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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-17-2019

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BREEZE PHOTOS BY CHARLES LAWRENCE Students at CUMBERLAND HIGH SCHOOL prefer to use the crosswalks instead of the pedestrian bridge over Mendon Road at the end of the school day to get to their cars in the Sher-Le-Mon Swim Club parking lot across the street. They say it makes no sense to walk up and around. A bridge too far CHS students have no interest in going out of their way to cross Mendon Road CUMBERLAND – The end of the school day at Cumberland High School brings with it quite a sight outside, where hundreds of students stream across two crosswalks on Mendon Road, stopping traffic for 10 minutes or longer as a pedestrian bridge between the two crosswalks stands empty. The bridge over Mendon Road has long been a running joke among students and a daily head- ache for motorists who happen to pass at arrival or dismissal time. It's inspired plenty of online debates about why it's even there and why students don't use it instead of blocking traffic on this increasingly busy road. Supt. Bob Mitchell told The Breeze that school officials continue to talk with students in a long-running effort to "elicit their support" in By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor JARED TEIXEIRA, a senior at CHS, explains it is more work to get to the park- ing lot using the pedestrian bridge instead of the crosswalks, which is why no one goes that route. See BRIDGE, Page 24 CUMBERLAND – A nerve- racking week for residents of the Bear Hill area ended with the arrest of a career criminal last Saturday, Jan. 12. David Paiva, 48, is the sole suspect in a series of break-in inci- dents and thefts from vehicles, say police. The Cumberland man with a criminal record tracing Police nab career criminal Paiva in local thefts By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor PAIVA See THEFTS, Page 15 LINCOLN – Would you allow someone to hunt for metal on your property? The response from many people R.I. Relics founder fears metal detecting hobby is under siege By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See HOBBY, Page 16 ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JANUARY 17-23, 2019 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. Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our new website: Happy New Year The Malloy Family 401-338-2749 (cell) Re/MAX Town & Country 2014-2017 NRI Board of Realtors 5 Diamond Award recipient Find out your home's value FREE at Anastasia Realty Co. Anastasia Kaufman ABR, SFR, GRI, CDPE, SRS If one of your resolutions is to buy or sell your home I am ready to help! Anastasia is the top individual REMAX agent for NRI 2018 New Year, New Home!

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