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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 08-22-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE LOGAN BORDERS, 8, of Putnam, Conn., looks inside a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle and says the car built 44 years before he was born is, "very cool." Borders was at the VW's on the Hill Car Show at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland last Sunday. See more photos on page 17. CUMBERLAND – At Cumberland High School's Senior Oratorical speeches in April, Sarah Dube laid it all out in front of class- mates, sharing how she'd written a suicide note the summer before her last year in high school. Two students, apparently the ones mentioned but not named in Dube's speech as the former most important people in her life who had walked out on her, turned to each other and high-fived, one then waving to the crowd as they laughed. That story, corroborated by oth- ers who were there, was perhaps the low point in a CHS career Dube desperately wants to forget, but also wants others to know about so change can take place. Dube acknowledges that she didn't handle everything in the best way with those former friends. Members of the Dube family read- ily admit they could have handled things a lot better during Sarah's experience at CHS and eventual pre-graduation exit, but they're questioning why school officials didn't take a stronger stance against alleged bullying by other students. Dube's dad, John, told CHS Principal Adolfo Costa to "go f---" himself three times on graduation day, growing increasingly irate Bullied former student says Cumberland abandoned her By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See BULLIED, Page 18 LINCOLN – Parishioners at Christ Church in Lonsdale are rejoicing at the installation of a new crosswalk connecting the church to its parish house across John Street/Route 123. After eight years of negotiations with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation by the church com- munity, work on the long-awaited Christ Church blesses long-awaited crosswalk By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See CROSSWALK, Page 9 CUMBERLAND – A simmering internal investigation quickly escalat- ed into a full-scale political and legal blaze this week after Town Council members signaled their plan to remove Peter Bradley from the council presi- dency and Bradley responded by filing a Superior Court lawsuit to block the effort. Bradley's legal move was set to be heard in court Wednesday afternoon as he sought to prevent the council from voting on resolutions at their meeting later that evening, one establishing procedures for removing the council president and one to remove him from the leadership post. Bradley maintains that this is all part of a well-orchestrated political "witch hunt" to remove him because he doesn't fit into any one faction on the council, and is a personal attack for previously voting against a sig- nificant pay raise for Town Solicitor Kelley Morris. "I think it's ridiculous. It's a com- plete waste of taxpayer money," Bradley files suit as council moves to oust him By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com BRADLEY See BRADLEY, Page 13 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 22-28, 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. Supreme Auto Body AUTO BODY 725 7725 Locally Owned & Operated David Bourdeau & Bruce Martins Falamos Portugues Since 1963 All Work Guaranteed WALKER ST., LINCOLN Collision Specialists CUMBERLAND - NEW LISTING Open Sunday, August 25, 12-2 p.m. 56 Hines Road - One of the original homesteads of Cumberland dating back to 1880.This lovely home features much of the original detail, hardwoods, moldings, built ins and stain glass windows. However many updates have been done with keeping the period in mind. Newer bathrooms, stunning island kitchen with granite and stainless appliances. The great room laundry room and first floor bath had been added in 1999 . . . blending with the original flow of the home. Truly a must see property. $439,000. Town & Country Please call me for a private showing or further information Deb Hackett Cell: (401) 744-4891 debhackett@verizon.net OPEN HOUSE

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