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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 03-18-2021

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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MARCH 18-24, 2021 LINCOLN / CUMBERLAND 13 Lincoln Town Administrator JOSEPH ALMOND will be leaving his post to serve as Gov. Dan McKee's deputy chief of staff. town and its people. "The people I run into at the store and the market are so complimentary and friendly to my family," he said. The employees at Town Hall keep the machine running, making Lincoln a comfortable place to live and visit." He added, "I feel that I've achieved the things I wanted to. This is an exciting new opportunity, and I'm looking forward to the challenge. I believe I can bring some positive things to the state." Almond officially submitted his resignation on Tuesday. His last day as administrator is set for two weeks from now, on March 28. The appointment of Almond adds even more representation from the Cumberland/Lincoln area to McKee's administration. The new governor has appointed at least five Cumberland residents and natives to a group run- ning interviews of applicants to be the next lieutenant governor. Rumors that Almond was stepping down from his longtime elected posi- tion as town administrator began to swirl after he resigned as a member of the Lincoln Republican Town Committee over the weekend. Committee Chairman Louis Paolino confirmed that Almond offered his resignation, but said it was given with- out explanation. Before leaving Town Hall on Monday, Almond sat down with department heads to announce his planned departure. During the council meeting later that evening, he said he had hoped to let the councilors know first, but news spread more quickly than anticipated. The Valley Breeze is committed to keep- ing quality news stories like this one free to our readers. You can be a huge part of this local journalism success story by making a one-time or monthly contribution to what we do every week at valleybreeze.com/sup- port. Thank you as always for reading. From preceding page Friends Bookstore reopens in Cumberland CUMBERLAND – The Friends Bookstore, in the Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, has reopened on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a limit of seven people in the store at a time. The bookstore sells used books, puzzles, CDs and DVDs. No book costs more than a dollar. All proceeds are donated to the Cumberland Public Library. For more information, email nancy.chaput@gmail.com . IN BRIEF • Stuffed Shrimp • Clams Casino • Scallops/Bacon • Stuffies • Crab Cakes • Mushrooms • Stuffed Scrod • Stuffed Sole Quality Seafood Since 1982 Full Line of Bake & Serve Appetizers and Entrées NORTH PROVIDENCE 1702 Mineral Spring Ave. 353-6350 WARWICK 1 Centerville Road 738-6762 EBT OPEN 7 DAYS Fish & Chip Takeout Fridays! Whole Belly Fried Clams • Chowder & Clam Cakes Fried Platters • Smelts • Scallops • Shrimp Calamari • Seafood Platter Call ahead for faster service! • 1/2 Stuffed Lobster Chinese ~ Polynesian American Cuisine 609 Smithfield Ave., Lincoln, RI 723-9330 11:30 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11:30 a.m. -10:30 p.m. TAKE-OUT OPEN DAILY Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Order a Mai Tai, Zombi or a Volcano to go! OPEN for Take-Out OPENING SOON for indoor dining (reservations recommended) Starting April 5th Gift Certificates Available FINE DINING & BANQUETS 273 Wrentham Road, Bellingham, MA (King Street Exit off 495) 508-883-9888 View our menu at www.CoaChmensLodge.Com See our website for details. Join Us for Easter Dinner Make Your Reservations Today. Not Ready to Dine Out? Place your Take-Out Order to Enjoy a Delicious Coachmen's Easter Dinner in the Comfort of Your Home. Visit our website for details. 622 George Washington Highway, Unit 70 • Lincoln, RI 333-1593 Family owned and operated OPEN DAILY 7:00 A.M. TO 10 P.M. Pick up and Delivery - place your order on IHOP.com Local Eats

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