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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-09-2019

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6 CUMBERLAND MAY 9-15, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION as many of the people he impacted as possible. The Town Council last week offi- cially approved naming the score- board at the girls' softball field the Michael P. Mucci Scoreboard. Joyce Mucci, Michael's mother, said "it means the world" to her family to see the town dedicating the new sign in her son's memory. Michael loved scouting, she said, and she fondly remembers him not real- izing how much work it was going to be. Many people helped with numerous tasks such as contacting Dig Safe and raising funds, including state Rep. Mia Ackerman and Parks and Recreation Director Michael Crawley, she said. "He put so much of his heart and soul into actually building the score- board," she said. "I'm proud of him and the things he's accomplished." Michael achieving the rank of Eagle Scout was the family's proudest accomplishment, she said. Her friend Beausoleil was trying to brainstorm ways to keep Michael's memory alive, but Mucci said Crawley essentially told her that it would "take an act of Congress" to get a field or building named after him, but getting the scoreboard dedi- cated in his honor would be much easier. Mucci said she and her husband, James, are looking forward to seeing the many family and friends who were so supportive of Michael at the May 13 event. On a cold and snowy day this past winter, Joyce Mucci went to check the scoreboard to see if the wood would need to be power-washed in the spring. "Well, the past 10 years of New England winters and summers had taken a toll on the board," she said. "We found it needed an enormous amount of fixing up. Upon closer look, we realized it would soon have to be replaced." With a call to Dion Sign in Central Falls, she found her answer. "Let me just say, they answered our prayers and were able to create a scoreboard that should last more than 10 years," she said. The new scoreboard should weather much bet- ter than the one originally installed. Another person who was inspired by this Michael Mucci project was Mike Plasse, one of Mucci's Eagle Scout leaders at Troop 1 Cumberland Hill, she said. He is rallying the Eagle Scouts to help with the clean- ing, staining and installing the board onto the base. With the help of modern technol- ogy, the Rev. Thomas F. Conboy Jr., now living in Minnesota, will lead the ceremony May 13 event in prayer. Beausoleil said she knew how important the scoreboard was to the Mucci family, and felt something needed to be done. "I just really think it's important that the community knows what an awesome young man he was," she said. "He was a phenomenal young man." Beausoleil thanked Crawley, Plasse, the Mucci family, Conboy, the Eagle Scouts and Dion Sign for all working with her to make this come together. "Cumberland is truly blessed to have such caring people within its community," she said. SCOREBOARD From Page One The town of Cumberland will hold a ceremo- ny dedicating a new scoreboard in MICHAEL MUCCI'S memory next Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the girls' softball field in Diamond Hill Park. At left is Mucci with his first score- board. 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 ASHTON DAM HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT P-14634-000/001 BLACKSTONE RIVER CUMBERLAND, RI NOTICE OF FILING On May 6, 2019, the License Applicant, New England Hydropower Company, LLC, ("NEHC") 100 Cummings Center Drive, Suite 451C, Beverly, MA 01915, filed a revised license application (< 10 MW) for the proposed Ashton Dam Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 146734-000/001) to be located on the Lower Blackstone River, Town of Cumberland, County of Providence, Rhode Island. The application is available for public inspection at the Cumberland Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 from 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday. The Commission will issue subsequent notices soliciting public participation once the application is found acceptable for filing. Please contact Chris Conover at chris@nehydropower.com or at (860) 729-9767 with any questions or requests for additional information. Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island Planning Board Town Hall - 45 Broad Street Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864 (401) 728-2400 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Cumberland Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., in The Hayden Center, Meet- ing Rooms 1 & 2, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the filing of a request for a Major Subdivision - Preliminary Plan Amendment owned by JCM, LLC, and located at Hidden Meadow Dr., being also described as Assessor's Plat 56 & 57. The public is encouraged to attend, and offer comment and/or testimony. A copy of the proposal will be available on the Town's website, www.cumberlandri.org, on Friday April 19, 2019 or in the Planning Department during normal business hours. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk's Office at 401-728-2400, 48 hours in advance. Respectfully Submitted, Jonathan Stevens, Planning Director Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island Planning Board Town Hall - 45 Broad Street Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864 (401) 728-2400 NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Cumberland Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., in The Hayden Center, Meet- ing Rooms 1 & 2, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the filing of a request for a Major Land Development -- Preliminary Plan owned by Redwood Realty, and located on 32 Martin Street, being also described as Assessor's Plat 34 Lot 236. The public is encouraged to attend and offer comment and/or testimony. A copy of the proposal will be available on the Town's website, www.cumberlandri.org, on Friday April 19, 2019 or in the Planning Department during normal business hours. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk's Office at 401-728-2400, 48 hours in advance. Respectfully Submitted, Jonathan Stevens, Planning Director

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