Valley Breeze

The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-04-2019

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

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 1 of 47

2 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN APRIL 4-10, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Correction A caption on the photo of the rusted guardrails on the Albion Bridge was incorrect in its dating last week. The now-rusted guard- rails were put in place in 1996 and never maintained. BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY Workers last Thursday make progress on the painstaking process of taking the stones from the old "WELCOME TO CUMBERLAND" wall on Diamond Hill Road and chiseling them down to fit a new wall several feet further back from the road. CUMBERLAND – Some work on the periphery of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's dou- ble roundabout project on Diamond Hill Road has been showing signs of life in recent weeks, but a RIDOT spokesman says the project remains on ice. "The project is still in winter shut- down," said Charles St. Martin in an email Monday. "No activity right now," he said. While more aggressive transforma- tion of the roadway might still be weeks away, utility work has been ongoing, happening both during the day and at night. Workers last week also moved the stone wall bearing the phrase "Welcome to Cumberland Rhode Island, Est. 1747," rebuild- ing it further away from where new roundabouts will be installed over the coming months. Sarah King, administrative assistant to Mayor Jeff Mutter, said Tuesday that RIDOT representatives indi- cated to her that work should resume within a month, and town officials are expecting more information in the near future. There is no delay on the work. St. Martin did not respond to a request for information on what motorists can expect when the work does start back up, particularly when a realignment of nearby Chapel Four Corners, happening as part of the double roundabout project designed to enhance traffic flow, will happen. Public Works Director Bob Anderson noted the work on the wall by Cardi Corp. last week, saying con- tract work has officially resumed. Preparations being made for return of roundabout work By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Yellow Bag Day clean-up Saturday CUMBERLAND – Yellow Bag Day, a roadside litter cleanup sponsored annually by The Valley Breeze, will take place this Saturday morning in Cumberland, and early afternoon in Manville. "I'm happy to report that well over 100 volunteers have signed up in Cumberland, and much of the town will be cleaned this week- end. I urge motorists to use caution Saturday morning as folks pick up roadside litter," said Tom Ward, Breeze publisher and coordinator of the effort. In Lincoln, District 5 (Manville) Councilman Ken Pichette will lead an effort in northern Lincoln that kicks off at Navigant Credit Union, Railroad Street, at noon. Volunteers may head there directly to get their yellow bags and assign- ments from Pichette. In Cumberland, bags left curb- side will be picked up by the Cumberland Highway Dept. on Monday. GREAT VALUE QUALITY SERVICE 36 BLACKSTONE STREET WOONSOCKET 401-766-3270 WWW.TERRYAUTOLTD.COM Gil & Meika 2011 NISSAN FRONTIER 4x4 2008 TOYOTA RAV 4 Automatic! 108K miles ................ $ 11,519 FWD, Loaded 80K miles ............................ $ 8,495 2011 HYUNDAI SONATA, HYBRID Loaded 70K miles ............................ $ 9,495

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Valley Breeze - The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-04-2019