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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-25-2021

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©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Audubon Society's Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge manager KIM CALCAGNO displays a feisty red-tailed hawk named CHAPLIN, who decided to spread his wings during a Raptor Encounter program at the refuge on Sanderson Road in Smithfield last Thursday afternoon to put on a show. See more photos on page 9. Audubon offers some winged wisdom SMITHFIELD – At the first of many planned community conversa- tions about racism and prejudice in Smithfield last week, parents said the town and its schools have an ongoing pattern of sweeping racist incidents under the rug, often allowing abuse to go unpunished. Parents at forum: Racism in Smithfield is swept under the rug By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See FORUM, Page 22 SCITUATE – The Scituate Department of Public Works will replace the missing gate at Ponaganset Falls at local taxpayers' expense. Councilor Tim McCormick, liai- Scituate will replace Ponaganset Falls gate at original location By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See GATE, Page 10 CUMBERLAND – When Amet Chelo established the Chelo's Restaurant with his brothers in 1955, he was adamant with his children that they were no better than anyone else and that they should never use their family name to try to move up in life, says his daughter, Kim Whalen. "He started as a dishwasher and he always told us that everyone puts their pants on in the same way," she said. That focus on humility never Chelo's founder now penniless; daughter fights to keep him at home By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CHELO, Page 10 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3, 2021 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Roofing by ROOFING SPECIAL GOING ON NOW! STAMPED CONCRETE and FLAT WORK WE HANDLE ALL INSURANCE CLAIMS • Siding • Decks • Dump Trailer Service • Unbeatable Prices • Fully Insured • No Job Too Small • FREE Roof Inspections (401) 225-9422 "Everything For Your Home" Please Call for a Free Estimate 100% FINANCING Free Estimates • RI Lic # 29424 (401)935-0935 Our uplifting environment and special approach to Alzheimer's and dementia care have created a quality of life you simply can't get anywhere else. MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE Visit our website BriarcliffeRI.com or call to book a Virtual Tour from the Comfort of Home Convenient to US Hwy 6 and I-95 in Johnston, RI 49 OLD POCASSET ROAD BriarcliffeRI.com Anderson Winfield Funeral Home (401) 949-0180 www.andersonwinfield.net Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Anderson Winfield Funeral Home Lent A time for Reflection and Positive Change

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