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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-26-2019

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 BILL MURPHY VIN PARENTE, left, and CHERYL TASSONI, both of Pawtucket, enjoy a demonstration by ED VENDITELLI, right, of Central Falls, at the Hannaway Blacksmith Shop in Lincoln on Great Road Day last Saturday. The free event featured a look inside several historic sites along the roadway. See more photos on page 22. CUMBERLAND – A pending water rate increase of 50 cents per thousand gallons of water, approved by the Town Council last week, will pay for $4 mil- lion in borrowing needed to fund three major projects, according to Water Supt. Chris Champi. The increase, which goes into effect July 1, 2020, will cost a family of four that uses the aver- age of just under 100,000 gallons of water each year about $50, or $12.50 per quarter, said Champi. An earlier rate study called for a larger increase, he noted. The bump will cover the debt service principal and interest payments associated with the bor- rowing of the $4 million to fund water main replacement projects on the Newell Bridge and Grants Mills Bridge, as well as phase two of the Diamond Hill Road water line replacement project, span- ning the roughly 1.1 miles of the U.S. Post Office near Chapel Four Water rate increase will fund three new projects in Cumberland By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See WATER, Page 11 CUMBERLAND – The town will take the first step in a long-term plan to calm traffic on its most troublesome local road- ways, starting with changes on Bear Hill Road, Rawson Road, Sonny Drive and Scott Road. The Town Council last week passed a resolution approving a pilot traffic calm- ing program, which will include temporary Pilot traffic- calming initiative approved for four roads By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See TRAFFIC, Page 20 LINCOLN – The setting sun cast a warm glow over the Columbus Club last Thursday, where local residents gathered to dedicate a new veterans memorial created by Troop 1 Manville's Matthew Riendeau for his Eagle Scout service project. Riendeau's memorial, located next to Lincoln Eagle Scout dedicates veterans memorial By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer CHAMPI See MEMORIAL, Page 28 ©2019 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2, 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. Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Generator | Boiler Service 401.333.0665 Visit our website: T.H. Malloy is now delivering propane throughout Rhode Island "Your One Stop Automotive Center" NORTH SMITHFIELD AUTO BODY, INC. 1-401-762-3866 WWW.RIAUTOBODY.COM 1-401-762-3866 WWW.RIAUTOBODY.COM 770 EDDIE DOWLING HWY. RT. 146 NORTH NORTH SMITHFIELD RHODE ISLAND 02896

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