NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Councilor John Beauregard said Monday that he thought the Halliwell Committee had already given up on the idea of developing a building at the former elementary school site, a comment that didn’t sit well with committee members who have invested years of planning into the property.

“There’s so many different things that we can do with that property instead of putting a brick and mortar building, I think that’s what we have to direct the committee to focus on, what can we do with for open space on that property,” he said.

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Why is there a story about the police station with a headline about Halliwell?

Thomas Ficca

That's because the T.C. is h**l bent on a new police station !

Tom Devito

Here is an actual business idea for the property. Lease the property to a developer or business and have them create jobs. The property asset would also create tax revenue and annual land leasing revenue. The town is never going to need a new school. The enrollment has been decreasing by 1% each year for the past 10 years. Also the high school had 782 students before the middle school was built and now the school on has 524 students. So the town has plenty of school capacity.


Tom, if you build it they will come!

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