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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-25-2020

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8 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION ering a whole lot of people. Other communities have also pointed to a proliferation of illegal and legal fireworks, with Pawtucket this week reporting more than a 500 percent increase in complaint calls through two-thirds of this month compared to all of last June. Vecchio said the only item in the town's code of ordinances he could see functioning as an enforcement mechanism is the noise ordinance setting out maximum decibel levels between 55 and 85 in various zones. The maximum level in residential zones between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. is 65, but that drops to 60 decibels between 7 and 10 p.m. and 55 deci- bels between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. The sound of a lawnmower equals about 90 decibels, while an air con- ditioner is about 60 decibels, mean- ing fireworks would easily exceed the standard at all times (mowing and other home maintenance activi- ties are listed as some exceptions to the rule). Penalties are a warning for a first offense, a $50 fine for a court con- viction on a second offense, and $100 for a conviction on a third offense. Mayor Jeffrey Mutter said he's aware of the problem, particularly based on social media complaints, and is looking at the history of enforcing the ordinance. He said the town will crack down on the situation. Councilor Lisa Beaulieu said police have made it clear that they will respond if someone calls to report a noise issue with fireworks. The caller doesn't need to leave a name and contact information, she said, but do need to make police aware of the situation in a timely fashion. In addition to mowing and con- struction, there are a number of exceptions to the noise ordinance, including the discharge of weapons or in fireworks displays licensed by the town between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Based on a reading of the noise ordinance this week, Mutter was asked whether fireworks set off by a resident would exceed decibel requirements at all times of day in Cumberland, and therefore always be a violation. He said that's prob- ably a correct interpretation of the law. "It's a difficult enforcement issue currently," he said. In other words, while the state has allowed ground-based fireworks for the past decade, setting them off in Cumberland appears to be a viola- tion of local law. FIREWORKS From Page One Lincoln's Costa earns doctorate in pharmacy Rebecca Das Dores Costa, of Lincoln, has graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester with her doctorate in pharmacy. The daughter of Anna Costa, she plans on working as a pharmacist at CVS Health. do you know? You're holding 1 newspaper, but we fill 5 every week! They're all at Local Eats CUMBERLAND Adeline's Speakeasy Kitchen and Bar Andrew's Bistro Angelo's Palace Pizza Ani's Pizza & Seafood Azalea Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar Bandidos Mexican Restaurant Bollywood Coffee Connection Colonial Bakery Cumberland House Of Pizza Davenport's Restaurant Domino's Pizza Eggs Up Fortune House Golden Palace GottaQ Smokehouse BBQ Great Taste Honey Dew Donuts Juliana's Bakery La Familia Restaurant McT's Tavern Modern Bistro Ollie's Diner Saki's Pizzeria Skeff's Neighborhood Pub Supreme Pizza Yovanis Pizzeria LINCOLN Asia Grille Bogey's Kitchen & Spirits Fairlawn Golf Course Capriotti's Chili's Chipotle Coffee Cubby Curry Kitchen CW Lanes Bar & Restaurant Dragon Villa Early Birds Enn Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar Five Guys Gingersnaps Bakery Harmony Café Hartley's Pork Pies Hercules Pizza Work IHOP The Lodge Pub & Eatery Lou's Mill House Manville Palace Pizza Pam's Front Street Grill Panera Bread Papa Ginos Piezoni's Pizzeria Romana Shanna's Country Kitchen Starbucks Subway Trattoria Ginger Trattoria Romana Weiner Genie NORTH PROVIDENCE Borrelli's Bakery Captain's Catch Depetrillo's Emmily's Howie's Mangiamo Pauly Penta's Pizza Station Sorrento The Fire The Pub On 1 Tom's Kitchen Tumblesalts Twins Pizza Uncle Tony's Johnston Wine & Cheese Zorba's PAWTUCKET Bella Pasta Boulevard Cigar & Grill Fountain Street Grille @ Lefoyer Galito's Natalie's Pizza Roast House Ron's Pastry Gourmet Spumoni's Stanley's Uncle Tony's East Providence BLACKSTONE Goodstuff Smokehouse Roast House BELLINGHAM Coachmen's Lodge MENDON New England Steak & Seafood NORTH SMITHFIELD The Beef Barn Domino's Pizza Lindy's Tavern Yama Fuji WOONSOCKET Champ's Diner Chan's Fine Oriental Dining Christopher's Restaurant Ciro's Tavern Fazzini's Restaurant J's Deli Kay's River Falls Restaurant Savini's Restaurant Wilfred's Seafood Ye Olde English BURRILLVILLE Uncle Ronnie's FORESTDALE The Village Haven SMITHFIELD AREA A & W Rootbeer Blackie's Tavern Biagio Pizzeria Bree's Deli China Garden Siena J's Deli Tavolo Wine Bar Thirsty Beaver Laura's Pleasant View Diner Laura's Bar & Grill Condesa Mexican Restaurant Parente's Mai Thai Granite Farm Restaurant PROVIDENCE Federal Hill Pizza CALL YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT TO PLACE AN ORDER FOR CURBSIDE PICK UP OR DELIVERY OR MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR INSIDE OR OUTDOOR DINING!! 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