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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-05-2018

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 First-grader AVA CLARK reacts as her "Alka Rocket" flies high in the air, during Old County Road School's Science Festival for Smithfield Families at the school on March 27. The festival was designed to encourage families to engage in science experiments with fun, hands-on projects. The event is part of the National PTA's STEM + Families Initiative. See more photos on page 20. Stunned by science SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield High School basketball court will be completed in time for summer sports, according to David Russas, a member of the Anna McCabe Basketball Courts Subcommittee. At the School Committee meeting Monday, April 2, members voted unanimously to approve the con- tract for Classic Turf Company at $120,000 for post-tension concrete. The final decision to use post-tension concrete instead of asphalt was due to the 20-year warranty with con- crete versus a 10-year warranty with asphalt. "Our thought process in regards to reviewing the post-tension concrete was the type of warranty guarantee we're going to get for that type of court versus asphalt," Russas said. Classic Turf will be installing the hoop poles and the backboards, as well as the actual concrete court. A separate request for proposals is out for the lighting. Additionally, the subcommittee decided against paying $9,000 to Classic Turf to install an 8-inch by 12-inch curb around the courts to protect the cement's metal anchors. Instead, the subcommittee will pur- chase the $1,500 in materials and the Smithfield Department of Public Works will install it. After installing the flooring, backboards, poles and fences, the Smithfield High basketball court to be completed by summer By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See COURT, Page 11 SCITUATE – Shaking his finger and smiling, Scituate Town Council Vice President Mike Payette said, "Every vote counts," as he walked out of the Scituate High School audito- rium during Tuesday evening's 287th Financial Town Meeting. Sitting on the stage were members of the Scituate Town Council and Scituate School Committee, who across party lines voted unani- mously on the approval of the $1.5 million bond for capital improve- ments for the Department of Public Works. "It was a well balanced, fair budget that we all worked hard on," Town Council President John Mahoney said after the meeting. Both he and another town councilor from the "Independent Men," Scott Amaral, said it was unprecedented for all members of the council to approve. "That shows you how good this budget is," Amarol said. The 2018-2019 budget is $36,574,535, a 3 percent increase over the previous year. The budget, accepted without changes, will not exceed $19.55 per $1,000 for resi- dential real estate, $23.47 per $1,000 for commercial industrial mixed-use real estate, and $41.60 per $1,000 for tangible person property. Town Moderator David D'Agostino opened the meeting to 315 Scituate voters and 20 non-voting guests, and Budget and bond pass at Scituate FTM By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer 'It was a well balanced, fair budget that we all worked hard on.' JOHN MAHONEY Town Council President MAHONEY See FTM, Page 9 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE APRIL 5-11, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Foot and Ankle Specialists 949-3220 David M. Colannino, D.P.M. F.A.C.F.A.S. Dominic J. Roda, D.P.M. 41 Sanderson Road • Smithfield, RI 02917 Call or visit our website for an appointment today. GREENVILLE Discover a new way to treat your foot and ankle pain with K-Laser therapy DRUG FREE • SURGERY FREE PAIN FREE Foot and Ankle Care for the Entire Family! • Sports/overuse injuries • Heel Pain • Fractures • Orthotics • Digital X-Ray on site Our office is excited to be the ONLY practice in RI to offer this new and innovative therapy to reduce swelling and inflammation with no side effects. Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. Check out our Spring Home & Garden Business Directory INSIDE Stunned by science Check out our Spring Home & Garden Business Directory INSIDE APRIL-05-2018-SHI-DIRECTORY.indd 1 3/27/18 2:15 PM

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