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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-05-2019

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 Members of the well-known Lincoln High School Select Chorus look for talented freshmen to join their sing- ing group. From left are EMMA LEMIEUX, a sopho- more, ISABELLA SCHENCK and NADYNE LUCHON, both seniors, SOPHIA ALMOND, a sophomore, and MADISON DANFORTH, a junior. See more photos on page 11. LINCOLN – Neighbors opposed to a housing development on Lincoln's Rockyroad Avenue are calling it the "Rockyroad horror picture show," saying the developer is putting their health in jeopardy by burning construction materials out in the open. Despite numerous neighbors speaking out in opposition to the seven-lot residential project, devel- oper Jim McKee's plan to extend Rockyroad Avenue and build seven new homes was approved last Wednesday, Aug. 28, with conditions, by the Planning Board. McKee's Terrapin Development LLC received permission to sub- divide a 3.73-acre lot off Chapel Street. Neighbors say this project has already had significant health and safety impacts. They claim workers for McKee's company have been repeatedly told to burn materials on the construction site in an open fire pit. Open burning is not permitted in Lincoln. McKee's attorney told the Planning Board last week that the burning was a one-time incident. McKee's projects in neighboring Neighbors of McKee project fume over open burning By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer CUMBERLAND – It wouldn't take a great deal of effort for con- struction workers to make the area of the Diamond Hill roundabout project more conducive to driving, says Mayor Jeff Mutter. The mayor said he reached out to the Rhode Island Department of Transportation last week after crews tore up a stretch of Diamond Hill near Chapel Four Corners, and prior to rainstorms on Wednesday, to alert them that the newly rough ride was "just going to get worse when it rains." There was a sub- sequent attempt by the state to smooth out the big bumps, he said, but it proved ineffective. "In a perfect world we would have made sure that was a lot smoother before the rain," he said. After another disaster at roundabouts, Mutter calls for improvement By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor CUMBERLAND – When a Cumberland animal is in trouble, most often the first person called in to respond is Joshua Boyce. Boyce has become a hero of sorts for his work helping local wildlife, whether it's freeing a trapped bird or getting help for an injured chipmunk. The town last month honored Boyce for his "unparalleled commit- Boyce honored for his work with animals By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See ABUTTERS, Page 15 See ROUNDABOUTS, Page 19 See BOYCE, Page 12 MUTTER ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 5-11, 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. Northern RI Board of REALTORS Diamond Award Winners 2011-2018 Lou & Kim Barrows Barrows Team Lou(c): 401-640-3520 Realtor ® licensed in RI, MA, & CT, ABR ® , SRS ® 14 Breakneck Hill Road, Suite 101, Lincoln, RI 02865 121 Thomas Leighton Blvd. Cumberland, RI $429,000 40 Lincoln Way Narragansett, RI $600,000 Get a Head Start Preparing Your Home for an Autumn Sale! Now scheduling free Home Preparation and Market Analysis meetings. We are a no hassle, here when you need us team! Contact us today!

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