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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-15-2020

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | OCTOBER 15-21, 2020 LINCOLN 3 LINCOLN – Voters in Senate District 17, representing parts of Lincoln, North Providence and North Smithfield, will choose between incumbent Republican Sen. Thomas Paolino and Democrat John Barr in the Nov. 3 election. Barr, who served as a state repre- sentative from 1990 to 1994 and 1996 to 2002, quoted Edmund Burke in citing his reason for wanting to return to Smith Hill. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing," he said. "Going back to 2017, my opponent voted against Senate Bill S0738, which would have codi- fied the Affordable Care Act into Rhode Island General Law. As someone with a heart condition, a pre-existing condition, this is near and dear to me," he added. "My opponent was one of six that voted against the bill to Barr takes on Paolino for Senate 17 seat By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See SENATE 17, Page 6 BARR PAOLINO LINCOLN –The Albion Fire District held its annual taxpayer meeting on Oct. 13 at the Albion station, streamed live for residents in the village who were unable to attend. Albion Fire Chief Richard Andrews announced an overall bud- get increase of 3.2 percent, which he said will help cover rising costs including increases for employees, station maintenance, insurance and apparatus costs. Andrews said the district's $1.3 mil- lion 2020-2021 budget, an increase of $41,309, was "carefully prepared, taking into consideration the safety and well-being of the people of Albion and of our firefighters dur- ing this unprecedented time," noting unexpected financial hardships cre- ated by the pandemic. The Albion station on School Street is now 20 years old and start- ing to show its age, Andrews said, and the district's trucks are "also starting to age and require upkeep." He told residents the district is requesting a three-cent tax increase on residential property, from $1.40 to $1.43, which would be a $7 increase for the year on a home assessed at $250,000. "This year especially has been a trying year with coronavirus, and we've asked our firefighters to fulfill their duties without knowing whether they've contracted the disease and may bring it home to their families. Even though this is the firefighters' job, it's not easy knowing what could happen," Andrews said, thanking the firefighters for their "professional- ism and selfless dedication" to the district. Albion has been able to maintain a safe station so far "through their hard work and dedication," he said, reporting that the current team is made up of six career firefighters and 19 part-time or per diem firefighters. During the meeting he announced two grants earned this year to help purchase new chainsaws, a generator with an LED light for searches, and new training trailers. In addition, he said the station received a $75,000 donation from the family of Sam Riendeau, a dedicated volunteer, to help purchase a new hydraulic res- cue tool for $35,000. The chief said the rest of the money was put in a separate account for future use. Small increase revealed at Albion Fire's annual meeting By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com LincoLn 270 Front Street 401-724-5600 S ta c h u r S k i Pawtucket 1136 Newport Avenue 401-725-1115 www.c21Ski.com Providence, over 1,500 square feet of living space in this colonial cottage with nice back yard with fire pit, and rear enclosed porch. First floor has double living room with beautiful tin ceilings, dining room, and kitchen. Second floor includes full bath and 3-4 bedrooms. 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