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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-12-2019

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BREEZE PHOTO BY BILL MURPHY MIKE KENYON, of Cumberland, scout master for Troop 12 Berkley-Ashton, helps AVA DEAMARAL, 10, of Cumberland, as she tries her hand at archery during the Cumberland Scout Rally, held at Diamond Hill Park in Cumberland, last Saturday. Visitors could learn more about what Cub Scouts has to offer and register for the 2019-2020 scouting year. See more photos on page 29. Trained volunteer responders hailed for heroism CUMBERLAND – Back in 2003, the town of Cumberland was one of many communities across the country to form a Community Emergency Response Team in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. ERT teams had been formed in California in the 1980s, said former Chief of Police Tony Silva, longtime leader of the local team, and it was recommended by state and local governments that teams should be established everywhere to assist their communities in disaster pre- paredness. In Cumberland, the 33 members of the CERT, many on it since the beginning, are spread across the town, trained and at the ready if disaster strikes. And while their tasks might often focus on traffic control at local events or assisting with vaccination clinics, sometimes they're called upon to save a life. Two local longtime CERT members, Ann Jalette and Alan Bourgette, were honored last month for their life-saving efforts. By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com LINCOLN – A developer's pro- posal to build condominiums at the site of the former Highridge Swim & Tennis Club near Lincoln High School will be a topic of discussion at this month's Planning Board meeting, where board members will decide whether the project meets the town's requirements and is consistent with the comprehensive plan. Link Commercial Properties LLC, owned by Frank Paolino, plans to build 28 age-restricted condo units at 192 Old River Road. He's propos- ing a total of 14 one-level duplexes, each with an attached two-car garage, called The Village at Albion. At a public informational hearing Aug. 28, several neighbors expressed concerns about certain aspects of the proposed development. Village at Albion discussion continues; neighbors concerned By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See HEROISM, Page 19 See ALBION, Page 22 Council approves Kinch resolution on Torrado contract Tonight is first forum on $83 million bond CUMBERLAND – No company should be able to submit a low bid on services only to change the terms and keep bumping up the value of the contract later, says Councilor Mike Kinch. The Town Council last week passed Kinch's resolution request- ing that the General Assembly require that state-mandated procurement proce- dures be followed in the event of a significant increase to a contract, with a cap on change orders. At issue here, says Kinch, is that the Cumberland School Committee previously approved a change to an existing contract with Torrado Architects that will likely mean more than $4 million in fee increas- By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See TORRADO, Page 32 KINCH ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 12-18, 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

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