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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 03-28-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY LOGAN FERREIRA, 9, a 3rd-grade student at Garvin Elementary School, browns ground beef as he makes super soft tacos during the Cumberland Future Chef Competition. The competition, sponsored by Sodexo, was held at Cumberland High School on Saturday. See more photos on page 28. Future chef CUMBERLAND – The craters otherwise known as manholes on Mendon Road will all be repaired, say town officials, making a much smoother ride for motorists on that state roadway. Public Works Director Bob Anderson said there are "110 sani- tary manholes on our system" along Mendon Road Route 122, and crews will go from hole to hole this year rebuilding the foundation for each and resurfacing patches of roadway. The Town Council on March 20, approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Jeff Mutter to enter a construc- tion and maintenance agreement with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of the manholes, at a total cost not to exceed $250,907. The manholes to be replaced stretch from Route 99 to 1 Mendon By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See MANHOLES, Page 23 CUMBERLAND – The verdict is in: These threads are worth every penny. When Morgan LaBelle first started with the Cumberland High School Clipper Band, the basic "uniform" included jeans and a windbreaker, small CHS emblem in front, big one on the back. "Looking at other bands, we looked nothing like them, our uni- form didn't compare," she said. LaBelle, who will graduate from CHS in June, said she's proud of the work she and others did mov- ing the ball forward on finally landing top-notch uniforms for a band that puts on some of the best performances in the state. The outgoing student is hoping to get one chance to wear the uniform in the band's Memorial Day per- formance, but she said even if she doesn't have that opportunity, she's looking forward to coming back next year to see her bandmates in action. These uniforms, expected to last for decades, will always be part of this group's legacy, she said. The Cumberland School Committee agreed last year to spend $45,000 on new uniforms Looking sharp: New uniforms put CHS band a cut above By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See UNIFORMS, Page 29 110 new manholes scheduled for Mendon Road Sunken manholes will be replaced LINCOLN – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will close two bridges in Albion on the Lincoln/Cumberland line beginning on April 15. The historic bridges pass over the Blackstone River and a small canal via School Street near the Highland Falls Condominiums. They will remain closed to vehicu- lar traffic until late summer or fall of 2019 as RIDOT rehabilitates the more than 130-year-old pedestrian and safety railings on the bridges, which run one after the other. Both bridges must be closed for the work due to their narrowness. Detours will be in place and the bridges will remain open to pedes- trian traffic. The parking lot for the Blackstone River Bikeway on School Street will also be closed. Albion bridges to close April 15 By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See BRIDGES, Page 2 ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 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 www.GeorgeMPrescottLaw.com No fee for initial consultation. 1985 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI Your Success is My Success, Thank You for Your Trust! #1 Coldwell Banker Agent in the State of Rhode Island President's Elite – coldwell banker Platinum Award Winner NRI Board of Realtors Call Dave Serpa (401) 639-2351 Cell Dave.Serpa@NEMoves.com For Truly Remarkable Service RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE OUR 2019 HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY INSIDE OUR 2019 HEALTH & WELLNESS DIRECTORY INSIDE 2019 | Published by HEALTH A Northern Rhode Island Guide of Physicians & Health & Wellness Professionals ©2019 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. & Wellness A Helpful Guide for Better Health

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