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The Valley Breeze & Observer 08-17-2017

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. SCITUATE – The Town Council unanimously passed a motion last Thursday to hand over most of the responsibilities of managing Tasca Field to Recreation Director David Pannone. The decision came after a heated discussion about access to the field, costs associated with its use, and upkeep. Council President John Mahoney said he placed Tasca Field on the Aug. 10 agenda at the request of several citizens concerned with how the field was being used. The main point of con- tention was costs associated with using the field for Tasca Field under new management By JACKIE ROMAN Breeze & Observer Staff Writer SMITHFIELD – New Town Manager Randy Rossi says he can hardly wait to wake up in the morning and drive to Town Hall. Each day holds a differ- ent challenge – oversee- ing the installation of new curbing at Smithfield High School, coordinat- ing interde- partmental memos, and working alongside the Town Council. It can be chaotic, says Rossi, but he's Rossi vows to be 'visible and involved' as town manager By JACKIE ROMAN Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See TASCA, Page 11 See ROSSI, Page 7 ROSSI BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Smithfield-North Smithfield XPress youth football teams practiced on Meadows Field in Blackstone, Mass., last Thursday night. Smithfield's MARJORIE BLACK, 11, supports fellow cheerleader Lacey Mungel in a pyramid formation during the practice. See more photos on page 8. Working hard for cheer season Foster theater presents adaptation of local author's novel Newton Fusco's 'Tending to Grace' will debut in November FOSTER – Acclaimed author and Foster resident Kimberly Newton Fusco still has to pinch herself some- times. It's been more than a decade since her first novel, "Tending to Grace," debuted to positive reviews. Since then she's written four more books and toured the country for speaking engagements and other events. And now the novel that started it all has been adapted into a play, cast and staged by Foster's Swamp Meadow Community Theatre. The final product will debut in November. By JACKIE ROMAN Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See THEATER, Page 7 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE AUGUST 17-23, 2017 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE &

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