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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-05-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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4 CUMBERLAND NOVEMBER 8-14, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION CUMBERLAND – The director of the Cumberland Happy Baskets pro- gram expects to obliterate past records for food handed out this Thanksgiving and Christmas. "This has been an extremely busy year," says John Johnson. At the start of the week, some 450 coupons just for Thanksgiving baskets had been handed out, said Johnson, and he expects close to 500 will be delivered by the end of this week. Not everyone will come in for bas- kets, he said, but he still expects to easily exceed the high of 350 or so Thanksgiving baskets handed out last year, which also set a record. It is expected that close to 800 food baskets will be distributed for Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Cumberland area, according to Johnson. Asked to what he attributes the growing demand, Johnson said it's dif- ficult to say, though he suspects word of mouth is a key component. He said he expected a high total this year, and there have been many first-time people, particularly senior citizens, inquiring about help. Cumberland Happy Baskets is celebrating its 27th year of distribut- ing food baskets and toys during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays as it bands together again with local businesses, community leaders, school children, seniors and local church parishioners to assist local families in need. The program, which delivered its first basket in 1992, has distributed nearly 15,000 baskets over the past 26 years. Johnson is strict about the quali- Another record set to be shattered for Cumberland Happy Baskets By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE MELINDA ACOSTA and JOHN JOHNSON, co-directors of Cumberland Happy Baskets, stand inside the Cumberland Senior Center with some of the food they have collected for distri- bution to those in need. Continues on next page ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? Contact News Editor Pat Erickson at or call 401-334-9555, ext. 139. 24-hour, 7-day voice mail. ADVERTISING – Call General Sales Manager Doug Fabian at 401-334-9555, ext. 141 or e-mail: . CLASSIFIEDS – Place ads at, or call 401-334-9555 during office hours. NEWS BRIEFS AND CALENDAR EVENTS Let others know about events sponsored by your non-profit organization, church or school. • Deadline: Entertainment news is Friday at noon. All other news is Monday 3 p.m. • Submit: We prefer receiving news via e-mail. Send yours to You may also fax or mail your item. Receipt does not guarantee publication. Event marketing by for- profit businesses requires paid advertising. 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SUBSCRIPTIONS – The Valley Breeze may be delivered anywhere in the United States, in an envelope, by First Class mail only. The cost is $189 per year, or $4 per week. Phone 401-334-9555 for details. COPYRIGHTS – or its content may not be linked to any other Web site without the written permission of the publisher. News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing of the Town Council of the Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island pursuant to the provisions of Title 45, Chapter 24 of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, as amended, will consider AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND, AS AMENDED. NATURE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT: The purpose of this amendment to the Zoning Ordinance is to amend the Use Regulations Table to allow an exception to the animal limit with the permission of the Chief of Police and expands the zones animals are allowed in to R-3. AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: The proposed change, modification, addition and amendment are available online at the Town of Cumberland website – A copy will also be available for review at the office of the Town Clerk, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864. DATE, TIME & PLACE OF THE HEARING: Notice is further given that said Ordinance will be considered at a Public Hearing of said Town Council, in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island, or such other location as designated by the Town Council on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 beginning at 7:30 p.m., local time, at which time and place all persons interested may be heard. APPROVAL, AMENDMENT, ALTERATION: Notice is further given that the proposal shown herein above may be further altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing thereon without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alterations or amendments must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 728-2400, extension 138, 48 hours in advance of hearing date. PER ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL Sandra Giovanelli, Town Clerk, TOWN OF CUMBERLAND LEGAL NOTICE • TOWN OF CUMBERLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING • ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT Consumers Propane 762-5461 BOUSQUET OIL 769-0146 139 HAMLET AVE. WOONSOCKET, RI 02895-0628 SERVICE – SALES – INSTALLATION OF GAS & OIL HEATING EQUIPMENT • Boilers • Furnaces • Hot Water Heaters WWW.CONSUMERSPROPANE.COM WE FILL GAS GRILL TANKS GREAT VALUE QUALITY SERVICE 36 BLACKSTONE STREET WOONSOCKET 401-766-3270 WWW.TERRYAUTOLTD.COM Gil & Meika VACATION NOTICE We will be closed Monday, November 5th through Monday, November 12th Appointments for the week beginning on Tuesday, November 13th can be scheduled at The Lincoln Board of License Commissioners hereby gives notice that the following corporation has made application to keep for sale and to sell Alcoholic Beverages in the Town of Lincoln from December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2019, inclusive under the provisions of Section 3-5 and 3-7 of RIGL. CLASS BV ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE 119 Main LLC 119 Main Street Albion, RI 02802 Remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the granting of such license at a public hearing of the Lincoln Board of License Commissioners to be held at the Lincoln Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, Lincoln, on November 27, 2018 at 7:00pm. All persons interested may be heard at that time. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at 333-1100, seventy-two (72) hours prior to the hearing date. Karen D. Allen, CMC Town Clerk Town of Lincoln ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE PUBLIC HEARING

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