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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 08-15-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE KATIE HEENAN, 16, of Smithfield, left, and her friend, AINSLEY LEAHY, 16, of Warwick, appear to be riding in the clouds on the Vertigo, one of the rides offered at last weekend's CumberlandFest at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland. They say the ride was fun but a lot scarier than they thought. See story on page 2 and more photos on pages 9-16. CUMBERLAND – The fallout from an ongoing investigation into alleged actions by two town employees appears that it will have a long-ranging impact on the Town Council's balance of power. The Valley Breeze has learned from a high-level source, and confirmed with two others, that the town investigation is related to a rumor perpetuated by Town Council President Peter Bradley related to two town workers, a man and a woman, spending time alone together at the town's new public safety complex before it opened. It was not clear this week how much truth there is to the rumor, but Bradley is reportedly part of the investigation because he either started it or spread it, and could lose his leadership post if the allega- tions are ultimately proven false. Bradley this week declined to comment until the investigation concludes. Asked Monday if he was the one who initiated the investigation, Mayor Jeff Mutter said when the Probe into town employees could change council leadership By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See PROBE, Page 21 Lincoln well short of Smithfield on tickets Editor's note: This story is the first installment in a two-part series on tickets given out in Lincoln. Next week, we'll report violations by type, including speeding and suspended licenses. This week's story focuses on where in town the most people are given a citation or warning. LINCOLN – Few motorists are pulled over in Lincoln compared to nearby Smithfield, according to Police Department records obtained by The Valley Breeze this week. Since the beginning of the year, Lincoln police have written approxi- mately 420 tickets (11 of those void- ed), issued 178 citation warnings, and given 62 verbal warnings. Just over 600 motorists were pulled over and given some type of citation or warning from Jan. 1 to July 26. Four arrests were made, and two criminal citations were issued. For comparison, Smithfield police handed out 684 tickets from January to the middle of June just on Putnam Pike. That town issued By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com Route 116, Twin River Road have the highest totals See TICKETS, Page 32 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 15-21, 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. Friday September 27 th Come Play in the Dark Tue- Fri 18 Holes with CART & lUNCH Tee oFF 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $ 44

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