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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-01-2021

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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18 LINCOLN / FAITH APRIL 1-7, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION The work as town administrator is never finished. School buildings and town facilities will continue to age, and the needs, beliefs and backgrounds of the community will change, Almond said. In many ways, he said a munici- pality is a living thing, shifting with time. "Can I look back at the last 15 years here and be satisfied? Yes. Can I go to bed tonight and think of something else I should have done? Yes," he said. "I could probably give you a list of mistakes as long as the accomplishments. At least once a week I make a mistake." More than anything, the outgoing administrator said he would have liked to be able to finish all of the pieces of the LHS project. "I had expected to be there through to its completion. Seeing some of the back and forth over the past few weeks, I hope people can eventually see through that." Despite its challenges, Almond added, "it is a great project. How many cities and towns can say that you'd be happy walking in any of our schools?" He said the successes of the last 15 years were made possible through a collective effort. "I'm hesitant to sound boastful. I never stood and said, I did this or that. Everything we did was thanks to the community, the Town Council, the Budget Board, the School Committee. Everybody had a part. It's always been we, not me." "My hope is that the people in town are satisfied," he said. "It's probably time for new ideas, too." ALMOND From Page 2 Wesley UMC Easter Egg Hunt Saturday LINCOLN – Wesley UMC, 55 Woodland St., will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, outdoors from 9 to 11 a.m. The hunt will operate in shifts, with families registering in advance through the church's website, www., for a specific time slot, and is intended for children 10 years and younger. Sign up for a slot for each child that will participate, and the church asks that families limit adult attendance to enable proper social distancing. Masks will be required for all in attendance over the age of 2. The event is free but donations are being collected for the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry. Roman Catholic Diocese announces Easter services PROVIDENCE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence announces that Auxiliary Bishop Robert Evans will preside at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m., and on Easter Sunday, April 4, Bishop Tobin will preside at the 10 a.m. Mass. For a full Holy Week schedule, visit and click on the Holy Week & Easter but- ton. The 10 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass in the Cathedral will be livestreamed on the diocesan YouTube chan- nel. Visit and search "Diocese of Providence." Local Eats Open: Tuesday-Friday 7 am-6 pm Saturday 7 am-4 pm | Sunday 7 am-2 pm 1181 High St., Cumberland, RI 02864 401-771-8934 Open Easter Morning 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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. open DAILy Opening sOOn for indoor dining (reservations recommended) starting April 5th 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 Gift Certificates Available 4288 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 401-333-5053 Open 7 Days 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Happy Easter from all of us at the Ice Cream Machine. We will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closing early so our employees can enjoy Easter dinner with there family. Ice cream pies decorated for Easter will be available for pick up. Easter baskets • Gift certificates • Fudge • Candy Hand packed pints and quarts to go with your Easter desserts.

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