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The Valley Breeze & Observer 03-04-2021

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©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE Crumbled remains of the concrete ramps are demolished at the GLOCESTER MEMORIAL SKATE PARK last Wednesday. Pops of color recently painted by artist Brian Trainor, who volunteered his time and supplies to the project, can be seen in the rubble. GLOCESTER – Residents are air- ing their frustrations after witnessing the demolition of the Glocester Skate Park at Glocester Memorial Park to make way for a new bocce ball course and playgrounds. Resident Brian Trainor spent the past two summers revitalizing the skate park using donated time and paint to add pops of color and design Sadness as newly beautified skate park demolished By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SKATE PARK, Page 6 SCITUATE – With an increase in trash disposal fees expected for Scituate, Town Councilor Theresa Scituate brings back Recycling Committee By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See COMMITTEE, Page 7 SMITHFIELD – Applauding the large turnout and public involve- ment in Tuesday night's meeting, the Town Council voted to table 53 local zoning changes to give residents more time to discuss the effects of the updates with town officials. Council President Suzy Alba proposed continuing the public hearing until March 16 and encour- aged the more than 60 participants on the Zoom meeting to call Town Manager Randy Rossi, Town Planner Michael Phillips, or any councilor for answers to questions. "Don't save them until the next meeting two weeks from now," Alba said, adding that Tuesday's meet- ing was one of the most productive meetings she's been a part of and that she was grateful for the partici- pation. Residents and council members Smithfield Town Council hears resident concerns over zoning changes By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See ZONING, Page 4 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE MARCH 4-10, 2021 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & trash collection services Residential/ Commercial AdditionAl ServiceS Excavation • Demo • Junk Removal • Construction Call For An Estimate! 401-688-0517 Roll oFF DumpstERs 10, 15, 20 & 25 yard 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.

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