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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 12-23-2015

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©2015 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. LINCOLN – When the 500 responses from a parent survey for Lincoln Public Schools, sent out Dec. 2, were tallied, a recurring theme became clear: a request for less standardized testing. Supt. Georgia Fortunato anticipates Schools survey shows parents want less standardized testing By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com RIDOT's Albion beacon response angers council LINCOLN – After haggling for months over the fate of the his- toric Albion traffic beacon, the Town Council received an answer last week from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation – a decision based on a By BRITTANY BALLANTYNE Valley Breeze Staff Writer brittany@valleybreeze.com See SCHOOLS, Page 10 BROOKE PATTERSON, 11, of Cumberland, displays her winning drawing that appears on one of the Valley Breeze Christmas cards this year. MALLORY MONGEON, 11, Cumberland. JILLIAN BOUCHARD, 8, Cumberland. Making the holidays bright See BEACON, Page 10 Every year, The Valley Breeze invites local young artists, ages 4-12, to give us their best interpretations of the hol- iday season for our annual Christmas cards. Here in the Breeze office, staff mem- bers pored over hundreds of colorful drawings submitted in the contest, selecting their favorites to reproduce into our company cards. A selection of the submitted drawings are fea- tured throughout this week's edition. One winner from each area that the Breeze covers was chosen. The winner from this area is Brooke Patterson, 11, of Cumberland. Congratulations, and keep on drawing! Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE valleybreeze.com @ DECEMBER 23-30, 2015 Like us on Follow us on H appy H olidays H appy H olidays www.lamontagnerealestate.com 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 M EMBER Real Estate aM ON TA G N E Carol LaM ontagne Lisa LaM ontagne Beausoleil 'TIS THE 'TIS THE SEASON — SEASON — TO SAY TO SAY THANKS! THANKS! HOLIDAY HISTORY Learn about the first Christmas trees of Cumberland. LIVING MERRY CHRISTMAS! and Happy 'Holly Days' to all from the Valley Breeze staff.

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