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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-14-2019

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16 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION CUMBERLAND – Citing concern over the legality of business being conducted by the Town Council during an ongoing court case, Councilor Peter Bradley abstained from all council votes dur- ing a meeting Nov. 6. Bradley is contesting the coun- cil's move to remove him from the council presidency. The Valley Breeze reported last week that the case is moving to R.I. Supreme Court after a Superior Court judge decided that the matter wasn't in that court's purview. Bradley went to the main lectern during the public comment por- tion of the Nov. 6 meeting to tell his colleagues that he believed he should be presiding over meetings in keeping with the charter, but elected not to disrupt town business as the debate plays out in court, deferring to town attorneys' opinion that votes can proceed. He reiterated that town solicitors are not keeping taxpayers in mind by pushing the matter of whether he was properly removed from his position out of Superior Court where they could have allowed it to be decided. "So, I will let that office make a determination as to who should preside over meetings of this council, keeping in mind that I am present, ready, willing and able to do so," he said. "Based on my presence, I will also point out to all members of the public and persons bringing business before this council, there is certainly a question of legality as to all business being conducted." Added Bradley, "To the extent that I am present at meetings and do not preside, for any reasoning, actions taken by this council are not proper based on the charter, or in other words not legal." Bradley abstains from votes amid legal proceedings By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor BRADLEY First Lincoln Central Turkey Trot needs volunteers LINCOLN – The first ever Lincoln Central Turkey Trot will happen on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and there are many volunteer opportunities avail- able and donations are needed. Use the link below to sign up, https://tinyurl. com/yyo2qrod . For more information, contact Melanie Mellen, physical education/health teacher at mellenm@ . Local Eats 622 George Washington Highway Unit 70 • Lincoln, RI 333-1593 Family owned & operated 1 Year Anniversary Celebration THIS WEEKEND Saturday & Sunday November 16 & 17 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fun for the entire family Give Aways Include: Prize Drawings • Gift Certificates • Gift Cards T-Shirts and lots more! 2 3 5 2 M E N D O N R O A D , C U M B E R L A N D , R I A D E L I N E S S P E A K E A S Y. C O M 4 0 1 - 4 0 5 - 0 0 7 3 Front Street 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dinner & Drink Specials Book your Holiday Parties here! Up to 200 people Open Thanksgiving Morning 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bacon and Egg or Shrimp Bloody Marys & Drink Specials Donations encouraged Wednesday, November 27th • Thanksgiving Eve Entertainment Cater with us! 105 Bouvier Avenue, Manville, RI 401-762-9846 ~ Caruso Club Always Open to the Public! Monday Night Trivia! w/Wings & Things Thursday Night Karaoke 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m w/ Meal Special Collecting non-perishable items for town of Lincoln Food Baskets Friday, November 15th Turkey Trott • 6:30 p.m. $10.00 Free Dynamites! Sunday, November 17th Porketta • 3:00 p.m. $15.00 | Purchase tickets at the club

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