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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-11-2018

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | OCTOBER 11-17, 2018 CUMBERLAND 17 vice as a valuable asset to the town in the past 18 months, was a target of criticism from mayoral primary winner Jeff Mutter in the spring over disagreements with how he calculated the town's tax levy and tax collection rates. Those public arguments during the budget process came before Mutter announced his intention to run for mayor, and Mutter cited the conflicts as a key motivation in chal- lenging Murray in the September pri- mary. Parmelee, a Scituate resident, has taken over as finance director in Smithfield, start- ing there in two weeks. Parmelee said Tuesday that he has children ages 6 and 4, and their needs top his priority list. He said he could have sought out a chance to continue in Cumberland, but would have risked seeing other good opportunities dry up. "I can't nix this opportunity with- out knowing what's going to happen to me," he said. That said, there's no way he would be leaving if Murray had won, Parmelee added, and he wishes the incum- bent had come out on top so he could stay on. "We're doing great things," he said. "I love it here." Murray said there have been no other official announce- ments of department heads leaving, but said he expects a number of people currently employed with the town will not be part of Mutter's administration. Mutter told The Breeze he had been planning prior to an Oct. 1 announcement of state funding for Diamond Hill Park to consult with Murray and try to finalize some staffing decisions prior to the November election, where he faces no announced opponent, but com- ments made by Murray during the ceremony that day, indicating that he's still the mayor and that the election season won't be over until Nov. 6, led him to discard those efforts. Mutter added that he had approached a few department heads prior to that ceremony, but will no longer do so based on Murray's comments, saying he'll wait until after Nov. 6. He said his thinking was that because that's closer to the holidays, and that people will be looking for resolution, he thought it would be "better for everyone," but said he'll wait to see if Murray reaches out about starting a transition process early. "Bill Murray is the mayor, and those are his department heads," he said. Mutter will be the only name on the ballot for mayor on Nov. 6, and he will likely be sworn in as the town's new mayor in January. Asked if he's made up his mind on whether to keep any specific staff members, Mutter reiterated that those considerations will be made after the Nov. 6 election. Murray said Tuesday that the transition process has never taken place prior to the November elec- tion. "Normally the business isn't done until after the election," he said. If a Republican was in the race, no one would even have a question. "I didn't do anything when I took over until after the November elec- tion," he said. "That's always been the timetable." Murray said he is open to chang- ing his mind if it's warranted, say- ing he doesn't want to hurt anyone. There has been some talk in town about a possible write-in campaign on behalf of Murray in the general election, but that effort doesn't seem to be gaining much traction. DEPARTURES From Page One PARMALEE MUTTER MURRAY Coding with Scratch comes to the Library CUMBERLAND – Kids ages 8-12 are invited to a Coding with Scratch, a visual program language for chil- dren, on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 5 – 6 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Library. The kids can create their own inter- active stories, animation or games. Register for this program online beginning Monday, Oct. 15, at www. or in person at the Children's Desk. For additional information, please contact the Children's Room at 333- 2552, ext. 3 or visit www.cumber- Troop 1 Cumberland Hill Scouts Spaghetti Supper planned Oct. 20 CUMBERLAND – Boy Scout Troop 1 Cumberland Hill will hold its annual Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Cumberland Public Safety Union Hall, 7 Cray St. Tickets are $10 at the door. IN BRIEF Invisalign® is Clearly your best choice for a better smile! Invisalign Clear, Removable Orthodontics SAME DAY EXTRACTIONS, MINI-IMPLANTS CROWNS & DENTURES We'll Give You Something to Smile About! DR. PEYMAN BEIGI IS A PIONEER IN THE FIELD OF MINI IMPLANTS! Evening & Saturday Appointments Available Credit Cards & Most Insurance Accepted PLAINVILLE DENTAL 13 Taunton Street, Plainville, MA 02762 508-699-4822 *EXPIRES 10/31/2018 A value of over $400.00. Paid at time of service. You must present this coupon at time of service to receive the special offer. 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