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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-25-2020

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 POLITICS 9 John Cullen announces candidacy for District 46 Rep. LINCOLN – John Cullen has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the state represen- tative seat representing District 46. "I am a lifelong active citizen of the 46th district who promotes conservative values and will fight for a conservative agenda on the state level," he said. "Our current representative, Mr. Lyle, has a radical progressive voting record and is more in sync with Democrats than with the Republican caucus. He is the only Republican scoring below zero on the Freedom Index scorecard," he said. Cullen's legislation goals include voter initiative, E-verify workforce, right-to-work, repeal of extreme abortion laws, school choice, repeal of public perpetual con- tracts, and repeal of forced dues for public unions. "I support term limits for leg- islators and judges. I support an elected inspector general to root out Rhode Island corruption. I am presently investigating a no-bid Lincoln school contract that costs Lincoln millions," he said. "I have been a teacher and a businessman-entrepreneur in Lincoln for the past 50 years. I have been married to Barbara for 51 years and we have three children and two grandchildren. I have always fought for reform and will continue fighting for you," he said. Kinch announces re-election bid CUMBERLAND – At-large Town Councilor Michael Kinch announced that he will be seeking re-election. "It has been truly an honor working on behalf of the residents of Cumberland. During my first two years in office, I feel that I have made a difference serving on the Town Council by fulfilling the cam- paign promises that I made two years ago," he said. Kinch said he led the fight to get a full $3 million in funding restored to the Broad Street regeneration project. "At one point, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation was going to cut this construction project back by reducing it by some $3 million," he said. "This would have deprived the residents and businesses on Broad Street from landscaping, new sidewalks, and drain- age improvements on a good portion of Broad Street." Kinch said he also introduced and got passed an ordinance requiring all town boards and commissions to have a public comments section added to their agen- das. "Public participation is the backbone of our democracy, and this ordinance allows our residents to participate at every level of our government, he said. Kinch said he introduced a resolution directed at limiting change orders after a bid for town projects has been accepted. "Time after time, a low bid is accepted, and as the project progresses, companies come back to the town for additional funds in the way of change orders, he said, adding that if a new law gets approved by the General Assembly, a re- bidding process will be required if there is a substantial change to the bid docu- ments during a project, saving taxpayers money. Beat The Heat! OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT ONLY LINCOLN MALL PLAZA 401-334-3200 Open Daily at 11 a.m. • Stuffed Shrimp • Clams Casino • Scallops/Bacon • Stuffies • Crab Cakes • Mushrooms • Stuffed Scrod • Stuffed 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! • 1/2 Stuffed Lobster 3 Sherman Ave., Lincoln, RI 334-3937 Like our Facebook Page Golf and Dining Open to the Public Ask about our Senior Discounts Monday thru ursday $ 15 Friday thru Sunday $ 17 WeekenD SPeciAlS Friday thru Sunday Fish & chips $12.95 clam Strip Dinner $10.95 clam cakes & chowder $10.95 Kitchen SpiritS & FAiRlAWn GOlF @ OutDOOR DininG AvAilAble Call for reservations - new Menu! Watch for our NEW Dining and Function Room Opening SOOn! nOW hiRinG line cOOkS & bReAkFASt cOOkS 334-3937 TACO TUESDAY $ 3 Tacos Choice of Beef/Shrimp/Steak 3 Main St., Manville • 401-762-9350 Come See What All the Buzz Is About Harmony Cafe Indoor/Outdoor Dining Food Specials All Week FISH & CHIPS FRIDAY (EAT IN OR TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE) ALL DAY • NOON - 8 P.M. Early 4th of July Party Sunday, June 28th 4-7 p.m. Outside Liz B Trio Local Eats

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