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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-29-2020

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON JULIE SAVOIE, of Lincoln, sprays hand sanitizer in the air over herself and daughter MADELINE, 5, in an attempt to discourage insects from bothering them during the reading of a book and scavenger hunt at the Cumberland Public Library the morning of Oct. 10. The library held a Get Outside program where Michelle Jorgensen, children's assistant librarian, read "Fletcher and the Falling Leaves." See more photos on page 37. LINCOLN – Between early and mail ballot voting as of Monday, a total of 4,945 people have voted in Lincoln, with 2,514 casting early votes. Early voting at Lincoln Town Hall is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Monday, Nov. 2, when ballot boxes will close at 4 p.m. Those looking to vote in person on Nov. 3 should visit the polling place for their district between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Lincoln's polling places are as follows: • Precinct 1701: Lincoln Middle School, 152 Jenckes Hill Road • Precinct 1702: Albion Youth Center, 35 School St. • Precinct 1703: St. James School, 57 Division St. • Precinct: 1704: Saylesville School, 50 Woodland St. • Precinct: 1705: Lonsdale School, 280 River Road • Precinct: 1706: Knights of Columbus, 171 Jenckes Hill Road • Precinct: 1707: St. Basil's Church, 15 Skyview Drive • Precinct: 1708: Central Elementary School, 1061 Great Road • Precinct: 1709: Lincoln High School, 160 Old River Road • Precinct: 1710: Lincoln Manor, 10 Franklin St. • Precinct: 1711: St. Jude's Parish Center, 301 Front St. District maps are available at lincol- nri.com/departments/list/townclerk . Here's what's on the ballot in Lincoln By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com See LINCOLN, Page 12 Cumberland is in the middle of the pack, 16th in the state, for the annual income needed to affordably pur- chase a median-priced home in the community, at $88,752. Lincoln is 11 spots down the Cumberland more affordable to buy, Lincoln more affordable to rent By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See AFFORDABLE, Page 12 CUMBERLAND – School offi- cials made the decision to close Cumberland High School Tuesday after again not getting the direc- tion they needed from the state School closures frustrate Cumberland officials By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See CLOSURES, Page 30 ©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 4, 2020 MEMBER 300 Front St., Lincoln 724-8660 WWW.LAMONTAGNEREALESTATE.COM Happy Halloween! from The LaMontagnes! ALWAYS FREE ESTIMATES 144 Broad Street Cumberland, RI 02864 www.VFCRI.com "Floors You Love, Service You Expect" General@VFCRI.com 401-724-8650 RI Reg. 12291 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.

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