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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-16-2017

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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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE JENNA MCVAY, 5, of Smithfield, enjoys sledding down the hills at Esek Hopkins Field in Scituate on Saturday. See more photos on page 8. Winter blast SCITUATE – Morning Town Council meetings will be continuing over the objections of three coun- cil members, said President John Mahoney who is describing their objections as a signal of a "massive divide." "This is going to go on for the next two years," Mahoney said this week of the discord among members. "They just cannot fathom the reality of it." Yesterday's scheduled council meet- ing, called for Feb. 15 at 10 a.m., was the third by Mahoney since taking office. A review of Town Council minutes of 2015 and 2016 found none called outside of evening hours. Mahoney predicts continued strife among councilors By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SCITUATE, Page 2 Chief Randall says farewell to department and town Sgt. Donald Delaere expected to succeed him SCITUATE – When he was a kid, Col. David M. Randall didn't antici- pate serving at the helm of his childhood town's police depart- ment as chief. He had no way of knowing he would steadily move up the ranks – going from a patrol- man to a sergeant in less than 10 years and reaching the titles of lieutenant and captain not long after. Randall was born a third-generation carpenter in Scituate and made his living in that field until the U.S. Army called. He was stationed in Germany in 1985, an experience he says was transformative. "I enjoyed my experience in the military," Randall told The Breeze & By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See RANDALL, Page 4 'Our Town' PBS special will focus on Smithfield Documentary will share town stories, local landmarks SMITHFIELD – Lights, camera, action – the town of Smithfield bet- ter get ready for its close up. "We are proud to announce that by popular decision, Smithfield and Bristol are the next locations for 'Our Town' in the 2017 cycle," By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See 'OUR TOWN,' Page 18 RANDALL Says 'massive divide' will go for next two years Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & FREE valleybreeze.com @ FEBRUARY 16-22, 2017 Like us on Follow us on Audubon's Backyard Bird Count starts Friday. LIVING COUNTING BIRDS Now Enrolling for Fall 2017 Plan your weekend with our Calendar of Events. LIVING BE ENTERTAINED

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