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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-04-2020

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22 IN OUR SCHOOLS JUNE 4-10, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Lincoln students to cross stage next week Virtual ceremony planned for later this month LINCOLN – Lincoln school officials have settled on alterna- tive graduation plans to honor this year's graduating seniors whose final semester was cut short due to coro- navirus. School administrators said the goalposts were constantly moving when it came to planning an alterna- tive graduation this year, vocalizing frustration with the state for its ever- changing guidance on large gather- ings. Lincoln has opted for an approach similar to its neighbors in North Providence, with students arriving at Lincoln Middle School by appoint- ment to cross the stage and receive their diploma. Appointments are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 8, running through Thursday. Students will be screened for COVID-19 before entering the building. Superintendent Larry Filippelli said they were able to up the num- ber of guests each graduate can bring from four to ten, plus the graduate. "We told parents that, to the great- est extend possible, if the governor changed any guidelines, that we would make changes to the gradua- tion to make it better for the kids," he said. More people have begun to gather in groups over the last few weeks, emerging from isolation as the local economy begins to reopen, but the school district must still adhere to limits on gatherings set by the state. "We are still under these restric- tions," he said. "We still have to worry about the care and control of the event and the safety of the attendees." Throughout the process, Filippelli said he has tried to approach gradu- ation, "through the lens of the kid," balancing their safety with wanting to plan a memorable event. The district will be providing a complimentary photo for each grad- uate and their family. School Principal Rob Mezzanotte said the district plans to share a virtual graduation ceremony on June 17, which will splice together speeches and video clips of students crossing the stage. By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com • Stued Shrimp • Clams Casino • Scallops/Bacon • Stues • Crab Cakes • Mushrooms • Stued Scrod • 1/2 Stued Lobster • Stued Sole Quality Seafood Since 1982 Full Line of Bake & Serve Appetizers and Entrées NORTH PROVIDENCE, 1702 Mineral Spring Ave. 353-6350 WARWICK, 1 Centerville Road 738-6762 EBT OPEN 7 DAYS Fish & Chip Takeout Fridays! Whole Belly Fried Clams • Chowder & Clam Cakes Fried Platters • Smelts • Scallops • Shrimp • Calamari • Seafood Platter Call ahead for faster service! CLAM BAKES with LOBSTER! Just add water & steam! Advance Orders LIVE HARD SHELL LOBSTERS! All sizes available. Cooked & stued. Quality, Certified SHELLFISH •Steamers •Quahogs •Littlenecks •Oysters FISH & CHIPS Take Out Every Friday Whole Belly Clams, too! GOLF 3 Sherman Ave., Lincoln, RI 334-3937 Like our Facebook Page Golf and Dining Open to the Public Ask about our Senior Discounts CARTS NOW AVAILABLE Monday thru !ursday $ 15 Friday thru Sunday $ 17 WEEKEND SPECIALS Friday thru Sunday Fish & Chips $12.95 Clam Cakes & Chowder $12.95 2 Homemade Stuffies $9.00 Chicken Parmesan $14.95 KITCHEN SPIRITS & FAIRLAWN GOLF @ OUTDOOR DINING AVAILABLE Call for reservations - New Menu! Now Hiring All Positions Roast House Pub & Restaurant GIFT CARDS 3 Farm St., Blackstone, MA 176 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, RI Call your local restaurant or visit online at www.theroasthouse.com Pawtucket 401-475-1040 Blackstone 508-883-7700 OUTDOOR DINING & TAKE OUT Available at our PAWTUCKET LOCATION Noon to 8 p.m. TAKE OUT Available at our BLACKSTONE LOCATION CONTACTLESS DELIVERY AVAILABLE 3383 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI ORDER ONLINE AT DOMINOS.COM 401-658-0077 OPEN FOR PICKUP & DELIVERY Local Eats

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