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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-3-13

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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OCTOBER 3-9, 2013 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE Observer the valley breeze & FRIGHTFULLY FUN blue girl POWER Fill your October with lots of local spook-tacular events. LIVING Meet the local woman who plays a blue Power Ranger. LIVING @ "Like" us on Search for The Valley Breeze Newspapers Road shift will improve safety on Putnam Pike curve Overflowing with fresh fall fun By GERRY GOLDSTEIN Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent Valley Breeze & Observer photo by David Wuerth Jaswell's Farm was mobbed Sunday with people from all over the state picking apples. Ashten Sarmiento, 4, from Pawtucket, claims he can carry 100 apples at a time. See more photos on page 16. SMITHFIELD – Greenville's "Main Street" – Putnam Pike – is about to move some nine feet southward along a critical 300-foot stretch in the heart of the village. The relocation, part of a $2.3-million upgrade of the state road that is nearing completion, will increase frontage at the fire station and the adjacent, circa 1822 former Resolved Waterman Tavern, also known as the Smithfield Exchange Bank building. The highway will shift closer to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, across Putnam Pike from the fire station and the one-time former bank building, which is being restored by the Smithfield Preservation Society. The reconfigured road path runs between Smith and Austin Avenues. Town Engineer Kevin Cleary said the relocation will provide more visibility on Putnam Pike – also known as Route 44 – for firefighters as they maneuver their vehicles in and out of the roadside station, and will also make the area safer for pedestrians. See SHIFT, Page 9 Pair of German shepherds cause problems in Smithfield By GERRY GOLDSTEIN Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent SMITHFIELD – The town's animal control warden has charged the owner of two German shepherds with vio- lating the leash law after two dogs allegedly harassed pet rabbits at a Douglas Circle home, three ownerless cats were reported killed, and a raccoon was severely injured and later euthanized. Warden Thomas Taylor said he could not positively tie the shepherds, which he said are owned by Eleanor Hoar, of Austin Ave., to a series of complaints over the past few years about a pair of shepherds appearing periodically on properties in the neighborhood. But he said that photographs taken by Animal Control and neighbors showed two shep- herds that were later identified as belonging to Hoar. The dogs ran off before they could be captured, he said. Hoar disputed that the dogs were hers, saying they did not fit the description of the offending dogs that animal control officers gave her. Under the leash law, the cita- Twin Rivers Hearing is pairing with Twin River Casino Please join us for: Sound Advice o in ther.MarrnKing M y ay with D WHEN: Wednesday, October 16th WHERE: Club 100 Room at Twin River Casino TIME: 10:00AM FREE to the Public! Attendees receive a $10 chip to Twin River Casino and be entered in a raffle to win a $500 chip. Call today to book your spot. Seats are limited and breakfast is provided! Dr. Mary Kay Uchmanowicz Licensed Audiologist, 30 Years 151 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 401-349-0456 ©2013 Breeze Publications Inc. tion carries a first-offense fine of $20 for each loose dog. She said it's likely that she'll pay the $40. According to Diane Maione, of Douglas Circle, two shepherds frequently entered her property in 2011, clawing at See DOGS, Page 12

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