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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-09-2020

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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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JANUARY 9-15, 2020 LETTERS / CUMBERLAND 13 2020 begins with gratitude What better way to start 2020 than to have a heating pipe burst on New Year's Day, result- ing in a boiler room filled with steam that damaged some of the mechanisms? It certainly was not what we'd planned for by any means. However, it would have been significantly worse had our Cumberland firefighter teams and their off-duty captain not reacted as quickly as they did. They came in force, entering the building and taking immediate action once they determined the issue was steam and not smoke that set off the detectors. We were additionally blessed that "Captain Craig" is also our heating company's service manager and familiar with our location. That was a major asset in minimizing damage and initiating immediate repairs. What could have been cata- strophic became merely incon- venient. Our Cumberland first responders were not only quick and effective, they also provided guidance on next steps and patient- ly answered all our questions, mak- ing a bad situation better. To them it may have been just another day on the job, but to our parish they are heroes. With a grateful heart, EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH Cumberland The HOWARD ROAD BRIDGE has been completely removed. This picture shows the easterly abutment. Demolition work at the site started in the beginning of December, and the actual bridge was removed in its entirety on Dec. 16. The trusses will be transported to a company in Pennsylvania for rehabilitation, repair, and restoration, according to Public Works Director Bob Anderson. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation's contractor will resume work in the spring, as masonry and abut- ment work can't be performed during the winter season, said Anderson. The bridge is scheduled for substantial completion, or ready for use, at the end of August. Mercymount Country Day School held its annual Nativity Concert last Friday. GRADE 1 NATIVITY PERFORM- ERS are shown with music teach- er, LISA PARE. Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee meets Jan. 16 CUMBERLAND – A Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., at the Hayden Center in the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. All CSEAC meetings are open to the public. CSEAC is a parent-led commit- tee working to foster open com- munication among parents, teach- ers, administrators and the School Committee regarding special edu- cation supports and services pro- vided to children in Cumberland schools. Any meeting cancellations can be found at groups/cseac . got a news tip? Call 401-334-9555, ext. 122 Or e-mail it to CUMBERLAND NEWS Trusted Service & Repair Since 1953 Paul • Alternators/Starters/Interstate Batteries • Brakes • Oil Change • Exhaust • Struts & Shocks • Tires • A.C. Service & Repairs • Computerized Wheel Alignment & High Speed Balance • Timing Belts • Radiators, Heater Cores, Water Pumps & Coolant Flush Service RHODE ISLAND EMISSIONS & SAFETY TESTING INSPECTION STATION SERVING YOUR DRIVING NEEDS SINCE 1953 401-769-1967 90 Winter Street, Manville, RI Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CLASS LD: Light Duty Inspection Station, (Trucks 8,501 – 15,000 GVW) INSPECTION STATION FULL SERVICE GAS ISLAND Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Building 3, Suite 307, Lincoln, RI 401-475-6116 OPEN CAPTION MOVIES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED! Did you know CinemaWorld in Lincoln shows Open Caption Movies Daily! Go to for showtimes FREE MOVIE PASS Ask about a At your next visit at Hear for You!

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