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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 08-29-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE BRIANNA ROGERS, 7, of North Attleboro, Mass., shows the Bluegill she caught last Sunday, during Take Me Fishing Day at Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. The day also celebrated the National Park Services 103rd birth- day. See more photos on page 24. Major tree work in Cumberland protects power lines Tall stumps will remain CUMBERLAND – Dozens of trees damaged and killed by caterpillars over the past few years have been taken down across town this month, with many more still to be cut. Highway Supt. Frank Stowik said crews from the town and Stanley Tree Service were still on Tower Hill Road Tuesday, after spending much of last week on that winding street off Diamond Hill Road. There were 46 oak, ash and birch trees on Tower Hill tagged for removal, according to a list- ing of trees sent by Stowik. Some 139 trees were on the master list, including: • The 46 on Tower Hill Road; • Ten trees on Cook Road; • Four trees on Fisher Road; • Three trees on Carriage Lane; • Two trees on Staples Road; • Two trees on Nate Whipple Highway; • Six trees on Little Pond County Road; • Thirty-six trees on Sumner Brown Road (mostly oak); • Eighteen trees on Reservoir Road; • Two trees on Green Meadow Lane; • Two trees on Torrey Road; By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TREE WORK, Page 14 Catch of the day RIDOT: Rain may delay opening of Albion Bridges Business owners rejoice at project's pending conclusion LINCOLN – Closed for traffic since April, the Albion Bridges are tentatively set to reopen this week. Residents and business own- ers were alerted last week that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation officials planned to open the bridges, which carry School Street over the Blackstone River and canal, this Friday, Aug. 30. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See BRIDGES, Page 25 Bradley removed from council presidency Judge sets hearings for October CUMBERLAND – As thunder clapped directly over Cumberland Town Hall, the lights in council chambers repeatedly flickered, a fit- ting backdrop, it seemed, to a coming vote that could lead to a storm of legal trouble for some time to come. The Town Council's ouster of Peter Bradley as council president last Wednesday, Aug. 21, represented an unprecedented move locally, the prospects of which had one local Democrat walking into the building saying he was about to watch local history being made. And while an outsider might assume Bradley committed a crime or some similar high offense to war- rant such an unusual step, the coun- cilman says he was removed from his leadership position for spreading a rumor that town officials ruled to be unfounded. Bradley's colleagues again declined to explain why they were unanimous- ly removing Bradley. They indicated they will now wait until legal action is resolved before appointing a new council president. Bradley voted against his own removal. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See BRADLEY, Page 31 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 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. Call us for a "FREE market analysis" MeMber 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM Please drive carefully… School is starting! 2374 Diamond Hill Road • Cumberland, RI 401-475-7570 • 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?

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