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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-19-2020

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LINCOLN – Knowing the need is greater than ever, Lincoln town employees have not let the pandemic prevent them from giving back to the community. Every year, Lincoln's Planning Department leads the way in col- lecting donations to help provide holiday meals, gifts and other items to local families who need the help during the holiday season. Though the distribution process will be a bit different this year, Planning Assistant Peggy Weigner said the program is in full swing, with families expected to pick up their Thanksgiving boxes this week. The boxes will include a turkey and other Thanksgiving staples. This year, every person in the car during pickup will need to have a mask on. The windows must remain closed, and there needs to be room in the trunk to fit the box. Each participating family will be given a number to place on their dashboard, coinciding with a number on the town's list. There are only four volunteers from Town Hall run- ning the program this year due to the pandemic. With the Thanksgiving basket program wrapping up, attention will soon turn to the town's winter holiday basket and Giving Tree pro- grams. In December, the town runs a sec- ond holiday basket program, provid- ing families with foods to enjoy over winter vacation. Food donations are being accepted at Town Hall, the library and the senior center. "This year, we're staying away from the stuffing, cranberry sauce and those things, and looking more for things like cereal, soup, canned tuna and peanut butter … stuff the kids can eat while they're home on vacation," Weigner said. The town is also putting on its annual Giving Tree program, which seeks to bring holiday cheer to local families by providing new toys and clothes to those experiencing finan- cial difficulties. Weigner said Lincoln's Police Union has donated $1,000 toward the program, which will help the town provide a new winter coat to every child on its list. "Every child is getting a winter coat from us this year," Weigner said, in addition to a fresh pair of pajamas. If you're in a position to help, Weigner said the town is seeking toys and clothes for children ages new- born to 14 years old. There are slips of paper on a board in front of the 4 LINCOLN NOVEMBER 19-25, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION 4 Lincoln seeking food, gift donations for families By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD THE GIVING TREE, decorated by custodian Ron Chudy, is up at Lincoln Town Hall. Donated gifts for Lincoln children ages newborn to 14 years old can be placed under the tree up to Dec. 18. See DONATIONS, Page 6 LINCOLN – The number of citations issued for speeding in Lincoln dipped over the summer, in part due to the pandemic, but Town Administrator Joe Almond says traffic enforcement is getting renewed priority this fall. Responding to resident com- plaints, Almond said he and Police Chief Brian Sullivan "have had a lot of serious conversations" about speeding over the past few months. "The traffic stop numbers we looked at were way too low through the summer," he said. In fairness to police, there was a "stand down" period for a few months due to the pandemic, when they were advised not to take unnecessary risks in poten- tially exposing themselves to the virus, said Almond. "Once we learned more about the virus and mask-wearing, we decided we could really get back to enforcement," he said. The topic of speeding has been raised at several recent town meet- ings, including the Town Council and Planning Board, as well as on social media, with dozens of resi- dents coming forward to express concerns about dangerous driving in neighborhoods. Almond said Lincoln uses its two Bluetooth radar trailers to collect data, information that then drives policing efforts. The information collected includes the times of day when drivers are more likely to put the pedal to the metal on certain streets. "You want to get the data first. That's what we have the trail- ers for, so you can appropriately enforce traffic laws," Almond said. "Otherwise, you could have an officer sitting out there for hours at the wrong time." The trailers tend to follow the complaints, Almond said, and he hears from one of Lincoln's Town Council members "at least twice a week" regarding a resident's con- cerns with speeding. "I'm grateful that the police are stepping up enforcement," Almond said. As far as alternative solutions to police posts and radar trail- ers, Almond said additions such as speed bumps, temporary stop signs and speed cameras are not on the table for Lincoln. "I'm not picking on other com- munities, but the speed cameras are a revenue generator. I don't know what a future Town Council or town administrator would do, but I don't believe in grabbing revenue through fining," he said. Lincoln police crack down on speeding after slow summer By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer Consumers Propane 762-5461 BOUSQUET OIL 769-0146 139 HAMLET AVE. WOONSOCKET, RI 02895-0628 Service – SALeS – iNSTALLATiON Of gAS & OiL heATiNg equipmeNT • Boilers • Furnaces • Hot Water Heaters WE FILL GAS GRILL TANKS MORTGAGE NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE 60 PROGRESS STREET, LINCOLN, RI 02865 e premises described in the mortgage will be sold subject to all encumbrances and prior liens on December 10, 2020 at 1:00PM on the premises, by virtue of the power of sale contained in a mortgage by Golden Falcon Investments, LLC dated January 16, 2019 and recorded in Lincoln Town Clerk in Book: 2153 Page: 111, the conditions of said mortgage having been broken. $5,000.00 in cash, certified or bank check required to bid. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasure's check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. e description on the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms will be announced at the sale. BRAUCHER & AMANN, PLLC Attorney for the present Holder of the Mortgage 764 Chestnut Street, 1st Floor, Manchester, NH 03104 | Phone: (603)-486-1530 Town of Lincoln • Zoning Board of Review PUBLIC HEARING "is meeting will be held utilizing Zoom Meeting and the Zoning Board Members will be participating remotely. e meeting will be live-streamed and can be viewed at under current meetings." When: December 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Zoning Board Meeting Please click the link below to join the webinar: Monthly: Ht2XuB6BRowcB4joWejxmHpHgqdxvh7PIhpgbzvVPOBuEZduKI3- Topic: Zoning Board Meeting Please click the link below to join the webinar: Password: 153455 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13017158592,,91728492876#,,,,0#,,153455# or +13126266799,,91728492876#,,,,0#,,153455# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0282 (TolFree) or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free) Webinar ID: 917 2849 2876 Password: 153455 International numbers available: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD UTILIZING ZOOM MEETING ON TUESDAY, the 1st day of December, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of hearing applications for a Special Use Permit, Variance or an Appeal from the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Lincoln, Rhode Island. ese applications concern: • Bradley and Anne Nicoll, 463 River Road, Lincoln, RI – Application for Dimensional Variance seeking to clear up legal non-conforming dimensions in order to construct a second floor on the existing form for property locat - ed at 463 River Road, Lincoln, RI. AP 21, Lot 23 Zoned: RS12 • Sadaf Ali, 14 Chipping Stone Road, North Attleboro, MA – Application for Special Use Permit to convert a single family residence into a two family residence for property located at 216 School Street, Lincoln, RI. AP 33, Lot 8 Zoned: RL9/CR1 • Harry Zervas, 6 Red Brook Crossing, Lincoln, RI/Jibran Khan, 3 Shady Rose Lane, Lincoln, RI – Application for Dimensional Variance seeking rear setback relief for the construction of a new home on a vacant lot located at Alyssa Lane. AP 27, Lot 134 Zoned: RA40 David DeAngelis, Chairman Lincoln Zoning Board of Review

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