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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 03-19-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY Honey Dew at Chapel Four Corners was open but missing its tables on Tuesday morning amid the ongoing coro- navirus response. Customers such as FRANK STOWIK, seen through the window, bought their coffee and left. CUMBERLAND – This town is down to a skeleton crew in more ways than one, especially after Mayor Jeff Mutter declared a state of emergency on Monday in response to the spread of the new coronavirus. Upon the advice of Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health, Mutter said he deter- mined that "extraordinary measures must be taken to reduce the spread of COVID- 19." Local restaurants were going to a model of take-out only, complying with official state orders not to allow sit-down dining. Grocery stores were changing practices as they continued to accept customers and were setting up schedules to allow senior citizens to shop early. At coffee shops, tables were turned upside down or removed to keep people from sitting down, and churches have also gone to online for- mats in an effort to contain Signs of fight against virus everywhere in Cumberland By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See VIRUS, Page 9 NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is hoping a massive influx of federal infrastructure funds will help com- plete a long-awaited overhaul of Route 146, eliminat- ing the traffic light at the dangerous intersection with Sayles Hill Road and improving safety throughout the highway. Last month, RIDOT officials submitted an appli- cation to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) pro- gram seeking $90 million in federal grant funds. The application details planned improvements on nearly RIDOT seeking $90 million for Route 146 project By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com See ROUTE 146, Page 17 See STEPENSKI, Page 10 CUMBERLAND – Marjorie Stepenski was a main- stay in Cumberland, known to many as the woman trekking down Mendon Road to get to McDonald's where she would hang out for a couple of hours each day. "Everyone knew her at McDonald's," said Charlie Costa, owner of Motors East on Mendon Road in Cumberland, who was Stepenski's tenant for 22 years. "She affected a lot of people. … Everyone looked Cumberland loses familiar face in Stepenski By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MARCH 19-25, 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. Let my experience guide you home! Town & Country Lic. RI & MA Deb Hackett Cell: (401) 744-4891 debhackett@verizon.net How was your Home Evaluation? Call me f your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. your new assessment. The Market is Hot, More like Summer than Spring! I can help as a buyers agent a listing agent

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