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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 08-06-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON JULIA BREGUET, 6, of Lincoln, holds her identically dressed doll, named Sally, during the annual Doll Garden Party held at the Hearthside House in Lincoln last Saturday afternoon. See more photos on page 13. CUMBERLAND – In Town Council District 2, Democrats Tom Kane and Timothy Magill Jr. are chasing votes through a pandemic in hopes of landing a four-year term in the seat being vacated by Council President Craig Dwyer. Magill, a former North Providence police officer and cur- rent manager for Amtrak, is high- lighting his new ideas and lack of political agenda as a "voice of the people," saying the town doesn't need someone who's tied to the politics of the past. "I'm the new guy, the new face," he said. "I want to serve the com- munity as I did as a police officer for 21 years." Kane, the current tax director for North Providence and a former at-large member of the council now seeking a return to the body, says Cumberland needs experi- ence more than ever to deal with unprecedented challenging times. "You need somebody that's experienced to make the really tough decisions that come down the line the next couple years," he said, saying the fallout from the pandemic will be lasting. Kane said it's important to elect Magill, Kane pursue seat for Town Council District 2 By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See DISTRICT 2, Page 8 LINCOLN – Town Administrator Joseph Almond has asked for Lincoln police to increase their presence at Fairlawn Park after bouts of vandal- ism plagued the park last month. "With the park across the street from us, it has been a living hell," said Cecil Street resident Theresa Fournier, who raised her concerns with the Town Council last month. The lifelong Lincoln resident said her family has enjoyed the town- owned park in the past and supports it as a resource for local children, but that recent events have made it diffi- cult for them to enjoy the space. The town recently reconfigured the park, constructing a new playground and moving the basketball courts Neighbors appalled by vandalism at Fairlawn Park By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See VANDALISM, Page 4 CUMBERLAND – Town offi- cials have begun to take some responsibility for approving large gatherings in Cumberland. A resolution passed by the Town Council on Tuesday evening estab- lishes a temporary committee to review and approve applications for large gatherings and events. Solicitor Kelley Morris Salvatore said the resolution is the result of a new requirement of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation. "Apparently the department is being inundated with large gath- ering requests that need to be reviewed by them," she explained. "Guidance by the governor's office and the Rhode Island Department of Health require either munici- palities or the state Department of Business Regulation to review these large gathering plans to ensure all social distancing, sanitary and other requirements are met." Either the town or the state must approve a COVID-19 Event Control Plan for venues of assem- bly, events or activities subject to the capacity restrictions of 125 people for indoor settings and 250 people for outdoor settings. With the new resolution, the town will begin regulating the applications to lessen the state's load. Morris Salvatore said the town Town to review large gatherings By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See GATHERINGS, Page 10 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE AUGUST 6-12, 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. Contact us today to list your home! We look forward to selling your home fast, at top dollar and with least hassle! We are proudly licensed in the tri-state area RI, MA, CT and have been serving our clients for over 11 years! Lou & Kim Barrows Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge Lou (cell): 401.640.3520 e-mail: 14 Breakneck Hill Rd., Lincoln, RI

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