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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 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN 5 LINCOLN – Three communi- ties are prepared to go out to bid to upgrade their streetlights to more effi- cient LEDs. This week, Lincoln, Smithfield and Woonsocket will put out a request for proposals seeking a company to switch over the lights. The group request originally included three other communities on Aquidneck Island. Lincoln Town Planner Al Ranaldi said converting the lights to LED will save millions of dollars in electricity costs down the road. Lincoln currently spends roughly $500,000 lighting its streets. Part of the conversion process will include purchasing the town's cur- rent lights from National Grid. The town will then hire a company to maintain the lights during the six to nine months it will take to convert the system over. During that period, the town will have to fix any light that goes out. The state recently agreed to pay to light state-owned roads, which is expected to result in major savings. "We're expecting savings there, plus dramatic savings with the LED lights, which will pay back the asset," Ranaldi said. The state will begin paying to light its roads after they're converted to LED. "We're expecting over 50 per- cent savings in our bill in year one," Ranaldi said. Once converted, he said 2 to 3 per- cent of the lights will fail due to manu- facturer defects, "but we can sit back for years after that," he said. The lights last for roughly 20 to 25 years before they begin to lose their efficiency. Lincoln will host the advertisement for all three towns. Once Lincoln col- lects the proposals, Smithfield Town Engineer Kevin Cleary said each town willreview the qualifications and pric- ing independently. Cleary said he expects to develop a recommendation to the Town Council in late February or early March. If approved, the contract would roll out in April when work would com- mence. Ranaldi said there are a lot of options for LED lights out there, and that technology has advanced signifi- cantly since towns in R.I. first began converting to LED. "Every month there's new innova- tion," he said. In the future, if there's an issue with one of the lights, town officials will be able to diagnose the problem from a remote desktop. "If we want, we could take a light at midnight and dim it down to 60 percent and then bring it up at dusk," he said. Three communities move forward on LED streetlights By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer After the busy month of December, the enjoyable holi- day break, and beginning of a new decade, students and faculty settle back into the daily rhythm at Cumberland High School as every- one prepares to close out the first semester of the school year. Throughout December, student government and other volunteers at CHS participated in the annual tradition of the Adopt-A-Family pro- gram. This amazing program, similar to a traditional toy drive, allows members of our community to help out one another in the holiday sea- son by delivering presents that were picked out and wrapped by our hardworking students. Also in December, ticket sales began for the annual Winter Ball to take place at Wright's Farm on Friday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. (with doors opening at 5:30). This second school dance of the year sold more than 400 tickets, and we look forward to another memorable dance for the books. This is the second consecutive year that midterm exams will be instituted at Cumberland, run- ning from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23. Jan. 17-22 are half-days. Grab-and-go lunches will be made available to students and buses will depart at 11:10 a.m. (An in-depth exam schedule with dates and times can be found in every student's email sent on Jan. 2 by Kate McMorrow). Friday, Jan. 24, is the first day of quarter three as CHS turns a new leaf into the final half of the 2019-2020 school year. Lastly, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, the sec- ond blood drive of the school year will be held in the transitional build- ing cafeteria. Eligible students are able to sign up at all lunches when the Rhode Island Blood Center visits CHS in the weeks prior. All who can are encouraged to donate; one donation has the power the save three lives. Cumberland High School students busy giving back By MEGAN CARLMARK CHS Class of 2021 CARLMARK Library announces winter story time schedule LINCOLN – Winter story time programs for children and their parents or caretakers begin on Monday, Jan. 13, at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road. Share stories, activities, songs and crafts. Sessions will run through Friday, March 6. Story times are as follows: • Toddler Read and Play, for ages 0-3, will take place on Mondays at 10 a.m. • Pajama Story Time, for ages 3-5, will be on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. • Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-5, will be on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. • Baby Lap Time, for ages 0-18 months, will take place on Fridays at 10 a.m. Online registration is required for all story time sessions and registra- tion opens two weeks prior to each scheduled date. Visit or call 401-333-2422, ext. 15, for more information. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at TOWN OF CUMBERLAND LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER e Cumberland Board of License Commissioners hereby gives notice that the following application has been made to said Board for Retailers' Beverage license to keep for sale and to sell alcoholic beverages in the Town of Cum- berland, under the Provisions of Title 3 of the General Laws of Rhode Island 1965, as amended, for a Class B Non-Transferable Liquor License from RINCONCITO LATINO 3 DEXTER STREET, CUMBERLAND, RI Remonstrants are entitled to be heard before the granting of such license, and the Cumberland, Board of License Commissioners, will give such remon- strants a fair opportunity to make their objections before acting upon said application. Notice is further given that said application will be considered at a Public Hearing of said Cumberland Board of License Commissioners, at the Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., at which time and place all persons interested may be heard. Individuals requesting for interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at 728-2400, ext. 138, 48 hours in advance of hearing date. PER ORDER OF CUMBERLAND BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS Sandra M. Giovanelli, Town Clerk TOWN OF CUMBERLAND COLLECTOR'S SALE OF ESTATES FOR TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS DUE AND UNPAID WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, TOWN HALL JANUARY 15, 2020 The undersigned, Finance Director of the Town of Cumberland, hereby gives notice that he will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island on January 15, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. Local Time, various parcels of real estate (for the levy upon which notice is hereby given) or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the taxes, tangible taxes, sewer use, sewer assessments and/or any other assessments which constitute a lien thereon (including where applicable, any as- sessments and/or any liens pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 23-27.3-125.7) together with interest, costs and expenses incident to this sale, as set forth in the original Advertisement of December 19, 2019 published in The Valley Breeze and on December 23, 2019 published in The Times, to which reference is hereby made. Property upon which taxes, tangible taxes, sewer use, sewer assessments and/or any other assessments have been paid since the advertisement first appeared will not, of course, be included in the sale. Please be advised that if the property referred to in the original Advertisement of December 19, 2019 published in The Valley Breeze and on December 23, 2019 published in The Times, in which you have a substantial interest is sold at tax sale, then you will have one (1) year to redeem it through the Collector's Office or through the tax sale purchaser by tendering the taxes paid, plus a ten percent (10%) penalty on the tax sale amount, plus an additional one percent (1%) penalty per month on the tax sale amount if redeemed from the seventh month onward, unless a shorter period to redeem is provided under Rhode Island Law. After one (1) year, unless otherwise provided under Rhode Island Law, you may exercise your right to redeem through the tax sale purchaser, or, if a Petition to Foreclose your Right of Redemption has been filed in Superior Court, you may redeem through the Court until a Final Decree is entered forever foreclosing your right of redemption. RAYMOND A. CHAUVIN, FINANCE DIRECTOR, TOWN OF CUMBERLAND DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION - DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL LICENSING AND REGULATION Liquor Control Section e Department of Business Regulation gives notice that New England Selections LLC, located at 9 Rocky Hill Road, Lincoln, RI 02865 has applied for a Wholesaler Class A Liquor license to operate under Title 3 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended. A hearing will be held on ursday, January 30th, 2020 at 10:00am at the Department of Business Regulation, John O. Pastore Center, 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building 69-1, Cranston, RI 02920 at which time and place all persons interested may be heard. e Department of Business Regulation is accessible to the handicapped. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify this office at (T.D.D.711). Pamela J. Toro, Esquire Associate Director Department of Business Regulation

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