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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-07-2018

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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SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | JUNE 7-13, 2018 NORTH COUNTY 23 the construction over the past year. The 424,000-square-foot facility led to installation of 7,000 feet of new sewer and water lines along Greenville Avenue, a Narragansett Bay Commission utility project. Jamie Samons, public affairs man- ager for NBIC, said once road con- struction is complete, the road will be beautiful. "People in the area have been so patient. In the end, they're getting great new infrastructure for years to come," Samons said. The final layers of pavement will be done in sections, starting from Smokey Drive and heading east to Atwood Avenue, then from Atwood to Salina. Samons said it has not been decided whether to create detours or open one lane during paving, but updates are available on the NBIC website and through text messaging. "If you don't mind receiving four or five texts from us a week, we encourage the text updates," she said. Following paving, NBIC will con- tinue cleanup work, and return for landscaping and grass planting in the fall. Included in the utility project was the million-gallon water line provid- ing stronger water pressure to local residents and the option to connect to the sewer line without paying an assessment fee. "People weren't required to hook up the sewer lines but it was a pretty popular option," Samons said. If Greenville Avenue residents are still interested in tying in, they should reach out to NBIC. The utility is also splitting costs with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation on the new Route 295 ramps. According to Knipper, the ramps are targeted to be com- pleted by June 27, but said RIDOT may have a punchlist of items that The RAMPS FOR ROUTE 295 on Greenville Avenue are nearing completion, with a tentative opening date of June 27. BREEZE PHOTOS BY JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Draw the line: SMOKEY DRIVE off Greenville Avenue is the starting point for the final stage of the project, which will be done in stages over the next four to five weeks. PAVING From Page One could push the date back. Many residents who currently use exit 12 are expected to use the new exit 10. Three traffic lights will be installed on Greenville Avenue as well. One will be at the entrance of the Citizens Bank campus, and a pair will be located on either side of the 295 overpass bridge. Though Knipper said he does not anticipate increased traffic, he said it is hard to estimate how many people will choose to use the Greenville Avenue ramps instead of the Route 44 exit. "It depends on where they're com- ing from, and at this point, we can't say for sure," he said. Busiest times at the campus are estimated to be between 7 and 8:30 a.m., mostly coming from the south, and again from 4 to 6 p.m. Knipper said exact volume will fluctuate depending on the day of the week, and the facility will operate around the clock. not be concerned about the lights, as the sign automatically dims in the eve- nings, eventually shutting off overnight from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., said Lions leaders. Nolin said the Lions plan to build a similar signs at Hope Elementary School and North Scituate Elementary School. "That's what we do, that's the whole payback," Besser said, adding that he and other Lions enjoy helping the community. Members of community programs, such as Scituate Prevention Partnership and SHS Robotics, set up demonstra- tions during the June 3 scholarship breakfast, showcasing the projects the Lions support. Recently, the Scituate Lions donated a trio of 3D glasses used to calm patients at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Besser said the service-based club does similar donations all the time. SIGN From Page 4 JUNE 2 Connor Regan, Happy 1st Birthday! Aunty Denise and Angel JUNE 12 Happy 3rd Birthday, Jack Regan! Love, Aunty Denise and Angel BIRTHDAY CLUB Glocester Heritage Society announces June activities GLOCESTER – The Glocester Heritage Society has announced that on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Job Armstrong Store, located at 1181 Main St., will be open for visitors. The URI Master Gardeners will be there, working in the garden in the rear of the store. On Wednesday, June 13, the Reuben Mason House and Dorr Rebellion Museum, 1043 Putnam Pike, will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including the 18th Century Medicinal Garden. 40th Annual Saint Anthony Feast 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI June 7th-10th, 2018 Thursday & Friday 5 p.m. -11p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Italian Outdoor Feast Food, Music & Family Fun Amusements, Rides & Games LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Thursday: Tribeca 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday: 2nd to None 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: DJ Justin Alecio 1 p.m.-5 p.m./Brother 2 Brother 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday: DJ Anthony Crocenzi 1 p.m.-3 p.m./ Timeless 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Outreach Ministries of Saint Anthony Church, Saint Edward Church and the Church of the Presentation which serve the poor and the homeless. For more information call 353-3120 Flea Market Beer & Wine Live Bands Raffles Italian Food Amusement Rides

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