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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-15-2018

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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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON JOHN FARIA, a Providence firefighter who lives in Cumberland, is the final winner of the "Chopped at the Cumberland Library" competition, held on Nov. 5. He received a souvenir wooden spoon and $100 in cash. See more photos on page 21. CUMBERLAND – Local leaders last week approved a new ordinance regulating how tow companies oper- ate on behalf of the town and its Police Department, but not before making changes they say protect public safety and strong service in the town. In a Nov. 7 hearing that grew combative at times between Council President Peter Bradley and those councilors who questioned his proposal, the council ultimately approved several amendments proposed by Councilor Scott Schmitt. Those changes clearly did not sit well with Bradley, who had made a tow ordinance one of the primary campaign promises in his fall election race. Bradley and Councilor Tom Kane went back and forth for a while on the matter, Kane saying he felt Bradley's push to remove Central Falls-based King's Service Center and Towing after 25 years of good service was unfair. Bradley said what was unfair was one company, Cumberland-based Miller's Auto Body and Sales, being excluded from the list of tow provid- ers called in by the town while an Council approves new ordinance governing local towing By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TOWING, Page 15 CUMBERLAND – With his elec- tion made official on Nov. 6, Mayor- elect Jeff Mutter is now able to tackle his top priority before being sworn in as the town's top executive in January: staffing decisions. Mutter and Mayor Bill Murray met for lunch and both men said it was a productive time where they came to an understanding on a number of aspects of the transition to new leadership, most importantly the pro- cess for completing staff interviews and deciding which employees will stay on. "That is our priority now," Mutter said. The incoming mayor told The Breeze that appointed employees were able to sign up for interview time slots this week, and emphasized he was going into those talks with an open mind about who will be the right fit for his administration. "The truth is, some I don't know," he said. Asked if there are any employees he has a negative feeling about and knows he can't work with, Mutter said no. He said that though there are a couple of positions with an expecta- Mutter's top priority is to make staffing decisions By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See MUTTER, Page 11 MUTTER Chopped champ 'Miles of Fortune' Cumberland woman earns world championship horse show title CUMBERLAND – According to Cumberland equestrian Nancy Andreano, her 10-year-old gelding named Miles of Fortune "wants to be a show horse." "He's like a little pistol," Andreano says of Miles prancing into the arena. "He loves doing victory passes." By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See TITLE, Page 28 ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 15-21, 2018 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, RI 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. 1985 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI Call Dave Serpa (401) 639-2351 Cell RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Wishing You Blessings, Health, Happiness & Success on Thanksgiving & Always! See our 2018 Holidays magazine inside! NOVEMBER 15-21, 2018 magazine THE VALLEY BREEZE | Holidays 2018 1 Holidays Holidays Holidays Holidays 2018 Published by l i d NOV-15-2018-MAG-CL-88-Laura.indd 1 11/7/18 11:21 AM

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