of the General Laws of Rhode Island. VIRTUAL MEETING* Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073 Access Code: 454-530-925 For Technical Support, please call 401-233-1010 *Provided, however, that the meeting is allowed to be held virtually. If virtual meetings are prohibited on this date, then the Planning Board may convene the meeting at the Smithfield Town Hall, 2nd Floor, Crepeau Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI, pursuant to compliance with the latest Executive Order dealing with public meetings. Comprehensive Plan Amendment Summary: The proposed amendment involves a complete rewrite of the Housing section including the Introduction; Data and Trends Snapshot; Types of Housing Development; Housing Costs; Housing Trends; Special Needs; Housing Problems and Needs; Zoning for Residential Uses; Smithfield's Housing Agencies and Programs; Rehabilitation of Existing Building Stock for Residential Purposes; Low-Moderate Income Housing Data and Trends; Low and Moderate Income Housing Strategies, including the removal of Table H-25 which lists selected properties for LMI housing development; Implementing the Strategies; Goals, Policies; and, Actions; and, Implementation. At said Hearing opportunity will be given to all interested persons to be heard upon the proposed amendments. The proposed 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. A complete copy of the proposed amendments are available on the Town Planner's page of the Town's website at The public is welcome to any meeting of the Planning Board. If communication 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 (48) hours prior to the meeting. Please call (401) 233-1017 with any Technical difficulties during the meeting. By order of the Smithfield Planning Board Albert S. Gizzarelli, Jr., Chairman Linda Farrington, DVM • Laura Roman, DVM Amy Kasprzycki, DVM • Richard Coates, DVM Holly Brown, DVM • Jessika Louissaint, DVM 1509 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 EMERGENCIES • SMALL MAMMALS HOSPITALIZATION FACILITIES • ROUTINE EXAMS PROGRESSIVE MEDICINE IN A FAMILY PRACTICE ATMOSPHERE We're Here To Provide Quality, Compassionate Care When Pets Need It Most. OPEN 7 DAYS Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic 333-7911 Progressive Medicine in a Family Practice Atmosphere Open 7 days a week 1509 401-333-7911 TOWN OF SCITUATE - VOTER INFORMATION MARCH 2, 2021 SPECIAL REFERENDUM THE POLLING PLACE FOR DISTRICTS 3001, 3002, & 3003 WILL BE THE CHOPMIST HILL CENTER, 1315 CHOPMIST HILL RD. POLLS ARE OPEN FROM 7 AM TO 8 PM EARLY VOTING IS NOW AVAILABLE AT TOWN HALL UNTIL MARCH 1ST, MONDAY – FRIDAY, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Public Auction Legal Notice Form of notice under RI General Laws 39-12.1 to 12.1-15 To: Charles Ethier, 61 Hewett St.,Warwick, RI. A public auction will be held at 56 Plainfield Pike, No. Scituate, RI 02857 on February 27, 2021 at 900 a.m. The vehicle, a 2007 Chrysler VIN #1C3LN65L17X074201 belonging to the above. The auction being held to satisfy towing and storage fees.

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