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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-06-2019

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32 LINCOLN JUNE 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION on the Twin River Casino & Hotel detail, earning time and a half for those shifts. When casino leadership made the decision to cut back 16 total hours of the detail on Mondays and Tuesdays, officers responded by refusing to show up to all detail shifts at the casino. Town Administrator Joe Almond, who has not stepped in to take any action up to this point, said he could not comment on the ongoing per- sonnel situation unfolding between police and the casino. He did confirm to The Valley Breeze that Twin River has continued to request the police detail from the town, and that Lincoln police have stopped responding to the request. Officers continue to respond to emergency calls at the property, but maintain no regular presence there. Only the Town Council can man- date the presence of a police detail at a local liquor establishment. Twin River is not required to hire Lincoln police officers for help with security. Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for Twin River, said, "We continue to have and value our relationship with the Lincoln Police Department. We also continue to post shifts and are hav- ing ongoing conversations about the total number of hours the property requires LPD assistance." Twin River Casino has an internal security and surveillance team of 130 professionals, according to Doyle. A statement from the LPD's union representation called the relationship between the casino and local police "complicated," thanks in part to the unique nature of Twin River. "Unlike many casinos that tend to negotiate their way into towns and cities with written agreements discussing public safety, Twin River Casino has grown gradually over 50-plus years from a horse track to a 24/7 casino with table games, slots, an event center, sports betting and most recently a hotel. Yet despite what you may have heard, the town's resources have not grown along with it," the statement reads. On the negotiations over the appropriate police presence at the casino, the statement continues: "We understand they are a busi- ness and have different priorities than we do, but our concern has always been for the safety of the patrons of Twin River, the safety of the residents of Lincoln (including many of our own families) and of course the safety of our officers. We are hoping we can come to a resolu- tion very soon." Negotiations between the parties are expected to continue after a meeting on Tuesday ended without a solution. In April, out of the 57 incidents involving police at Lincoln liquor establishments happened at Twin River. There were 219 police inci- dents in Lincoln total that month. The month before, 79 of 86 incidents at liquor establishments occurred at Twin River, with 26 end- ing in arrest. In February, the casino was the site of 68 out of 72 incidents occurring at local liquor establishments. Sixteen of the 17 total arrests at Lincoln liquor establishments happened at Twin River that month. POLICE From Page One A statement from the LPD's union representation called the relationship between the casino and local police 'complicated,' thanks in part to the unique nature of Twin River. Lincoln Housing Authority Receives HUD Grant LINCOLN – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $239,250 to the Lincoln Housing Authority through the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency - Service Coordinators Program. This federal funding will sustain the current service coordinator's programs and allow for expanded supportive services for both Lincoln Manor and Manville Manor for a span of three years. HUD's ROSS-SC helps public housing authorities to hire or retain service coordinators who acquire supportive services for seniors and/ or individuals with disabilities resid- ing in public housing. The program's objective is to help this resident population continue to successfully age in place, independently, without prematurely having to transition to higher cost assisted care facilities. The current LHA service coordi- nator oversees 246 elderly/disabled housing units between both Manville Manor and Lincoln Manor. This new federal funding will allow for LHA to expand their current program offer- ings, to include more robust access to programming in health and wellness, nutrition assistance, fitness, decreased social isolation and safety training. Lincoln Housing Authority is the only public housing agency in Rhode Island to be awarded federal funding through the ROSS-SC grant for fiscal year 2018. Each grant cycle will fund service coordinator programs for three years. Father's Day card making program for kids June 10 LINCOLN – Kids ages 4 and older can drop in to the Children's Program Room at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, on Monday, June 10, to color book- marks and greeting cards to give for Fathers' Day. All supplies will be provided and registration is not necessary. Stop by from 3 to 7 p.m. Call the library at 401-333-2422 for more information. Place your classified ad online at classifieds.valleybreeze.com LincoLn 270 Front Street 401-724-5600 S ta c h u r S k i Pawtucket 1136 Newport Avenue 401-725-1115 EAST PROV./KENT HEIGHTS: New Listing: Charming 3 Bedrm 1 Bath Dutch Colonial with eat-in kitchen, formal dining & living room, a cozy screened in porch. Hardwood floors throughout, detached 2 car garage, deck and partially fenced yard. $232,000 724-5600 SO. ATTLEBORO: PRICE REDUCTION: Featuring large single family home and a separate retail building. 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The Finished Basement Is A Great Space For A Family/Playroom As well As A Laundry Area And Plenty Of Storage. Breezeway To Garage. $249,900 . 401-725-1115. CUMBERLAND, Spacious 1,480 Sf Ranch In Popular Cumberland Terrace. Features Include 3 Bedrooms, 1-1/2 Baths, Huge Family Room, Finished Basement, And 2 Car Garage. Set On Pretty 1/4 Acre Lot with Shed. Outside Has Vinyl Siding And Thermopane windows. worth Investigating! $299,900. 401-725-1115 PAwTUCKET, 71 RILEY STREET, Darlington, This charming 3-bed home is a must see. Large eat in kitchen opens up to the dining area and living room. The full bath is conveniently located on the 1st floor. Three bedrooms on 2nd floor. Relax on the sun-porch which overlooks a beautiful tranquil back yard. This property is conveniently located to all amenities: schools, bus, train, highway, shopping and much more. $215,000. 401-725-1115. TED MUSIOL 401-965-8871 www.c21Ski.com open houSe Sun. 6/8 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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