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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-04-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 4-10, 2019 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN 5 CUMBERLAND – The Diamond Hill water line project is back in full swing after a winter break, says Chris Champi, superintendent of the Cumberland Water Department. The target end date for all of the department's water line work is April 19, but local officials have agreed to do some drainage work for the state over the following two to three weeks, labor that will be reimbursed by the state. Another 30-day period to allow pavement settling after that work will con- clude around June 21, allowing repaving to proceed. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has indicated that a notice to proceed for the pav- ing project will be given after the settlement period is complete and paving will most likely be done by early July, happening roughly from J's Deli to Nate Whipple Highway. Repaving work is only expected to last a few days after the notice is given, and Champi expects it could be done by early July. Residents have experienced quite a bumpy ride down Diamond Hill Road this winter. The water line project, started last year, is separate from the double roundabout project at Route 295, which includes the pending realignment of Chapel Four Corners. The water line project started back up for the spring last week with four crews working, two install- ing water services on the new main between Nate Whipple Highway and West Valley Drive and two working on main line side street extensions between West Valley and Lonesome Pine Road. That work caused lengthy delays for motorists heading in both directions. The section of new water main between West Valley and Lonesome Pine was filled, flushed and passed pressure testing last Friday, March 29. That section was then chlori- nated and then dechlorinated and was to undergo bacteriological test- ing on Monday and Tuesday of this week, with a total of 26 samples taken. The results of the testing will be available this Thursday, April 4, and if they are clean, main line tie- ins will occur at Lonesome Pine and West Valley this Friday, April 5. "If they all come back good, we're rocking and rolling by Friday," said Champi. Champi said two crews will then work on service connections and two crews will work on side street tie-ins. Once the side street con- nections are completed, those two crews will also work on service con- nections. Contractor Boyle & Fogarty Construction has proposed a sched- ule showing all of the water main and service work being completed by April 19. The additional drain- age work requested by RIDOT from the town's contractor will happen between Owen Drive and Nancy Drive from May 6 to May 17, followed by the 30-day required settlement period prior to paving. Diamond Hill water work done April 19, paving by July By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY Workers complete water line tie-ins along DIAMOND HILL ROAD last Thursday morning. The bulk of the project, which stretches more than two miles from Nate Whipple Highway to near Route 295, is set to conclude April 19. Place your classified ad online at APRIL 5 Jonathan A. Vadnais, Happy 21st Birthday! Cheers! You're awesome! Love, Mom, Dad, Sarah, Ben and Rascal BIRTHDAY CLUB Scott Pond cleanup set for April 13 LINCOLN – This year the Blackstone River Watershed Council is partnering with the Blackstone River Watershed Association and Blackstone Heritage Corridor to bring together volunteers in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island to clean and help protect rivers, streams, ponds and lakes. The BRWC will be hosting their first major cleanup of the year on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at Scott Pond. Volunteers will gather at 19 Lower River Road. Organizers will provide gloves and bags and some tools, but participants may bring their own tools if they wish. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes or boots. Volunteers with experience oper- ating chainsaws or hedge clippers may be needed. Children age 8 and older are welcome but must be supervised. All volunteers will be required to sign a release form. Call Keith Hainley at 401-996-1542 for more information. Registration is required. Visit In accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development, notice is hereby given that the Cumberland Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. local time in the Cumberland Town Hall, Town Council Chambers, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864 as prescribed in such Regulations. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the filing of a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. Statewide, approximately $5 million is available to undertake the following range of activities: a. Improved housing opportunities for low to moderate income families and indi- viduals. b. Provision of employment opportunities for low to moderate income persons. c. Provision of community facilities and services principally benefiting low and moderate income families and individuals. It is a requirement of these Federal and State Regulations to notify the public of the proposed grant application in order that interested parties might be apprised of the proposal, should they desire to be present at the above-mentioned hearing, in order that they may acquaint themselves more fully with this proposed grant application and offer comment. Please address any comments or questions to: Mason Perrone, Town Planner, at (401) 728-2400 Ext 146. Individuals requesting interpreter services or other assistance are requested to call (401) 728-2400 at least seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the hearing. Respectfully Submitted, Jonathan Stevens, Director, Administrative Officer TOWN OF CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND TOWN COUNCIL Town Hall – 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 (401) 728-2400 NOTICE OF MEETING THE CUMBERLAND WATER DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN OUR HYDRANT FLUSHING PRO- GRAM. THIS IS A SEMI-ANNUAL PROCEDURE TO REMOVE THE BULK OF THE ACCUMU- LATED SEDIMENTS IN THE WATER MAINS. AREA 1 (April 8, 2019 TO APRIL 17, 2019) BERKELEY/ASHTON AREA: BOTH SIDES OF MENDON ROAD FROM MAR- SHALL AVENUE NORTH TO INTERSTATE 295, INCLUDING ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. ALSO ANGELL ROAD, INCLUDING ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. AREA 2 (APRIL 12, 2019 TO MAY 2, 2019) DIAMOND HILL AREA: SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 295 ON DIAMOND HILL ROAD, INCLUDING ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. AREA 3 (APRIL 29, 2019 TO MAY 20, 2019) CUMBERLAND HILL: NORTH OF INTERSTATE 295 ON MENDON ROAD AND ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. AREA 4 (MAY 15, 2019 TO JUNE 21, 2019) ARNOLDS MILLS AREA: NORTH OF INTERSTATE 295 ON DIAMOND HILL ROAD, ABBOTT RUN VALLEY ROAD AND NATE WHIPPLE HIGHWAY, INCLUD - ING ALL PLATS AND SIDE STREETS. OUR CUSTOMERS MAY EXPERIENCE SOME DISCOLORED WATER, AS WELL AS LOWER THAN NORMAL PRESSURE. IF YOU EXPERIENCE RUSTY WATER, RUN YOUR COLD WA- TER FOR A SHORT TIME TO CLEAR LINES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MIGHT CAUSE. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE DATES WE WILL BE FLUSHING IN YOUR AREA AS THIS IS THE ONLY TIME THIS NOTICE WILL BE ADVERTISED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. CUMBERLAND WATER DEPARTMENT 98 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland, RI 02864 NOTICE HYDRANT FLUSHING NOTICE

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