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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-08-2018

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. SMITHFIELD – The School Committee has approved Birchwood Design Group to develop a cost estimate and project options plan for renovations at Smithfield High School's track and football field. Supt. Judith Paolucci said, at this point, the biggest focus for the Athletic Facilities Committee, which works on athletic fields, is the high school track area. Eventually, the committee will make maintenance and renovation plans for all district athletic facilities. Birchwood Design's bid to do cost analysis and design work for the By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY CAROL LEVITT, of Scituate, readies the teapots at the Proper Tea, hosted by the North Scituate Public Library. A variety of teas and treats were served at the event, along with a raffle. The tea was held at the North Scituate Community House on Sunday. See more photos on page 9. SMITHFIELD- State Representatives Thomas Winfield and Gregory Costantino have intro- duced a bill to disband the Smithfield Land Trust. The proposed bill, filed prior to the Feb. 1 Land Trust meeting, states that the 1999 act establishing the Land Trust, which Winfield said he was instru- mental in creating, would be "repealed in its entirety." "For all the good they've done, it is glaring what we could have done bet- ter," Winfield said, citing numerous concerns brought up over the past several months. The proposed bill states that func- tions per- formed and adminis- tered by the Land Trust would be transferred to the Town Council. Ownership of prop- erty would be given to the town as well. Winfield said several offices that the town already has in place could provide additional help to the council State reps seek to disband Land Trust By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See LAND TRUST, Page 16 WINFIELD School board starts the ball rolling on athletic complex improvements Concerns postpone vote on busing contract See IMPROVEMENTS, Page 7 Residents slam representatives' plan. See story on page 5. Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE FEBRUARY 8-14, 2018 Dr. Scott B. Klimaj 949-3200 Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville Accepting New Patients Barbara A. Scanlon Broker Associate ABR, CPDE, CRS, e-PRO, PMN, SRES Home Office: (401) 949-1689 Licensed Since 1985 RE/MAX Town & Country GREENVILLE TOWNHOME! TAMARAC! NEW LISTING! 2 bed, 1.5 bath located minutes to shopping, highway and recreation. Central air, gas heat, updated kitchen, skylights plus garage. $209,900. Call today for private viewing! Are you looking Are you looking for a for a Check out the back Check out the back of our of our Classified section where Classified section where you'll find our advertisers' you'll find our advertisers' most current job offerings! most current job offerings! See our Senior Living Guide inside! See our Senior Living published by ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE &

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