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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-16-2017

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON Heritage Ballet dancer KAILEY COSTELLO, of Lincoln, leads LACEY RINGLAND through the paces at last Wednesday's classical ballet demonstration at East Smithfield Library. The Heritage Ballet demonstrated the art of classical ballet by performing an excerpt from "The Nutcracker." See more on page 2. SCITUATE – Newly resurfaced documents reveal that the health and safety issues plaguing Scituate were flagged by town employees and the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust three years ago. The Scituate Town Council last week voted to temporarily relocate employees of Town Hall through Nov. 25, following the discovery of mold, asbestos, and additional safety concerns inside 195 Danielson Pike, which will cost more than $300,000 to address. The Nov. 9, decision comes one week after it was announced the School Department's administrative offices, which are located on the sec- ond floor of the same building, would be temporarily relocated to Clayville Elementary School, following the dis- covery of mold. Back in September, the Town Council also approved the imme- diate relocation of Scituate Police Department personnel after a series of environmental tests showed high levels of mold, lead and asbestos in the 100-year-old facility. "We have some serious problems in Town Hall," Department of Public Works Director Richard Tucker said, "including health issues if we leave Officials were notified of mold in town offices three years ago By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See MOLD, Page 6 See BUILDING, Page 10 SMITHFIELD – Town officials say they are excited about developments in the economic growth overlay dis- trict, which will soon welcome a new Home 2 Suites by Hilton and Laura's Bar and Grill restaurant. Master plans at the building and zoning office, show 65,617-square- foot Home 2 Suites at 944 Douglas Pike. The 99-unit hotel will feature a stone exterior, an indoor swimming pool, and a conference room. The hotel is still in the early stages of construction, said Building and Zoning Official James Cambio. Across the street will be Laura's Bar and Grill, located at 945 Douglas Pike. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant will be operated by the same owners of Laura's Pleasant View Diner at 132 Pleasant View Ave. The restaurant will include a 184- seat dining room, a 32-seat bar and lounge, and 42 outdoor patio seats. The restaurant's opening will also bring additional jobs intothe commu- nity, say officials, with plans for the restaurant calling for 15 employees needed per shift. "I suspect they'll open within a month or two," Cambio said. "I'm very excited that the area is starting to build up," Town Council President Paul Santucci said. Town officials have long hoped to Building boom in Smithfield's village overlay district By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com SCITUATE - In a vote split along party lines, the Scituate Town Council last Thursday "con- ditionally approved" a kennel license for Reservoir Dogs LLC, connected to The Perfect Puppy chain, sparking outrage among ani- Activists outraged as council approves kennel license for Perfect Puppy By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See KENNEL, Page 18 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE NOVEMBER 16-22, 2017 THE VALLEY BREEZE & 181 Davis Drive, Pascoag, RI 02859 401-568-0600 Bayberry Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. On the menu will be Dynamites and Hot Wieners Annual Holiday Bazaar The Bayberry Commons will be holding our Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 18, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will have baked goods, penny social, crafts, white elephant tables, and a split the pot. Our own caramel, chocolate & caramel, and Gourmet Apples featured on Food Network and in Yankee Magazine. Fresh baked pies, pastries, AND MUCH MORE! Thanksgiving Pies Thanksgiving Pies Thanksgiving Pies Over 20 varieties available- place your orders early! Order deadline Monday, November 20th J A S W E L L ' S F A R M S TA N D & B A K E R Y w w w. j a s w e l l s f a r m . c o m O P E N D A I LY 8 a . m . - 4 p . m . q q q q q q OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY 8 a.m.- 12 NOON Fresh Cider Donuts Available To Order! CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH JASWELL'S Gourmet Apples Fruit & Gift Baskets Delivery & Shipping Available Send your loved ones a piece of Smithfield 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 See our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide magazine inside! NOVEMBER 16-22, 2017 Gift Guide magazine Published by Gift Guide 2017 Gift Guide 2017 Holiday The Valley Breeze & Observer, The North Providence Breeze & The Valley Breeze Pawtucket Edition GIFT-GUIDE-2017-80 Lise.indd 1 11/6/17 1:02 PM THE VALLEY BREEZE & Observer

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