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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-09-2017

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 ROBERT EMERSON TOM WORTHLEY, from the University of Connecticut, displays his blacksmith- ing skills at Leach Farm in Smithfield on Oct. 28, as part of a blacksmithing demonstration sponsored by the Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission. Worthley was heating and bending steel, and has been a blacksmith for about six years. See more photos on page 14. SMITHFIELD – Following a successful 3rd annual Smithfield Dog Walk, the Smithfield Dog Park Committee is unveiling sketches for two tentative sites. "This is really exciting," said Councilor Suzy Alba, Town Council liaison to the committee. The committee is proposing the park be built either in Deerfield Park or behind Town Hall near Mendes Field. The Deerfield Park site would be large enough to accommodate both a dog park and a parking facility for 23 to 25 cars. The sketch sheets also indicate that new fencing would be erected, as well as shade trees. Sketches for the Town Hall/Mendes Field site describe the location as "an opportunity to 'carve' the dog park facility into an existing wooded hill- side complete with large canopy trees that can provide shade and interest." A small open field area would be enlarged to accommodate areas for both large and small dogs. A short path would lead from the existing parking lot to a gathering terrace just outside the gates of the park. Both site locations would be outfit- ted with park amenities, including a watering fountain, dog bone bench, and dog fitness features. Dog Park Committee approaches finish line By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See DOG PARK, Page 11 Board picks Chopmist Hill Road for police station Officials fear lawsuits over mold at old location SCITUATE – The 12-member Scituate Committee to Assess the Feasibility and Plans for Building a Police Station approved locating a new $1.4 million police station next to the Scituate Senior Center on Chopmist Hill Road in a unanimous vote on Nov. 2. Town Council President John Mahoney said the Chopmist Hill Road location is already owned by the town, the site conditions have been tested by the town engineer, the land is already served by an existing well, and the station can share a new septic system being put in place for the senior center. Eligible Scituate voters will be asked to vote on the $1.4 million sta- tion during a Dec. 12 referendum. The vote is not expected to impact taxes, because funding for the station has already been allocated. The Nov. 2 vote by the police sta- tion building committee came as officials warned of likely lawsuits over health and safety issues at the former police station, which was shut By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See STATION, Page 6 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE NOVEMBER 9-15, 2017 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Fresh, Whole Turkey $1.99 lb. Boneless Chicken Breast $20.00 /10- lbs. Fresh Ground Chuck $22.50 /10-lbs. Sirloin Tips $5.69 lb. RI Beef & V e al RI Beef & V e al RI Beef & V e al 60 Armento St, Johnston, RI 401-232-7220 Hours: Mon. 7am-1pm; Tues.-Sat. 7am-5pm IT'S PRIME FOOTBALL SEASON HOT BUYS FOR GAME DAY! Straight from the farm to your grill! Family Law Family Law Divorce • Mediation • Child Support The experience The experience you need you need The results The results you want you want Lois Iannone, Esq. Lois Iannone, Esq. New Satellite Office 532 Putnam Pike, Smithfield RI 02917 944-5499 944-5499 Saturday Appointments Available

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