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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-16-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON LAUREN GARDNER adjusts a wig on DANIEL SMITH before last Tuesday's rehearsal of "Rock of Ages" at Lincoln High School, which will be performed on Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18. Both students are members of the Lincoln High Drama Club. See story and more photos on page 13. CUMBERLAND – A series of three upcoming meetings will be held in each of the three communi- ties in the Broad Street corridor, updating business owners and residents on the impacts of what's expected to be a $16.5 million reconstruction project starting this spring. All three meetings will feature essentially the same content, according to officials. They will focus not only on the Broad Street Regeneration Project but the Transit Emphasis Corridor, also known as the Pawtucket/Central Falls Commuter Rail Station and bus hub near the Pawtucket end of Broad Street. "We're planning public meet- ings to let people know about them," stated the Rhode Island Department of Transportation in a release. • The first meeting will be held next Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary School, 52 Broad St. in Cumberland. • On Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m., RIDOT representatives will Broad Street meetings set to get everyone up to speed By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See BROAD STREET, Page 7 Officials say Lincoln High project lacks credibility Construction timeline may be pushed back LINCOLN – After the latest round of progress updates on the Lincoln High School construction/renovation project, some school officials are say- ing it lacks credibility and has proven to be an embarrassment. Despite a recent decision to accel- erate the timeline for the LHS project to save money, the project may now be delayed for the same reason. Before the holidays, the LHS Building Committee and the project By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See CONSTRUCTION, Page 3 Hines Road residents shocked as 'paper street' gets asphalt Amid crunch, developers targeting less attractive properties CUMBERLAND – The town's newest paved road, a 200-foot dead-end off Hines Road installed to accommodate a single home, is a huge issue for immediate abutters, who say they have been forced to trade grass and trees for asphalt and another new house. Officially, the new home going up here will be on Pennsylvania Avenue, and that's because recent paving was done on a portion of what was once the "paper street" end of Pennsylvania. It was only a street on paper due to the presence of extensive wetlands between it and the other end of the road. Residents Stella and Greg Brown, longtime residents of 138 Hines Road right next to the new street, contacted The Breeze to express their frustration with the damage that's been done to their property since Cumberland-based developer Steven Carr and Carr Built Custom Homes put the road in last month. According to the Browns, this parcel never should have been By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor See HINES ROAD, Page 8 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JANUARY 16-22, 2020 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. Johnston, RI 1764 Mendon Road (McDonald's Plaza) Cumberland RI 02864 401-334-7317 R.I. Reg. # 41460 The Anastasia Team Anastasia Kaufman GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, SRS #1 REMAX NRI Individual Agent for 2017-2019 MULTI MLILLION DOLLAR PRODUCER FIVE DIAMOND PROFESSIONAL Licensed RI & MA 401-338-2749 (cell) Find out your home's value FREE at If one of your resolutions is to buy or sell your home, I am ready to help! Anastasia is the #1 REMAX NRI Individual Agent for 2017-2019 New Year, New Home! Breeze BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON See captions for cover photos on page 3. Best pictures of the year Breeze THE VALLEY A look back at our favorite photos and the stories behind them ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Furniture Family Discount 401-597-5911 1081 Social Street Woonsocket, RI 02895 NO CREDIT NEEDED FREE LAYAWAY 2 PC SECTIONAL $ 777 DOUBLE RECLINING SOFA & DOUBLE RECLINING LOVESEAT $ 999.99 WITH CENTER CONSOLE 2 PC SET $ 777 SOFA & LOVESEAT DOUBLE RECLINING SOFA & DOUBLE RECLINING LOVESEAT $ 888 RECLINERS STARTING AT $ 199.99 ASHLEY FURNITURE - ANY COLOR 5 PC BEDROOM SET $ 799.99 DRESSER, MIRROR, QUEEN BED ADD MATCHING CHEST FOR ONLY $ 199.99 See our Best Photos of 2019 inside!

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