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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-13-2017

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 PHOTOS BY BILL MURPHY PAT PHILLIPS, above left, and her granddaughter SHELBY PHILLIPS, 14, both of Glocester, staff the White Oak Farm stand at the North Scituate Farmers Market last Saturday on the Village Green. The market supports local farmers and businesses, offer- ing a wide variety of locally grown seasonal fruits and veg- etables, flowers, plants, local meats and hand-crafted goods. At left, TRE DANVILLE, 2, of Chepachet, takes a bite of a strawberry. See more photos on page 8. Swimming at Slacks Beach reopens after five years of staffing problems SMITHFIELD – The shore of Slacks Pond Beach is now open to Smithfield swimmers and sunbathers after being closed for five years due to staffing issues. Slacks Pond, also known as Greenlake Beach, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. It will be staffed by two lifeguards at any given time, including one super- visor, and both the parking lot and restrooms will be available for use, say town officials. The beach will also operate under a new "carry in, carry out" trash policy, which asks visitors not to leave debris behind. For the past five years residents were prohibited from swimming at Slacks Pond because the town didn't have enough lifeguards to safely monitor the Greenville property. Those statements had not pre- vented some residents from using the beach at their own risk. Some have walked past the gate-locked parking lot, past signs that read, "No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk" and enjoyed the natural reservoir anyway. Parks and Recreation Department By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See SLACKS, Page 2 Summer harvest in full color SCITUATE – Somewhere in Hope Village rests a relic that bears sig- nificance not just for the town or the state, but for the country. It's a piece of history that dates back to the Revolutionary War and it serves as symbol of the Industrial Revolution and the fight for our nation's independence. Though the Hope Furnace Cannon memorial is a 15,000-pound structure in front of the Hope Public Library, it goes largely unnoticed by pedestrians traveling by on North Road. The memorial is coated in moss and faded from years of exposure to elements. The massive black cannon has long lost its sheen, the granite has dulled, and a lack of lighting leaves the memorial cloaked in darkness by sundown. When Segundo Tony Torres, a retired member of the U.S. Navy, saw the condition of the memorial, he immediately went home and started making calls to members of the local American Legion and Hope Historical Society. "I'm the one who started all this mess," Torres joked at a meeting of Hope Furnace Cannon refurbishing By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer Honoring history Refurbishing planned for Hope Furnace Cannon See CANNON, Page 9 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE @ JULY 13-19, 2017 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Never Clean Your Gutters Again! Helps Prevent Costly Ice Dams • Ends Cleaning Chore Forever • No More Dangerous Ladders • Lifetime Warranty Licensed & Insured MA 119535; RI 0012259 & 32466; CT 00562725 Call Today 1-800-975-6666 JULY SAVINGS! $200 OFF! Minimum purchase required. Offer ends July 31, 2017 Mint condition 2 bed, 1.5 bath townhouse, 1500+ s.f. above grade. Features include central air, one car garage, living, dining, kitchen area plus family room and lavette on main level. Second level large master bedroom, second bedroom and bath. Property is located on dead end street minutes from highway and shopping. Ideal for Boston commuter. $214,900 CUMBERLAND/TOWHOUSE Barbara A. Scanlon Broker Associate ABR, CPDE, CRS, e-PRO, PMN, SRES Home Office: (401) 949-1689 Licensed Since 1985 RE/MAX Town & Country | 401-949-0180 ANDERSONWINFIELD.NET If you see Buddy If you see Buddy If you see Buddy wish him a Happy Birthday wish him a Happy Birthday wish him a Happy Birthday

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