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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 03-26-2020

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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4 LINCOLN MARCH 26-APRIL 1, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION 4 educational packets to send to families. "In times of trouble, churches are called to be the voice of hope, to inspire, and to remind people of the divine and God's hand in all of it, the good and the bad," he said. "At our core, all faith communities are called to bring people together, to bring people into community, to pre- vent isolation that leads to loneliness," Walker said. Whether it's saying a prayer for a loved one, dropping off groceries, pick- ing up their prescriptions or simply checking in, Walker said it's so impor- tant now to connect and remember that we're not alone. "We recognize that these measures cannot begin to replace real, face-to- face communication with one another, especially at a time such as this," he said. "However, we know that when we are all so desperately in need of spiritual support from one another; that we might continue to bear one another's burdens in prayer and pres- ence, we must try to continue to be the church." CHURCH From Page 3 Yellow Bag Day cleanup on as usual April 4 LINCOLN – Yellow Bag Day, a roadside litter cleanup sponsored annually in Cumberland by The Valley Breeze, will take place as nor- mal on Saturday, April 4. A sister project in Lincoln, also backed by The Breeze and organized by Town Councilor Ken Pichette, will take place in the afternoon on the same day. Cumberland's work is orga- nized by Breeze Publisher Tom Ward. "We're glad the cleanup will go on as usual," said Ward. "Considering the COVID-19 state of emergency, we checked with Mayor Jeff Mutter, who agreed the work could pro- ceed." Mutter and his team will help for a second year, working in several littered areas along Mendon Road. Lieutenant Gov. Dan McKee, a former mayor, will again clean Hillside Road with his wife, Sue. Yellow Bag Day hosts no organiza- tional meeting. Volunteers are orga- nized in Cumberland by email only, and pick up bags at The Valley Breeze offices, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 204, Lincoln (where there are also racks with all five Breeze papers). From there, volunteers work independently or in small teams filling bags with roadside lit- ter and leave them curbside. Small groups or couples – usually a family – are spread across town. Hundreds of bags are filled each year, and Cumberland Highway Department workers, led by Frank Stowik, pick up the bags for disposal on Monday, April 6. In Lincoln, Pichette gathers vol- unteers briefly in the parking lot of Navigant Credit Union, Railroad Street. The effort has now grown beyond the village of Manville, where it began. Volunteers are still needed. "We're hoping that we might get more help this year, as people are suffering 'cabin fever' with the restrictions on movement and work," said Ward. "Yellow Bag Day will be a great chance to get out, get some exercise and fresh air, and do your community a lot of good," said Ward. Those willing to help in Cumberland should email Ward at, or phone 401-334-9555 and leave a phone number. Those who want to help in Lincoln should email Pichette at, or meet him at Navigant at noon on April 4 to pick up bags and get an assign- ment. ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? Contact Managing Editor Ethan Shorey at or call 401-334-9555, ext. 130. 24-hour, 7-day voice mail. ADVERTISING – Call your sales representative, or Director of Sales Jack Birolini at 401-334- 9555, ext. 141 or email: CLASSIFIEDS – Place ads at, or call 401-334-9555 during office hours. NEWS BRIEFS AND CALENDAR EVENTS Let others know about events sponsored by your non-profit organization, church or school. • Deadline: Entertainment news is Friday at noon. All other news is Monday 3 p.m. • Submit: We prefer receiving news via e-mail. Send yours to You may also fax or mail your item. Receipt does not guarantee publication. Event marketing by for- profit businesses requires paid advertising. DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE? Share the good news of your births, engagements, weddings and anniversaries. This is a free service. Pictures will be returned upon request. • Get forms: Visit, click on "Celebrations" at left, and select a form; or call 401-334-9555; or stop by the office during business hours. OBITUARIES – Obituaries cost $90–$125. They are posted online immediately, and placed in the first available paper. Check with your funeral director for details. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED STORY? All current stories remain free online for one week after print publication. Older stories are now archived online back to July 2001. We're sorry, but we have few back issues of papers in our offices and cannot provide free library services. • Online: Visit, and click on "Search The Breeze Archive." Use keywords to find old stories. Single stories cost $2.95 through our Newsbank partners. Multi-story packages, which provide lower costs per story, are also available. SUBSCRIPTIONS – The Valley Breeze may be delivered anywhere in the United States, in an envelope, by First Class mail only. The cost is $189 per year, or $4 per week. Phone 401-334-9555 for details. COPYRIGHTS – or its content may not be linked to any other Web site without the written permission of the publisher. News aggregators that solicit advertising may not link Consumers Propane 762-5461 BOUSQUET OIL 769-0146 139 HAMLET AVE. WOONSOCKET, RI 02895-0628 SERVICE – SALES – INSTALLATION OF GAS & OIL HEATING EQUIPMENT • Boilers • Furnaces • Hot Water Heaters WWW.CONSUMERSPROPANE.COM WE FILL GAS GRILL TANKS LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing of the Town Council of the Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island pursuant to the provisions of Title 45, Chapter 24 of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, as amended, will consider AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND. NATURE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT: e purpose of this amendment to the Zoning Ordinance is to amend Section M of Appendix B relative to landscaping requirements. (Ordinance #20-05). AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: e proposed change, modification, addition and amendment are available online at the Town of Cumberland website – A copy will also be available for review at the office of the Town Clerk, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 DATE, TIME & PLACE OF THE HEARING: Notice is further given that said Ordinance will be considered at a Public Hearing of said Town Council, in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 beginning at 7:30 p.m., local time, at which time and place all persons interested may be heard. APPROVAL, AMENDMENT, ALTERATION: Notice is further given that the proposal shown herein above may be further altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing thereon without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alterations or amendments must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 728-2400, extension 138, 48 hours in advance of hearing date. PER ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL Sandra Giovanelli, Town Clerk TOWN OF CUMBERLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO REOPEN AND AMEND THE EXISTING BUDGET Notice is hereby given, in Accordance to the provisions of Article VIII of the Town of Cumberland Charter is specifically amended pursuant to the provisions of Section 804 (I) of the Cumberland Charter, the Town of Cumberland will consider for adoption the following Ordinances entitled: #20-08 – An ordinance amending the operating budget for the Town of Cumberland's General Fund for Fiscal Year 2019-20 Increase Total General Revenue from $73,785,936 to $74,246,336 Increase Total Revenue from $103,330,416 to $103,790,816 Increase Total General Government from $897,158 to $921,158 Increase Total Community Development from $420,017 to $453,357 Increase Total Financial Administration from $1,010,154 to $1,046,754 Increase Total Other Financial Expenses from $13,462,908 to $13,632,005 Increase Total Other Departments from $429,149 to $444,932 Increase Total Other Expenditures from $989,197 to $1,170,787 Increase Total Town from $31,999,187 to $32,459,587 Increase Total General Fund from $103,330,416 to $103,790,816 FIRST PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, April 6, 2020 at 6:00p.m. Cumberland Town Hall, Everett "Moe' Bonner Jr. Council Chambers, 45 Broad Street FINANCE SUB-COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6:00p.m. Cumberland Town Hall, Everett "Moe' Bonner Jr. Council Chambers, 45 Broad Street SECOND PUBLIC HEARING & VOTE: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:30p.m. Cumberland Town Hall, Everett "Moe' Bonner Jr. Council Chambers, 45 Broad Street Said ordinances in it's entirely is available for public inspection and reproduction in the office of the Town Clerk's Office and online at the Town of Cumberland Web site – ORDER OF THE CUMBERLAND TOWN COUNCIL SANDRA M. GIOVANELLI, TOWN CLERK

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