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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 03-04-2021

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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BREEZE PHOTO BY ROBERT EMERSON With Abraham Lincoln looking over his shoulder, poll supervisor TEDDY SULLIVAN explains the special election ballot to resident BERNARD PLANTE before he voted on bond questions in Tuesday's statewide special election at Lincoln Town Hall. All seven bond questions, totaling approximately $400 mil- lion, ended up passing, with borrowing for roads and infrastructure projects approved by the widest margin. See more photos on page 32. CUMBERLAND – Based on the fact that lights seem to be going out more frequently over the past six months to a year, Mayor Jeff Mutter and his team are asking town residents to take an active role in creating a data- base of power outage information. "We need to collect as much data as possible to identify problem areas, pat- terns, and to facilitate better conversations with National Grid as we advocate for the improvement of infra- structure in the town," he said. Mutter, who has been trying for some time to get more con- crete data on power outages, said a new online survey posted to the town website will encour- age residents to gather "more specif- ics," including name, address, area of Cumberland, what day and time the outage occurred, how long the power was out, and any additional comments. If residents in a certain area all file similar complaints and they can be tied together, said Mutter, he can then reach out to National Grid and say, "hey, we've had a lot of complaints here, here, and here, and what was the reason for that?'" The data coming to the town from Cumberland seeks to build power outage database By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor MUTTER See POWER OUTAGES, Page 9 LINCOLN – After the so-called Breakneck Hollow development was denied by the Lincoln Planning Board, the team behind the proposed affordable housing project is hoping to reverse the decision through an appeal to the State Housing Appeals Denied by Planning Board, Lincoln developer appeals to state By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer See DEVELOPER, Page 7 CUMBERLAND – Back in 2017, against the objections of neighbors, the Town Council approved a res- taurant use for the former Dancing Pig restaurant property at 48 West Wrentham Road. Board recommends liquor license at Chucky's By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor See CHUCKY'S, Page 8 ©2021 THE VALLEY BREEZE Serving Cumberland and Lincoln Breeze THE VALLEY FREE MARCH 4-10, 2021 401.333.0665 Visit our website: Since 1935 Oil | Propane | Bioheat | Motor Fuels Generators | Complete Heating Service Emergency Generators Sales & Installation Propane for your Home Heating & Cooking Together we make a difference 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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