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The Valley Breeze & Observer 9-19-13

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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Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2013 FREE Observer the valley breeze & Little Titans Fresh Air Fun Tri-Town Titans hit the field to practice for the new season. PAGE 10 Reconnect with nature at upcoming Land Trust Days events. LIVING @ "Like" us on valleybreeze.com Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Historic Exchange Bank building up for sale By GERRY GOLDSTEIN Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent gerryg76@verizon.net SMITHFIELD – Notable for its significant role in Greenville's history, and for the recalcitrant clock on its façade that shows the exact time – but only twice a day – the 157-year-old former Smithfield Exchange Bank Building at 595 Putnam Pike has been put up for sale for $500,000. A one-time fire station where both fire apparatus and horses were kept, the brick structure, built in 1856, was long home to a bank that played a major role in 19th Century finance here. The current owner, retired dentist Paul Osenkowski, maintained a practice there for 31 years. He says he's hoping the town will buy the brick-front structure, which includes three upper floors and a full basement. He said the town's fire headquarters two doors away on Putnam Pike is overcrowded and that using his building for department offices would make it possible to retain the station, A day of honor for Korean War veterans built in 1939, rather than incurring the expense of constructing a new one. Town ownership of the structure would also help protect the historical atmosphere of the village, he said. See BUILDING, Page 6 Del's loses arts festival license Considers legal action By DENISE PERREAULT Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent Valley Breeze & Observer photo by David Wuerth Korean War Veterans gathered at the Glocester Senior Center on Wednesday to receive commemorative medallions for their service in the Korean war. Commander John O'Brien, from the Department of Defense, was on hand to award the medals. Veterans line up for a group photograph after the ceremony. See more photos on page 12. JFA S W E L L ' SY & A R M S TA N D BAKER OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. APPLES www.jaswellsfarm.com Fresh Picked & Pick Your Own Please Call For Info 231-9043 • Our Own Fresh Pressed & Pasteurized Apple Cider • Our Own Candy, Caramel, Chocolate & Caramel, And Gourmet Apples Featured On Food Network • Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, AND MUCH MORE!! Pick Your Own Assorted Fall Pumpkins Daily! Decorations Call today for your free trial of The Invisible Intigai from Oticon. Experience Our HAYRIDES Sundays 1pm-4pm With donation to the RI Community Food Bank Weekend Concessions available: Hot Apple Crisp, Doughboys & More! Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz Licensed Audiologist, 30 Years 151 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 401-349-0456 www.twinrivershearinghealth.com 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. SCITUATE – Patrons of the Scituate Art Festival thirsty for a cup of Del's Lemonade could be out of luck this year, after the Town Council denied a food vendor's license to the popular Rhode Island business at a meeting last week. "Everybody loves Del's, you know that," the company's attorney, John Russell of Adler, Pollock & Sheehan in Providence, told the council, but his assessment did not prevent the 4-0 vote in favor of See DEL'S, Page 14

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