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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-18-2018

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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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE GUILIANA GONSALVES, 3, of Johnston, takes part in the Sensory Friendly Story Time at the Greenville Public Library last Saturday. The library's children's librarian, Babs Wells, read "Wow! Said the Owl" at the story time. See more on page 17. SCITUATE – As Jan. 23 approach- es, players on both sides of the police bond issue are making their argu- ments for and against the proposal, but on one thing they agree: the Scituate Police Department needs a new station. The proposed $1.7 million bond, if approved, would fund a 7,500-square- foot police station next to the Scituate Senior Center on Chopmist Hill Road, and would be paid back in 15 years. Due to a previous $7 million school bond expiring, even with adding the station bond, Town Council President John Mahoney, said there would be a $200,000 annual surplus added to the budget. "I have a budget for $1.2 million, that's what it's going to cost us; I have a $500,000 pad for overruns that we're not expecting," Mahoney said. Part of the reason for the low costs is that the town owns the land on Chopmist Hill Road, and the station plans were approved to join the new septic system to be installed at the senior center. "Our site, we own it, it's flat as a pancake. There's no ledge, we did By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze Staff Writer Decision time: Scituate set to vote on police station bond See BOND, Page 8 SMITHFIELD – This week brought a change of pace for Smithfield High School Principal Dan Kelley, who traveled to Rio Grande in the Dominican Republic as part of a volunteer effort to build a community center and cafeteria. After 11 years at SHS, Kelley began his year-long leave of absence last summer, dedi- cating his time to his position as president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. This year, he said, is about taking advantage of every opportunity he can. Flying out Monday, Jan. 15, and returning Jan. 23, Kelley said he's traveled with NASSP, but has never done a mission before. "I'm looking forward to working with the kids and the community," he said. "I'm really curious to see how they educate the kids." Lifetouch, the school picture day photography company, began build- ing a K-8 school in the town of Rio Grande in 2011, and returned five SHS principal goes on mission for education By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See KELLEY, Page 11 KELLEY Fun at the library for little learners Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JANUARY 18-24, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & New Year, New Number (401)949-0180 7B Go Pats! 12B rady

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