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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-19-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Cast of characters at Youth Fishing Derby BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY KOLE YEAW, left, and LIMA SKODRAS, both 7, and of Scituate, show off the rainbow trout caught at the Youth Fishing Derby hosted by the Scituate Recreation Department last Saturday. Prizes for the biggest fish were awarded in three age groups: 6-year-olds and younger, 7-11 year-olds, and 12-15 year-olds. The derby was held at the Hope Pond Recreation Area. See more photos on page 7. SMITHFIELD – With only three members present, the Smithfield Town Council unanimously voted to send a $45 million bond for an elementary school reconfiguration and a $4.5 million bond for the construction of a new fire station to local voters. Town Council President Paul Santucci joined Vice President Al LaGreca and Councilor Suzy Alba at the Tuesday night meeting, pass- ing both bond resolutions without comment. Council approval moves the pro- posed bonds to the Rhode Island General Assembly for approval and ballot authorization. Town Manager Randy Rossi on Tuesday presented supporting doc- umentation on bond debt and tax implications. The documents are available at www.smithfieldri.com Town Council approves sending school, fire bonds to Smithfield voters By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com SMITHFIELD – The student body at Smithfield High School laughed, cried and cheered for the nine stu- dents who braved the auditorium stage, sharing advice and life les- sons during the 30th annual Benoit- Salisbury Senior Oratorical Contest held last Friday, April 13. Three students, whose topics includ- ed escaping addiction, taking risks, and enjoying the high school experi- ence, won the contest. Awards will be given out during honors night. Speeches focused on one of five topics: an experience that taught a lesson, advice for underclassmen, a memorable person, a memorable quote, and an important decision. Hitting all the marks, this year's winner, Matthew Laboissonniere, spoke to his classmates about the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone and taking risks. He told his story through his break from comfort when joining the school's theatrical production of "Fiddler on the Roof." "There's always room to broaden your horizons," he said. Create new challenges for yourself, and never be afraid to try new things. He praised theater, and said it was a "catalyst in public speaking" for SHS senior orators urge peers to 'be yourself,' take a chance By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SPEECHES, Page 6 See COUNCIL MEETING, Page 9 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE APRIL 19-25, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & 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 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation.

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