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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-06-2019

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4 CUMBERLAND JUNE 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION CUMBERLAND – Work to dis- tribute town residents' new and nearly indestructible trash carts is already well ahead of schedule in its first week, say town officials, and is now set to be done prior to June 21. Public Works Director Bob Anderson has put a hard deadline in place of June 28, the Friday before the July 1 start of a new automated trash service. Residents will no longer use their current trash barrels, but will keep their existing 65-gallon blue recycling carts. Those must be placed alongside the new charcoal-colored 95-gallon trash carts, the only two waste recep- tacles a home will be allowed to have out each week. In a reversal of an earlier announce- ment, the new trash totes are being delivered from the south of town to the north, said Steve Mutter, munici- pal liaison for waste service provider MTG. That aligns with regular trash pickup schedules. Truckloads of carts were being deliv- ered early this week to the main stag- ing area at Tucker Field on Mendon Road. Wheeled totes were then delivered to homes by workers from Arkansas-based Curbside Cart Masters. Anderson said there are nearly 12,000 carts being delivered, enough for homes up to four units. Those with five units or more don't receive service from the town. Residents are asked not to put the new bins curbside until the new automated trash program starts July 1. Trash should continue to be kept separate from recycling, and must all fit inside the new cart, said Anderson. This new service should provide more than enough space for trash disposal while also limiting the town's overall waste output, he said. Steve Mutter, who's no relation to Mayor Jeff Mutter, said these bins are so durable they should last decades. "Some of the ones in Warwick are 20-plus years old," he said. Newer carts have an improved chemical makeup, he said, making them even more inde- structible. "It's really durable," said Anderson. Anderson said he's allowing workers to deliver carts until a later cutoff time of 7 p.m. in an effort to get them out as quickly as possible. He's also allowing delivery on Saturdays. The town will likely hold a drop-off event for residents to get rid of their old trash cans sometime during the month of July, said Anderson. Delivery of new trash carts ahead of schedule By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor Curbside Cart Masters employees deliver new trash carts along East Barrows Street in Cumberland Tuesday. At right, MIGUEL HERNANDEZ carries a tote while CASEY COLE prepares to log it in as delivered. BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY 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 June 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. @ Lincoln Town Hall There will be a public hearing for the purpose of a presentation by Preserve RI and discussion about the Valentine Whitman House. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at 333-1100 one week prior to the hearing date. Monique L. Clauson, Town Clerk Town of Lincoln Town Council Public Hearing • Valentine Whitman House LINCOLN PUBLIC SCHOOLS LOAN OF TEXTBOOKS TO NON-PUBLIC STUDENTS Lincoln residents whose children attend non-public schools are eligible to borrow the following textbooks for the 2019-2020 school year: Science, Math, Modern Foreign Language, English/Language Arts and History/Social Studies. Return and ordering of books will be held at the LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL June 17, 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fees will be assessed for damaged books and must be paid before new books are issued. Borrowers of books that are not returned will be charged the replacement cost and will not be issued books unless replacement costs have been paid. Late applications that require the ordering of new books may not be honored. The textbook request form is available at departments/business-office/ Please provide the complete title, 10 or 13 digit ISBN, author, publisher and copyright date. Books must be on the current state list of approved books www.ride. TextbookSearch.aspx Textbooks for the 2019-20 school year will be available for pick up on the following days at the LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL August 20, 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please email Dawn Nault at Lawrence P. Filippelli, Ed. D., Superintendent of Schools Realtor - Market Properties Group - Al Pratte who's looking out for you. Local Different Better. I offer a no price reduction guarantee. Once we list your home, if the listing price is reduced, I will reduce my commis- sion. It's that simple. Who's looking out for you. Al Pratte was born and raised in Cumberland and is ready to partner with you. 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