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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-21-2018

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON From left, CHRISTIAN EVERS and TYLER SHAW, both members of the Cumberland High School Class of 2020, fold shirts for presentation at the Class of 2020 table, at the annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in the school's cafeteria last Saturday. Vendors, including school clubs and organizations, set up tables for the fundraising effort. See more photos on page 2. Cumberland and Lincoln high schools host Thanksgiving exhibition football games. See page 4. Diamond Hill Road 'a mess' after ill-timed grinding Motorists complain of damage to vehicles CUMBERLAND – A decision to grind down a portion of Diamond Hill Road just before last Thursday's first snowstorm of the season led to huge potholes, long traffic backups, and many calls to the town about resulting vehicle damage. Mayor Bill Murray said the timing of the grinding was a mistake by the state and its contractor on the double roundabout job, Cardi Corp. Workers were in the area of Industrial Road and Diamond Hill making repairs several times over the past few days, after much of the road collapsed dur- ing and after the snowstorm. Hundreds of calls were com- ing into the Cumberland Highway Department, said Supt. Frank Stowik, and staff there eventually started tell- ing those complaining of damage to their vehicles to call police about their issues. "It's a mess," he said last Friday morning, Nov. 16. The potholes, most of which couldn't be seen due to the puddled water in them, damaged numerous By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See DIAMOND HILL, Page 20 DiModica replacing Salvatore as chairman of school board Apparent three-way race for council president CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland School Committee will see a shakeup in leadership heading into a new term, while the future hierarchy of the Town Council is yet to be determined. Paul DiModica, a six-year School Committee member and head of its fiscal subcommittee, will take over as chair- man of the board, replacing Raymond Salvatore. A vote on new leaders of the com- mittee was scheduled for Tuesday evening, Nov. 20. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See CHANGES, Page 8 DIMODICA Collaborative explores insolvency Special ed financial woes for nonprofit LINCOLN – The agenda of the Nov. 6 meeting of the Regional Board of Superintendents painted a bleak picture of the future of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, a nonprofit provid- ing special education services and other education-related programs since 1987. New business up for discussion at the meeting included the pos- By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See NRIC, Page 8 ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE NOVEMBER 21-28, 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 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. Learn how to potentially minimize market risk and create a comprehensive income strategy for your future. Call today for more information. 401-333-8000 www.MasseyAndAssociates.com Investment advisory services offered only by duly registered individuals through AE Wealth Management, LLC (AEWM) and Massey and Associates, Inc. are not affiliated companies. AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Call us for a "FREE market analysis" MeMber 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM Lisa LaMontagne Beausoleil, Carol LaMontagne & Keri LaMontagne-Croteau With A Bounty of Best Wishes At Thanksgiving See our 2018 Holiday Puzzle Book inside! NOVEMBER 21-28, 2018 Family Owned & Operated Since 1986 Floors You Love ~ Service You Expect Happy Holidays from your friends at Introducing 12 MONTH NO INTEREST FINANCING* 144 Broad Street Cumberland, RI 02864 Website: www.VFCRI.com E-mail: General@VFCRI.com Office: 401-724-8650 Fax: 401-725-1690 *For qualified buyers. See store for details. © ADOBE STOCK Holiday Puzzle Book published by ©2018 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC.

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