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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-10-2017

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 The Smithfield Police Department hosted the annual NATIONAL NIGHT OUT at the gazebo at The Crossing at Smithfield on Aug. 1. Above, children of local firefighters get together for a picture on the front of a Smithfield fire department truck. See more photos on page 20. School officials gear up for November vote on bond Turf field is in the plans SCITUATE – Parents, school administrators, and students of the Scituate school system gath- ered on the lawn of North Scituate Elementary School last Friday for a discussion of the schools' proposed $4.9 million bond. The discussion was the first in a series of presentations planned before the town will be asked to vote on the bond Nov. 7. School Committee Chairman Brian LaPlante said the bond would help a "historically underfunded" school system. Behind him were two easels dis- playing photos of dilapidated school bathrooms, broken lockers, and school deficiencies. Next to the pho- tos were quotes from elementary and high school students. "Our bathrooms need to be upgrad- ed," one North Scituate Elementary School 5th-grader wrote. "There is a sink detaching from the wall." A 10th-grader at Scituate High School wrote, "I don't understand why we have to go to another town for our own home games." Those comments echoed the 2016 Rhode Island Department of Education statewide facilities survey By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SCHOOL BOND, Page 11 SMITHFIELD – While students and staff were still meandering home on the last day of classes at Burrillville High School in June, history teacher David Sheehan was hopping on a plane to begin a pil- grimage in Portugal. The Smithfield resident was eager to begin his month-long journey hiking the El Camino de Santiago, a journey that begins in Lisbon, Portugal and passes through centu- ries-old villages that all lead to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain. Since his teenage years, Sheehan had wanted to hike the famed 500-mile trail composed of ancient pilgrim routes across Europe all con- verging in Santiago. "There was something about that idea of traveling and walking that kind of distance," he said. Smithfield resident undertakes month-long pilgrimage hiking famed El Camino trail By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com LAPLANTE See EL CAMINO, Page 16 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE AUGUST 10-16, 2017 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & CELEBRATE SUMMER 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 J A S W E L L ' S F A R M S TA N D & B A K E R Y w w w. j a s w e l l s f a r m . c o m O P E N D A I LY 8 a . m . - 5 p . m . PLUS: OUR OWN Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, Muffins, Cookies Our Own All Natural Lemonade Gourmet Hot and I ced Coffees Farm Fresh Fruits & Vegetables! OUR OWN FRESH CIDER DONUTS & FRESH BLUEBERRY DONUTS With Our Fresh Picked CORN BLUEBERRIES & VEGGIES Our Own Fresh Picked: Zucchini Summer Squash Green Peppers Cucumbers Pork Chops $20.00 /10 lbs. Boneless Chicken Breast $22.00 /10- lbs. 80/20 Ground Beef $22.50 /10 lbs. RI Beef & V e al RI Beef & V e al RI Beef & V e al 60 Armento St., Johnston, RI 401-232-7220 rhodeislandbeef.com Hours: Mon. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tues.-Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer Time ESSENTIALS Straight from the farm to your grill! Party Wings $28.00 /10 lbs.

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