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The Valley Breeze & Observer 05-24-2018

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©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON MADELINE ITH, left, and NORIN SAMRAING perform a traditional Cambodian dance demonstrating Cambodian culture as part of the "Evening of the Arts" at Smithfield High School last Thursday night. The event's highlights included an annual art show, world language performances (French and Spanish) of "Scooby Doo" and "Snow White," silent auctions and a fundraiser for the Class of 2021. See more photos on page 10. Advocates: Restore the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center Community and Historic Preservation Commission rally behind 1851 building SMITHFIELD – Katie Law army- crawled under a 167-year-old build- ing, finding decades-old cigarette packs and beer cans while looking for the original foundation, hoping to prove that this is the missing church that disappeared off maps around 1906. She says she succeeded by match- ing the gravel and foundation measure- ments underneath the existing site to the building's former location. Law is the co- chairwoman of the Smithfield Historic Preservation Commission. She spent the past year researching the history of the East By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com Celebrating culture at SHS See CENTER, Page 14 FOSTER – Abutters to Brian St. Croix's property at 9 Mount Hygeia Road are suing the town and St. Croix on 13 counts as a result of the alleged gravel operation occurring on the property in violation of the Foster Zoning Code, a notice of vio- lation letter, and the town's failure to enforce a cease and desist order. In a May 18 complaint, attor- ney Dylan Conley, representing Richard and Catherine Sparks, of 48 East Killingly Road, asked the court to issue a temporary restrain- ing order against all defendants in the case, naming Brian St. Croix, Foster Finance Director Kelli Russ, and Foster Building Official Rhett Bishop. St. Croix told The Valley Breeze & Observer in an interview last week that he was moving out boulders to be sold in Massachusetts for seawalls. Neighbors sue town, St. Croix over alleged gravel operation By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See GRAVEL, Page 18 LAW Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE MAY 24-30, 2018 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Memorial Day Service Monday, May 28th at 10:30 a.m. Deerfield Park by The American Legion of Foreign Wars Post 2929 and its Auxiliary. (401) 949-0180 www.andersonwinfield.net www.jaswellsfarm.com OPEN DAILY 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Swan Road, Smithfield 231-9043 JASWELL'S FARMSTAND & BAKERY Try our FRESH MADE LEMONADE & FRESH PICKED ASPARAGUS OPEN FOR THE SEASON Plus Our Own Fresh Baked Pies, Pastries, Donuts, Muffins, Cookies Now Enrolling for Fall 2018

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