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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-11-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE JENNA BOWERFIND, a graduating senior at Cumberland High School and the winner of a Valley Breeze scholarship in jour- nalism, blows bubbles as she rides in the Cumberland High School Senior Car Parade last Friday, June 5. The parade began at Diamond Hill Park and ended at Cumberland High School. Bowerfind will attend Roger Williams University. CUMBERLAND – "They tell you to 'expect the unexpected' but I don't think any of us expected this," said Cumberland High School student government president and master of ceremonies Cate Swanton during last Friday night's virtual graduation cer- emony. The high school's 126th gradua- tion celebration was streamed on YouTube, featuring pre-recorded speeches, performances by senior Clef Singers and band members, and clips of each student walking the Cumberland's Class of 2020 pulled together while apart By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer LINCOLN – The town of Lincoln has updated one of its recent emer- gency ordinances to allow for certain entertainment along with outdoor din- ing at local restaurants. The Town Council met for an emergency meeting last week to make changes to its outdoor dining ordinance after the state changed its guidelines to only allow outdoor entertainment. The state's move was a reversal on an early decision to allow some modified indoor entertainment. Eileen Harvey, owner of Lou's Millhouse (formerly Lou's Café) in Manville, said the state's original guidelines allowed for music perfor- Loosened law allows for outdoor music with dining By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer CUMBERLAND – After 10 years of discussion and planning about a potential municipal water supply coming from wells at Franklin Farm, this important infrastructure project is now within view. The Town Council, at its June 3 meeting, authorized Mayor Jeffrey Mutter to sign a $4.41 million con- tract with Hart Engineering Corp. for construction of the Franklin Farm Well Facility for the Cumberland Water Department. Water Supt. Chris Champi said he was very happy to bring the resolution on an award for the con- struction project forward. Officials started looking at the possibility of Town awards $4.4 million Franklin Farm well project By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See WELL, Page 14 See GRADUATION, Page 9 See OUTDOOR DINING, Page 15 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE JUNE 11-17, 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. North Smithfield Auto Body, iNc. 1-401-762-3866 WWW.RIAUTOBODY.COM 1-401-762-3866 WWW.RIAUTOBODY.COM • FREE towing • FREE pick up and drop off Anastasia Kaufman 401-338-2749 #1 NRI ReMax Realtor 2017 - 2019! Interest rates and inventory are super low! Whether buying or selling a home, now's the time to act, and Anastasia is ready to help. Dive in!

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