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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 05-28-2020

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PHOTO COURTESY OF BROCK GEISELMAN IMAGERY ZACHARY SIEGEL, a senior at Cumberland High School, on his mountain bike, has his photograph taken by Brock Geiselman on the pedestrian bridge that passes over Mendon Road. Geiselman has been taking photos of seniors for a donation fee that goes to frontline workers and community members financially impacted by COVID-19. See story on page 25. CUMBERLAND – It's the oldest trick in the book for Cumberland residents who need to justify their backyard fire when safety officials show up: Have a rock wrapped in tin foil on hand. But technically, says Fire Chief Nicholas Anderson, even a fake potato ready to eat isn't reason enough to be allowed to have a fire under current ordinances. Town Councilor Robert Shaw has been work- ing with Anderson on drafting potential new rules governing backyard fires, saying he wants the Fire Department to have rules to go by when respond- ing to complaints, but also allow residents to use the fire pits that "90 percent" of them are using Town working on rules to make backyard fires legal By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com See FIRES, Page 16 LINCOLN – North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi is hoping to purchase some land in Lincoln to enhance what he calls his town's "crown jewel" at Camp Meehan and Notte Park off Douglas Avenue. Lombardi has begun talks with Lincoln Town Administrator Joseph Almond about the possibility Lincoln considers selling land to North Providence By NICOLE DOTZENROD and ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Staff Writers See LAND SALE, Page 18 LINCOLN – Lincoln High School's Class of 2020 valedic- torian and salutatorian have overcome challenges they never expected to face dur- ing their time in school, which came to an abrupt and unex- pected end in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The way the year ended does little to diminish the accomplishments of valedic- torian Rida Jawed and saluta- torian Karan Shah, both well-rounded students who participated in a number of activities outside of the classroom. Jawed, who is the daughter of Naseem and Uzma Jawed, moved to the U.S. from Pakistan with her family in 7th grade. By the fol- lowing year, she was number one in her class. "It was a goal I set for high school as well," she said. She was second in her class fresh- man year and has remained number one ever since. The achieve- ment, she said, "has a lot to do with the people around me. My parents have helped me a ton and have made so many sacrifices." The pressure never came down to rank number one, though. "My dad said since the LHS top two excel beyond classroom By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com JAWED SHAH See LHS, Page 13 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MAY 28-JUNE 3, 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. 1985 Mendon Rd. Cumberland, RI Call Dave Serpa (401) 639-2351 Cell RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE Dave.Serpa@NEMoves.com Now is the time to sell . . . low inventory, low rates, and higher values! People have been quarantined and are spending more time at home. They are ready to buy. Call me today, to set up a free home market analysis and share my effective Covid selling protocols. "Floors You Love, Service You Expect" FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 WE ARE OPEN AND REMAIN COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY OF OUR CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES. WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW RECOMMENDED SAFETY GUIDELINES. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLE* for qualified buyers, see store for details RI Reg. #12291 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1986 RI Reg. #12291 144 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864 401-724-8650 VFCRI.com

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