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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-23-2019

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 23-29, 2019 CUMBERLAND 3 LINCOLN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Student Services/ Special Education Notice of Record Destruction Persons who attended the Special Education or Early Intervention programs offered by the Lincoln Public Schools having attained the age of 28 years on or before December 31, 2018 (or age 31 if the student's schooling continued until age 21) are notified that on June 21, 2019 the records for these students will be destroyed by shredding. Should you wish to obtain your records, please forward a written request to the Student Service Office, 1624 Lonsdale Avenue, Lincoln, RI 02865 prior to June 7, 2019. CUMBERLAND – Nearly 12,000 charcoal-gray trash totes will be delivered to Cumberland residents over three weeks in June, says Public Works Director Bob Anderson. The bins must all be in place by Friday, June 28, to make sure a new auto- mated trash collection program is ready to go Monday, July 1. The trash bins are significantly larger than the 65-gallon blue recy- cling totes currently used by town residents. According to Anderson, any current allowable combinations of trash bins and bags will be put aside in favor of a new system requir- ing all trash to be in the one tote. Residents are currently allowed to use a combination of up to four trash cans, barrels or trash bags for house- hold waste. A resident is technically allowed to fill up to four 36-gallon containers. "As of July 1, the use of multiple trash cans or bags will not be allowed or collected," he said. MTG Disposal will distribute the carts for free to residents. Residents will be responsible for getting rid of old trash bins. As of July 1, only the new 95-gallon carts will be used for the collection of trash. Anderson said officials will be hanging informational fliers on the carts reminding residents not to put the bins out until the official start date. "Similar to other Rhode Island communities that have transitioned from the traditional method of col- lection to the automatic pick-up operation, the intended use of the new carts is to help us reduce and better manage our waste," said Anderson. "It is to help the residents reduce household waste and recycle more. The automatic method of col- lection also reduces the cost of trash collection, and we also benefit from the cleanliness of our trash along our streets on collection day, and a more efficient, speedier, and uni- form method of trash collection." Anderson said residents will be on their own to discard old trash barrels. Those are considered hard plastic just like a large plastic toy, he said, and can't be thrown out with regular trash. Officials will be publi- cizing options for getting rid of those in the coming weeks. Rigid plastics are accepted at the Kent Street garage. The new trash totes are taller than the existing recycling totes, said Anderson, and expand outward toward the top to help add the extra 30 gallons of capacity. Bins will be lifted curbside by a truck operator using an automated arm. New trash totes arrive in Cumberland next month By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com NEW TRASH BINS such as this one will be distributed to Cumberland residents next month, in time for a July 1 start of a new automated trash collection service in town. CORRECTION The Valley Breeze incorrectly report- ed last week that the 2019-2020 Cumberland budget is $77.7 million. The budget, with all accounts fac- tored in, is about $102 million Food truck nights coming to Diamond Hill Park this summer CUMBERLAND – The town will host a new food truck event series at Diamond Hill Park this summer, mixing food and entertainment on June 27, July 25, and Aug. 22, all at 5 p.m. Town Councilor Lisa Beaulieu said she'd asked if Cumberland could host a similar event to ones held in other communities, and the Parks and Recreation Department made it happen. These events are well attended when the weather cooperates, she said at last week's council meet- ing, and it's "a great event for Cumberland to support." Admission to the event is free; just pay for what you eat and drink. Eat from a dozen or more food trucks. Food trucks accept cash, credit or debit. There will also be live music. Pets are not encouraged but leashed and friendly pets are per- mitted. Smoking or vaping of any type is not permitted at the events. This event is produced by PVD Food Truck Events. Miles for Meals 5K June 9 supports Northern R.I. Food Pantry CUMBERLAND – The Northern R.I. Food Pantry will host a Miles for Meals 5K Walk to benefit the food pantry on Sunday, June 9, at the Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk will commence at 10. The cost to walk is $35 for individ- uals and $50 for families. Teams can participate for $25 per member, with a minimum of six walkers. Walkers who bring five pounds of food or more will receive a free Miles for Meals T-shirt. All donations are tax deductible. Register online at www.nrifoodpan- try.org/fundraising, or call 401-741- 1890. Local news. Local owners. You might think every newspaper would be like that. But they aren't. We are. S STANLEY TREE Since 1986 • Professional High Quality Service At Reasonable Rates • Licensed Arborists • Serving RI & Nearby Mass. • Our Team Of Professionals Is Fully Equipped To Handle Your Job In A Safe Efficient Manner N. 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