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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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CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 1-7, 2021 CUMBERLAND 19 the number of those eligible "sort of" expanded with neighborhoods, "to include that one kid" who was just outside the limits wrapped in and allowed to ride the bus. Fiorillo said he expects the policy subcommittee to run a full review of the transportation policy this summer. If the district is going to include more children, make no mistake, he said, that it will cost a substantial amount of money to pay for the additional buses. School officials are clear on the fact that Cumberland "is a lousy town to walk to school," said Fiorillo, with dangerous and some- times narrow roadways and very few sidewalks. This issue of safety becomes more pronounced during the darker hours of winter, he said. BUSING From Page 7 in Lincoln, around the clock. Take only the number of bags you think you'll fill, and bags should be filled as much as possible. Breeze-sponsored Yellow Bag Day has been a way for the community to come together for the common goal of cleaner streets and a more beautiful landscape. Everyone from elected leaders to local scout- ing troops take part. The event is held before the majority of plant life emerges, making it easier to find litter. The most common item found year after year are empty nips of Fireball Whisky. Bags of trash are left on the side of the street in designated areas and DPW crews then pick them up. YELLOW BAG From Page 11 from selling exclusive rights at loca- tions such as Tucker Field or Diamond Hill Park, the impact to the "social aspect would be crippling," with cer- tain truck operators not allowed at Cumberland Youth Soccer games or other events. Schmitt said Shaw should lead the effort to revamp the ordinance. Employee severance The committee, by a 2-1 vote with Metivier voting no, recommended changes to the employee handbook related to severance. Solicitor Morris Salvatore said the intent was to make the language more clear in two areas: • One to state that if someone leaves town employment involuntarily, they are entitled to severance, while if they leave voluntarily, they are not entitled to severance; • And the other to take away the requirement for approval by the coun- cil of severance agreements. Council members balked at taking away their say on the agreements, Council President Michael Kinch citing "special deals" of the past in Rhode Island and not wanting to go back to that reality. But he and others subse- quently agreed with Morris Salvatore's suggestion to allow the mayor to reach the severance agreement but then inform the council of specifics. The goal, Morris Salvatore said, is to avoid embarrassment for employees who receive severance and liability for the town if the circumstances around someone's departure become part of a larger council discussion. Two members of Mayor Jeff Mutter's administration, Chief of Staff Linda Teel and Finance Director Ray COUNCIL From Page 9 See SEVERANCE, Page 27 Local Eats • 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 HAPPY EASTER WWW.ASIAGRILLE.COM LINCOLN MALL PLAZA 334-3200 Open Daily at 11 a.m. Spring over to fine Asian Cuisine OPEN FOR TAKEOUT ONLY (Online ordering and curbside pickup 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. Cumberland, RI • Taunton, MA • Easton, MA Welcome Back! Come enjoy your old favorites! Fresh meats and seafood daily. Homemade sauces, desserts and daily specials. Visit us at all our locations. We are excited to see you!

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