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The Valley Breeze & Observer 02-22-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. SCITUATE – During an emergency response to Matteson Road on Feb. 3, Potterville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Greenway said he feared the worst when he received the emer- gency signal from dispatch designating a "man-down" situation from inside a burning two-story home. The seriousness of the "life-safety" situation was doubled by the fact that while Greenway stood outside the blazing home, he couldn't radio to his men inside. In an all-too common sce- nario for the Scituate Fire Department, Greenway and his crews were in a communication "dead zone." Greenway explained that the town fire department's communication sys- tem works on a repeater, first sending messages to the system at the Chopmist Hill Fire Department and then transmit- ting the message. Though crews could be as close as 20 feet, he said, hills, valleys, and other geographic features often block the signal back to CHFD. In the Matteson Road fire, an inside firefighter accidentally hit the "man- down" button on his radio. Greenway said the outcome was fortunate, but the situation is troubling, and he worries about the firefighters inside burning structures. "It's frustrating when you're 40 feet apart and you can't get a progress Scituate Fire Department experiencing communication dead zones By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See SFD, Page 8 SMITHFIELD – Questions are being raised about the capability of sewers in the town's economic growth overlay district to handle continued growth. Blue Water Realty and Tristan Development presented a pre- application concept review for a mixed-use site to the Planning Board during a Feb. 15 meeting. The proposed project, Mowry Hill Commons, is a 30,000-square-foot building with 15 residential units in the back, and six shopping units in the front, on a 2.21-acre lot at 150 George Washington Highway. The plan for the project located just outside of the growth district, a zoning area designed to incentivize commercial growth, calls for a tie-in to current sewer mains inside the district, but Project Engineer Joseph Casali raised concerns about over- burdening sewers. "If you look at the entire eco- nomic growth overlay district you Sewer capacity problems in economic growth overlay distict By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See SEWER, Page 8 VALLEY BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Meteorologist Ron Trotta and author Elly McGuire presented a Schmitty the Weather Dog Science Sing Along Show at the Moosup Valley Grange in Foster on Tuesday. SCHMITTY THE WEATHER DOG, is a 4-pound Yorkshire terrier who has appeared on "The Ellen Show" and "Access Hollywood" and on stage with Oprah in Central Park. Schmitty along with Trotta and McGuire teach weather science to children and adults. 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