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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 08-08-2019

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CUMBERLAND – Since work began last summer on the double roundabout project at Diamond Hill Road at Route 295 Jennifer Brousseau, of 3 Home Ave., said the best $20 she ever spent was on a white noise machine to drown out the disruptive sounds from the night construction directly across from her property. In March, Brousseau and her neighbor Nellie DaSilva, at 50 Old Diamond Hill Road, created a Facebook group called Diamond Hill Community Association, which serves as a platform for those affect- ed by the construction to voice concerns and share advice and information with one another. While residents' concerns range from noise complaints to safety matters, the biggest challenge, Brousseau told The Valley Breeze, has been the state's lack of communica- tion on the whole project. "The state's response has been poor," she said. "Answers are vague or inaccurate for the most part." The double roundabout project at Route 295 and Diamond Hill Road began in July 2018 and is expected to run through December 2020. By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com Diamond Hill project causing frustration for residents See FRUSTRATION, Page 28 CUMBERLAND – Last Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, at 9:28 a.m., a day after Public Works Director Bob Anderson had stated that the holes in residents' new trash totes aren't leading to a maggot pop- ulation explosion, The Valley Breeze texted a photo to Anderson showing light coming through two holes at the back of a bin below the handles. Several hours later, Mayor Jeff Mutter texted back to say that there was indeed an issue leading to flies getting in and residents seeing more maggots in their bins. "There is an opening in the trash receptacles that is allowing flies to enter," he said at 2:57 p.m. At 5 p.m. that day, the mayor's Facebook page reported that a post in a local group about an opening near the hinges had caught the administra- tion's attention. "We have determined that there is in fact an opening that could allow Duct tape a temporary fix as officials work on bin solution By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TRASH BINS, Page 13 LINCOLN – Residents in certain Lincoln neighborhoods will soon enjoy a smoother ride to and from their homes, as the town kicked off its summer paving schedule last week. Work began in a neighborhood off River Road, where Hartford Summer paving starts in Lincoln By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See PAVING, Page 21 BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON DYLAN PECKHAM, of North Attleboro, Mass., and Mastery Martial Arts, watches as 10-year- old AUSTIN HENAULT, of Lincoln, smashes through a plastic board at the National Night Out event at Lincoln Mall on Tuesday night. The event was sponsored by the Lincoln Police Department. See more photos on page 24. ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 8-14, 2019 Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. 2374 Diamond Hill Road • Cumberland, RI 401-475-7570 investor@mwaragao.com • www.mwaragao.com Michael Aragao President/Portfolio Manager Money Questions on Your Mind? Get started today with a complimentary consultation from an experienced registered investment advisor. How much is enough for retirement? Is now a good time to invest? Roth or Traditional IRA? How can I save more? Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our website: thmalloy.com T.H. Malloy is now delivering propane throughout Rhode Island

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