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The Glocester Advocate is a FREE
monthly publication distributed in areas From the Editor............. Inside this Issue
throughout Glocester, Foster, Scituate, Yes, we have gone green! . We are so green that when you’re done reading the
North Smithfield, Greenville and Advocate you can wrap some lettuce, ham and mayo in it and eat it. I am not
Smithfield. Snail Mail Subscriptions are recommending it though. Along with going green we also have color advertising 5 Outdoor Wood Boiler
$17 for 1 year. options and much more content to offer. I feel good about doing my part and I Proposed Ordinance
am hoping more people will make a conscious effort to help as well. Becoming
We welcome articles, photos, letters and aware of the real problem we face in 2012 (if we don’t meet our 35% recycling 5 Town Council Updates
information for possible publication. rate) is one of the first steps. (Article below ) Once you think about it, it really is
Publication of submissions or a small step that each of us can take now to help do our part to help keep taxes
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advertisements is not an endorsement from being raised.
by The Glocester Advocate. Articles and 4 Town Directory
photos from this publication may not be I am looking forward to the months ahead, covering more resident topics and
reprinted without permission. town information. Soon there will be more info on Glocester Elementary Schools
and the Regional School. I encourage readers to contact us if you have a story 6 Calendar of Events
Published by: you think is important or if you would just like to know more about something.
The Glocester Advocate The deadline for ad submission is the 20th of the month, and we can take event 7 Yummy Chicken Chili
PO Box 718 listings and meeting updates up until the 22nd in most cases. As you follow us,
Chepachet, RI 02814 I am sure you will see we are growing each month and we have more than dou- 7 Health Tips
401.568.6891 bled in size in only 4 short months. Our area of distribution now includes parts
of Foster, North Smithfield, Greenville, and Scituate and of course Glocester. 8 Historically Speaking
Sandra Bell I would like to thank the many Glocester Businesses that have advertised and
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contributed as well as distributing The Glocester Advocate. The advertising
rates on page 19 are very reasonable because I believe in keeping the costs Update
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with the ad prices. No need to call for pricing - it is all listed. Offering affordable
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Sandra Bell office. We will also be ready to accept payments online on our website this
month (mid February) for your advertising needs, so you can now place your ads 11 Snow Removal
Due to the varied sources for information, from home when it snows again. :-)
The Glocester Advocate may be subject 12 Police Department
to errors occasionally. We apologize Thank you readers for all your dedication and feedback
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and strive for accuracy in keeping the be proud of. The response has been great. So keep your
community aware and involved. The thoughts, ideas and submissions coming! Enjoy this
month’s issue and I hope to see you around town.
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the opinions of the editor. Thank you for
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Glocester taxes on the rise?
In April 2002 the Town of Glocester joined the RI Resource Recovery Corporation’s Maximum Recycling
program in an effort to save money by avoiding landfill disposal fees. Last Fiscal year the town dropped off
3,184 tons of waste to the Central Landfill in Johnston at a cost of $32 per ton for a total of $101,888 and an-
other 1,146 tons of recycling. Although it is free to drop off recycling, it is still mandatory to recycle in the state
of RI, so when items you can recycle end up in the trash, fees can add up quickly. However, there is a potential
to save thousands of dollars by merely being more aware of what ends up in the trash.
Beginning July 1, 2012 every city or town shall be required to recycle a minimum of thirty-five percent
(35%) of its solid waste and to divert a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of its solid waste.
continued See "Taxes" Page 16
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Angell's Collision Service
274 Putnam Pike, Harmony, RI
Owners Robert and Jessica Feuti
In operation for over 30 years, Angell's Collision Service located
Windshields at 274 Putnam Pike in Harmony, still has the reputation of being a fam-
and Glass Repair ily owned business that provides quality work with personalized service.
Expert Color Matching Robert and Jessica Feuti own and operate Angell’s Collision Service and
Collision Repairs they still continue to provide many of the same services as the previous
Detailing owner, Edward Angell, who is still deeply missed. The 2 year anniver-
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sary of his passing is on February 7th, 2011 and even though Robert is
not related by blood, he is no stranger to the family or the business.
Rental Cars Available Robert Feuti began working at Angell's Collision 18 years ago along
Local Customer with most of the crew that still works there today. Basically, the only
Pick Up /Delivery thing that has changed is the ownership. Even though the business has
changed hands, Rob and Jessica say “you can still expect to get the
All Work Guaranteed same personalized attention that was provided many years ago by the
same employees that have been here for over 20 years.”
Providing such services as, appointments before and after business
hours, customer pick up and drop off and dealing with the hassles of
Open Monday - Friday Insurance claims, Angell’s Collision Service still has the reputation of
8:30am - 5:30pm providing excellent, quality service in a family oriented atmosphere.
Trusted Auto Body Service For Over 30 years!
Specializing in Insurance claims
We can take care of your claim from start to finish. All work is guaranteed and we will apply the
savings to your deductible because we are not on any insurance referral list.
Don`t forget you have the legal right to choose your body shop. License #889
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Town of Glocester Dept of Human Services
Glocester Food Pantry
The Glocester Food Pantry is now located
at the South entrance of the Town Hall and is
handicap accessible. Director - Judy Branch
Food Pantry Hours are: The Office hours are:
Wednesdays 9am-11am and 1pm -3pm Monday 9am -11am and Thurs 9am -11am
In the event of inclement weather the pantry will Wed 9am -11am and 1pm - 3pm
be open the following day at the same times. phone: 568-6206 ext222
After Hours (Emergency Only - 568-4859)
Message from Judy Branch: ____
Recently there have been many people volunteer-
ing their time at the food bank. I would like to Transportation is available to all Glocester
thank everyone for the continued support and for
residents in need of a ride for medical ap-
your patience through my transition into this posi-
tion. I would also like to Thank those who made
monetary donations, which are always welcome!
Thank you for your continued support Fuel Assistance is available to qualified
- Judy Branch residents, please call the oﬃce for more
Volunteers and Monetary Donations information.
are always welcome.
checks made payable to: Town of Glocester
mailed to: Human Service Director
1145 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814
A Penny Social was held at Farm Family Insurance located in Historic Chepachet Village during the three
Thursday nights of Candlelight Shopping. Local businesses donated assorted gifts and gift certificates. All
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of the proceeds were donated to the Glocester Food Pantry. Even with the bad economy the money raised
exceeded previous years, a check in the amount of $722.00 was presented to the Glocester Food Pantry.
Sponsored by: The Candlelight Shopping Committee 2010 Charlie Wilson, Jim Thompson and Rose Amato
Volunteers Barbara Waterman, Tina Santanelli, Sean Amato and Steve Westerman
Provided by Charlie and Eileen Wilson
Town of Glocester Directory
TOWN GOVERNMENT Town Solicitor: 949-2228
Animal Shelter: 568-3885 Assistant Solicitor: 949-2228
Board of Canvassers: 568-6206, ext. 0 Transfer Station: 568-1130
Building/Zoning Official: 568-6206, ext. 1 Treasurer/Finance: 568-6206, ext. 5
Emergency Management: 568-2533
Emergency Services: 568-1879 LIBRARIES
Finance Director: 568-6206, ext. 5 Glocester Manton Free Library: 568-6077
Hearing Impaired: 568-1422 Harmony Library: 949-2850
Home Repair Program CDBG: 568-6206 ext. 6 FIRE & RESCUE
Housing Authority: 568-5100 Chepachet, Harmony, West Glocester, DIAL 911
Human Services: 568-6206, ext. 222
Human Resources, 568-6206, Ext. 5 POLICE
Probate Judge: 647-1400 Glocester: 568-2533 or DIAL 911
Department of Public Works: 568-5540
Recreation: 568-6206, ext. 224 POST OFFICES
Senior Center 710-9860 Chepachet: 568-8784
Senior Center Dining Room: 567-4557 Harmony: 949-0600
Senior Transportation Van: 568-2533
Tax Assessor:568-6206, ext. 3 SCHOOLS
Tax Collector: 568-6206, ext. 4 Superintendent's Office: 710-7500, Option 4
Town Clerk: 568-6206, ext. 0 Fogarty Memorial Elementary: 568-6211
Town Council President: 568-6206, ext. 0 West Glocester Elementary: 567-0350
Town Planner: 568-6206, ext. 2 Ponaganset Middle School: 710-7500
Town Sergeant: 568-3333 Ponaganset High School: 710-7500
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Glocester Town Council News
who may legally work in the United However this decision will now pre
States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign vent law enforcement officials from
At the January 20th Town Council citizens who have the necessary actively working with ICE (Interconti- Beef Stew Supper
Meeting the council reached a con- authorization. This diverse workforce nental exchange) and there is an
sensus to forward a resolution to the contributes greatly to the vibrancy increased chance those illegal immi- Fundraiser
legislators supporting legislation being and strength of our economy, but that grants involved in criminal activity Location: Friendship Masonic Lodge
introduced regarding the E-Verify sys- same strength also attracts unauthor- will escape possible deportation 1167 Putnam Pike, Chepachet
tem. Recently Congress and the Presi- ized employment." consequences of their illegal behavior
dent have been unable to resolve the E-Verify is an Internet-based system due to the specific lack of further Adults $6 Ages 5-12 $3.00
problem of illegal immigration, leav- that allows businesses to determine investigation. Under 5 FREE
ing the states to deal with the conse- the eligibility of their employees to The Council's concern is that this will
quences and Rhode Island to work in the United States. In a press result in a severe negative impact on For Reservations call:
deal with thousands of immigrants. release on Jan 5th, 2011 Governor our economic and social welfare in Holly Johnson-Reil at 475-1150
It is no secret that the newly installed Chafee commented on the rescinded the State. The Glocester Town Council Walk-ins welcome
governor of RI, Lincoln D. Chafee has order, "This re-set will allow us to is requesting our Senator Paul Fogarty
rescinded the order issued by former engage in a comprehensive dialogue and local representatives to support ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE
Governor Donald L. Carcieri on March with our immigrant communities, law legislation being introduced into the GLOCESTER FOOD PANTRY
27, 2008 labeled the "Illegal immigra- enforcement agencies, and all inter- General Assembly to codify the E-Veri-
tion Control Order." ested parties. This is an opportunity fy system as proposed in Governor Sponsored by: North Scituate As-
The US citizenship and immigration to reach a consensus on how best to Carcieri's Executive Order for "Illegal sembly #14, International Order of
services states that "U.S. law requires enforce the law." Immigration Control." Rainbow for Girls
companies to employ only individuals
Regional School Outdoor Wood Boilers Some of the proposed restrictions of Outdoor Wood Furnaces
include that the unit must be a minimum of 150 feet from any
Debt Service Proposed Ordinance
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building not served by the furnace, must be located a minimum
of 50 feet from any lot line and must be constructed on a con-
crete apron pad extending a minimum width of 4 feet in front
The Council is requesting an amend- A motion was approved to set a Public Hearing for the
and 3 feet on each side of the furnace and where achievable
ment to R.I.G.L.16-7-23. Requesting consideration of the proposed amendment to the Glo-
the height of the chimney shall exceed the height of the roof
change to Legislation concerning Debt cester Code of Ordinance, to include Section 268, Out-
peaks of buildings located within 200 feet of the furnace, with
Service payments remaining in the door Hydronic Heaters and Outdoor Wood Boilers for
a maximum height of 35' above ground level.
Regional School's Budget after the February 3rd, 2011.
debt is paid. Councilor Buster Steere
Existing units shall be allowed to continue to operate without
argues that the taxpayers cannot Currently, there is a moratorium (a stop to all wood
modification unless prohibited fuels or materials are being
be required to continue making pay- boiler installations) in the town of Glocester until the
used and if the zoning or building official receives a complaint.
ments to the region after the debt has proposed amendment is approved. The purpose of the
Currently there is one complaint in town of an OWB causing
been paid off, stating "you wouldn't proposed ordinance is to make sure furnaces/systems
problems and this could be helped by possibly raising the stack
continue making mortgage payments are not located or used in such a manner as to compro-
height and or adding forced air induction. A building permit will
to the bank after you have paid off the mise the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of
also be required for existing units within 4 months of the effec- 5
loan." the town. The ordinance seeks to regulate the location,
tive passing of the date of the ordinance.
use, construction and operation of outdoor furnaces so
The legislation is up for "interpreta- that they do not become a public nuisance. "We're not
Councilor William Reichert expressed his disagreement with
tion" with R.I.G.L 16-7-23 stating in going to require that anyone have them removed," said
the ordinance stating that "in these economic times, people are
part: " ... a community which experi- councilor Ted Burlingame.
burning anything from pallets to almost any kind of wood to
ences a nonrecurring expenditure for
its schools may deduct the nonrecur- Owners of existing units may be required to modify
ring expenditure" (from the budget). them to prevent them from being a nuisance, Burlin-
Allowable wood sources stated in the proposed ordinance are
Currently the final approval of this de- game said. OWB are an economical alternative to con-
the same that have been adopted by the Environmental Protec-
duction is with the Commissioner of ventional heating, however, if operated improperly they
tion Agency (EPA) and they include clean wood and wood pel-
Education. The proposed amendment can cause harmful emissions, offensive odors, smoke,
lets made from clean wood. Prohibited sources of fuel include
will remove the "interpretation" and soot, fumes, ash and other conditions. Operating im-
treated wood, tires, and materials containing plastic, rubber,
add legislation containing specific lan- properly can include using prohibited fuel and materi-
paint, particle board, manure, asphalt products and more. The
guage applying to Debt Service of the als not intended to use as fuel, having too short a stack
next Town Council meeting will be held on February 3rd, 2011
Regional School Budget stating basi- height, and being located too close to another building
at 7:30pm which will include the public hearing.
cally when the debt gets paid; it gets or neighboring house.
removed from the operating budget.
The Council is requesting that Senator These Updates are provided because a representative of The Glocester Advocate attends the Town
Paul Fogarty along with Representa- Council Meetings along with information provided by the Town Council. Council Meetings are held @
tive Mike Chippendale and 7:30 pm every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at the Glocester Town Hall. Meeting dates and times
Representative Cale Keeble introduce are subject to change during the holidays, so please call the Town Hall to confirm 568-6206 or visit
legislation to enact the proposed www.glocesterri.org The agenda is posted at the Town Hall 48hours before the meetings take place. all
are welcome to attend.
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Calendar Events Have an Event?
Foster-Glocester Regional School Glocester Housing Authority Glocester Town Council Meeting
Committee Meeting Meeting Time: 7:00pm Time: 7:30pm Let us know, and we
Location: Ponaganset Middle
Location: Glocester Town Hall Location: Glocester Town Hall
will put it on the
School Library - 7 Rustic Hill Road, Wednesday 2/9/2011 Monday 2/21/2011 calendar!
Glocester, RI Senior Center Board of Directors Budget Board Meeting
Meeting Time: 8:00am Time: 7:00pm
GROUND HOG DAY
Location: 1210 Putnam Pike,
Location: Glocester Town Hall
Glocester Planning Board Meeting
Food Distribution at Glocester Food Distribution at Glocester Time: 7:00pm
or mail to:
Food Pantry Food Pantry Location: Glocester Town Hall
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00am Time: 9:00 am - 11:00am
PO Box 718
and 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm Tuesday 2/22/2011
Chepachet, RI 02814
Location: Glocester Town Hall Location: Glocester Town Hall Dept Elderly Affairs Meeting
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Budget Board Meeting Budget Board Meeting Location: Senior Center - 1210
Time: 7:00pm Time: 7:00pm Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI
Location: Glocester Town Hall Location: Glocester Town Hall
Economic Development Commis-
April’s on the Pike
Wastewater Management District Affordable Housing Advisory Board sion Time: 7:00pm Breakfast Restaurant
Board Meeting Time: 7:30pm Location: Glocester Town Hall
Time: 7:00pm Location: Glocester Town Hall
Location: Glocester Town Hall Glocester Recreation Commission 2 Eggs, Homfries or Beans
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Monday 2/14/2011 Meeting Time: 7:30pm 1/2 Order of Meat & Toast
Conservation Commission Meeting VALENTINE'S DAY Location: Glocester Town Hall $3.95
Time: 7:30pm EVERYDAY!!!
Location: Glocester Town Hall Budget Board Meeting Wednesday 2/23/2011
Time: 7:00pm Food Distribution at Glocester
Location: Glocester Town Hall Food Pantry
401 Putnam Pike (Rt 44)
Thursday 2/3/2011 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00am Harmony Marketplace
Glocester Town Council Meeting Economic Development Commis- and 1:00pm - 3:00pm Open M-F 6am -11:30am
Time: 7:30pm sion Time: 7:00pm Location: Glocester Town Hall Sat & Sun 6am - 1pm
Location: Glocester Town Hall Location: Glocester Town Hall
Budget Board Meeting Take out call 401-349-5661
Tuesday 2/15/2011 Time: 7:00pm
Monday 2/7/2011 Glocester School Committee Meet- Location: Glocester Town Hall
Budget Board Meeting ing Time: 6:30pm We Have Johnny Cakes!
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Meeting Time: 7:30pm Location: Glocester Town Hall Advertise with us
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Yummy Winter Chicken Chili Winter Health Tips
By Dr. M. Megan Giovanni
Southwest White Chicken Chili Prep Time 30 mins - Wash Hands frequently to prevent colds and flues
- Cough and sneeze into sleeve, not hands
- Use tissues, not handkerchiefs
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 4 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast Exercise
halves, cut into cubes - Helps to boost immune system by elevating white
* 4 teaspoons chili powder blood cells.
* 2 teaspoons ground cumin - Bundle up and walk outside.
* 1 large onion, chopped - Getting fresh air will oxygenate your lungs and give
* 1 medium green pepper, chopped you more energy.
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell's® Condensed
Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular or 98% Add Color to your diet
Fat Free) - Dark greens, yellows, reds and oranges in fruits and
* 3/4 cup water vegetables add vital nutrients to keep your cells
* 1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
- Supplement with a multi-vitamin and Omega 3 essen-
* 2 (15 ounce) cans white kidney beans (can tial fatty acid( fish oil).
nellini), rinsed and drained - Add extra Vitamin D, Research suggests most of us are
* 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese deficient with the diminished hours of sun in the
- Increase vitamin C intake for added immune support
1. Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, chili
(either supplement or add more vitamin C rich foods
powder, cumin, onion and pepper and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the like citrus fruits).
vegetables are tender, stirring often.
Drink More Water
2. Stir the soup, water, corn and beans in the saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce the - We continue to lose water from our bodies even in the
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heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with the cheese. winter months which can affect our immune
Recipe from Allrecipes.com system by not being able to fight off colds and flues
Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving Calories: 323 | Total Fat: 9.4g | Cholesterol: as well as cause dehydration.
46mg |Servings Per Recipe: 6 |Amount Per Serving|Calories: 323| * Total Fat: 9.4g * Cho- - drinking water will help dry sinuses, relieve chapped
lesterol: 46mg * Sodium: 719mg * Total Carbs: 36.6g * Dietary Fiber: 8.6g * Protein: hands and even help with the occasional headache.
24g|Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database |Recipes to Start Your Year Oﬀ Right!
Layer Clothes to Stay Warm
-We lose a significant amount heat from our heads, so
use a hat.
Ground Hog Day Feb 2nd
- Remember it is heavy work and exercise, so warm up
like you would any exercise.
- Use your knees to bend and lift rather than bending
and twisting at your waist ( a sure trip to the 7
On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob - in
front of thousands of followers from all over the world - to predict the - Your legs will always be stronger than your back.
weather for the rest of winter. - If you are not used to physical activity, be careful. if
you notice any chest pain or shortness of breath, seek
immediate medical attention.
According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will
be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, Warm up inside with plenty of healthy, vegetable soups
there will be an early spring. and stew for lots vitamins and minerals.
by: Dr. M. Megan Giovanni - Chiropractic Physician
The celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania's earliest
settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which
states, "For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow
swirl in May..." Dr. M. Megan Giovanni
Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s. The first of- 145 Danielson Pike (RT. 6)
ficial trek to Gobbler's Knob was made on February 2, 1887. Foster, RI 02825
Tel (401) 647-0400 Fax (401)647 -0450
Dr. Megan Giovanni firstname.lastname@example.org
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1867 Freshet Keech's little mill stood as though it floors of the mill. Downstream, the
wasn't even there and picking up mo- dye house was flooded and boilers and Chepachet Bridge today con-
The evidence of damage mentum assaulted the wider expanse machinery from Point Mill were pulled tinues to be a vital span carrying a
wrought by the rapid thaw and flood of Smith &Sayles Reservoir. Sand Dam into the tremendous roiling flood. Wa- great variety of vehicles, some with
February 10, 1867 can still be seen in was next to washout and a seething ter had reached the steps of the (now) wide loads and tremendous weights
the village of Chepachet. yellow wall of flood water, ice, rocks Tavern-on-Main before subsiding. over interstate route 44.
and other debris descended on Chepa- by Edna Kent -Town Historian
12-15 inches of packed snow chet Pond (behind the present fire sta- The original course of the
and 18-20 inches of ice on the ponds in tion). Uprooted trees and ice blocks once-wide and shallow river was
South Glocester melted in a rapid rise caught at the top of the falls, backing gouged to its present depth by the The Chepachet Bridge
in temperature and torrential rains on up the impending onslaught momen- 1867 Freshet. The importance of Che- Originally a wooden bridge, it
Saturday Feb 9. The swift thaw left tarily before it crashed into the heart pachet Bridge was never more graphi- was here that Betty The Learned
bare ground by the next morning and of Chepachet. cally demonstrated than in the days to Elephant was shot and killed on
earthen dams off Stone Dam Road and follow. A boat was pressed into ser- May 25, 1826. The wooden struc-
Peckham's Sawmill at Snake Hill Road Whole buildings including the vice to cross the icy chasm but scaling ture was called Elephant Bridge
Could not contain the pressure and wooden bridge were sucked into the the slippery, muddy banks was a chal- until the Freshet of February 10,
let go. The combined surge cascaded maelstrom and slammed against the lenge, and as soon as weather permit-
1867, when it was washed away.
into Keech Pond over flowing the nar- north wall of the 1814 Stone Mill, tear- ted, a foot bridge was built at the top
row cart path on the isthmus where ing away the wall and exposing three of the falls and a replacement bridge
Last Man Over the Bridge
What a winter! All night, warm rain had poured intermittently be-
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tween heavy "pea-soup" fog and the previous brutally cold months' accumu-
lation of heavy snows had vanished overnight. After a busy morning in the
Sawmill, Reuben Keach was trudging home to the old Keach house on the
Harrisville Road for lunch, skirting puddles while listening to the distant clack
of ill machinery.
As he approached Chepachet Bridge, he heard a deep grumbling
roar that shook the soggy ground beneath his wet boots. Looking West to-
ward the pond beyond the falls he glimpsed a menacing wall of ice and water
raised up 15-16 feet high above the top of the falls. "...Can't get home if the
bridge goes out" -was his only thought as he raced across the wooden span
The Picture above is Looking south toward damage wrought by
and fled for his life, - while behind him roared the February 10, 1867 Freshet, freshet with exposed mill interior due to collapse of north wall
smashing Hawkins' Sawmill, Hawkins' Gristmill, Waterman's Chair & Casket The term freshet is used to describe a spring thaw resulting from snow
Factory, Walter Read's barn, and the old wooden bridge over Chepachet Riv- and ice melting in rivers which can last several weeks as the snow melts
er. Reuben Keach was the last man over the bridge. in the river. Spring freshets associated with thaw events are sometimes
accompanied by ice jams which can cause flash floods.
In an interview almost a century later, Reuben's son, Elmer chuckled, -"of
course, he didn't want to miss his lunch!"
(excerpted from 1980 Elmer Keach interview by Richmond Kent)
by Edna Kent -Glocester Historian
The picture below: Merchants survey chasm where once stood
Chepachet Bridge. (Pictures from the book "Glocester -Way Up Country" by
Chepachet River Bridge
This winter’s snow storms have caused several challenges at the Chepa-
chet River Bridge and Main Street village area. The accumulation of snow
has dangerously constricted the travel lane; break down lane, parking and
pedestrian traffic in the area. This past week the Glocester State garage
has been extremely helpful and removed snow piles along the Chepachet
River Bridge and Main Street Business area making it safer for parking and
pedestrian traffic. DOT advised that the Chepachet River Bridge project
is presently in the contract bidding process with work scheduled to begin
sometime this spring.
Provided by The Chief of Police, Joe Delprete
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Did you know?
That The Glocester Advocate is the first newspaper published in the town of Glocester, Rhode Island since
1882. The Chepachet Weakly (yes, spelled weakly) was a biweekly publication started in the year 1881
and published by Frank H. Potter for coverage in the town of Glocester.
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"On My Honor,
I Will Do My Best"
"On my Honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to
obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.”
Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday January 9th, 2011 were three young men
whose dedication has not gone unnoticed. Nicholas Landry, Eric Beltram and Shane
Collins of Troop 44 in Chepachet were awarded the highest honor the Boy Scouts of
America (BSA) bestows. The ceremony was held at the Chepachet Union Church on
1138 Putnam Pike, where Troop 44 meets for their regular Scout meetings.
Scouts who attain the title of "Eagle Scout" are considered Eagle Scouts for life, giving
meaning to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle."
Requirements of an Eagle Scout include earning at least 21 merit badges and dem-
onstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership.
During the ceremony the Scouts are reminded of their advancement stages and what
being an Eagle Scout represents. The Eagle Scouts are then presented with a medal
and badge that recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout.
BSA requires the young man receiving the honor to remain active in their troop for at
10 least six months after the Eagle Scout award is given. They must also demonstrate that
they live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.
The merit badges have to include first aid, citizenship in community, citizenship in na-
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tion, citizenship in world, communications, personal fitness, lifesaving, environmental
science, personal management, swimming, hiking or cycling, camping and family life.
The Boy Scouts of America website states, “Any first-class Scout qualifying for 21
badges will be entitled to wear the highest Scout merit badge. This is an eagle’s head
in silver and represents the all-round perfect Scout.” Becoming an Eagle Scout involves
a lot time invested and hard work on the Scout's part as well as the parents and the
troop leader. The ceremony also includes recognizing the parents for their participa-
tion throughout the scout’s career. Among the awards were citations of merit from
State Senator Paul Fogarty, U.S Sen. Jack Reed, U.S. Rep James Langevin and a resolu-
tion from the Glocester Town Council. Eagle Scout candlelighting ceremony
The young men are all headed for college degree programs. Eric Beltram is enrolled in
Graphic Design at Mt. Ida College in Mass, Nicholas Landry in Aviation science at New
England Technical Institute and Shane Collins is pursuing Filming at Quinnipiac Univer-
sity in Hamden, Conn. Congratulations Eagle Scouts!
Boy Scouts of America has grown to be a vital force in the develop-
ment of our youth through its many programs which encourage the
ability of its young men to do things for themselves and others.
Eric Beltram, Shane Collins, and Nicholas Landry
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Glocester Police Department News January Police Log
GLOCESTER POLICE DEPARTMENT 01/01/2011 female for Disorderly Conduct and Malicious
162 Chopmist Hill Road At 04:11hrs Captain Mattera and Sgt. Entwis- Injury to Property after she smashed an oc-
Glocester, Rhode Island 02814 tle arrested a 19 year old male on Domestic cupied Town of Glocester Public Works plow
(401) 568-2533 Assault and Refusal to Relinquish a Tele- truck with a snow shovel.
Joseph S. DelPrete At 06:19hrs Captain Mattera and Sgt. Entwis- At 16:55hrs Patrolman Gustafson investigated
Chief of Police tle investigated a car vs. deer motor vehicle a car vs. ATV accident on Chestnut Hill Road
accident in the area of 329 Chestnut Hill that occurred on 1/13/11.
At 20:52hrs Patrolman Heston arrested a 25
Significant Arrest and Investigation: 01/03/2011
At 03:04hrs Sergeant Entwistle and Patrol-
year old male for Driving on a Suspended
License on Route 44 in the area of Saint Eu-
Tri State Burglary Ring man Jenison arrested a 27 year old male for gene’s Church.
DUI and possession of Marijuana after he
Members of the Glocester Police investigated several house was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 01/14/2011
breaks in the fall of 2010 and developed two suspects who were the area of 33 Spring Grove Road. At 00:10hrs Sergeant Entwistle and Patrolman
residing in the towns of Burrillville and Glocester. Investigation Jenison arrested a 20 year old male for Simple
also revealed that both subjects were believed to be committing 01/04/2011 Assault and Disorderly Conduct at 1521 Put-
house breaks in the town of Burrillville, Smithfield, and Lincoln. In At 22:16hrs Patrolman Moriarty arrested a nam Pike.
November of 2010, Rhode Island State Police Detectives, Smith- 24 year old male for Driving on a Suspended
field Police, and Glocester Police conducted a surveillance of both license as a result of a traffic stop for speed- At 17:14hrs Sergeant Bertholic and Patrolman
subjects leaving a residence in West Glocester. After casing several ing in the area of Dino’s Market on Route 44. Bianchi arrested a 36 year old female for an
neighborhoods in Glocester both subjects travelled to Connecticut outstanding warrant at the Glocester Motor
where they were arrested by Connecticut State Police after commit- 01/05/2011 Inn.
ting two burglaries in Thompson. Members of the Glocester Police At 14:05hrs Lieutenant Fague and Patrolman
recovered jewelry and flat screen televisions connecting these two Heston arrested a 43 year old male for DUI At 18:45hrs Sergeant Bertholic and Patrolman
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subjects to burglaries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Glocester after he was involved in a motor vehicle ac- Bianchi investigated a car vs. car motor vehicle
houses breaks. Both suspects are being held in Connecticut and are cident on Rustic Hill Road in the area of the accident on Route 44 at Cooper Road. Both
awaiting prosecution in both states. Ponaganset Middle School while school was vehicles sustained heavy damage and both op-
in session. erators were taken to the hospital by rescue.
Readers are reminded to secure their residences and use a burglary
alarm when available. Most importantly, home owners should be 01/06/2011 At 23:20hrs Sergeant Bertholic and Patrolman
vigilant in reporting to the police any suspicious activity or vehicles. At 14:02hrs Patrolman D’Amato arrested Bianchi arrested a 25 year old male for DUI
The rural character and remoteness of the town presents an excel- a 23 year old male and a 22 year old male and Possession of Marijuana after investigat-
lent opportunity for thieves. for Possession of Marijuana after a motor ing a report of an erratic driver on Snake Hill
vehicle stop on Route 44 near the Harmony Road.
Fire Station for speeding and a loud muﬄer
At 02:05hrs Patrolman Jenison arrested a
01/08/2011 22 year old male for Driving on a Suspended
At 02:49hrs Patrolman Jenison investigated License on Snake Hill Road in the area of Saw
a car vs. pole motor vehicle accident in the Mill Road.
area of pole #134 Pray Hill Road.
At 10:05hrs Captain Mattera investigated At 01:37hrs Patrolman Houle and Patrolman
a car vs. tree motor vehicle accident in the Jenison arrested a 32 year old male for DUI,
Advertise with us online! area of #514 Lake Washington Drive. Felony Domestic Assault and Disorderly Con-
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At 12:43hrs Patrolman Hebert investigated street.
a car vs. tree motor vehicle accident in the
area of #23 Lost Acres Drive. 01/18/2011
At 07:46hrs Patrolman Houle investigated a
01/11/2011 car vs. car motor vehicle accident in the area
At 08:05hrs, Patrolman D’Amato arrested a of #1140 Putnam Pike.
16 year old male for Wayward/Disorderly
Conduct charges at the Ponaganset High At 08:08hrs Patrolman Moriarty investigated a
School. car vs. pole motor vehicle accident in the area
of #192 Putnam Pike.
At 01:41hrs Sergeant Entwistle investigated
a car vs. pole motor vehicle accident in the
area of Route 44 at Chopmist Hill Road.
At 18:41hrs Lieutenant Fague, Patrolman
Bianchi and Patrolman Heston arrested a
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Chepachet Join us for a Christ centered traditional worship service.
Free Will Baptist Church Worship services typically include:
1213 Putnam Pike, PO Box 148
Chepachet, Rhode Island 02814
Responsive psalm reading - Prayers (spoken, unison responsive prayer; a time for silent medita-
Stephen Crosby, Pastor tion; a time for sharing our prayer concerns) - Lectionary Scripture readings (Old Testament,
Jeff Brooke-Stewart, Pastor Epistle and Gospel readings) - Hymns - Sermon reflecting the scripture - Children's time
Marilyn Knight, Organist A Service of Communion is offered the first of every month: All of God's children are welcome to
Paul Anderton, Senior Deacon the Lord's table to share in communion.
Services are children friendly.
Bring your families, friends and neighbors.
Sunday Morning Worship
10:00 a.m. Audioamplification (for the hearing impaired) is available
All are welcome!
Chestnut Hill Bridge Project ceased due to a winter shut down from Dec 15 was pulled from the project. Director Lewis said that he
thru March 15." "does not want to speculate on that issue," stating that
Residents and officials alike, once again voiced their "the state has rights and every contractor has rights."
frustrations about the lack of work being done The bridge was shut down in September
on the Chestnut Hill Rd. Bridge at a recent Town 2010 and at a previous meeting back in Novem- The Council argues that if the RIDOT had consulted with
Council Meeting. On January 20, RI DOT Director ber, when there was no mention of a winter shut the town before they bid out the contract, many of these
Mike Lewis was present at the Town Council Meet- down in the contract, residents were told by DOT problems could have been avoided. Sen Paul Fogarty is
ing to give an update on the Chestnut Hill Bridge officials that Shire would be working throughout currently working with other officials along with Repre-
Project. Currently all construction has stopped the winter months, weather permitting, to get sentative Mike Chippendale, to put legislation intoplace
on the bridge, but all demolition has been com- back on schedule. According to Director Lewis, that requires RIDOT to come to the town and present a
pleted, thereby creating a 45 minute detour of Shire Construction is currently 70 days behind proposed plan when it involves the town. While this won't
what should be a 2 minute ride. Councilor William schedule putting the proposed completion date affect the Chestnut Hill Bridge process, they are hoping to
Reichert asked Director Lewis if "it was true that of the bridge somewhere in late November 2011. avoid these pitfalls with the next Bridge Project on Main
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Shire Construction was dragging their feet because Director Lewis also says they "are waiting for Shire Street in Chepachet, that is due to go out to bid soon.
of a suit they filed against the State of RI?" Director Construction to come up with a proposed recov- - Sandra Bell
Lewis stated there "was no reason to believe that ery schedule." Councilor Reichert also asked if
they are," and also stated that, "currently work has Director Lewis had a plan if Shire Construction Keep informed and updated with The Glocester Advocate
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Glocester Economic Development Commission
Glocester Manton Library
1137 Putnam Pike, Chepachet RI 02814 GEDC examines, formulates and recommends an economic development program to the Town Council. The
Phone: 568-6077 glocestermanton.org program should be consistent with the goals stated in Glocester's Comprehensive Community Plan:
Open hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri.
10-8, Sat. 10-3 1. To allow for future economic development to occur that does not conflict with or degrade the desirable
attributes of the Town and that help sustain the Glocester Vision.
Book Discussion Groups: 2. Prevent traditional problems created by economic growth, such as environmental degradation, dramatic
The Wednesday Afternoon Group will be meet- changes to community character, unsightly highway strip development, from occurring in the Town.
ing February 16 at 1:30 pm to discuss Cutting
for Stone by Abraham Verghese 3. Broaden and diversify the Town's economic base to reduce the residential sector's property tax burden.
The Evening Book Discussion Group will be 4. Encourage efforts that use the natural features of Glocester as an inducement to foster economic activity
Meeting on Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30. They and growth.
will be reading and discussing The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini. The EDC along with the Planning Board are currently working on ways to help new businesses open in Gloces-
ter and updates will be provided monthly in The Glocester Advocate. EDC Meetings are held every month on
February Story Times: the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm, but please check the Town Hall for updates on meeting times as they
Babies from birth to 2 meets on Tuesdays at are subject to change. Agendas are posted 48 hours prior to the meeting in the Town Hall.
10:30 am, Join Miss Amy for simple stories,
rhymes, bounces and songs.
Letters to the Editor can be emailed to: editor@theglocester advocate.com
Toddlers, ages 2 to 3.5 meets on Wednesdays
at 1:00 pm. Join Miss Amy for stories, rhymes, or mailed to: TGA- PO Box 718 - Chepachet, RI 02814
songs, and literacy-based activities.
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Preschoolers, ages 3.5 to 5 meets on Tuesdays
at 1:00 pm and Fridays at 10:30. Join Miss Amy Letter To the Editor;
for stories, songs, crafts and creative play. I would like to comment on an article in the January 13, 2011 issue of the Valley Breeze referencing
the legal argument between the Town of Foster and the Foster Glocester Regional School District
Story Times will not be held during the school lawyer, Gregory Piccirilli, over Foster's funding of the Regional School District and his reference to
vacation week, February 21-25. the Town of Glocester during a hearing on the issue. In that article, Mr. Piccirilli was quoted as say-
ing that the two Towns not understand what the Regional District represents, how it is financed and
School Vacation Week: that Foster and Glocester "don't get it"
It is clear that he is putting his own spin on the matter before a Department of Education
Family Pajama Story Time: Monday, Febru- hearing officer concerning an issue of several years ago where the Town of Glocester at its annual
ary 21 at 6:30 pm. Cozy up for stories and hot Financial Town meeting voted to with hold a portion of an increase in Regional Funding. The reason
chocolate at the library. Please register was that the Budget as voted on at the Regional District Financial would have put us over the State
mandated cap on local property tax increases. It is blatantly clear that Mr. Piccirilli is being disin-
Preschool Arts and Crafts (ages 3-5 years): genuous with his comments about Glocester's decision at that meeting because the taxpayers were
Tuesday, February 22 from 10:00 – 12:00. Drop told that he, as the lawyer for the Regional District and John Bevalaqua, Glocester's solicitor at the
by the library to do one or several fun arts and time , had reached a decision and agreement that the Glocester taxpayers were with in their right
crafts. Please register to vote not to exceed that State tax cap and that they could vote to withhold that portion of the
increase that would have put us over the cap. After following due legal process and receiving a deci-
Crochet Workshop (Middle and High School): sion contrary to the Town's argument, the Town of Glocester paid the full amount due, in excess of
Wednesday, February 23 at 10:00. Learn basic $400,000 for the two years of the discussion and settled the case rather than appeal the matter any
crochet techniques and start making a small further..
wrist bag. Please bring a lunch. At registration, One of the objectives of the Glocester Town Council is to foster good relations and open
you will be given a list of supplies to bring. communications with our local and regional schools. We believe we have made good progress in
achieving that goal over the past two years. What we do not need is someone who has only a finan-
Wii Games (Elementary and Middle School): cial interest for his efforts and then goes about sewing the seeds of discontent and discourse with
Friday, February 25 from 1:00 – 3:00 the residents of Glocester along with poisoning the well of mutual communication between the
Glocester Town Council and the Regional School Committee. Mr. Piccirilli would be better served to
One-on-one beginner computer lessons are keep his personal spin on the issue to himself and stop his editorializing. I would suggest we ask for
available during most open hours. Open an a rebate or credit on the time and billing dollars for the time he spent on making his adverse com-
email account, type a letter, create a flyer, and mentary because it was clearly not time well spent or earned in Glocester's best interest. And that
more. Give us a call to set up an appointment. is a comment.
Computer lessons are also held at the Glocester
Senior Center on Tuesdays at 1:30. You must Ted Burlingame Member, Glocester Town Council
register at the Center. 585 Tourtellot Hill Rd
Chepachet RI 401-568-3142
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The Glocester Resource
Commission Update 1 Capital on the Caspian
The newly formed GLOCESTER
RESOURCE COMMISSION established by 9 Fine horse
the Town Council, has several important 13 Came down
goals to fulfill. First, establish a VOL- 14 Sound of a step
UNTEER HUMAN RESOURCE LIST. This 16 Dispatch
will include names phone numbers (or 17 Nevertheless
e-mail addresses) of anyone wishing to 19 Novello of old films
volunteer special skills, knowledge, pro- 20 Means of identification
fession, machinery, equipment or just 21 Devil worship
physical energy and would like to donate 23 Court order?
a small amount of time on projects on 25 Experience again
behalf of the Town of Glocester.
26 Long-plumed wader
Recently for example, Buster Steere, 29 Wireless pioneer
volunteered his equipment, including 31 Riverside plant
transportation, to remove 21 large hard 32 "Great Expectations"
wood and pine stumps from an old farm hero
pasture. The land will be used next 33 Unauthorized pickups
year for a pumpkin patch, proceeds 36 Once ___ lifetime
from which will support such town wide 37 Greek goddess of
projects as the Glocester Food Bank or justice
whatever the Town Council decides. 39 Three in Rome
40 Its capital is Belgrade
Anyone wishing to volunteer their ser-
42 Neither Dem nor Rep
vices and/or equipment as a listed item,
may call Pete Skeffington at 647-2118 43 Sure thing
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or email him at email@example.com, 44 Secular
Down 18 Eight in Paris 45 "Brigg Fair" composer
or phone Resource Commission Chair- 46 Walks in water
22 Waikiki welcome 46 Pack animal
person, Linda Nichols at 568-0784, or 47 Ancient galley
1 Ancient Semitic idol 24 Give forth 47 Neutral shade
e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org 48 Molecule component
2 "For ___ know ..." 26 Goddess of discord 49 Lone Star State
50 Plant runners
3 Potter's oven 27 Heredity factor 50 None of that?
Our second goal includes GREEN ENER- 52 Rio Grande city
GY installations including Solar, Wind 4 Pronounced 28 1954 Hitchcock movie 51 One and only
56 Lie low
and Hydro Electric Generators at numer- 5 Dance moves 30 Blooming time 53 Inter ___
57 City in S. Dakota
ous dams in Glocester (we have more 6 Hesitant sounds 32 David 54 Furnace waste
59 Prince of opera
than 50). In time, these will offset the 7 Meadows 34 Fatigue 55 ___ buco (Italian dish)
60 Oklahoma city
property taxpayer burden. 8 Hollywood's Hedy 35 Takes a chair 58 Put into service
9 Witless 37 Drying frame
The first micro Hydro Electric project 62 Puts in stitches
10 Restored to life 38 "Dragonwyck" author Demand Media Knowledge
will be installed at the Smith and Sayles 63 Bishoprics
11 Win by ___ Seton thinks.com 15
Reservoir Dam, better known as Sand 64 "Othello" villain
12 Apt. accommodation 41 Margins
Dam, under the auspices of the Sand Answers on Page 16
15 Discovered 43 Italian aperitif
Dam Reservoir Association. This should
move ahead as soon as the new bridge is
installed on Chestnut Hill Road, approxi-
mately one year from now.
IF YOU OWN A DAM and are interested
in becoming involved with Hydro Electric
generation, please contact Pete Skef-
fington or Linda Nichols. As stated, we
are interested in wind and solar power
generation as well. Therefore if you feel
you have a suitable location for either,
let us know. Buster Steere PO Box 669
401-568-1988 Chepachet, RI 02814
If you have other ideas, please contact
us, or come to our meetings which are
always on the LAST MONDAY of the
month, at 6:30 PM, in room 6 in the Trucking & Excavating
Town Hall. provided by: Pete Skeffington Cellar Holes Dug - Septic Systems Installed
Gravel - Loam - Fill - Crushed Stone
Dump Truck & Low Bed Trailer Services
Downtown Chepachet during Jan 2011 Snowstorm Snow Removal
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TAXES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 GLOCESTER TRANSFER STATION INFORMATION
Hours of Operation* Monday – Closed
According to figures, provided by Beth De- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
corte from the Glocester Department of Public Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Works, for fiscal year July 2009 – June 2010 Closed during snow or ice conditions
the Transfer Station brought 3,184 tons of Director's Hours - Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
waste and 1,146 tons of recyclables (paper, * Effective January 13, 2009
bottles and cans only) to the Johnston Landfill.
The recycling rate is figured by dividing the Sticker Required -A visible Resident Sticker is required Regular solid waste may include:
weight of recyclables into the total weight of on all vehicles. diapers; couches (should be cut in half); carpeting
the Waste plus recyclables. Example: 1146 (should be rolled and tied).
divided into (3,184+1146) = 26.8%. Gloces- Permanent Stickers are for those residents whose ve-
ter's recycling rate was only 26.8% for the last hicles are registered in Glocester. Special Receptacles - Automotive Oil/Oil Filter Receptacle
fiscal year. So far this fiscal year, July 1st 2010 (at Main Recycling Center) - Clothing Receptacle (at Main
to October 31st 2010, Glocester has brought Temporary Passes are for those residents whose ve- Recycling Center)
1,076 tons and 395 tons of recyclables. hicles are not registered in Glocester.
Miscellaneous (behind Solid Waste Center)
Our recycling rate as of October 31st is at Vehicle registration and proof of residency is required
26.5% still falling short of the 35% needed by for stickers. Stickers may be obtained from the Highway There are various areas designated for disposal of au-
2012. Director's Office at 91 Chestnut Hill Road, Glocester, RI tomotive batteries, metals, large and small appliances,
Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM or at the tires, and ashes.
Transfer Station during regular hours. Stickers are no
What if Glocester does not longer available at the Town Hall. Please Note: Effective January 13, 2009, tires, mattresses
meet the 35% recycling Recycling Policy -Recycling is mandatory as of October
and appliances will be accepted during normal Transfer
Station business hours. A $15.00 charge for each mattress
rate? 4, 1993.Maximum Recycling Program -New recycling or box spring is required. Proof of residency is required
16 By Law, all municipal recycling and trash must program implemented as of April 9, 2002. and verification may be requested.
be delivered to the RI Resource Recovery Cor-
poration (Landfill) and if Glocester’s recycling Recycling Receptacles - Recycling receptacles are Yard Waste - During certain times of the year, specific
rate doesn't reach 35%, the tipping or disposal located at the Main Recycling Center, to the left as you yard waste items may be accepted for disposal. Please
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fees could more than double. enter the Transfer Station. read the composting sign as to what is being accepted
Other towns have adopted a “Pay as you and when it may be dropped off. Yard waste includes
throw” program in an effort to combat the Newspapers - All newspapers, ads and inserts, mixed leaves and pine needles, grass clippings, and Christmas
higher disposal fees. “Pay as you throw” is a paper, mail, paperback books and magazines. Card- trees. Your cooperation with composting these items is
program that charges the consumer for special board boxes and other corrugated cardboard. greatly appreciated.
bags you place your trash in. This idea is to
get people to be conscious of what they put Bottles and Cans- All glass bottles and jars, plastic soda Items NOT Accepted - The items listed below are not ac-
in the bags because they have to pay for the bottles, plastic milk jugs and drink cartons. All should cepted at this facility. These types of materials should be
bags. The more you throw away, the more you be rinsed clean to control odors and pests. All deter- brought to the Central Landfill in Johnston or handled by
pay. This, theoretically, would get people to gent, fabric softener and bleach bottles, aluminum and a private contractor equipped for the safe disposal of said
recycle more because you don’t get charged tin cans, aluminum foil and pie plates. items.
when you place your recycling in the bin in-
stead of in the bags or you could hire a private Computers/Cell Phones/Air Conditioners - All com- * animal waste
trash hauler. Either way, you’re looking at puters and computer related hardware (i.e., printers, * building materials
extra costs. Another option could be (yes, you keyboards, modems, etc.), cell phones, cell phone bat- * materials such as sheetrock, shingles, plaster,
guessed it) - raise taxes. teries, air conditioners, refrigerators and TVs. wood of any kind, asbestos;
* propane tanks;
A local company is making proposals to the Solid Waste Receptacles - Solid waste receptacles are * oxygen tanks;
Glocester Town Council to help with the located at the Solid Waste Center, to the right as you * acetylene tanks;
overall recycling efforts to help keep our costs enter the Transfer Station. * nitrous oxide tanks.
down. The discussions are in the early stages
and the Council is trying to determine what
the best options may be in an effort to avoid cartons go in the blue bin. Papers, thin cardboard and
raising taxes. newspapers go in the green bin. Newspapers are bundled
or put in brown paper bags.
But… It is possible for residents to
Editor’s Note: Sorry about the scare of “raising taxes” – but
do something right now, to help, it is possible. There has been no discussion of raising taxes
only requiring some small changes because of this issue as of yet, but that doesn’t mean it
at home. won’t be on the table at some point to combat the extra
fees we will be charged in 2012 if we don’t meet the 35%
recycling rate. This is really an issue that is in our own
Make it a Win, Win, Win… hands. It truly is a Win-Win. So please help and do your
Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. The simple solution part to become more aware, and Reduce, Re-use and Re-
is to get the recycling out of the trash bins and cycle. - Sandra Bell
into the recycling bins, thereby reducing the For more info visit online: www.rirrc.org/reduce and
weight of the waste, reducing the fees charged www.rirrc.org/reuse and www.rirrc.org/recycle
and getting the recycling rate up to 35%.
Maximum Recycling is easy. Bottles, cans and
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Closed We have “a little bit of everything”…
“West of the Seven Mile Line” - A History of Glocester DVD
Tuesdays “A Taste of Glocester” Cookbook
“Images of America - Glocester, Rhode Island” Book
“Glocester - The Way Up Country” Book
Antiques - Country - Primitive - Shabby Chic - Vintage Items, Howard Products
Oil Lamps - Wicks - Lamp Oil – Chimneys
Hardware - Door Knobs - Hinges - Drawer Pulls Windows - Shutters - Cast Iron Pots
Jewelry Sterling Silver Swarovski Crystal & Pandora/Troll Style Glass Beads & Handmade Pieces
Vintage Crocheted Doilies - Tablecloths - Depression Glassware Yelloware Bowls - Stoneware
Crocks Candles Scented Votives - Primitive Tapers - Handmade Vintage Plate Clocks
The Town Trader building is the oldest in Historic Chepachet Village.
Step into the historic Town Trader Antique shop and delight in the aromas, the historic charm and the
friendly caring service. You will feel like you have stepped back in time. Antiques, antiques and more
antiques as you turn each corner you will see primi¬tives, pottery, country furniture, all well organized
and meticulously situated. Your eyes will be pleased to browse and admire these objects of our past. The
Town Trader Antique shop has been family owned and operated by Charlie & Eileen Wilson for ﬁve
years. They are committed and take pride in making their customers feel at home. Step-in, take a deep
breath, relax and enjoy--- You won’t want to leave!
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