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									Your	Source	for	Community	Information                                                February	/	2011


The	Glocester	Advocate
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      Chestnut	Hill	Bridge	Update	on	Page	13				-		Glocester	taxes	on	the	rise?	see	page	2




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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
                                                                                                                                                                         4        Food Pantry
                            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
                                             editor:
                                           Sandra Bell                      I would like to thank the many Glocester Businesses that have advertised and
                                                                                                                                                                         8        Chepachet River Bridge
                                                                           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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                               editor@theglocesteradvocate.com             down to pass the savings along to the community. I also believe in being up front
                                                                           with the ad prices. No need to call for pricing - it is all listed. Offering affordable
                                          Photographs                      advertising rates is easy because there is virtually no overhead with a mobile                10       Eagle Scouts
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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
                            for any inconvenience this may cause                                    to help make this publication something Glocester can                14       Letter to the Editor
                            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.
                                                                                                                                                                         15       Crossword Puzzle
                            articles, advertisements, submissions
                            and letters to the editor published in
                                                                                                                                                                         17       Recycling Information
                            The Glocester Advocate may not reflect                                  -Sandra L. Bell
                            the opinions of the editor. Thank you for
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                            your understanding and feedback.

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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


       Provided Services
                                              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.
       Towing	Services
     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.”
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         Free Estimates
                                        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.
       ph 401-949-3952
       fax 401-949-4280

              email:
                                             Trusted Auto Body Service For Over 30 years!
    robert@angells.necoxmail.com


                                     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
                                                                                                                                pointments.
                                                                      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
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                                                                 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
                                                             Highway: 568-5540
                                                             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	

E-Verify Resolution
                                           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
                                                                                                       keep warm."
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
amendments.
                                                                                     are welcome to attend.
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                                                                   Calendar Events                                                               Have an Event?
                            Tuesday 2/1/2011
                            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
                            Time: 6:15pm
                            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
                            Wednesday 2/2/2011
                            GROUND HOG DAY
                                                                    Location: 1210 Putnam Pike,
                                                                    Glocester, RI
                                                                                                         Location: Glocester Town Hall
                                                                                                                                                            email:
                                                                                                                                               editor@theglocesteradvocate.com
                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                            TGA
                            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
                                                                                                                                                        401-568-6891
                            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
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                            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!
                            Time: 7:00pm                                                                 Glocester Historic District Commis-
                            Location: Glocester Town Hall           Glocester Land Trust Trustees        sion Meeting Time: 7:00pm
                                                                    Meeting Time: 7:30pm                 Location: Glocester Town Hall           Advertise with us
                            Glocester Planning Board Meeting        Location: Glocester Town Hall
                            Time: 7:00pm                                                                 Thursday 2/24/2011
                            Location: Glocester Town Hall           Wednesday 2/16/2011                  Glocester Zoning Board of Review      Advertise for 3 months
                                                                    Food Distribution at Glocester       Meeting Time: 7:30pm
                                                                    Food Pantry                          Location: Glocester Town Hall                pre-paid
                            Tuesday 2/8/2011                        Time: 9:00 am - 11:00am
                            Dept Elderly Affairs Meeting            and 1:00pm - 3:00pm                  Monday 2/28/2011
                            Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm                  Location: Glocester Town Hall        Budget Board Meeting                    Get the 4th Month
                            Location: Senior Center - 1210                                               Time: 7:00pm                                  FREE
                            Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI              Budget Board Meeting                 Location: Glocester Town Hall
                                                                    Time: 7:00pm
                            Glocester Probate Court                 Location: Glocester Town Hall        Community Resource Commission               No Contracts
                            Time: 2:00pm                                                                 Meeting Time: 7:00pm
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                                                                    Harmony FD Executive Board                                                       No Problems
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                            Ancients & Horribles Parade Plan-       Time: 7:00pm
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                            Location: Glocester Town Hall           Putnam Pike, Harmony, RI
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             Yummy Winter Chicken Chili                                                                          Winter Health Tips
                                                                                                                By Dr. M. Megan Giovanni
                                                            Ingredients
 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
                                                                                                      healthy.
                                            * 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
Directions
                                                                                                       winter.
                                                                                                  - 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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                                                                                                               Layer Clothes to Stay Warm
                                                                                                  -We lose a significant amount heat from our heads, so
                                                                                                    use a hat.



               Ground Hog Day Feb 2nd
                                                                                                                        Snow Shoveling
                                                                                                   - 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
                                                                                                        chiropractor!)
       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
                                                                                                  GIOVANNI CHIROPRACTIC
                                  swirl in May..."                                                                       Dr. M. Megan Giovanni
                                                                                                                             Chiropractic Physician
       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
                                                                     from www.groundhog.org

                                                                                              Dr. Megan Giovanni                drmeganl@verizon.net
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                                                                                     Historically	Speaking		
                                                                                                                                                              was planned.
                                    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
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                                     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
                                                                                                                   Current News:
                            The picture below: Merchants survey chasm where once stood
                            Chepachet Bridge. (Pictures from the book "Glocester -Way Up Country" by
                            Edna Kent)
                                                                                                                                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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                                             Historically	Speaking		
                                               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.
                                                                                                       phone charge.
                                                                                                                                                          01/13/2011
                              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.
                                                                                                       Road.
                                                                                                                                                          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
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                            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
                                                                                                       violation.                                         01/15/2011
                                                                                                                                                           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.
                                                                                                                                                          01/17/2011
                                                                                                       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-
                                                                                                                                                          duct as a result of an investigation of a motor
                                     www.theglocesteradvocate.com                                      01/09/2011                                         vehicle accident with people fighting in the
                                                                                                       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.
                                                                                                       01/12/2011
                                                                                                       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-
                                              (401) 568-3771
                                         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
                                                 Emeritus
                                         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.
                                            February 2011
                                        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.

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                                                                                      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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                                            Across
    The Glocester Resource
     Commission Update                      1 Capital on the Caspian
                                            5 Peddle
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 pskeffin@yahoo.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 lnichols8@cox.net             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
                                            61 Creeks
                                                                         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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                            TOWN TRADER ANTIQUE STORE
                                   1177 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 02814                                                       401-568-8800
                             Hours ~ Wed -Fri noon - 5pm                            Sat & Sun 11am -5pm                       Open Some Monday Holidays
                                                       A Unique Store in Historic Chepachet Village
                                   Closed                  We have “a little bit of everything”…
                                  Mondays
                                                “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
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                            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
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                            breath, relax and enjoy--- You won’t want to leave!



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