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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-11-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 11-17, 2019 CUMBERLAND 5 CUMBERLAND – Some 31 percent of Cumberland children ages 2-17 are either overweight or obese, according to a newly released three-year study by Rhode Island Kids Count and various health partners. That figure mirrored the average in all other Rhode Island communi- ties combined when excluding the state's core cities, which saw a 43 percent combined rate. It is 4 per- cent less than the state average for all youths of 35 percent. Fourteen communities had lower combined rates, according to the comprehensive data. Fifteen percent of Cumberland children in the study were found to be overweight, while another 16 percent were deemed obese. Those numbers are 16 percent overweight and 17 percent obese in neighbor- ing Lincoln. Karin Wetherill, co-director of the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition, shared the data with the Cumberland District Health & Wellness Committee at its meeting Tuesday, calling the data "a call to action, for sure." "What was so discouraging for me when I looked at it was to think, this is preventable," she said. "This is data we all need to be mindful of." More younger children are seeing issues being overweight, she said, and problems early in life can lead to impacts as an adult. According to the report, 26 per- cent of Rhode Island children ages 2-4 are overweight or obese, and 38 percent of children between ages 5-17 are either overweight or obese. Children whose body mass index is in the 95th percentile for gender and age are considered to be obese, and children with a BMI between the 85th and 95th percentiles are considered to be overweight or at risk for obesity. Wetherill said school communities need to be looking at "the whole 100 percent," focusing even on students who are currently at healthy weights. Especially in a school setting, it's important to support learning and teaching on health and practice those behaviors, she said, and to work with families. Educators in Cumberland are very supportive of healthy initia- tives, Wetherill said, coming up with new and innovative ways to promote healthy habits in students. Cumberland is one of the "fully rocked" districts in the Recess Rocks in RI program, with all Cumberland schools having partici- pated in the training program and now prioritizing recess, learning how to help young people establish healthy habits through play. Supt. Bob Mitchell and others agreed with Wetherill that patterns of unhealthy living in children, including too much screen time and poor eating, is nearing a crisis point. Several shared about what they're doing to promote better health, including Cumberland High School's Colin Smith, whose stu- dents won prizes in the AdVenture Innovation Challenge. Other efforts include family fitness days, walks to the Monastery, and creative dance classes. The good news about this study, said Wetherill and Mitchell, is that it provides hard data for the schools to seek grants. Mitchell said town officials, who recently hired a grant writer, may be willing to share her services to seek grants to develop new programs. The Rhode Island Kids Count data on obesity was based on a first-of-its-kind three-year study working with the Rhode Island Department of Health, Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute, State Innovation Model and three health insurance plans to collect accurate data. In Cumberland, 31 percent of students are overweight, obese By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor WETHERILL TOWN OF LINCOLN ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE PUBLIC HEARING The Lincoln Board of License Commissioners hereby gives notice that the following corporation has made application to keep for sale and to sell Alcoholic Beverages in the Town of Lincoln from December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2019, and are requesting permission to increase their existing premise by utilizing space for additional food service, alcohol beverage service and entertainment, inclusive under the provisions of Section 3-5 and 3-7 of RIGL. CLASS BV ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Cinemaworld of Florida Inc. d/b/a CW Lanes and Games 622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865 Remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the granting of such license at a public hearing of the Lincoln Board of License Commissioners to be held at the Lincoln Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, Lincoln, on April 16, 2019 at 7:00pm. All persons interested may be heard at that time. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at 333-1100, seventy-two (72) hours prior to the hearing date. Monique L. Clauson Deputy Town Clerk NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing of the Town Council of the Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island pursuant to the provisions of Title 45, Chapter 24 of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, as amended, will consider AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CUMBERLAND ZONING ORDINANCE RELATING TO SECTION 18-8 ENTITLED SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES. NATURE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT: This ordinance will permit ground-mounted major scale solar energy systems as a principle use of property in the C-2 and I-1 zoning districts, and allow 80% lot coverage in Industrial zones where trees and/or vegetation has been previously removed. AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: The proposed change, modification, addition and amendment are available online at the Town of Cumberland website – A copy will also be available for review at the office of the Town Clerk, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864. DATE, TIME & PLACE OF THE HEARING: Notice is further given that said Ordinance will be considered at a Public Hearing of said Town Council, in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island, or such other location as designated by the Town Council on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m., local time, at which time and place all persons interested may be heard. APPROVAL, AMENDMENT, ALTERATION: Notice is further given that the proposal shown herein above may be further altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing thereon without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alterations or amendments must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 728-2400, extension 138, 48 hours in advance of hearing date. PER ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL Sandra Giovanelli, Town Clerk TOWN OF CUMBERLAND LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT 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 The last day to register to vote to be eligible to attend the Town of Lincoln Financial Town Meeting is April 12, 2019. One can register to vote in person during normal business hours in the Town Clerk's Office in Town Hall or the voter registration form can be found on the Town's website, Voters can also register online at If you have any questions about registering to vote, please contact the Board of Canvassers office at 333-1140. Town of Lincoln VOTER REGISTRATION

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