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The Valley Breeze & Observer 7-24-14

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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©2014 Breeze PuBlications inc. Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester Observer the valley breeze & FREE @ JULY 24-30, 2014 The Knitting Mavens get creative and have a blast while doing it. PaGe 7 In StItcheS A new kind of tourism brings beer lovers together. lIvING BOARD the BReW BUS by MeGhaN KavaNaUGh Valley Breeze & observer staff Writer SMITHFIELD – Smithfield voters will have a say on the town charter in November, when nine amendments to the town's governing document will be put on the ballot. Following a public hear- ing during the Town Council meeting on July 15, council- ors narrowed down the 19 amendments proposed by the Charter Review Commission, accepting only about half. The questions will be submitted to Nine charter changes to appear on Smithfield ballot Up for a vote: Eliminate Glocester town meeting? by DeNISe PerreaUlt Valley Breeze & observer correspondent GLOCESTER – Widely tout- ed as the last vestige of old-time New England democracy, the annual financial town meeting could go the way of the dodo bird if voters at the November election approve its extinction. Voters will be asked to decide if the meeting should be replaced by an all-day refer- endum, a change in the Home Rule Charter that the Town Valley Breeze & oBserVer Photo By DaViD Wuerth Storyteller Clare vaDeboNCoeUr, of Johnston, performed with shadow puppets and told stories to children at the Greenville Library last Wednesday. Above, Vadeboncoeur encourages her audience to act like monsters as the song "Monster Mash" plays in the background. See more photos on page 11. Charter changes? Here's what you need to know by DeNISe PerreaUlt Valley Breeze & observer correspondent SCITUATE – Del's Frozen Lemonade may be a Rhode Island favorite, but it sure doesn't have a lot of fans on the Town Council. For the second year in a row, the council has denied a license to allow the popular Cranston- based business to sell frozen lemonade at the Scituate Art Festival, held during the three- day Columbus Day weekend. "I am very upset, and I hope it pours rain for three days," said Joseph Padula, vice president of Del's and co-owner with his wife of the Del's in Johnston. At the June 12 meeting of the seven-member Town Council, the council voted to deny Del's a license, with four votes in favor of denial and three recus- als from councilors who also are members of the festival organizing committee. The fes- tival on the town common in north Scituate draws thousands of people every year and is the most popular event in town. Del's lemonade folks squeezed from festival again Only about 25 citizens are typically attending anyway, officials say see SMIthFIelD, Page 6 see GloCeSter, Page 9 see Del'S, Page 12 Monsters and shadows take over storytime like us on Follow us on NORTH PROVIDENCE 6 54-410 0 1818 M ineral Spring Ave. Sun. - Thurs., 11AM - 12AM ; Fri. & Sat. 11AM - 1AM SM ITHFIELD/ GREENVILLE 2 33-8 96 6 375 Putnam Pike $ 7 99 CARRYOUT ONLY Let Us Help You Fall In Let Us Help You Fall In Let Us Help You Fall In Love with Your Smile Love with Your Smile Love with Your Smile Dr. Scott B. Klimaj GREENVILLE MEDICAL CENTER 7 Smith Avenue, Greenville Call for an appointment 949-3200 Route 44 at Greenville Common Greenville, RI 02828 (401)949-0180

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