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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-27-2017

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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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Above, AUDI HOSNER, left, and her husband FRED, of Greenville, check out one of the many cars on display at the car cruise at North Scituate Baptist Church last Saturday. Fred worked for years at Porsche-Audi (and married a woman named Audi), then both he and his wife worked for Jake Kaplan's dealer- ship in Providence. At left, PEYTON MARTIN, 7, left, of Warwick, and her grandfather STEVE MARTIN walk around the cars and fill out their "peo- ple's choice" award ballots. See more on page 3. BREEZE PHOTOS BY ROBERT EMERSON GLOCESTER – Behind the aisles of craft beer and local wine at Chepachet Village Wine & Spirits is one thing you won't likely find in any other liquor store: a police holding cell. The business happens to be located at the site of the former state police barracks, originally built in 1965, vacated 12 years ago, and put up for public auction in 2014. The building, located in the heart of Chepachet Village at 1116 Putnam Pike, was an ideal spot for Kevin Kitson to construct the retail liquor store he always imagined. "This area was ripe for a destina- tion retail liquor store," Kitson said. He grew up helping his parents, Robert and Deborah, with day-to- day operations of their own liquor store, Christy's Liquors of Cranston. Not long after, the family opened a second liquor store, Kitson's Liquors, at 677 Putnam Pike in Chepachet. In 1981, Christy's Liquors moved to By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com From police barracks to liquor store Chepachet Village Wine & Spirits owners seek to preserve history, serve community Let's cruise See LIQUOR STORE, Page 20 SCITUATE – A committee formed to assess the feasibility of building a new police station announced dur- ing its first meeting Monday that the idea will be put to residents in a November ballot question. The ad hoc committee includes Town Council President John Mahoney, Vice President Michael Payette, councilor Scott Amaral, Police Chief Donald Delaere and Scituate resident Rob Pavia. The committee is still seeking mem- bers of the community to serve on the board and applications are open through this Friday, July 28. Committee members say it's still too early to say how much money residents would be asked to approve for a new station, but they say limited resources will likely require keeping the cost in the range of $1 million. The current police station, located at 116 Main St. in Hope, was origi- nally built as a school house and the department has been using the repur- posed facility since 1925. All those decades of wear and New police station will be on November ballot By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See STATION, Page 4 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE valleybreeze.com @ JULY 27-AUGUST 2, 2017 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & • Weekday Lunch Special: 18 holes, Cart & Lunch $43.00 • Weekend Lunch Special: 18 holes, Cart & Lunch $53.00 (no 9 hole special) • *New 'Twilight' Rate: Everyday: 5:30 p.m. until sunset: $20 for 18 holes and a cart. **Sunset is determined by National Weather Service time of sunset, not when it is dark. 55 Melody Hill C.C. Road Chepachet, RI 02814 Melody Hill Country Club is now under new management and is part of the Tri-State Golf Company family! We have a brand new bar and some great weekday and weekend golf specials. You can now book your tee times online at www.melodyhillcc.com. Stop by, we're making lots of upgrades to the facilities and course! OUR SPECIAL RATES INCLUDE: NORTH PROVIDENCE 6 54-410 0 1744 M ineral Spring Ave. Sun. - Thurs., 11 a.m . - 12 a.m . ; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m . - 1 a.m . SM ITHFIELD/ GREENVILLE 2 33-8 96 6 375 Putnam Pike

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